"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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Apply Group Policy to Remote Desktop Services users but not when they log on to their local system

Running Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 with Remote Desktop Services role. I want to hide the servers drives using a GPO, but not the users local drives when they are logged on to their local ...
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RDP Windows 7 to Windows XP

---------- WarningMsg 10/16/2012 2:34:05 PM RDP disconnected! Remote Desktop can’t connect to the remote computer for one of these reasons: 1) Remote access to the server is not enabled 2) The ...
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How can I setup RD Gateway on the same server as TMG?

I have used the following guides with no luck: http://www.rayheffer.com/953/building-a-remote-desktop-gateway-rdg-rd-gateway-server/ ...
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How do you restrict application access thru RD Session Host in Windows Server 2008 R2?

I am setting up a new server with RDS. I want to control the access to applications I install for RDS host using Groups or Users. Is this possible? How? Let's say I have a set of 5 applications that ...
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Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Gateway Role and IIS7

I am attempting to setup a RD Gateway for a client. When I first set it up I noticed that IIS did not have the 'Defualt Web Site' so I created it and assigned it an id of 1 and set the bindings to ...
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Can't connect via Windows 2003 RDP to Windows 2008 R2 Server

Already asked this question on stackoverflow, but was told it should be here. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12404574/cant-connect-via-rdp-to-windows-2008-r2-server I just installed a Windows ...
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Remote Desktop Services Gateway Issue

Alright fellow techies here's the rundown. I have installed Server 2008 r2 Remote Dekstop Services on a VM in my network. I installed the following RD role services: RD Session Host, Licensing, ...
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Launch script on login to RDS - server side

I have a logon script that I want to be run when users login to remote desktop on my WinServer2008r2 box. I know I can do this client-side (in the RemoteDesktopClient "Run Program" options) but would ...
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Test RDWeb Externally Without SSL?

I want to eliminate Logmein costs. Currently, users go through Logmein to access their work desktops from home. I know I can use Remote Desktop Services in Sever 2008 R2 to eliminate this logmein cost ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 terminal server internet radio streaming

I'm setting up a terminal server for a 5 user company to replace ageing windows xp desktops. At the moment I'm experimenting with internet radio streaming because a couple of users are accustomed to ...
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Permissions for RemoteApp but not RemoteDesktop

I'm running WinServer2008R2 with Remote Desktop Services. I want users to have access to RemoteApp, but not RemoteDesktop. Can permissions be granted for only RemoteApp? Thanks- Jonathan
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Remote Desktop Services In A Virtual VMWare Environment

I have a quick question regarding Microsoft Remote Desktop Services in a virtualized environment using VMWare. This environment will actually be hosted in a large data center with in a cloud that is ...
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What does shadow /V actually do?

According to shadow: C:\Users\mark.henderson>shadow /? Monitor another Remote Desktop Services session. SHADOW {sessionname | sessionid} [/SERVER:servername] [/V] sessionname ...
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Remote Desktop Services - VPN or Web Gateway?

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 box running RDS and a remote system that needs to connect to it. It seems like I have two options to open it up to the world: Use the RDS Web Gateway Setup a VPN to ...
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Teminal Services Manager or RDS - managing user access to specific applications

I have a project that I am purposing my company go to a TS or RDS system rather than a tradition desktop environment. The issue that I've been asked to research is if we can restrict a certain amount ...
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One Active Directory, Multiple Remote Desktop Services (Server 2012 solution)

What I am trying to do is quite complex, so I figured I'd throw it out to a wider audience to see if anyone can find a flaw. What I am trying to do (as an MSP/VAR) is design a solution that will give ...
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Remote Desktop Services roaming profile leaving local copy after logoff

I have a Windows 2008 Remote Desktop Server and a GPO redirecting Remote Desktop Services profiles to a netapp share. This works with one caveat. I am getting a local profile written as well as the ...
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Printing from Amazon VPC Windows Remote Desktop Server

I spun up a Remote Desktop Server instance on Amazon's Virtual Private Cloud service... What's the best/easiest way to print from the VPC to local printers? The local printers are IP based, but not ...
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RemoteApp shows no certificate available but RD Session host finds it fine

I am trying to set up remote app for a internal domain. I have a Root CA that is trusted my all of the end computers, that cert has signed a wildcard cert I am trying to use for the server. I added ...
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Why does Terminal Services open WMI, RPC, and NB ports in the firewall?

After adding the Remote Desktop Session Host roll to a server the following firewall rules get created and are enabled by default. Name Group Profile ...
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What does “Use mandatory profiles on the RD Session Host server” do?

The description for "Use mandatory profiles on the RD Session Host server" is a little ambiguous: This policy setting allows you to specify whether Remote Desktop Services uses a mandatory ...
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How can I launch RemoteApp on Windows Server from server itself at startup

I have Windows Server 2008 R2 with RDS and custom desktop (GUI) application installed on the server. The app is started as RemoteApp on server by user from his desktop computer (or, sometimes, he can ...
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User-based HTTP Host to IP redirection on a Windows Terminal Server

I've just setup a Windows 2008 R2 Terminal Server with IE9, it's intended to be used for testing. Unfortunately the web-bods tell me they ALL have a local apache on their machines and they've all ...
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Assign static IP to Users that access using Terminal Services (Remote Desktop)

