"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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Remote desktop auto start session on workstation login

I am setting up Remote Desktop Services for use by one of our remote offices. The workstations at the remote office are all Windows 7 Pro, joined to the domain. There is nothing installed on the local ...
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Windows Server 2008 r2: Updating RDP 6.1 to 7.1

I have Windows Server 2008 R2 RDP Session Hosts. They are using the RDP 6.1 protocol. How can I update to 7.1? Do I have to install a software or can it be configured?
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Remote Desktop Server always showing login screen

Usually if you connect to a Remote Desktop Session Host running on a Windows Server 2008 R2 you will be prompted for your credentials and if they are valid you will be logged in to your session ...
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Windows Remote Desktop Services. Disable mouse and keyboard

Is there any way to disable Mouse and Keyboard functions in a Remote Desktop Connection? I'm using Windows Server 2008 R2. I checked the Group Policies but didn't find anything related. I just want ...
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Viewing auto-created printers on a 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services server

On our 2003 Terminal Servers I am able to view any auto-created printers for users connected to that server, however on a new 2008 R2 RDS server I can only view local printers and my own auto-created ...
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Run Microsoft SCCM Remote Control Viewer on Client Machines?

I've install SCCM 2012 on a server and have successfully used the Remote Control option to take control of a system I've setup to be managed by SCCM. Now, I don't want to have to log in to a server ...
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Find out the bottleneck for windows remote desktop server (Terminal server)

I have Windows server 2008 R2 (SP1) installed on my VMware Host to work as RDS server. Sometimes my remote users can see the lagging/delay on RDS server. Can anyone tell me from their experience what ...
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Load balancing Remote Desktop Services on Windows Server 2008 R2

I would like to load balance the Remote Desktop Sessions (no RemoteApp, just plain vanilla Remote Desktop Sessions) over multiple Session Hosts that have the same configuration. I am using Windows ...
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Multiple Remote Desktop Connection in Windows Server 2003?

My company is transitioning all user PC's to Windows 7 64-Bit in anticipation of the 2014 cutoff for Windows XP support. So far everything has been going great except for one specific piece of ...
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Configuring a VM for use as a Remote Desktop Services host

I was wondering is there a good rule of thumb around configuring virtual CPUs and memory for a Windows 2008 Server R2 Remote Desktop Services host running within a VMware VM? Our infrastructure team ...
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Remote Control on WTS 2008

When I try to Remote Control another user on a WTS 2008 server, I disconnect the other user and get a "Access denied" popup. It's not a lack of permissions since I'm the Domain Admin. I think it has ...
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Denying\Allowing Remote Desktop Users in Windows 2008 Server r2

i'm managing a W2008 Server box. As for maintenance i need for some hours to deny access to all users in the Remote Desktop Users and Allow Administrators only. I've tried in gpedit.msc under user ...
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After upgrade to Office 2010 Standard in RDS environment, ribbon has gone missing

Last night on my RDS server (Server 2008 R2) I upgraded Office 2007 to Office 2010 and Outlook has no ribbon. It's even missing the tab titles in the minimized ribbon view. That is, on my machine, ...
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Remote branch networking

We currently have a remote branch office connecting to the main office through a remote vpn client. Recently we had to upgrade the software application used there. This application talks to the server ...
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'Not enough memory or recouces' in Outlook 2007, running on Windows Server 2008 Remote Desktop Services

We have a Windows Server 2008 R2 running Remote Desktop Services. Some user receives an error 'Not enough resources or memory' when trying to view address book in Outlook 2007. Also when trying to ...
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Limiting which printers a Remote Desktop Services user sees

I have an RDS server with about a dozen printers installed. Is there a way to remove all buta few certain printers for a particular user? I don't mean that I want to "secure" the other printers to ...
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Is there a way to show an RDP session's encryption level from the commandline/Powershell?

For Windows 2008, I need to create a script that will show whether connected RDP sessions are set at "high" encryption or something else (e.g., "compatible"). Does anyone know of a way to get this ...
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RemoteFX on Remote Desktop Session Host not working

I have configured Remote FX on our Windows 2008 R2 SP1 Remote Desktop Session Host by following this guide: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff817595%28WS.10%29.aspx However, when I connect ...
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Extremely Poor VOIP Audio Playback Performance During Live Phone Calls with Remote Desktop Services

The setup: Plantronics USB CS50 Headset > USB Port of "Thin Client" (Running Win Pro) > (Wireless) RDP to Remote Desktop Server > Eyebeam Softphone Client > VOIP Server > Caller (cell phone or ...
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Windows 2008 - printer redirection excludes

Anyone know if theres a way to exclude certain redirected printer queues from being created under windows 2008. It seems to be all or nothing and I would like to be able to just exclude certain ...
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Remote Desktop Connection Denied because the user account is not authorized for remote login

I have set up Terminal Services in Windows 2003. Which is part of the domain. That server is not DC. It has only one role: Terminal Server When I'm trying to log in to it via RDP as an Domain ...
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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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Windows Server 2008 Remote Desktop Problems

I've got an installation of Windows Server 2008 (not R2), and I was previously running Remote Desktop via the Terminal Services 120 day free license. That has since expired, and I un-installed the ...
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Windows Server Remote Desktop Services: Share Remote Desktop Session

Is it possible to share a Remote Desktop Session between multiple (at least 2) users? I am searching for a solution that allows the users to use the native Remote Deskop Client. I am aware of the ...
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Your thoughts on vendor requiring all users to login to a MS terminal server with the same username and password

I have a vendor stating that they won't support the Microsoft Server 2008 R2 Terminal Server they are installing unless all users login using the same username and password. They claim this is to make ...
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Alternative to Windows RDP for Remote Workers

