"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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Getting “Local Security Authority cannot be contacted” error message when logonHours restricted

I'm trying to define logonHours for Remote Desktop users on Windows Server 2012; Network Level Authentication is required for remote connections. When an account with restricted logonHours (defined in ...
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RDS Session Deplyment Fails - Cant associate with RD Management Server

I am trying to do a quick start session installation and I am getting this error for the connection broker Current security context is not associated with an Active Directory domain or forest. I ...
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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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server 2008 r2 rds farm with rds broker

OK, so the situation is like this: 4 RD Session hosts (farm name: sessions.domain.local) 2 RDS Brokers (failover cluster - IP adress of the broker service is in the domain/internal subnet) ...
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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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Remote Desktop Services role - Do I need it in order to use MSTSC (RDP/RDC) in my domain?

Greetings and thanks for reading (apologies for the length). I'm a new Sys Admin and I have a (potentially silly) question for the more seasoned veterans. I'm migrating our primary Domain Controller ...
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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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Windows Server 2012 R2 RDS “We can't verify who created this file” on mapped drive (but not local)

When I attempt to launch an application on a mapped drive (mapped to a location on the server) when logged in through remote desktop services to Windows Server 2012 R2, I get the following warning ...
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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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Remote Desktop with Web Browser on Client Computer from Server to Connect to Another Computer

I want to use Remote desktop from a client computer through web browser by a Remote Desktop Web Connection that deploy on the server using Window Server 2012 R2 to connect to another computer. And the ...
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Usability Metrics for for Windows Remote Desktop Services

I am trying to find out if there are ways to capture some metrics to measure the usability of a remote desktop services server (2008R2). Particularly, I am trying to record how long it takes to logon ...
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Remote desktops scenario - Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V RDS/VDI or VMware ESXi with Win7 guests?

I wasn't sure whether this question should be asked here or over in Super User... I'd like some guidance for setting up a Remote Desktop scenario for users in a reliable yet cost-effective way. ...
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RDS Gateway Slow Initial Connection

I've setup a Win2k8 R2 RDS Gateway. It works great but the initial connection takes 10-20 seconds. I've had a hard time finding troubleshooting ideas for the problem. Anyone have any suggestions on ...
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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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Connecting to Remote Desktop using proxy and Remote Desktop Gateway?

I have setup a Remote Desktop Gateway server using Windows Server 2012 R2. I am using the Remote Desktop Gateway as an intermediary between to provide the remote desktop session over 443 since 3389 is ...
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Terminal server infrastructure with windows 2012R2 and 2008R2

I've to deploy an infrastructure to publish a few applications for our customers. I've two licenses and two virtual machines: 1x Windows server 2008R2 (with a lots of TSCAL license) 1x Windows ...
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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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Remote Desktop Gateway MMC not showing some connections under “Monitoring”

This is a short question: I have a Remote Desktop Gateway server on Windows Server 2012 R2. It is working for users. However, not all of the connections show up under "Monitoring". I can connect in ...
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Remote Desktop Session disconnects sporadically

Problem: RDP session disconnect and reconnect. Effects most user RDP sessions not all. Some remote users on our server sporadically gets disconnected. Their remote session freezes and they get a small ...
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How to recover accidentally deleted self signed RDP certificate?

Environment: Windows 2012 on Workgroup setting. Our Remote Desktop Service was using a self-signed certificate, which was deleted. Actions taken to delete are: MMC > File > Add/Remove Snap in > ...
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Error: Unable to display RD Web Access… after hitting refresh in IE

Just setup a RDS environment with Windows Server 2012 R2 (Broker/WebAccess/RDSH/Gateway/SSL). Everything runs fine except for when you use IE to access the Web Access and hit the "Refresh" on the ...
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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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Configuring RemoteApp for external users, how does RDS Gateway work?

I feel I must be just missing something obvious here. I have a working RDS deployment with two RDSH hosts. It's not perfectly architected, but this came from a PoC and will be re-engineered in a few ...
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Server 2012 R2 RDS Mandatory Profile Start Menu Layout

I'm setting up mandatory profiles in remote desktop server 2012 R2 as we basically have them very locked down with users only able to access shared data and standard applications. However I've setup ...
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Can I change the RD Web Access port or disable the IIS default website without affecting RDS?

