"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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How often do you restart a heavily-utilized Windows Server 2008R2 Remote Desktop Server (VM)?

Note: I've read How Often Do Windows Servers Need to be Restarted? but this question pertains to our Remote Desktop server specifically. We have a Windows Server 2008R2 server - a VMware ESX VM - ...
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Server 2008 Setup Remote Desktop Services [duplicate]

I have a 2008 server that I can access via remote desktop as I am the domain admin at my work environment. We are installing some software that will require a handful of users to login and use the ...
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Get RD user client hostname in Server 2012 R2 RD deployment [duplicate]

There is currently nowhere in the server manager GUI that I can see, that shows me the hostname of the machine a user is using to log onto our remote desktop deployment. I have had a quick look ...
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Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services how to see collections in list that expands off bottom of screen?

In Server Manager > Remote Desktop Services I have a large list of collections. The list is already so long that it goes off the bottom of the screen and unfortunately it is only going to keep ...
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RD published apps not connecting to remote instance

I have configured RD components in one single server (for my poc) and I have done configuring 2 machines as session host. I have created a collection and in that RDP for a machine is published. When ...
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Remote Access to Windows Server 2003 while in Safe Mode [closed]

I have a Windows 2003 server. This server has experienced errors necessitating a restore procedure carried out in Safe Mode. However, the server is located in a remote location. How can I ensure that ...
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Outlook 2013 (connected to imap accounts) with mandatory profiles on Server 2012R2 RDS

Windows 2012R2 RDS and Outlook 2013. Mandatory Profiles with folder redirection to users Homefolders. Anyone have any ideas on using outlook (connected to imap mail accounts) with mandatory profiles....
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Cannot enable more than 2 simultaneous Remote Desktop Connection

Windows Server 2012 is unable to allow more than 2 simultaneous Remote Desktop Connections: Instead of editing the group policy : "Limit Number of connections to 999999" Disabling "Restrict Remote ...
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Connect to a remote pc not working

I have created an RDS Server and I think I have configured everything including certificates (self signed for testing). As I need to test this before handover, I have started testing and I could find ...
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Cannot configure RD Gateway to RDP through web access

I have a windows server 2012 base ec2-instance. This is joined to a domain. Have installed RDS service, and configured to make it a RD Gateway server. I can nicely access through web also. But I don'...
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WINSRV | Unable to remove Remote Desktop Service Web Access (0x800f0922)

I have a big problem, because I can't uninstall the Remote Desktop Service Web Access role. I am always getting error code 0x800f0922. When I want to uninstall it with IIS, my server restarts and says ...
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Remote Desktop Server: Restrict drive redirection on per user basis?

For a Remote Desktop Server, drive redirection can be controlled via Group Policy. Unfortunately, this is a computer configuration, so it will either apply to all users or none. Is there a workaround,...
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Remote Desktop Server farm stops working

A previously nicely functioning Remote Desktop Server Farm ahs stopped working two days ago. The setup is as follows: DNS resolves "myfarm.mydomain.local" to the IPs of all the farm member servers ...
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Blank sent to default printer on RDP Win2008R2 with mapped printing

I’ve got an issue with a terminal server running Win2008R2 Enterprise SP1. My users have remote print mapping enabled (as it is imperative for their day-to-day duties). When they log in, RDP will ...
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Sudden login failure on RDS server on Windows 2012

So, my knowledge on Remote desktop services is not so good, but I managed to get it up and running last year, it's been working just fine for eight months. Now today no Remote desktop users can login. ...
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Windows server 2012R2 RDS installed on Domain Controller will not uninstall

Knowing I had 90 days to figure out the licensing, I installed RDS. Seems I didn't need to as Administrators can log in anyway. Now it seems we don't want to buy any more licenses so I figured I would ...
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How can you use a RemoteFx GPU in a Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtual Machine?

The title says it all - I have a Hyper-V host with GPU installed and RemoteFx enabled. RemoteFx works fine in any Windows client OS, but I am trying to accelerate an application which will sit on a ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - does the RDS licensing mode revert back to default after a license's grace period ends?

