"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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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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To VDI or not? Having a central desktop for a group of old computers

I'm planning to work on a contract with a nonprofit organization that supports low-income areas in the South-east Washington D.C. area with computers as a community service so that people can use 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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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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Can you host Remote Desktop Services w/ RemoteFX on a Virtual Server?

Can you install RDS w/ RemoteFX on a Virtual Server? For example Windows Server 2012 R2 hosted in AWS or Azure?
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double login and other problems on remote desktop every 14 days

On Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services we got problems every 14 days on Monday morning independent of how long the server is up. You have to log in twice. RemoteApps will not start (only ...
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Remote Apps Not Showing

I am trying to get RD Web Access working. Installed the following Roles all on a server: Remote Desktop Session Host Remote Desktop Licensing Remote Desktop Connection Broker Remote Desktop Web ...
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Installing RD Gateway on a server with another site already in Default Web Site and listening on port 443?

I have a server running Windows Server 2008 R2, web facing with one website already installed. I would like to also add the RD Gateway services to this machine since it is already accessible form the ...
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Set RDS Default Printer By Session/Client

We have a Multipoint 2012 server running RDS for dumb terminals set up throughout our facility. Clients are named by their location. Each location uses its own printer. Due to the fact that there are ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Windows 8.1 RDP -shadow session

Is it possible to establish RDP shadow session in Win 8.1 Pro VM on Win 8.1 Pro Host? I can RDP into the VM from an external client (credentials saved): mstsc.exe /v:68.560.92.1 In the VM I ...
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Access Server 2008R2 RemoteApp with MS iOS RDP App without RD Web Access

Is it possible to connect to a Server 2008 R2 RemoteApp using the iOS Microsoft Remote Desktop App v8.0.9, across LAN and VPN, with only the RD Session Host service installed? That is, without RD Web ...
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Windows 2012R2 as RDSH and rollback to clean state

I am in the process of installing a new Windows 2012R2 server in Remote Desktop Session Host mode that will work as a "terminal server" inside a classroom. The idea then is that after the server is ...
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Configuring HAProxy for RPC, only one host

I've tried several ideas on how to get this to work, including Squid, Pound, and now HAProxy, which seems to be the closest yet, so far. I have an NGinx server which I have set to be the primary web ...
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RDS Server Issues after DC upgrade

We have a Remote Desktop Services 2012 member server, this was on a Windows 2003 functional level domain and was working well. All RDS roles are on the same single server. Server is not a DC We ...
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Configure custom SSL certificate for RDP on Windows Server 2012?

I have been trying to get an installation of Remote Desktop Services deployed using Server 2012. I have now run into a problem where I need to use a certificate other than the self-signed cert from ...
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Server 2012 RemoteApp Disconnects/Reconnects Constantly

I have remote desktop services running on Server 2012 with high availability. I'm running 3 gateways and a farm of session host servers. Gateways all seem to be running fine, they take connections no ...
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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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Windows Server 2008 R2 w/ Remote Desktop Services very slow mapping WebDAV sharepoint drive

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 standard with Remote Desktop services enabled (5 user license, but generally only one or two people are using it). The user maps a drive to a sharepoint server, using ...
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Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services, Foxit Reader as default

I have a Server 2012 RDS server I'm setting up. I have installed Foxit Reader. I then went to the registry and set the value of HKLM\Software\Classes\ .pdf to FoxitReader.Document. I also set up a ...
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RDG RPC 401 failure when not joining AD domain aka Workgroup mode

A vanilla Workgroup install of Windows Server 2008R1 and following many of available guides: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd983949(v=ws.10).aspx Full Computer Name set to ...
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Server 2012 RDS time settings

My server is set up do show the clock in 24H format, but in "Server Manager\Remote Desktop Services\Collections\xxx" the "Connections" windows show all the times in AM/PM, like "Log On Time" and ...
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Remote desktop services

I am running Windows 2008 Server R2 with roles installed for Remote Desktop Services. I want to know how can I run both rd virtualization host server and rd session host on same system, as I am not ...
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External access to RDS not working

So I have an issue where I have setup a RDS environment: All servers are win 2008 R2 RDS1 - Licensing, gateway, broker RDS2,3,4 and RDS5 - Session Hosts. All in a farm called Farm1. I have a cert ...
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Excluding single user from global Remote Desktop Session Host setting

I'm having a problem with printers and remote desktop (terminal server). At the moment, I have set the Session Host settings to not allow default local printer to be set as default in the ...
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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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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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Trusted 2008 RDP publisher thumbprint failure

