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It doesn't require reinstallation, it requires the installation of a the remote desktop services role and the purchase of licenses to enable additional RDP connections. Why do you need so many RDP connections, is this just to manage Microsoft services on the server? Management tools can be installed on client computers to manage many of Microsoft's products ...


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The path of least resistance would be to uninstall the Remote Desktop service role. If you are not using the server as a session host, you could do with the 2 administrative sessions. No additional licensing or configuration needed.


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VNC on Windows acts like you are physically tapping into the keyboard, video, and mouse of the remote computer. So what you do through VNC basically has the same effect as if you were physically present at the console. Remote Desktop was originally a terminal server protocol. To permit lots of computer to run applications remotely on a server. These days ...


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The RDP GDI Acceleration Extensions document is the closest thing I can find to an official reference, and it makes references to 16-bit RGB values being sent across the wire for things like GDI brushes as being 5/6/5 format (5 bits of red, 6 bits of green, 5 bits of blue). 5/6/5 has always been how Windows has handled 16-bit video modes (at least, in my ...


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Remote Desktop Gateway would probably do what you're looking for. RD Gateway encapsulates the RDP protocol in HTTP or HTTPS. RD Gateway decapsulates the RDP protocol from the HTTP(S) and makes an RDP connection on behalf of the remote client to the appropriate RDP server. This allows a number of RDP servers to be present with the RD Gateway brokering ...


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I have had a similar issue a while back. Ended up being that, although I was only putting in login in CoRD's dialog, it was actually sending the down-level login name (domain\login) to the server. Once I added domain\ prefix to login on RDP, it all worked. Hope this helps.


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To allow more remote users on your MS Windows server you need to install the terminal services role. Microsoft calls those Remote Desktop Services since MS Windows Server 2008. This does not require reinstallation but probably one or more restarts. You need client access licenses and a license manager to use this feature. The following links will give you ...


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With a Cisco AnyConnect VPN there is an option on the client side to allow this IF the VPN admin is allowing split-tunneling. You can see the option here: As far as on the firewall itself, if you are the VPN/firewall admin (I'm guessing you aren't) then the setting is similar to this here:


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A UCC cert is more of a marketing term than a technically different type of certificate. A UCC cert is really just a regular X509 certificate with a bunch of SANs (subject alternative names) on it. As such, you can easily mimic the functionality of such a cert with your own internal certification authority. If you own the CA, you can have it issue ...


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Maybe this is related to KB2962806. You should try to apply it. I don't know how to apply this update because it is not available on the Microsoft site. I only get it with the automatic Windows update but not on every computers. This update solved a similar problem for me. And since this update is applyed on SOME computers, every others work too. I didn't ...


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Have you tried using the /admin switch which should connect you to the console session? mstsc /admin /v:host.example.com


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You are probably using a central group policy store. Copy the contents of C:\Windows\Policy Definitions from the newest / most up-to-date server and place them in SYSVOL\domain\policies\PolicyDefinitions. This ensures that whenever you use the group policy management console it will be reading from the same central set of ADMX policy templates. When you ...


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I suspect your corporate laptop VPN has been set up and configured a mode to tunnel ALL traffic down it and not just corporate traffic. In order for you to remote desktop, you will need to have it set up in a split mode. I am unfamiliar with the Cisco VPN but, for example on Sonicwall SRA devices the option is "Tunnel all mode". Many sysadmins setup their ...


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Here is the documentation on the Remote Desktop Services CAL licensing for Server 2008 R2, from Microsoft. That's as much as we're willing to say about the strictly licensing part of the issue. Regarding the technical question (the behavior of RDS): Generally speaking, the Remote Desktop Services will not block you from using those 2 default sessions you ...


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I have had great success in making scenarios like this work in VMWare ESXi, but just one experiment with Hyper-V. In that particular instance, I ended up with a very nice setup for client VMs with vGPUs working fine, but for Windows Server edition, I could not make it work. This is actually detailed by MS here. Quoting the document: Note, RemoteFX vGPU ...


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My problem was I was trying to use a Gen2 VM instead of a Gen1. Creating a new VM based on Gen1 "hardware" fixed the issue.


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net localgroup "Remote Desktop Users" Ryan /add The above command will add the user account named "Ryan" to the "Remote Desktop Users" group on the local computer.


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Using Group Policy Preferences is the way of mapping printers (and drivemaps) these days. Nothing even come close to the flexibility you have with the plethora of targeting rules. We run a RDS environment with 600 users spread across 80 different locations. What we did was to build a single GPO targeting all the users. This GPO controls the mapping and ...


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Your RDP session video resolution is not related to the physical graphics adapter on the terminal server but is more related to the resolution you are running on the workstation initiating the connection. Connecting directly through the Hyper-V console to the guest you will be limited to 1600x1200 resolution but this limit does not apply to an RDP session. ...


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Following the advice of David and Brad I checked group policy using gpresult /v and found a policy called Multi-Factor-Authentication-ADMINS, which appears to be setting some registry keys in SOFTWARE\Policies\PassGo Technologies\Defender\Defender GINA. It appears to be a product called Quest Defender (now owned by Dell Software), and there is an entry in ...


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Azure chooses a random RDP port for you when you create the VM. In the Web portal, you can use the "connect" button in the lower button bar to download a .rdp file that includes the port. The docs are there : http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/services/virtual-machines-b/


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The RDP protocol is capable of running directly over the TCP protocol. This is what's happening when you "port forward" an external TCP port to the Terminal Services (TCP port 3389) port of a server. This is cumbersome if you have a number of RDP servers "behind the firewall" that remote users need to access. The RDP Gateway encapsulates the RDP protocol in ...


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As of 2008 a Microsoft employee indicated there was "no official way" to accomplish this. Given the six intervening years you'd like to think there has been progress, but I'm not seeing that there has been. If I were in your situation I'd try to find a small Win32 HTTP/HTTPS proxy that can be "pointed" at an upstream proxy and configured to provide ...


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We had an issue where no one could log on as the limit was reached, so we used Remote Desktop Services Manager. That allowed us to see who was RDP in and disconnect the user who forgot to log off.


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Remote Desktop Services actually have a pretty rich WMI object library you can take advantage of to query and manipulate the configuration. As of Vista/2008, it's located in the root\cimv2\TerminalServices namespace. Here's a good place to start on browsing what's available: Remote Desktop Services Configuration classes In regards to your specific ...


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If you don't have a UC certificate you can use this powershell script to update the FQDN to match your external host name / certificate name: http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Change-published-FQDN-for-2a029b80


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I had this exact same problem. After I deleted a Group Policy printers kept coming back all over the place. The only solution for me was: Downloading PSTools Running CMD as administrator Run the command psexec -i -s c:\windows\regedit.exe (make sure you don't have regedit open already, otherwise it gives an error) Delete all keys under ...


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Is it possible to configure the server (using native Microsoft / Windows tools) to obtain the ability to connect using remote desktop to every machine in the network from my remote office? Yes, it is possible. The first question if you are in a Windows Small Business Server network is whether this is even necessary? By default, SBS installations ...


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You have so many inaccurate misconceptions of how this stuff works I'm really not sure where to start, so I'll just run down what you said and respond quickly... Sorry! I don't mean to be offensive, but almost everything you said represents a misconception of how these systems function. Each app has their own session when I'm logged in Nope. RD ...


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You can prevent this from happening by making sure you are not sharing drives via your RDP connection. When connecting to a server via RDP: Click Show Options Go to the Local Resources tab Click Settings Click More Unselect all drives This worked for me and got rid of the "Preparing paste information" dialog.



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