"Remote Desktop Services" is a component of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and newer. It allows its users to run applications on a remote server, sending only mouse/keyboard input and screen updates across the network. In previous versions of Windows Server it was known as "Terminal Services".

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Install remote desktop session host remotely

I've removed the remote desktop host role from one of my Azue VM, so I can't RDP into it. I have tried to recreate the endpoints and even the VM with no luck. I can't either access remotely with ...
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Web cam on RDS 2012 r2 clients?

My RDS clients (Win 8.1) needs to use Web Cam (in Lync) on their Win2012R2 RDS (Session Host). How do I set this up? I've found several of articles online, but they are all for Win2008R2. Is it ...
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Chrome Crashing on Remote Desktop Server

We have recently deployed a RDS server with about 10 remote users. 8GB RAM and Server 2008 R2. Chrome seems to crash with normal use - I've tried re-installing flash, chrome but no luck. No ...
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Log in to terminal server directly

Is it possible to allow particular domain users to log in to a terminal server directly if the server is part of a terminal server farm? Environment: 3 x Windows Server 2008 R2
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What is the minimum version of RDP supported by Server 2012 RDS?

We have Windows Server 2012 Standard as a remote desktop server, and older legacy thin clients cannot connect to it. Is there guidance that indicates the minimum required version of RDP to connect to ...
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Configure custom SSL certificate for RDP on Windows Server 2012?

I have been trying to get an installation of Remote Desktop Services deployed using Server 2012. I have now run into a problem where I need to use a certificate other than the self-signed cert from ...
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Serving Applications from Linux server to Chromebooks/Browsers?

I'm looking for a way to serve desktop applications (RemoteApp style) to a Chromebook (or other web browser), but running on a Linux server. All of the systems I've come across thus far (XenApp, ...
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Remote Desktop + Windows Server 2012 + Connect using host name results in “The user account is currently disabled and cannot be used”

The server is just a simple IIS box - no AD DS or anything else, running Windows Server 2012 with the latest updates applied. If I RDC to my server using the IP address it connects without a problem. ...
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Win 2012 RDS farm not accessible for external clients

External clients can't access my RDS farm - here's what I've set up: (all servers are Win 2012 R2 and clients are Win 8.1) Server: PDC1 ip: 10.0.0.2 roles: file, print, sql 2012, dhcp, dns, RD ...
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Can't connect to the remote computer, remote desktop 2008 r2

Before all, sorry by my english. Well thats the situation, i have installed a Windows Server 2008 R2 with Remote Desktop services for accessing outside. What it's happening is that when i try to ...
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Can RDS IP Virtualization work with a single nic that already has multiple static IPs?

According to the MS TechNet article Configure Remote Desktop IP Virtualization, if there are multiple NICs in the server only per-program mode is supported. However if there is only one NIC but it ...
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Mouse cursor jumps around when using RDP

We have over 350 users complaining that their mouse cursor keeps jumping around when typing. It seems like it's happening when the protocol is starved for bandwith, but I'm not quite sure yet. If it ...
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Server 2012 R2: Remote Desktop Services, certificates, and internal .local domain

Without a unique, publicly-resolvable Active Directory domain (i.e. using foo.local vs. corp.foo.com), is it possible to achieve RDP certificate/SSO Nirvana? i.e. end-to-end, zero nag, RDP sessions ...
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2012 server using 2003 AD/DNS - Unable to auto-start applcation

I joined my 2012 server on 2003 AD/DNS domain. Installed Remote Desktop and everything. I can login with any user on it, problem is, it's not auto-starting an application it's set to start, and I'm ...
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Can Remote Desktop Services be deployed and administered by PowerShell alone, without a Domain in WIndows Server 2012 and 2012 R2?

