Questions tagged [remote-desktop-services]

"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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Log into local Windows 2019 Remote Desktop Server with Azure AD account?

Is there a way to use Azure AD accounts to log into a Windows 2019 Remote Desktop Server? (not hosted in an Azure cloud VM) The idea is to have the user's primary account be the Azure AD account. This ...
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How easily and quickly access workstations that are two or three servers away from mine

I work for a small IT firm whose main client has dozens of Windows Servers (2012 R2) catering to thousands of workstations in several dozen cities. We routinely and remotely assist end-users, and to ...
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XRDP connecting for only root user's desktop in a CentOS 7 + LXQT Desktop environment

We have a CentOS 7 server where we have installed LXQT desktop environment. We also have xRDP installed in that machine. We were able to connect to root user in XRDP and see the desktop. However for ...
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How to see the user’s RD session?

How can I as an administrator perform “shadowing” of a user in a Remote Desktop Services environment? My scenario is the following: The user will log on to the RDS system and get a remote desktop ...
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How to disable warnings about low disk space

I have a bunch of Session Hosts in a Remote Desktop Services environment. How can I disable warnings about low disk space? When the user logs on they see I warning about low disk space for a local ...
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Find user’s session in RDS

Let’s say I have a Remote Desktop Services environment with two connection brokers and four Remote Desktop Session Hosts. I want to know which of the four session hosts that user jdoe is logged on to. ...
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Network Policy Server rule does not match users from trusted domain when in a nested group

TL;DR: Just look at the image linked below. User group membership diagram We have an RD Gateway and Network Policy Server, both running on Windows Server 2012 R2 in an environment with forest ...
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Changes to the value for Remote Desktop Services User Profile path do not take

TLDR; I can't figure out where the value for %appdata% is set for RDS servers. This appears to be different from the "Remote Desktop Services User Profile" directory in ADUC, as I can ...
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RDP screen goes black after successful remote login

We have a Windows 2012 R2 Server that was working perfectly, about month ago, when the administrator tries to connect remotely to the server he gets the login prompt, he enters his credentials but ...
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RDP Gateway not Connecting

Using Windows Server 2008 S2 I have setup a RDP Gateway but it won't connect. The firewall sees the incoming 443 and transfers to the onsite server without issue, but then all RDP client says ...
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Azure remote desktop lags and performs slower than on my older laptop

I just purchased a new laptop which, specs-wise, is vastly superior to my old one which I have been using Azure on for the last few months. For instance, it has an i7 Processor (10th Gen) whereas my ...
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RDSH Account log on failure via scripted Horizon Client

Some users complained that the message "Account Lockout" was appearing to them in the "VMware Horizon Client", I started the investigation and found that the users were blocked in ...
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Best option under Azure to provide remote desktop access to an application?

I developed a desktop app and now I would need that users can use it from a RDP connection. I have Windows 2012 in a Azure Virtual Machine. I understand that I need a CAL license for each user. ...
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Should Remote Desktop use a dedicated certificate template?

Practically all instructions on enabling certificates for Remote Desktop server authentication (and configuring auto-enrollment through Group Policy) say that you should create a new certificate ...
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Frequent RemoteApp outages

I have configured RemoteApp on my server. It happens about once a week that users can't connect to the server with error: Remote Desktop Gateway Server is temporarily unavailable Connecting to https:...
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AWS EC2 RDP Access sometimes does not work

I am using Windows AWS EC2 instance and access it using windows RDP. Since yesterday it is behaving weirdly. I am using it for past 2-3 years with no issues Some time it works, some times it does not ...
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Using a different SSL Certificate for RdWeb

I have an RD Deployment, which is configured on an active directory domain mydomain1.com RdWeb and the RD Gateway both run on machine1.mydomain1.com, so usually we would access it through https://rd....
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Server Running Remote Desktop License Server cannot issue RD license to itself?

Relative newbie here, please be patient. This question is similar to this, and this, and particularly to this, but I don't have enough expertise to tell if it is identical, and for the third one the ...
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remote commands unexplained behavior (remote command execution)

Quick explanation of environment: We are running a large amount of Windows machines in a cloud environment for a client who needs them for training purposes. The students should be able to execute a ...
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Allow multiple users to interact with a single running instance of an executable

We have a Windows 10 machine running an inhouse update schedule (updateSchedule.exe) which runs multiple update processes which gather data and load to a database. Scheduled processes (update1.exe, ...
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Users keep re-activating Office 365 with Remote Desktop Server Farm

We are running a farm of three Remote Desktop hosts with Office installed. This being a farm, users get randomly assigned to an arbitrary member at different logins. Clearly, the various farm members ...
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Run Windows Server 2016 RemoteApp in User Context

We have configured Remote Desktop Services with RDWeb and published an application - with multiple session host server for load balancing. When the user is login into RDWeb and starts the application -...
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Windows Server 2019 RD Deployment Quick Start wont work

I am attempting to install Remote Desktop Services on a Windows Server 2019 server using the Add Roles and Features Wizard. During installation, it fails with the following error message: The post ...
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How do I restrict a Remote Desktop Client to a single application?

I have an AWS Lightsail server running Windows Server 2016. I want Administrators to be able to log in via Windows Remote Desktop Client and access the desktop and all applications. However, I want to ...
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Windows Remote Desktop licenses not being used

I'm part of a scientific lab and we have a Windows server we use for computation which we connect to using Remote Desktop. For a while, we didn't have any licenses purchased and it would let up to 2 ...
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Automatically connect duplicate Windows RDP users to an existing, shared session?

When a new Remote Desktop client connects to an RD server with a username that's already connected, Remote Desktop Services normally does one of two things: Disconnect the previous remote, and ...
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Slow Application with User Accounts from other Domain - Active Directory Domain Trust Issue?