Server 2008 R2, Windows 7. I'm trying to use group policy to specify the thumbprints of a trusted RDP publisher (me). I've followed the msdn instructions for getting and setting the thumbprint and ...
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Win 7 Remote Desktop connection failure when already logged in

I have a bit of a strange problem, magnified recently by my broadband dropouts. I wasn't sure whether to post this on SU or SF, so I thought I'd start here as more users would be likely to know what ...
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“this network location can't be included because it is not indexed” on Windows 2008R2 Remote Desktop Services Hosting

I'm setting up a new terminal server for our users on Win2008R2 (I guess I should call it Remote Desktop Services now!) When I try to change the location of "Documents" (by removing the default ...
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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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Remote Web Access Resources

I have a client who has been using the Remote Web Access in SBS 2011. They had access to each of their domain PC's that were on the same network after logging into the RD Gateway. I'm trying to ...
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Remote Desktop Services stopped working after domain change

I had Remote Desktop Services (RD Session Host deployment) functioning properly on the Windows Server 2012 R2. The server had to be moved to another domain. That went well but now Remote Desktop ...
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Changing the order Apps on Remote Desktop Services 2012 R2

I would like to know if it is at all possible to change the order of icons on the RDS landing page. I've looked around in powershell options (Set/Get-RDRemoteApp) but none seems to have any parameter ...
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Configure timeout for remote desktop connections

We are using a Remote Desktop Gateway Server, so we can channel all RDP traffic from our internal LAN through a central server without the need to have firewall openings for all our servers in the DC. ...
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An internal error has ocurred - MSTSC Crashes

In brief: I cannot Remote desktop a particular server - say "X" from "A" server, but with MSTSC /ADMIN switch I was able to RD "X" server. But the same "X" server can be RD'd from "B" server even ...
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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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Unsolicited Remote Assistance on domain

I manage a domain using win 2k8 r2 and 100 PC on Windows7. I have configured the Unsolicited Remote Assistance proceeding with all the requirements posted here ...
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WS-Fed with RDWeb Form Authentication

I have configured RDWeb to authenticate using WSFed. I have a WSFed IdP which sends the WSFed response to RDWeb server. The problem I'm facing is RdWeb is able to authenticate the user but after ...
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Applying user settings on a Windows Server 2008r2 server slow from external computers

I have 2 almost indentical environments consisting of a Windows 2008r2 server host running hyper-v and on each host I have 2 Windows Server 2008r2 guests. One of them acts as Domain Controller and 1 ...
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Remote Desktop Services Apps hangs when launhed

I am currently deploying a Remote Desktop Services system on Server 2012 R2. I have 3 session hosts and all the rest of the roles are distributed to 3 servers. The problem I'm having now is that the ...
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Word 2010 Event 300 Error 0x80070002 on Terminal Server Only

It's a W2012 R2 domain, one of 2 DCs is a Terminal Server. Clients are W7. The problem user can open her files on domain desktops, but not when doing RDC. Event log shows: Event 300 Microsoft Word ...
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VPN users stuck on welcome screen then error (RDS)

I run a SBS environment with 2 RDP servers, over the past few months (unable to pinpoint the date/time) my remote (vpn) users are unable to connect to my Remote desktop servers. they get stuck on the ...
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MS Azure WindowsServer2012R2-DatacenterEdition RemoteDesktop Shadow Session setup?

I use WindowsServer2012R2-DatacenterEdition as Microsoft Azure virtual machine instance and connect via RemoteDesktop. I'd like to use shadow session feature. Here's what I've done so far. 1 ...
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How to install CAL for RemoteFX on Server 2012 Standard

I had to enable RemoteFX to be able to use a video card on my Server for Hyper-V 2012. I have ran out of the grace period for Remote Desktop Session Host Server. I have tired to install the CALs that ...
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window server 2012 r2 keep disconnecting internet

I have set up window server 2012 R2 as domain controller for Remote desktop service for some reason, it keep disconnecting the internet after a few hours(sometimes after one day), but when I ...
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Connection broker still redirect to disabled server in Windows 2012 R2

I have created new remote desktop deployment for remote sessions (no VDI) on new installed Windows 2012 R2 servers. I have 3 servers: -SRV1 - connection broker, rdweb, licensing, tsgateway -TS1, TS2 ...
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Running a service in the console

I have a legacy application that has a service the runs as local system, and runs fine. I have a new requirement to run multiple instances of the service as every user that is logged in (could be ...