In my Remote Desktop licensing manager, I see that I have two licenses installed: Windows Server 2000 Server - Default provided TS CAL per device Windows Server 2008 / 2008 R2 - Temporary TS or RDS ...
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Choppy YouTube video and sound playback

I have issues with YouTube videos on Windows Server 2012 R2 via RDP, connected via a 2012 R2 RD GW server and UDP is enabled. The videos play very choppy, no matter what quality I choose or browser (...
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RDS RemoteApps won't run from correct server

I have a Windows 2012 R2 RDS Farm with a Gateway and Web Access installed on the same server. I have ports 80, 443, and 3389 forwarded so external users can get to this server. We can sign in and ...
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Windows 2012 RDS Server asking for Licensing Mode when it's already set?

I have a confusing situation. I'm setting up a 2012 RDS Licensing Server for our environment. I'm checking under the RD Licensing Diagnoser to make sure everything is proper and I keep getting this ...
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Can my DC be used as a remote desktop licencing server?

I was just wondering if my DC be used as a remote desktop licencing server? I am running Windows Server 2012. I am aware that I can't install remote desktop services on here, I was just wondering if ...
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How to migrate and upgrade Windows Server RDS CALs from 2008 to 2012 [duplicate]

I currently have a Server 2008 R2 RDS licensing server in production that I'd like to replace with Server 2012 R2. We don't have Software Assurance. Should we migrate the existing 2008 licenses to ...
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How to programmatically logout idle users on Windows Server 2012 R2?

I've searched a lot but couldn't find a direct solution. Can anyone tell me how to logoff idle users from a remote desktop connection to a Windows Server 2012 server after a period of time? These are ...
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Install Applications on Windows RDP Servers with Puppet

The scenario is installing Windows applications with Puppet on a Windows RDP server. I have Puppet install the applications without problem, but per the best practice, you're supposed to be in install ...
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Windows Server 2012 - Accessing RDS via web access from external address

I have a very strange issue. I'm setting up an RDS server in azure for a proof of concept. I've found that if I use the web access using the external URL provided by azure (xxxx.cloudapp.net/RDWeb), ...
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Remote Web Access Resources

I have a client who has been using the Remote Web Access in SBS 2011. They had access to each of their domain PC's that were on the same network after logging into the RD Gateway. I'm trying to ...
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Windows 2012 R2 RDS - can't change Connection Broker DNS round robin name via Powershell

I'm running into an issue when setting up a Windows 2012 R2 RDS Farm. I mistakenly set up my High Availability Connection Broker's DNS round robin name to something that didn't match my cert. I ...
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Remote Desktop Services stopped working after domain change

I had Remote Desktop Services (RD Session Host deployment) functioning properly on the Windows Server 2012 R2. The server had to be moved to another domain. That went well but now Remote Desktop ...
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Inconsistencies in RDP connections to similar servers

We have a bunch of Windows 2008R2 servers used as RDP servers that are (or at least should be) essentially identical in configuration (and are arranged in a RDP farm). When administrating from home, I ...
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RDWeb TS connection broken for some users post RemoteApp certificate change

We recently reissued our GoDaddy wildcard cert with the SHA256 signing algorithm (FYI they still revoke the old cert in 72 hours even if you don't re-key it, so you should re-key anyway). We use this ...
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Logoff Script on Remote Desktop Services

I have a Remote Desktop services running on Server 2012 R2. My timeout settings have been set to end a session 60 minute after disconnection. This is good for all the users except one: That user's ...
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An internal error has ocurred - MSTSC Crashes

In brief: I cannot Remote desktop a particular server - say "X" from "A" server, but with MSTSC /ADMIN switch I was able to RD "X" server. But the same "X" server can be RD'd from "B" server even ...
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RDS 2012 - Starting RemoteApp from RDWeb Prompts for credentials

I have the following Windows 2012 R2 RemoteApp Setup Server1 - Role (Web Access, connection broker, RD Host) 192.168.100.1 Server2 - Role (connection broker, RD Host) 192.168.100.2 DNS Entries ...
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Remote Desktop & Network Access Protection Issue