For a project I'm working on I'm looking for the ability to assign a specific ip to users when they start a terminal service session. I'm using Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and I tried using Remote ...
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Windows Server 2008 RDS solution for remote employees

I have a customer who would like to add remote employees to his company, but would rather not get a computer for each new employee (would effectively need 2 per employee....one with the employee, one ...
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Sometimes RDP shows certificate warning and kerberos single sign-on does not work

I'm using Windows 7 and the Servers are Windows 2008 R2. So far there are at least 4 Servers that show this behavior. Sometimes I get a warning when trying to connect via RDP stating the certificate ...
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RDS Licensing not actually licensing

I have a few RDS hosts spread over two AD domains. The RDS servers in the top domain (enets.local) are fine, they get their licenses and consume them at a healthy rate. However, the RDS hosts in the ...
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How to check Windows Server 2008 R2 RDS grace period remaining days

How do I check for remaining days of Remote Desktop Services grace period if the server is also a Domain Controller (so I cannot logon as local admin)?
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Remote App - linked exe

I'm experiencing below problem: I'm trying to run Microsoft NAV as remote app. There are two exe file involved: finsql.exe - main executable and finhlink.exe. Later one is used to directly run a ...
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Win server 2008 change port of RD Gateway

Is it possible to change the port used by RD Gateway. I know its integrated with IIS and it uses port 443 (SSL) so i've changed my IIS bindings to use a different port for SSL communications. however, ...
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RDP auto log off for specified user

I need to set auto log off when user disconnect from rdp. But I need to set this only for one user. All other users should stay logged on when disconnected. Running Win Server 2008 R2.... Any help ??
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Windows RemoteApp deploying software updates, is there a better way?

We provide an application as a service, over Windows RemoteApp. It's nearly impossible to deploy updates to the software, though, because if even a single user is online then the file is in-use and ...
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GPO to Disable Screensaver only when connected via RDP

Is there a GPO option to disable the idle-time screensaver for RDP connections, but keep the idle-time screensaver options for interactive logins? Edit: All users are TS users as well a local so they ...
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Remote Desktop Gateway and HTTPS website on same server - possible?

We have an IIS server running a website with HTTPS access on the server already. We need this server to provide remote desktop gateway services to other servers on the network. Today I installed ...
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How Do I separate Windows 7 Roaming Profiles from Remote Desktop Services Profiles?

I have over one hundred users that have Windows 7 roaming profiles on a couple of Windows 2008 R3 servers. I have implemented a GPO for folder redirection for their Home directory (My Documents) and ...
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Automatically log off idle Terminal Services users without using idle session limits?

We have a Remote Desktop Session Host that is accessed by Wyse Winterm 3150SE thin clients running Windows CE 5.0. The stations are open to the public, and are supposed to display our homepage when ...
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Remote Desktop Host: IE won't close out in sessions

I recently setup a new 2008 Remote Desktop Host in a vSphere 4.0 VM. When a user connects to the host the sessions seem to work well except for IE. When someone tries to X out of, or rt-click/close ...
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Remote Desktop Services Manager constantly refreshes

Title pretty much sums it up. I'm using the Remote Desktop Services Manager snap in in Windows 7 to view a list of users logged in to a collection of 5 Windows 2003 terminal servers. The list of users ...
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Can not get RD Session Host server to accept my credentials for a Licensing server in a workgroup setup

Updated: I changed the setup to make it closer to the live environment, I am no longer using IP addresses to connect to each other. I also have clarified the question more, if it needs more ...
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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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RDP Client address is unknown when connecting through a gateway

I've come across a showstopper in my magnificent task to create a printer GPO which maps printers inside the TS session based on the RDP client address - the address isn't known when using a gateway ...
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Using Apache as a reverse proxy HTTPS server in front of Remote Desktop Gateway server

I have a small server running several virtual machines, some web servers and also a windows 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Gateway server. The intention is to have an Apache2 server running on Ubuntu 11.10 ...
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Remote Desktop Services Manager shows same users logged in on 2 servers

We have a Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 terminal server farm. We have a Remote Desktop Connection Brokers server (named rdcb) and then 2 Terminal Servers (rd1 and rd2) that are load balanced. When we ...
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How do I reissue machine certificates for my Active Directory members now that I have a private CA?

So I have a working Active Directory. I've recently added a new machine to act as an Active Directory Certificate Authority. I've added a Group Policy (Computer level) for automatic certificate ...
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Several RemoteConnectionManager failed attempts - Triggers restart

Questions: How to Change the number/time duration when Window triggers the 'restart'. It seems that 700+ failed login attempts RDC is a bit much 01/12/2012 1:48:34 AM ...
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Does Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials support multiple concurrent remote desktop users?

I'm investigating the Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials product for a client, but it's unclear if it supports multiple concurrent remote desktop users, or even remote desktop at all. It ...
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Where does RDP client store trusted publishers list and how do I clear the list of trusted publishers

We received a digitally signed RDP file from a service provider to use for connecting to their infrastructure. When I double clicked the file, it showed me a dialog which said something like "Do ...
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Remote Desktop session remote control always returns Error 5: Access denied

I am having problems to shadow the remote desktop session of a user on a Windows Server 2008 R2. If I log on as local administrator on the server with RDP and shadow the session of a domain user that ...
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Remote Desktop Services and Oracle 9i

I have an Oracle 9i forms application installed on clients. I am looking at moving this to RDS. Is this possible?
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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 ...