We have a client running a Server 2008r2 RDS server. This server hosts the RD Web Access, RD Licensing, and RD Session host roles. The client also installed XAMP on the server to host an internal ...
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Remote desktop rule on windows server not working

I have installed Windows Server 2008_R2 as a virtual guest operating system on my Centos-6.5 (the host). I also want to install the remote desktop feature, so that each user connecting to the win ...
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Windows server 2012R2 Essentials - Remote desktop concurrent connections

Does Windows Server 2012R2 Essentials allow two concurrent remote desktop connections? As far as I understood, Standard version allows two connections, but I did not find precise informations about ...
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Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services cannot start

Under System Properties / Remote, The "Allow remote connections to this computer" is enabled. Also under Service Manager / Local Server, "Remote Desktop" is enabled. However, the "Remote Desktop ...
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Restrict access to RD Gateway based on IP

I'm trying to restrict who can access our RD Gateway based on both their group membership and IP address (so people in group A can only access the system from IP address X). The Network Policy Server ...
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Manage 2012 R2 RDSH Pool Sessions without Connection Broker

I'm trying to manage user sessions across 10+ 2012 R2 RDSH Hosts inside a vWorkspace 8.6.1 Farm without a 2012 R2 Connection Broker Role. I am concerned that adding the Connection Broker, creating ...
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Blocking Mobile RD Client from Connecting to RDS - Or Selectively Choosing Apps to Deliver

We have RDS setup in a way that: A) 2FA must be used to sign into RDWeb B) A user, as non-admin, cannot add a feed to Windows C) Via GPO, we deny the local-login ability to the terminal servers In ...
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How to take control of remote desktop session

I have two servers RDS and I want to take control of RDS's sessions with mstsc /shadow. So, I created a GPO like this : But, remote control doesn't work. How to solve this issue ?
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How can I view active remote connections (RDP) to a Windows server?

How can I view, who is currently connected to a server (Windows 2012) with a remote desktop client? I am myself connected to this server via RDP. This question offers a solution to get IP addresses ...
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RDS 2012R2: RD Connection Broker HA - cannot connect to SQL

I have a brand new RDS environment I am trying to set up. I'm trying to follow this guide: https://msfreaks.wordpress.com/2013/12/09/windows-2012-r2-remote-desktop-services-part-1/ and have gotten ...
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Failed to create KVP sessions string. Error Code 0x8007007A

I got a lot of "Failed to create KVP sessions string. Error Code 0x8007007A" errors on my RDS (Session collection) on Windows Server 2012 R2. I think this problem is related with roaming user ...
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remote desktop virtualization host cannot be installed

I just installed a fresh copy of windows server 2012 r2, then i went to install a ADDC and set a forest name then followed the wizard, after that i tried to install remote desktop virtual machine, i ...
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Program displays correctly only when tested from Compatability Wizard

The environment: Windows 2012R2 RDS in a VMWare ESXi environment The problem: We have a program that is not displaying correctly when launched. The toolbar is not being displayed and window ...
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RemoteApp causes issue with combobox popup

I have written an application that is installed on Remote Desktop Session host server (Windows 2012 R2) that is published as a RemoteApp in my organisation. This application allows users at certain ...
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AX 2009 Document Management File Handlers

Background Dynamics AX 2009 allows you to attach files to various records, e.g. associating a word document with a customer record. The file types you can choose are defined under Basic > Setup > ...
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Remote Desktop: What is the difference between “Run these programs at logon” and “Start the following program on connection”?

My organization is running a Terminal Server Farm in order to provide a specific application to the users. The setup consists of a AD domain controller plus two Terminal Servers running the Remote ...
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How does a running application behave when a remote desktop session “ends”? [closed]

I'd like to know how an application running in the user session is affected by the user's RDP session being disconnected, aborted, shutdown, or whatever actions could be invoked on a RDP session. ...
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Running Bloomberg Anywhere Terminal on Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services Environment

Hello Internet Brain Trust! We have a Windows 2012 R2 box running RDS and would like to run the Bloomberg Desktop Terminal. We know of others running this configuration with one difference: -> We ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop Services - Android

We have recently started testing Remote Desktop Services. We have deployed the environment using the latest server, Windows Server 2012 R2. We have deployed the Web Access Roles, RD Gateway, ...
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Windows Embedded thin client vs fat Windows client updates

I'm currently investigating options regarding thin clients following a move to a system based on Microsoft Remote Desktop Services. Currently users are using their existing desktops as RDP clients, ...
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Remote Desktop Server does not update group policies

I have a domain with 4 Remote Desktop Servers running Win2k8 R2. If i change the GPO on my domain controller for the Remote Desktop Servers i am having some issues. After running: gpupdate /force ...
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Windows 2008 R2 RDS - Double Login

Issue: Double logins when connecting to RemoteApps or Remote Desktop Environment: Gateway = 1 server 2008 R2 - Roles = Gateway, Session Broker, Connection Mgr, Session Host Configuration server ...
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Editing the Session Collection disk size in Server 2012 R2

I created a Remote Desktop Services Session Collection a few weeks ago using Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard. I am now realizing I overdid the Maximum Size in the user profile disks section, and ...
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Visual Studio's Just-In-Time Debugger window appears in randomly chosen RDP Session

On a Windows Server 2008 R2 Server with Remote Desktop Services installed and multiple users logged on, the Visual Studio Just-In-Time Debugger window may appear on any RDP session, not necessarily ...
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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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How to make Remote Desktop Services Deployment visible in Windows 2012R2 server manager when logging with a different user?

We have an high availability setup for Remote Desktop Services (Windows 2012R2 datacenter edition) all servers are member of "Domain A": 2 Domain controllers : DCA01, DCA02 1 Gateway ...