Are there any good solutions out there for remote workers that require remote desktop access? My challenge is that it must support at least decent flash acceleration. The workers rely on an ...
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Select appropriate network printer for Remote Desktop based on Thin Client location

I'm setting up my organization's first Terminal Server / Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) for Lab use. We are a college, and I am wanting to use this server (or more servers configured similarly in ...
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Of 30 people using Terminal Services Gateway, two users consistently get a timeout and can't connect

We have recently set up a Terminal Services Gateway website to allow external access to a Remote Desktop server. Each user installs a client certificate on their personal computer, connects to the ...
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Hyper-V Guest RDP keeps asking wrong credentials

I have 3 W2008 R2 Guests running inside a w2008 R2 Hyper-V Host. All three VMs are part of a domain, All with RDP enabled, the machines have the following names and ports HOST1 3389 VM1 3401 VM2 ...
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Is it possible to start a EC2 instance using code?

I want to use an Amazon EC2 Windows instance to do remote demos of our software for potential customers. I have the instance set up and it runs fine. When the instance is running, I know how to ...
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Remote Desktop profiles vs. Scripted login

I have a Windows SBS 2011 Essentials Server that has three clients with RDP connections. They need to use the same program but with three different serial numbers. The serial number resides in a ...
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VPN and Remote Desktop Stopped Working (Windows Server 2008 R2)

Recently, both the VPN and remote desktop stopped working. See below for details. VPN: Error 800: The remote connection was not made because the attempted VPN tunnels failed. The VPN server might ...
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Remote desktop not continuing to run programs when I close it

I am using remote desktop to install and setup Windows Server 2008 R2. I'm having an issue when copying hundreds of GBs of files to the server. When I close remote desktop it is supposed to keep my ...
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Remote desktop without log off the user out

I have windows server 2003 with active directory and my users running on windows xp pro and I would like to use remote desktop without to log them out when I login with my account in other words I ...
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what is Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2008 R2 all about?

Seriously, I'm lost in all that sales mumbo-jumbo. Let's say I want 1 or 2 users to be able to remotely log on to a server, run Word, Visual Studio, Firefox, and whatever. Do I gain anything at all if ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote desktop services (RDS) & Certificates

We are using Server 2008 R2 as RDS server and clients use RDC client to access the server remotely. I want to know how can I assign self-signed server certificate to the clients so that they have to ...
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Remote Desktop Services Remote Audio Issues

I have a server running server std 2008 r2 fully patched. There are 8 Wyse C10LE's that connect to the server via RDS. Everything is working fantastically with the exception that there is no ...
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How does antivirus work on a Remote Desktop Services server?

We're rolling out a new Remote Desktop Services server and have decided that it's probably time to install antivirus software on it; while we wait for our vendor/supplier to tell us about the ...
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Clients getting sent wrong Term Serv CAL, getting Temp instead of installed CAL

I have Win Server 2008R2 with RDS role and then another 2008R2 DC that is also the license server. When I first installed the RDS server I did not have CAL licenses at the time so the users were ...
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What causes Remote Desktop Services Manager to crash in Server 2008 R2?

I have this consistent problem of RDSM crashing in Server 2008 R2. It is either really slow to open, sometimes never opens, or after it's been open and working properly for a bit, stops working, and ...
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Remote Desktop Services on Windows 2008

Is it possible to upgrade just Remote Desktop Services in Windows 2008, SP1? Here's my take on it so far: I know about WIN 2K8 R2 but upgrading to that is not an option (yet). I would like to take ...
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Members of “Remote Desktop Users” group cannot login

I have a domain controller and a member server running W2K8 R2 server. TS licensing is on the DC, TServices is on the member server. Unless I make a user a domain admin, they cannot login: they get ...
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Detect RemoteApp in logon script

I have a fairly basic vbs logon script which currently detects if a user is on a physical desktop or a remote desktop by checking if the %SESSIONNAME% Environment String is 'Console' or not, and then ...
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How to check if a program really works under under Terminal Server/Remote Desktop Services

I'm some kind of newbie to Terminal Server/Remote Desktop Services and I wanted to know if it's possible to check the proper functioning of a program that has not been certified to work under TS/RDS. ...
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Windows Remote Desktop Services and Office 2010

I am not ashamed to admit it but Microsoft licensing confuses me quite a bit. I thought I would ask here first before calling MS directly. Here is the scenario, I have a very old terminal server in ...
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Remote Desktop Services - remove adminstrative tools

I have setup Remote Desktop Services on my Windows 2008 Server and having some issues with the permissions. I made a GPO that removes the Administrative Tools from the Start menu but normal users can ...
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redundant/multi-site terminal server

We have a Hyper-V cluster running 5 virtual terminal servers using HA. We need to be able make this system redundant and so if this site was to fail our users could log into the backup system at ...
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Cannot Change “Log on through Terminal Services” in Local Security Policy XP from Server 2008 GP

This is a mixed AD environment, Server 2003 R2 and 2008 R2 I have a 2003 AD R2 and a 2008 R2 AD. GPO is usually managed from the 2008 R2 machine. I have a RD Gateway on another server as well. I ...
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Overhead of Perfmon -> direct to SQL Database

HI All, First up, I'm a total newb at Performance Monitoring. I'm looking to set up central performance monitoring of some boxes. 2K3 TS ( Monitor General OS Perf & Session Specific Counters ) ...
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Installing Terminal Server (Remote Desktop Services) on a Domain Controller (Active Directory)

From my research, I've come to understand that "Installing Terminal Server (Remote Desktop Services) on a Domain Controller (Active Directory)" is a cardinal sin - apparently there are some serious ...