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In the Remote Desktop Services configuration, you can specify a certificate to use. You can also see the details of the current certificate. Compare the the thumbprint on that certificate to the one presented when you connect. What's probably happening is the certificate is being automatically generated with a short expiration date. If you generate a ...


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If you check the whois record for that IP, it tells you: Comment: To report suspected security issues specific to traffic emanating from Microsoft online services, including the distribution of malicious content or other illicit or illegal material through a Microsoft online service, please submit reports to: Comment: * ...


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You need to configure your User Configuration settings in the GPO linked to the TS OU and use Group Policy loopback processing so that those user settings apply to the users when they log onto the TS servers. http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2013/02/08/circle-back-to-loopback.aspx


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If a program requires a service to run properly then the answer is No, the service is a must. As for RDP, since the service is responsible for opening RDP port (3389) for listening then I believe that you won't be able to connect to the remote machine until the service is up and port is opened. Edit #1: PsExec uses the Windows Service control Manager API ...


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OK, so luckily I wasn't in too much of a hurry to log into this machine, so over the past few weeks I've been thinking of other ways to get in. In case anyone else has this problem, here's a compiled list of ways I've thought of or found to regain access to a VM that is not responding: Reset password as per the links in my original question (if lost ...


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After more searching I've found this: Remote Desktop Protocol 8.0 Update for Windows 7 SP1: Enabling a great WAN user experience for Windows 7 SP1 virtual desktops Are the RemoteFX and RDP 8.0 enhancements available for Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Session Host? No, the RemoteFX and RDP 8.0 enhancements are not available for Windows Server 2008 ...


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I'm in the same situation, but my thought was that based on that same article, it said that you just had to enable RDP 8 for Windows 7 so the impression I got was that RDP 8 was enabled by default for Server 2008 R2, which is why the settings aren't there in local group policy for 2008 R2, but they are for Win7 but yeah, if the indicator for whether or ...


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I've encountered this type of behavior several times so far with Windows 8/8.1 or Server 2012 machines when they've been rebooted and have a lot of updates to install. For whatever reason it appears that the RDP password prompt will appear if you try to connect while it is still installing updates even though you can't actually connect. In those cases it ...



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