"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 Web Access User Principal Name logon format

By default, logging Remote Web Access running on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials server using the down-level logon format (DOMAIN\username) works fine but using the user principal name (AKA email ...
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Audit what version of Remote Desktop users are using

we're trying to find out if there's any specific way to audit what version of remote desktop users are connecting with to a terminal server. You can find the version number manually by right clicking ...
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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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Connection issues to RDS via RD Gateway

We have access to one of our applications via RemoteApp through a RD Gateway. It works from most machines, even Macs. We have one client who is attempting to connect, and is getting the following ...
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Win Terminal Server/RDS - dynamic printer mapping after session reconnect

I am trying to figure out this Problem: When a user disconnects his/her RDS (on Windows Server 2012 R2) session in Office 1 and reconnects in Office 2, then still all the Printers relevant to Office 1 ...
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RDP over SSL to RDP gateway and disabling UDP

I want to connect to an Azure VM (Windows 2012 R2) over SSL which AFAIK is possible with the RDP gateway service. However, this is normally used to connect to other local network machines instead of ...
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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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Do not allow passwords to be saved with RD Gateway in Remote Desktop Client

I'm trying to disable the Remember my credentials in the Remote Desktop Client via a Local Group Policy or registry. But the DisablePasswordSaving setting does not have an effect when a RD Gateway is ...
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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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How often do you restart a heavily-utilized Windows Server 2008R2 Remote Desktop Server (VM)?

Note: I've read How Often Do Windows Servers Need to be Restarted? but this question pertains to our Remote Desktop server specifically. We have a Windows Server 2008R2 server - a VMware ESX VM - ...
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Can you change the RemoteApp location of a published app?

We would like to be able to roll out new versions of an application in RemoteApp without having to kick off users. One idea was to publish the new version of the application in a different directory, ...
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Blank sent to default printer on RDP Win2008R2 with mapped printing

I’ve got an issue with a terminal server running Win2008R2 Enterprise SP1. My users have remote print mapping enabled (as it is imperative for their day-to-day duties). When they log in, RDP will ...
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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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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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Is there any way to “save” a disconnected RDP sesion's state in a manner analogous to ACPI hibernate for a regular PC?

Related to: How often do you restart a heavily-utilized Windows Server 2008R2 Remote Desktop Server (VM)? If there are some disconnected user sessions on a Windows Server 2008R2 or Windows Server ...
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Windows Server 2012 - Accessing RDS via web access from external address

I have a very strange issue. I'm setting up an RDS server in azure for a proof of concept. I've found that if I use the web access using the external URL provided by azure (xxxx.cloudapp.net/RDWeb), ...
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Server 2008 Setup Remote Desktop Services [duplicate]

I have a 2008 server that I can access via remote desktop as I am the domain admin at my work environment. We are installing some software that will require a handful of users to login and use the ...
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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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Remote Desktop Gateway 2012 R2 Clients receives an Authentication Error (Code: 0x607)

Looking for a consistent solution... My Remote Desktop Gateway 2012 R2 Clients randomly receive an Authentication Error (Code: 0x607) Always able to make it to the gateway. Process fails connecting ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 allows many local RDS connections, but only one remote

I'm trying to set up an instance of Server 2008R2 with RDS. I have a 20 User and 20 Device CAL that I can choose from, but either one is not enabling me to have multiple remote connections. I can ...
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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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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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RD published apps not connecting to remote instance

I have configured RD components in one single server (for my poc) and I have done configuring 2 machines as session host. I have created a collection and in that RDP for a machine is published. When ...
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Configure custom SSL certificate for RDP on Windows Server 2012 in Remote Administration mode?

So the release of Windows Server 2012 has removed a lot of the old Remote Desktop related configuration utilities. In particular, there is no more Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration utility ...
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Get RD user client hostname in Server 2012 R2 RD deployment [duplicate]

There is currently nowhere in the server manager GUI that I can see, that shows me the hostname of the machine a user is using to log onto our remote desktop deployment. I have had a quick look ...
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Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services how to see collections in list that expands off bottom of screen?