I have a strange issue and hope someone can help me finding the cause. Environment: 2 companies (let's say Company A and Company B) with seperate IT-infrastructures. Each one has its own network, own ...
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RDS licensing servers HA

I'm trying to understand the correct way to configure two licensing servers for high availability, in per user mode. I have 100 users, and 100 Cal's in total. I have two licensing servers; lic1 and ...
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Windows Server 2016 both working and not working without configuration or licensing?

We have two VMs running Server 2016. On one of them I can log in with my username via RDP. On the other one, when I try to log in with my username via RDP, I get the following error: "The remote ...
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RD Gateway Manager Dropping Domain Trust Security Group

We have several customers whom we host RDS servers for thru AWS using Window Server 2012 R2. Some use Broker servers to host server farms while others do not. The issue has been with customers we have ...
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RemoteApp on Windows Server 2019 lags heavily

My Setup I do have to following RDS / RemoteApp setup: Windows Server 2019 hosting all RDS Roles (RD Web Access, RD Gateway, RD Licensing, RD Connection Broker and RD Session Host) Everything is ...
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Printer Deployment via GPO - Login Time too long

our printers are configured as shared printers on a printserver. They are deployed via GPO to different users/groups. Currently the printer GPOs are set to "Remove this item whn it is no longer ...
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Publishing Remote App from a Server Farm

I have the following architecture : 2 VM servers . Server1 : RD Connection Broker , RD Session Host , RD Web Access Server2 : RD Session Host. I have used a Round Robin technique for the DNS, I ...
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Duplicate users in RDS licensing

I'm about to purchase RDS CALs for a new RDS 2019 server currently in it's grace period. On checking the license console, we've got duplicate users in there. Is the username case-sensitive? Seems a ...
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Certificates for Session Hosts on RDS Deployment

I have a RDS Deployment in Windows Server 2019 compose of 3 servers: 1 host with the Connection Broker, RDS Gateway, RD Webclient and License server The other 2 servers are the session hosts. I ...
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Windows 10 machine unresponsive to remote login after presumed and confirmed reboots

Edit: May 5 2020 11:30 EDT (New York) time: When I regained remote access, the software upgrade that I thought had caused the problem started (or restarted) and required a reboot. Luckily this ...
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Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) Network statistics

My company network has a VPN setup wherein after establishing connection (tunnel) one can (only) do RDP to his/her (office) desktop to perform any tasks. In this case, user would be recieving RDP ...
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Accessing Remote Desktop through VPN on Windows Server 2012 r2

We have 2 networks at my current workplace - an administrative network everyone uses and a "lab" network which only engineers, scientists, and developers use. I have control over all servers and PCs ...
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Application Error SDXHelper.exe module ntdll.dll

I'm wondering if anyone out there can help me with a re-occurring event that I'm getting on my Windows Server 2012 R2 RDS Servers. The servers are running Office 365 ProPlus Version 2003 (Build 12624....
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RDP connection with gateway credential sharing between browser and RDP client

Our department is responsible for giving courses that, amongst others, rely on a fully working Windows domain. Let us call these environments simply System1, System2 and so on. The aim is to provide a ...
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Remote Desktop RemoteApps scaling with HAProxy

I am currently using RDS RemoteApps and would like to add scaling and redundancy, currently working on the Web Access and Gateway roles. I am trying this with HAProxy (I'd like to avoid Windows NLB). ...
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Remote Desktop Authentication without NTLM - How to Configure from non-Windows clients?

Background This has been bugging me for quite a while (and no amount of internet searching has amounted to a decent solution), so I'm hoping someone can offer some sage advice. When I try and start a ...
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Workgroup Server 2019 - RD Licensing - No licenses issued, 60 minute client timeout message

I have 2 machines with one (Server 2019 Standard) acting as a licensing server for my non-domain workgroup and the other a 2016 Standard machine. I configured the licensing server on the same day for ...
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RD Gateway traffic and RD Connection Brokers

So we currently had to emergency deploy a RDS server. The setup is running on Windows 2019 Server and all is fine at this stage. I have one RD Session Host server and the RD Licensing Server and RD ...
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Remote Desktop Licensing firewall requirements

We have a very strictly segmented network within our Active Directory domain. Server1 in Segment1 has a Remote Desktop Licensing role installed, whereas Server2 in Segment2 will have Remote Desktop ...
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RDS Connection Broker High Availability cannot connect to database

Scenario You want to configure Remote Desktop Services Connection Broker in High Availability mode, using (at least) Windows Server 2016. You have completed and verified all prerequisites: database ...
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Does the destination computer of a Remote Desktop Connection count as a Remote Desktop Session Host? (in terms of GPO configuration)

For example - If you open a Remote Desktop Connection to Dets-PC likes this: "Normal" Remote Desktop Connection Note: Dest-PC is just a normal Out-of-the-box Windows Server with no additional ...
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How to install Remote Desktop Services on Azure VM without requiring an Azure domain?

It appears that in order to install Remote Desktop Services on an Azure Windows 2019 Server VM, the VM must be joined to a domain. And it appears the Domain product is over $100USD per month for the ...
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Set background of remotedesktop while displaying user environment program

I have set up a Windows Server 2019 as a remote desktop host, using user CALs. When a user logs on to the server, he is locked in a program specified in his user settings. This all works fine, but now ...
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Domain-joined Windows 10 Hyper-V VM reboots after RDP session disconnects

I have several Win10 VMs set up in Hyper-V on Server 2012 R2. The server participates as a node in a failover cluster. The VMs are Roles in the cluster. These are new VMs with fresh installs of ...

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