"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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Server 2012 RDS time settings

My server is set up do show the clock in 24H format, but in "Server Manager\Remote Desktop Services\Collections\xxx" the "Connections" windows show all the times in AM/PM, like "Log On Time" and ...
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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 Control Hotkey default in Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services Manager

After selecting to remote control a user, you're given a message box to select what Hot key to use to end the session. In Windows Server 2003 this always defaulted to Ctrl and an *, but in Windows ...
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Inaccurate License Count in Remote Desktop Server 2008 R2

Had an RDS License Server malfunction, opened a case w/ MS Tech Support, they were unable to fix. Resolution was to delete license db, uninstall all RDS roles, reboot, reinstall, reboot, activate ...
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Set RDS Default Printer By Session/Client

We have a Multipoint 2012 server running RDS for dumb terminals set up throughout our facility. Clients are named by their location. Each location uses its own printer. Due to the fact that there are ...
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Windows Remote Desktop Cluster - can we force some users to a specific server?

Given an RDS cluster with NLB, users connect and login to one of the servers at random. But there is one program that's only available on one of the servers (licensing reasons). Can we force a group ...
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PsExec :: Access Denied

I am working on PsExec but i get error as "Access Denied " Firewall is disabled on both machine. Ports are also open at both machine. C:\PSTOOLS>PsExec \\192.168.1.232 -u Administrator ...
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Uninstall Remote Desktop Session Host

I want to remove the Remote Desktop Session Host on a new VM that was installed as part of a test script to take a vanilla VM to a Terminal Server. However, upon uninstalling the above I wasn't unable ...
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Windows Server 2008R2 RDweb - connecting to PC's, multiple authentication prompts

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server running that's running the Remote Desktop Web Access role and Remote Desktop Gateway. The web access is supposed to be used to connect to PC's in the internal network. ...
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Remote desktop connection to Hyper V computer freezes

I have a Windows Server 2008R2 Enterprise server with two Hyper-V virtual computers. These two virtual computers are used with remote desktop connection from different client computers (Windows 7, ...
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Cannot install RDS-Web-Access

I'm trying to install the remote desktop web access role in server 2012, a simple task you might think, however whenever I try to do this, I get this error: add-windowsfeature : The request to add or ...
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RemoteApp doesn't start second time

I am having an issue with RemoteApp through a Remote Desktop Gateway. The Remote Desktop Server and Gateway services are running on the same server running Windows Server 2012. The client is Windows 7 ...
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RDS, RDWeb, and RemoteApp: How to use public certificate for launching apps on session host?

Question: How do i tell RDWeb to launch apps from remote.domain.com rather then host.internaldomain.local? Environment: Existing org with AD forest. New single Server 2012 running all Remote Desktop ...
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RD Gateway: Most secure approach to authenticate users against remote domain

I need to perform authentication on a Remote Desktop Gateway against a remote domain. We have an internal corporate network with the domain corpdomain. Additionally there is a network at a remote ...
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Windows Server 2012 : Selected server has pending reboots and does not clear when rebooted

Similar to the issue here, I am blocked from Deploying what used to be called Terminal Server, and is now (confusingly) called a "Session Based Desktop Deployment" scenario within the context of the ...
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Removing remote desktop services role (Windows server 2008 R2) remotely

I am looking for a way to remove the Remote Desktop Services server role on Windows server 2008 R2 remotely from a command prompt or power shell. Thanks
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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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Remove “Disconnect” From Server 2012

I have a RDS (Terminal Server) based on Windows Server 2012, and have used the program "Classic Shell" to bring back the Start Menu. I have setup a test user account (User.1) with the Classic Shell ...
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RDS Webpage Display Delays

I have built a Windows Server 2012 with RDS for testing purposes. When logged on as any user (Administrator or standard user), opening multiple Internet Explorer (or even Firefox) pages experience a ...
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Log into a specific server in a Windows 2012 Remote Desktop Collection

I have 4 Windows 2012 Remote Desktop servers in 1 collection. All 4 of the servers have the RD Session Host role. I've also put the collection into High Availability Mode, so all 4 servers also have ...
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How to set the network interface for RDP in Windows Server 2012?

I have a server with multiple network interfaces, and I need RDP to only listen for connections on one of them; the server is not a Remote Desktop server, RDP is only used for remote administration. ...
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No Remote Desktop Serivces Available in Group Policy?

I have a Windows Server 2008 SP 2 Standard domain controller. Attempting to enable RDP on workstations throughout the network using Group Policy. Everything I see says to go to Computer ...
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Windows Server 2012 inside hyper-v licensing

Looking at the licensing options for Windows Server 2012, the standard edition allows me to have two hyper-v instances. Does that mean that I can install Windows Server 2012 on them too? Since one no ...
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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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set up remote desktop server on windows server 2012 [closed]

I am try to set up remote desktop service on windows server 2012, and it require join the domain before I can go ahead. does this mean I have to set up another server with AD DS and join to it before ...
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unable to logon to terminal session with any user other than users in administrators group

I have machine with windows server 2008 r2 when i try to log on using account other that is not in administrators group i am uable to logon and get the follwoing error "Your account is configured to ...
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Disabling local resources just for some users accessing a remote desktop session host

We are using a VPS running Windows server 2008 We need to disable the access to local resources (printer, local drives, etc) just for some users remotely accessing this VPS, while allowing the use of ...
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How to allow more than two Remote Windows sessions on Windows Server 2012 Standard?

