"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".

learn more… | top users | synonyms

5
votes
1answer
250 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
773 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
528 views

Assign static IP to Users that access using Terminal Services (Remote Desktop)

For a project I'm working on I'm looking for the ability to assign a specific ip to users when they start a terminal service session. I'm using Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and I tried using Remote ...
1
vote
1answer
77 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
71 views

Session Broker and Direct RDP Connections

So newer to managing RDS2012 along with using the MS RDS Web Interface. Can users just RDP directly to the session hosts like previous TS? If not, what happens when the broker is down?
1
vote
1answer
486 views

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 ...
7
votes
0answers
385 views

Set-RDSessionCollectionConfiguration Connection Broker connects to localhost

I am running the following command from a PowerShell console on a Windows 8 machine, trying to configure a Server 2012 R2 RDS Connection Broker: Import-Module RemoteDesktop ...
3
votes
0answers
105 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
65 views

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?
2
votes
0answers
40 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
69 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
991 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
324 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
15 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
250 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
164 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
131 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
302 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
218 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
65 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
34 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
281 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
164 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
721 views

Force browser to reload home page after idle period?

Our library has several thin clients available for patrons to do searches on our catalogue. They connect to a Remote Desktop Session Host (Windows Server 2008 R2) where Internet Explorer automatically ...
1
vote
0answers
190 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
137 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
746 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

“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 ...
0
votes
0answers
6 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
95 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

RDP file not being generated by RDWeb

I have two test environments - Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012. I enabled RDWeb on both these environments. When I visit the login page for the 2012 server, It allows me to download a RDP ...
0
votes
0answers
143 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
65 views

RemoteApp Security Warning

I have a Windows 2012 Standard x64 RemoteApps RDWeb portal where I can launch apps. We have one remote app in particular which is RDP (mstsc.exe). Whenever a user launches it, they receive three ...
0
votes
0answers
66 views

Can RDS IP Virtualization work with a single nic that already has multiple static IPs?

According to the MS TechNet article Configure Remote Desktop IP Virtualization, if there are multiple NICs in the server only per-program mode is supported. However if there is only one NIC but it ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

2012 server using 2003 AD/DNS - Unable to auto-start applcation

I joined my 2012 server on 2003 AD/DNS domain. Installed Remote Desktop and everything. I can login with any user on it, problem is, it's not auto-starting an application it's set to start, and I'm ...
0
votes
0answers
252 views

Cannot enable RDP8 on Windows Server 2008R2

I have a Windows 2008R2 server running as a guest in Hyper-V configured as a Remote Desktop Server. I have several people who use the server both while they are in the office and also while out of the ...
0
votes
0answers
309 views

RDWeb RemoteApp Can't Connect through Gateway

I have a two server setup, one running Gateway and Web, the other running Session Host. I have a RemoteApp onfigured to run from the session host. I've set it up with an external CA generated ...
0
votes
0answers
167 views

Windows Server 2012 RD services: Cannot connect to a Virtual Desktop

Following a few tutorials I setup a server and installed 2012 RD services on it. I created a new pooled, managed desktop collection with only one VM which is connected to an internal vSwitch. From ...
0
votes
0answers
55 views

Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services

Why does server 2012 need to have a RD Connection Broker Server Role when 2008R2 TS installations were as simple as just installing your Session Host Manager and Licensing Manager?
0
votes
0answers
33 views

Cannot use this RDS Licensing Server

So essentially I have a 2012 server that I've done a QuickSession Deployment for Remote Desktop Services. I have also installed a Licensing Server on a separate 2012 box (my DC) which will end up ...
0
votes
0answers
162 views

Inaccurate License Count in Remote Desktop Server 2008 R2

Had an RDS License Server malfunction, opened a case w/ MS Tech Support, they were unable to fix. Resolution was to delete license db, uninstall all RDS roles, reboot, reinstall, reboot, activate ...
0
votes
0answers
124 views

Windows Server 2008R2 RDweb - connecting to PC's, multiple authentication prompts

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server running that's running the Remote Desktop Web Access role and Remote Desktop Gateway. The web access is supposed to be used to connect to PC's in the internal network. ...
0
votes
0answers
302 views

Remote desktop connection to Hyper V computer freezes

I have a Windows Server 2008R2 Enterprise server with two Hyper-V virtual computers. These two virtual computers are used with remote desktop connection from different client computers (Windows 7, ...
0
votes
0answers
130 views

unable to logon to terminal session with any user other than users in administrators group

I have machine with windows server 2008 r2 when i try to log on using account other that is not in administrators group i am uable to logon and get the follwoing error "Your account is configured to ...
0
votes
0answers
290 views

MSTSC.EXE running in place of Explorer.exe USB Issues

We are using mstsc to replace explorer.exe on our thin clients. Everything works as intended except usb redirection. We have a USB device plugged into the thin client (thumbprint device). If I go ...