"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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RemoteApp Security Warning

I have a Windows 2012 Standard x64 RemoteApps RDWeb portal where I can launch apps. We have one remote app in particular which is RDP (mstsc.exe). Whenever a user launches it, they receive three ...
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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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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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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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RDP over internet for selected clients

The basic idea is simple: allow Remote Desktop connections over the Internet. However: By default, any client can connect to the RDP host. I'd like to restrict that. (Just so you know, filtering ...
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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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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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Does a domain computer trust certs from domain CA

I have investigated this but have been unable to find a definitive answer to my question. I have never used certificate services in active directory before so am unsure of its possible ...
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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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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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Set-RDSessionCollectionConfiguration Connection Broker connects to localhost

I am running the following command from a PowerShell console on a Windows 8 machine, trying to configure a Server 2012 R2 RDS Connection Broker: Import-Module RemoteDesktop ...
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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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How can I prompt Mac clients connecting to RDS/Terminal Services to change password at first login?

This is my first implementation of Remote Desktop Services/Terminal Services; we are using it as a solution for Mac clients that need to run a piece of new Windows-only software. My question is about ...
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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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remote desktop virtualization host cannot be installed

I just installed a fresh copy of windows server 2012 r2, then i went to install a ADDC and set a forest name then followed the wizard, after that i tried to install remote desktop virtual machine, i ...
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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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server 2012 RDS cannot connect to virtual desktop in lab

I am trying an evaluation of remote desktops on Azure. I’d like to be able to demo the product and I’ve created a couple virtual machines, installed RDS and created a collection, but even though after ...
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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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Server address requested and the certificate subject do no match

I'm trying to setup Remote Desktop Gateway (Terminal Service Gateway) on virtual Windows Server 2012 R2. But when connect over internet (from Win7 RDP client) getting an error: Your computer can't ...
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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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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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Installing RD Gateway on a server with another site already in Default Web Site and listening on port 443?

I have a server running Windows Server 2008 R2, web facing with one website already installed. I would like to also add the RD Gateway services to this machine since it is already accessible form the ...
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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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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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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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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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Restrict access to RD Gateway based on IP

I'm trying to restrict who can access our RD Gateway based on both their group membership and IP address (so people in group A can only access the system from IP address X). The Network Policy Server ...
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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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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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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 ...