Recently setup a new 2012 server. After I create two Remote Windows connections to the server using ordinary user accounts (not administrators), I get this error when I try to create a third ...
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When to use self-signed certificate with RDWeb?

I want to make sure the users connection is as secure as possible. Our RDWeb server has a .local name (for this question it will be called rdweb.contoso.local) and a public name: rdweb.contoso.com ...
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Previously I was able to remote into my azure virtual machine (windows server 2008r2) but now I get remote logins are currently disabled

Up until today I was able to remote desktop into my windows server 2008 r2 virtual machine running in Azure and I was messing around with the settings for remote desktop session timeouts and now I get ...
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Is there any way to avoid copying a user's Terminal Server profile upon logoff/logon?

Currently, we have a TS with all user profiles stored locally. We have a DR server, which is synced by robocopying the C:\Users folder and performing manual configuration on the other end to update ...
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Remote assistance from Remote Desktop sessions: unable to control

Since Remote Control (aka Session Shadowing) is gone for good in Server 2012 Remote Desktop Session hosts, I am looking for a replacement to support users in a cross-domain environment. Since Remote ...
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Windows 2012 redirection of Com Ports for RDP connections

I am running windows 2012 with Remote Desktop Services How do I get my local windows 7 pc comport to redirected to an application running on the windows 2012 server. (I have enabled all local ...
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Remote desktop services

I am running Windows 2008 Server R2 with roles installed for Remote Desktop Services. I want to know how can I run both rd virtualization host server and rd session host on same system, as I am not ...
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External access to RDS not working

So I have an issue where I have setup a RDS environment: All servers are win 2008 R2 RDS1 - Licensing, gateway, broker RDS2,3,4 and RDS5 - Session Hosts. All in a farm called Farm1. I have a cert ...
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Remote Desktop Services login history

Is it possible to generate a report of past user logins to a Windows Server 2008 Remote Desktop Services server? The closest Event Viewer logs I can find are under Application and Services Logs --> ...
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How can I work around problems with certificate configuration in Remote Desktop Services?

I am setting up a Remote Desktop Services farm, and am having trouble configuring certificates for it to use. A demonstration of the problem I'm seeing can be found in Step #4. At this point I am ...
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Enable Sound for RDP in Windows Server 2012

I am loving remote desktop in Windows Server 2012. One problem - I can't figure out how to enable sound. The usual remote desktop/terminal services tools are missing in 2012. (See tsconfig.msc / ...
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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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Using tsconfig/tsadmin in Windows Server 2012 locally

I got used to tsconfig.msc and tsadmin.msc (aka Terminal Services Configuration / Terminal Services Administration MMC snapins) from the previous Windows versions and thus profoundly hate the ...
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MSTSC.EXE running in place of Explorer.exe USB Issues

We are using mstsc to replace explorer.exe on our thin clients. Everything works as intended except usb redirection. We have a USB device plugged into the thin client (thumbprint device). If I go ...
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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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Why is the remote desktop service connected to a *random* IP? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I deal with a compromised server? I noticed some unusual network behaviour on my Windows web server 2008 R2 x64 server, when I investigated on Resource Monitor I ...
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Remote Desktop Services License on two Windows 2008 servers

Is it possible to share the same retail Remote Desktop Services License key across two different Windows 2008 servers on the same domain? My small business currently has a retail RDS License for 5 ...
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How do I change the domain name of my AD DS? [closed]

I recently set up a server with AD DC and used a mydomain.local address for it. I now would like to be able to access the server through remote desktop from outside my local network. So I have ...
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Excluding single user from global Remote Desktop Session Host setting

I'm having a problem with printers and remote desktop (terminal server). At the moment, I have set the Session Host settings to not allow default local printer to be set as default in the ...
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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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Why does RDP Licensing, license the same device multiple times?

I've got a Citrix XenApp 6.5 Farm running on Win 2008 R2 Servers. I purchased 200 Device RDP/Remote App Licenses for ~200 users. We went with Device licenses, because most of the end users use the ...
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Isolate multiple Terminal Server Sessions of the same user account

I have to publish a single application via RDP to anonymous users. The server(s) are Windows 2008 R2 and the user connection is handled using Ericom's WebConnect Solution. Which does not change much - ...
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How do I configure a single Windows Server 2012 as Remote Desktop Services installation

we (a small 5 employee company) ordered a hosted server to use it as a use-from-everywhere database frontend. Our database basically is a SQL Server 2008 with an MS Access frontend, which I intend to ...