"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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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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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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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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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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Does Windows 10 Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) work with Windows Server 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Services (RDS)?

Ever since I upgraded to Windows 10, I've been having issues with RSAT to administer an RDS Windows Server 2012 R2 deployment. At first, the preview of the RSAT tools didn't work well and I chalked it ...
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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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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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Remote Desktop Farm Deployment ports

I'm in an environment where the firewall is very strict (as in every port is closed unless requested to be opened). When deploying my 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Farm through PowerShell I'm getting to ...
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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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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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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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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 profiles....
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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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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 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 workaround,...
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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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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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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 TSGSERVER....
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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 terminal-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...