I have installed Remote Desktop Services on a fresh Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter VM. It has the basics: RD Gateway, RD Web Access and RD Connection Broker. I've accepted the default values pretty ...
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Remote Control with Remote Desktop Services Manager - error Access is denied (Windows Server 2012 R2)

We have 2 Remote Desktop Servers (Terminal Servers) with Windows Server 2008 R2 (WS 2008 R2) and Windows Server 2012 R2 (WS 2012 R2). I'm using Remote Desktop Services Manager (RDSM) installed on WS ...
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Link server 2012 account picture with active directory

We have a Windows Server 2012 R2 remote desktop deployment, with a session collection consisting of 6 session hosts. We also use Office365 and DirSync to enable single sign on with ADFS running also. ...
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Connect a Windows Mobile 5.0 RF to Windows Server 2012 R2

I am having a situation here, where i want to connect an RF that runs Windows Mobile 5.0 to a Windows Server 2012 R2 server that is located on Azure. It is reasonable for the two OS's to have ...
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When an Active Directory User Logs in to Local Windows 2012 Server Launch a Virtual Machine; Possible?

I won't get into the reasons why this needs to happen, however, is this possible. I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 box that needs to be used as a daily driver for a few of a clients employees. Ideal ...
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Unsolicited Remote Assistance on domain

I manage a domain using win 2k8 r2 and 100 PC on Windows7. I have configured the Unsolicited Remote Assistance proceeding with all the requirements posted here https://4sysops.com/archives/how-to-...
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Stop users logging into Terminal Server via internet

Currently we have a SBS Server, and a Terminal Server (both 2008R2) where users locally and remotely login to the Terminal Server, and work. We need to restrict the ability to login remotely to only ...
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Remote Desktop Services - Licensing issue

I am currently going through the process of setting up remote desktop services on one of our Windows 2012 hosts. I have just activated the box as the remote desktop licensing server. For the time ...
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Applying user settings on a Windows Server 2008r2 server slow from external computers

I have 2 almost indentical environments consisting of a Windows 2008r2 server host running hyper-v and on each host I have 2 Windows Server 2008r2 guests. One of them acts as Domain Controller and 1 ...
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Windows Server 2012 - Force Terminaluser to logoff

We provide several Remote Desktop Services (RDS) and one of the connected user can't start any RDS anymore. How can I force logoff of that user? What I already tried: I tried logging in as domain ...
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Store scheduled tasks in user profile

We are currently creating two remote desktop farms for our users. One farm is for operations staff, and one is for accounts. In both cases, we are using Server 2012 R2 remote desktop deployments with ...
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Can I transfer/Migrate Windows server 2003 RDS cals to Windows Server 2012 R2? [duplicate]

I have 9 W2K3 RDS (Terminal Services) CALs, if I upgrade to Windows server 2012 R2, Can I transfer/migrate the CALs to the new server? Thank you,
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Windows Internal Database causing slow performance?

It seems that Windows Internal Database (MSSQL$MICROSOFT##WID) is causing slow performance on our Windows Server 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Host. It more or less constant using 10-20+% CPU. Users complain ...
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Windows 8.1 RDP -shadow session

Is it possible to establish RDP shadow session in Win 8.1 Pro VM on Win 8.1 Pro Host? I can RDP into the VM from an external client (credentials saved): mstsc.exe /v:68.560.92.1 In the VM I ...
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Access Server 2008R2 RemoteApp with MS iOS RDP App without RD Web Access

Is it possible to connect to a Server 2008 R2 RemoteApp using the iOS Microsoft Remote Desktop App v8.0.9, across LAN and VPN, with only the RD Session Host service installed? That is, without RD Web ...
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Getting Double Logon Prompts in Remote Web Access on SBS 2011

Since a month or so ago our users began getting prompted to logon twice (basic authentication dialog after forms authentication prompt) when logging into the Remote Web Access on our Small Business ...