Windows Server 2008 R2 allowed deployment of Terminal Server (Remote Desktop Services) without a domain, and without any insistence on domains. This was very useful, especially for standalone virtual ...
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Windows Server 2003 as a Session Host in RDS 2012 R2

I'm pretty sure that I know the answer to this question, however, I haven't yet found any information specifically stating what I believe. Is it possible to use a Windows Server 2003 server as a ...
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To VDI or not? Having a central desktop for a group of old computers

I'm planning to work on a contract with a nonprofit organization that supports low-income areas in the South-east Washington D.C. area with computers as a community service so that people can use the ...
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Do I have to enable Remote Desktop Services to use Remote Web Workplace connect to computer

We have an existing SBS 2011 Standard installation and I am trying to configure Remote Web Workplace. So far I am able to connect to the Remote Web Access and use shared folders and connect to ...
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Remote Desktop Easy Print not printing on HP GDI printers

I've encountered issues with Remote Desktop Easy Print users trying to print to their GDI / host-based printers from Remote Desktop sessions. The printer objects get redirected into the RD session and ...
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How to override client supplied logon domain in Windows Server 2012R2 Remote Desktop Services

I'm trying to configure a Windows Server 2012 R2 server which is joined to one domain but uses kerberos auth from a different realm. The kerberos realm is 14 characters long (15 with the slash or at ...
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Remote Desktop Services multiple RD Web Access and Certs

We are planning on a deployment of Remote Desktop Sservices (Windows Server 2012 R2) with 2 RD Web Access Servers. In the past I have requested a single cert using an external CA (via an IIS 7 cert ...
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double login and other problems on remote desktop every 14 days

On Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services we got problems every 14 days on Monday morning independent of how long the server is up. You have to log in twice. RemoteApps will not start (only ...
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Cannot enable RDP8 on Windows Server 2008R2

I have a Windows 2008R2 server running as a guest in Hyper-V configured as a Remote Desktop Server. I have several people who use the server both while they are in the office and also while out of the ...
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SQL Server Reporting Services Report Builder not starting as RemoteApp

A bunch of Users has been given access to a SQL Server 2008 R2 reporting services instance. Due to a policy the users only may access the services through a Remote Desktop instance. We have handed out ...
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Server 2012 RemoteApp Disconnects/Reconnects Constantly

I have remote desktop services running on Server 2012 with high availability. I'm running 3 gateways and a farm of session host servers. Gateways all seem to be running fine, they take connections no ...
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Remote Desktop Protocol for Windows Server 2008

Currently we're having formatting issues when printing from a Windows 2008 server via TS Easy Print which we don't see when printing from Windows Server 2008 R2. Clients are running windows 7 with a ...
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Remote Desktop Services Web Interface desktop pool

My goal is to get Remote Desktop Services on Windows Server 2008 R2 running with a Desktop pool (IE When a user connects, he is directed to 1 of many Remote Desktop servers with the lowest load). ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 w/ Remote Desktop Services very slow mapping WebDAV sharepoint drive

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 standard with Remote Desktop services enabled (5 user license, but generally only one or two people are using it). The user maps a drive to a sharepoint server, using ...
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RDWeb RemoteApp Can't Connect through Gateway

I have a two server setup, one running Gateway and Web, the other running Session Host. I have a RemoteApp onfigured to run from the session host. I've set it up with an external CA generated ...
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Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services, Foxit Reader as default

I have a Server 2012 RDS server I'm setting up. I have installed Foxit Reader. I then went to the registry and set the value of HKLM\Software\Classes\ .pdf to FoxitReader.Document. I also set up a ...
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How do I setup Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services to allow multiple users to connect to multiple servers?