In Server Manager > Remote Desktop Services I have a large list of collections. The list is already so long that it goes off the bottom of the screen and unfortunately it is only going to keep ...
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Inconsistencies in RDP connections to similar servers

We have a bunch of Windows 2008R2 servers used as RDP servers that are (or at least should be) essentially identical in configuration (and are arranged in a RDP farm). When administrating from home, I ...
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Error adding RDSH to existing collections: Unable to retrieve the session collection properties

I've randomly experienced a problem on our production server. I can no longer add RDSH servers to existing collections but I can create a new collection. The error message from add-rdsessionhost: ...
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Server 2008 R2 How to Change Windows 7 Basic Theme Color

We're deploying thin clients connecting to a terminal server farm. The computers have high visibility to the public and I would like them to at least look presentable and not like something out of ...
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Remote Access to Windows Server 2003 while in Safe Mode [closed]

I have a Windows 2003 server. This server has experienced errors necessitating a restore procedure carried out in Safe Mode. However, the server is located in a remote location. How can I ensure that ...
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Cannot connect via Remote Desktop Connection to Server 2003 R2 machine after installing RD Gateway on Server 2008 R2 RDS machine

I installed RD Gateway on my RDS server (2008 R2), which installed Network Policy Server as well. After installing, I could no longer connect via Remote Desktop from any machine to one server running ...
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Outlook 2013 (connected to imap accounts) with mandatory profiles on Server 2012R2 RDS

Windows 2012R2 RDS and Outlook 2013. Mandatory Profiles with folder redirection to users Homefolders. Anyone have any ideas on using outlook (connected to imap mail accounts) with mandatory ...
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Cannot enable more than 2 simultaneous Remote Desktop Connection

Windows Server 2012 is unable to allow more than 2 simultaneous Remote Desktop Connections: Instead of editing the group policy : "Limit Number of connections to 999999" Disabling "Restrict Remote ...
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Connect to a remote pc not working

I have created an RDS Server and I think I have configured everything including certificates (self signed for testing). As I need to test this before handover, I have started testing and I could find ...
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Remote Desktop Server farm stops working

A previously nicely functioning Remote Desktop Server Farm ahs stopped working two days ago. The setup is as follows: DNS resolves "myfarm.mydomain.local" to the IPs of all the farm member servers ...
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Cannot configure RD Gateway to RDP through web access

I have a windows server 2012 base ec2-instance. This is joined to a domain. Have installed RDS service, and configured to make it a RD Gateway server. I can nicely access through web also. But I ...
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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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Cannot configure RD Gateway

I have a windows server 2012 base ec2-instance. This is joined to a domain. Have installed RDS service, but I need to make it a RD Gateway server. I was trying to configure session based desktop ...
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Terminal Session Targeting by IP Range broken

We have a group policy preference to connect terminal server users to the printers at their site with Terminal Session Targeting for an IP address range. It works well for users that use the IGEL thin ...
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WINSRV | Unable to remove Remote Desktop Service Web Access (0x800f0922)

I have a big problem, because I can't uninstall the Remote Desktop Service Web Access role. I am always getting error code 0x800f0922. When I want to uninstall it with IIS, my server restarts and says ...
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Remote Desktop Easy Print not printing on HP GDI printers

I've encountered issues with Remote Desktop Easy Print users trying to print to their GDI / host-based printers from Remote Desktop sessions. The printer objects get redirected into the RD session and ...
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Remote Desktop Server: Restrict drive redirection on per user basis?

For a Remote Desktop Server, drive redirection can be controlled via Group Policy. Unfortunately, this is a computer configuration, so it will either apply to all users or none. Is there a ...
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Sudden login failure on RDS server on Windows 2012

So, my knowledge on Remote desktop services is not so good, but I managed to get it up and running last year, it's been working just fine for eight months. Now today no Remote desktop users can login. ...
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Make RemoteApp use console session

Is there a way to make RemoteApp on Windows Server 2012 R2 use the user's existing console session instead of spawning a new session? If I access an app remotely and come back to my PC, I was to be ...
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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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Win 2008R2 Enterprise Server with RDS, licensing error while connecting via RDS

We have 2K8 R2 RDS server setup in our environment and i am facing a weird issue whenever connecting to another RDS2 server through my RDS1. The error says "The remote computer disconnected because of ...
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Windows server 2012R2 RDS installed on Domain Controller will not uninstall

Knowing I had 90 days to figure out the licensing, I installed RDS. Seems I didn't need to as Administrators can log in anyway. Now it seems we don't want to buy any more licenses so I figured I would ...
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How can you use a RemoteFx GPU in a Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtual Machine?

The title says it all - I have a Hyper-V host with GPU installed and RemoteFx enabled. RemoteFx works fine in any Windows client OS, but I am trying to accelerate an application which will sit on a ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - does the RDS licensing mode revert back to default after a license's grace period ends?

In my Remote Desktop licensing manager, I see that I have two licenses installed: Windows Server 2000 Server - Default provided TS CAL per device Windows Server 2008 / 2008 R2 - Temporary TS or RDS ...
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Choppy YouTube video and sound playback

I have issues with YouTube videos on Windows Server 2012 R2 via RDP, connected via a 2012 R2 RD GW server and UDP is enabled. The videos play very choppy, no matter what quality I choose or browser ...