"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 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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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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Why is SiteToZoneAssignment GPO applying, but sites not appearing in IE

We have a Windows server 2012 R2 remote desktop farm, which we have applied a GPO to, to control site to zone assignments. This was working fine up until recently, but just lately, we have found that ...
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What does “Administrator” have that allows them to RDP into a server?

I am trying to setup an Active Directory so that "Domain Users" can via RDP. If I assign the role "Domain Admin" to the user, they can login via RDP no problem but when I follow many tutorials (this ...
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How do I move RDP Profile Disks to a new location or different collection?

I have a RDS deployment (2 server 2012 R2 boxes) with a Session Collection setup that users have been using. There are lots of Profile Disks. I need to create a new Session Collection and move those ...
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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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Windows 2012 R2 RDP - How to force a default desktop background for AD users on remote sessions only?

I want to setup either through a GPO or through some other method a default desktop background for my users when they sign in to our RDP environment. I do not want to force the background on them on ...
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Active Directory, wildcard security certificate, and remote access

Is there any way to secure an entire Active Directory (AD) domain using a single trusted, third-party Certification Authority (CA)-signed wildcard security certificate so that remote access will be ...
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can server 2012 R2 be used in server 2008 R2 terminal server farm

I have currently have 3 server 2008 R2 servers forming a server farm with a separate server 2008 R2 session broker. I am familiar with adding servers to the farm using active directory and joining ...
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Windows 2008 R2 with RDP Services Remote Control fails intermittently with “Access is denied”

While logged in as domain admin, I'm occasionally unable to use the remote control feature and get an "Access is denied" error message (or from procmon.exe by sysinternals "Remote Control: null")...
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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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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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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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Active directory user sessions are not appearing under the “Collections/Connections” in Remote Desktop Services

I am currently using Windows Server 2012 r2 and I am trying to setup RDP shadow services on my services to be able to remotely connect to current user sessions who are on the domain, I set up all the ...
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Server 2012 (NOT R2) RDC/RDP session limits from ad user account not applied

We use Server 2012 (NOT R2) RemoteApp with one session broker and multiple session Host Servers. Within the Server Manager its possible so set different values for each collection of remoteapps but ...
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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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Available RDS licenses but still no access

We have two Remote Desktop servers (Windows 2008 Server R2), with one of them being the license server. We had 30 CALs so only 30 sessions could be opened. We bought 5 more CALs and installed them on ...
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Remote Desktop Services “Collections” tab is missing on Windows Server 2012

We just made the switch to new a server and changed from Windows 2008 R2 to 2012 R2 Datacenter. All the employees connect to this server using Remote Desktop Connection. Everything was going fine ...
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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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Does RAM consumption use Network Bandwidth?

I have created a software which is being accessed by remote users through RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol). Application Platform : C# 3.5 - Windows Form Current Server that i am using : Windows Server ...
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How can I allow users to change their passwords when logging in via RDP?

I am running a Windows Server 2012 R2 server that admins and users can access via Remote Desktop Connection. I have set up the users and Local Security Policy so that on each user's first login, and ...
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Win2012r2 Services Recovery Tab documenation refuses to launch

Services Recovery Tab Help will not launch. [ On the "Recovery" tab in Windows Services.msc, clicking on "Help me set up recovery actions" results in "An internal error occurred (...
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RDS Clipboard redirection

I just deployed a RDS Host server and a Remote Gateway server, both Windows 2012 R2. I cannot get clipboard redirection (copy and paste between local PC and RDP session) to work for domain users who ...
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Non-Domain Thin Client RDPing to Domain Terminal Server with domain credentials

I have Windows Thin Clients on the network that are not Domain joined. They access a Domain joined terminal server. If I use RDP and enter the server name, then when prompted, user credentials they ...
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Virtual Machine with Two NIC's Losing Internet

Please Forgive my newbieness... I'm just a developer trying to learn a little of the hardware side. I've tried to look this question up but all results produce VMWare which I am not using. I've ...
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how to fix remote desktop access in Windows Server 2012 R2

Kind of an embarrassing question but... One day I was playing around with GPOs to try and grant local Administrator access to a specific User group for a specific Client computer. Somehow, I messed ...
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RemoteApp and encrypted connection strings in the machine.config

We have several applications which use encrypted connection strings from with the machine.config on the server. Now we are starting to experiment with RemoteApps, but are getting the error: ...
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Terminal Server 2008 Closing All Applications Immediately Upon Opening

I've got a terminal server that one user is having problems with. Everyone else seems to work just fine. When this user tries to open any application, it closes immediately. This is ALL applications. ...
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Reconnect to Domain Controller after temporary disconnect in Server 2012

I have 5 RDP Servers running Windows Server 2012. Our Domain Controller was temporarily taken off of the network for 5 minutes due to a bad switch. Even after it has been brought back online, when ...
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How? Setup Domain Group Policy to enable Remote Access to all PCs (even if from remote location) using DOMAIN\Admin credientials?

How and what Group Policy can I apply via the DC that allows the Domain\Admins to access any of the Machines PCs & Servers within the domain via the LAN or Internet/ Remote connection?
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(How) Can I change the location of the local profile storage (C:\Users) in a roaming profile RDS environment?

Setup: 1 File Server and 2 Terminal Servers (RDS Hosts), 1 Domain Roaming Profiles are set to \WS2008R2\PROFILES\ Local Profile storage as per default is in C:\Users Relevant Software: Microsoft ...
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Is it unsafe publishing a Remote Desktop Services Gateway directly to the Internet?

I am planning to deploy a Remote Desktop Services Gateway on Windows Server 2012 R2 on AWS with the following configuration in the security group (the RDS Gateway should authenticate users against an ...
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Server software complains it is already running when launched over RD

The server software needs to be accessed by remote users. When one user is logged in, the other user cannot launch the software as it complains it is "already active" (running for another user). My ...
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Audit RDP security layer used for each logon

I'm looking for a way to monitor the security layer used when a user log on a windows 2012 R2 server with RDP (SSL or RDP, encryption level). I haven't found anything useful in "Advanced Audit Policy ...
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How to assign remote users from GPO/users not authorized

My account and my admins can remote into any machine on the network, but standard users get an "user not authorized" error. The only solution I've found is to manually add the users to the Approved ...
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Is AWS ELB a viable replacement of RDGW

tl;dr Is Amazon Web Services Elastic Load Balancer a viable replacement for Remote Desktop Gateway? short enough; did read My client currently uses a remote desktop gateway with roughly 10 remote ...
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How to set the network interface for RDP in Windows Server 2012?

I have a server with multiple network interfaces, and I need RDP to only listen for connections on one of them; the server is not a Remote Desktop server, RDP is only used for remote administration. ...
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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 session getting locked or logged off even when actively doing something

I am getting this issue whereby I will get the logged off or locked out and into the log in screen, even while I am doing something on the server, ie. doing some update on one of the application or ...
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Is there a way to move the RemoteApp and Desktop Connections shortcuts from there default location?

I would like the shortcuts created by Remote Desktop Services RemoteApp and Desktop Connections moved from their default location: %userProfile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\...
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2008 R2 RDS, keeps saying user must change password at first logon

We have a 2003 domain with two 2003 domain controllers on 2008 R2 functional level. Over the past week, when a user's password expires, they attempt to change it when logging into a 2008 R2 remote ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...