"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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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 ...
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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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RD Connection Broker direct user to specfic RD Session Host

Let me state the objective first. I would like to configure a Remote Desktop Services paradigm such that a Remote Desktop Client is able to connect to an entity, likely an RD Gateway or RD Connection ...
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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 ...