There are 10 servers setup on a domain that will each need more than 2 users to be able to connect via RDP to manage IIS, apps and other tasks. I would like to use one or 2 servers for the licensing ...
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Windows Server 2012 RD services: Cannot connect to a Virtual Desktop

Following a few tutorials I setup a server and installed 2012 RD services on it. I created a new pooled, managed desktop collection with only one VM which is connected to an internal vSwitch. From ...
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Graphical Glitch - Outlook 2013 on a 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Server as a Remote App

Server 2008 R2 SP1, with Remote Desktop Services. Office 2013. [Edit: Most] Microsoft updates installed. Publish Outlook as a RemoteApp, and run it from a Windows 8 client, then open an email. What ...
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Remote Desktop: granting the session reset permission

I would like to grant the permission to reset users' sessions on a remote desktop session host (Windows Server 2008 R2) to a group of otherwise unprivileged users. The MSDN documentation on the RDS ...
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Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services cannot start

Under System Properties / Remote, The "Allow remote connections to this computer" is enabled. Also under Service Manager / Local Server, "Remote Desktop" is enabled. However, the "Remote Desktop ...
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Remote Apps Not Showing

I am trying to get RD Web Access working. Installed the following Roles all on a server: Remote Desktop Session Host Remote Desktop Licensing Remote Desktop Connection Broker Remote Desktop Web ...
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Getting “Local Security Authority cannot be contacted” error message when logonHours restricted

I'm trying to define logonHours for Remote Desktop users on Windows Server 2012; Network Level Authentication is required for remote connections. When an account with restricted logonHours (defined in ...
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Which RDP roles should I install on my domain controller vs the actual application server where users will login?

We have a Windows 2012 server that will need to allow 10 users to access it via RDP. The server is setup in our domain. When I go to add the server role for RDP, it gives me the option to install ...
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Query Windows local users using LDAP

Imagine a Company, only five employees, where a standalone virtual/cloud Remote Desktop Server is enough to serve all of the company's needs. This RDS stores all Programs and Files of the customer. ...
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RDS active session timeout popup?

Does anyone know of a tool that will give you a pop up message that tells the users that they have are about to reach their active session time limit. We have a GPO in place that limits active ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop Services - Android

We have recently started testing Remote Desktop Services. We have deployed the environment using the latest server, Windows Server 2012 R2. We have deployed the Web Access Roles, RD Gateway, ...
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Automate Blank Profile Creation for Outlook in TS/Citrix Environment

Basically, we don't want the Outlook wizard to appear the first time it's opened. We want a blank profile created (no e-mail support) so users can open msg files. I've not found a way to automate this ...
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Is it possible to an user login more than once to a Windows Server with Remote Desktop/Terminal Services?

I've tried this, and it was not possible. But maybe there's a config that allows this. idk. Is it possible? I'm getting the user SessionID based on the explorer.exe process that belongs to them. ...
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Remote Desktop won't launch program upon user login

I'm using Windows 2008 R2 server and am trying to get it to launch a program automatically when a user logs in via Remote Desktop. RDP will bring up the desktop, and the program runs perfectly when ...
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how do I have a windows group automatically map a drive on connection?

I have 3 different windows user groups. Each group needs to have a certain drive mapped, unique to that group. Is there a way to say x group maps to y drive every time they connect? If I put ...
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Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services

Why does server 2012 need to have a RD Connection Broker Server Role when 2008R2 TS installations were as simple as just installing your Session Host Manager and Licensing Manager?
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RDS Multiple Licensing Servers

We have multiple geographically separate sites which each have their own ADDS site as expected. Each site is going to have it's own Terminal Server and I would like each site to have it's own RDS ...
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Monitoring logged on users in Active Directory

There is a bunch of Windows Server 2008 R2 computers in the domain. They are used as workstations both for local and remote access. What is the right way to collect the information about logged on ...
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possible to use a monitoring computer remotely and disconnect from it without closing the login screen? [closed]

I have one Computer which is just running one application to monitor our server data. This Computer will only be used for this purpose and I will if there is a manageable possible solution unplug ...
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How to restrict access to programs on stand-alone rds Windows 2012 Server?

I'm running a VPS with Windows 2012 Server placed at a hosting company so it's not connected to a domain. How can I restrict access to programs for the remote desktop users with this setup? Since the ...