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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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Windows Server 2019 remote users stuck in a black screen

So we have 2 virtually identical servers that are hosted somewhere else . Ever since we moved to these new servers in January we noticed periods when one of these servers would become stuck on a black ...
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AnyDesk remote access control [closed]

can i disable login to AnyDesk from outside the organization to inside and unable only login to the remote users. i tried creating a role in forti in interface --> lan --> access control (block ...
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Remote Desktop stuck at Loading Virtual Machine

We have a Terminal Services environment with following configuration Server A - RD Gateway + Connection Broker Server 1 to 20 - RD Session Host We have 7 collections and session hosts servers are ...
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RD Gateway and Web Application Proxy and AD FS

I am trying to deploy an RD Gateway in combination with WAP (Web Application Proxy) and AD FS pre-authentication as described here. For a "proof of concept", I've decided to deploy all RDS ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2: Cannot remove some printer driver ("are in use" error) - Stale (orphan) entries in registry

I'm trying to uninstall some printer drivers from a Windows 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Services Host. I want that, except for some particular printer, the Easy print driver has to be used. The policy in ...
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Migrating a Terminal Server - Multiple Names

I tried migrating our Terminal Server, which is now successful. The terminal server is joined to a trusted domain and normally, we could access the terminal server from our own domain. I created an A ...
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No sound from microphone over Remote Desktop (Windows Server 2019)

I'm trying to allow users to properly use video/voice chat software (like Teams) on our Remote Desktop server. Sound playback works fine, but I've been unable to get sound input (microphone input) ...
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Automating full Remote Desktop Session Deployment using powershell

I am attempting to automate a full Remote Desktop Session deployment but running into a problem adding the gateway via powershell. I can add each server with the exception of the gateway. Which ...
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Single User Can't Access RDP by DNS, only by IP

I have three domain controllers, dc01.ad.exmaple.com (10.83.78.10), dc02.ad.example.com (10.23.20.15) and dc03.ad.example.com (10.24.20.15). They are all in the standard Domain Controllers OU. dc01 is ...
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Smart card reader not able to detect in remote host

I have a situation where Host A (USB smart card reader connected) trying to RDP'ed to Host B, however, Host B was not able to detect the smart card reader on Host A in the remote session. Thing I have ...
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Duplicate Desktop Icons for single user over Remote Desktop Session

We have an RDS environment for our customers where they RDP into their server and their AppData is stored in a remote profile disk (VHDX), their user home is a redirected folder also stored in a ...
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Getting CD on HAProxy TCP (Layer 4) connection for Windows RDS Gateway

I have a Windows RDS instance that users connect to over the internet, although we have placed an HAProxy using a TCP frontend/backend: frontend front_https_rds bind XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX:443 ...
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User profile disks getting slower and slower causing crashes

since this morning I'm encountering wacky problems on my terminal server. I use user profile disks and they are getting slower and slower the longer the user session is. After 30 minutes it is so slow ...
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When do changes to the group policy take affect for remote desktop idle times?

I was setting up idle time settings for remote desktop services since I have users that are leaving themselves logged in at night with programs open. This is a Windows 2019 Standard server with remote ...
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Redirect or alter specific registry key under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE based on the logged in user

We would like to run an application under Terminal Server that's typically designed to run on a single client machine connected via network to a local server. This will mean multiple users logged on ...
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Remote Desktop 2019: new MSRDC Webfeed URL -> no workspace found // Browser or old MSTSC -> Workspace found?

I have kind of a strange issue related to Microsoft Remote Desktop Services running on Server 2019. **My Setup:** 4 Session Host, 1 Server for RD Gateway, RD Licensing, RD WebAccess, RD Broker When ...
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GoogleVM - Remote Desktop Connection Error

Can't connect to Google Server using Remote Desktop Connection in Windows 10. The error is "An internal error has occurred".
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Quickbooks Causing RDP disconnects

I run about 20 Windows 2016/2019 RDP Servers out of a central datacenter. I have a group of 4 QuickBooks (21 Enterprise) users on a fully patched 2019 server that are experiencing frequent RDP ...
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In place RDS upgrade

I'm looking for a solution to upgrade RDS farm with 2 brokers servers from windows 2016 to 2019. I read the online documentation by Microsoft for upgrading RDS and I get an error when I do the upgrade ...
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Remote Desktop with Azure AD Application Proxy

I have set up an RDS deployment exactly like its outlined on Microsoft documents, and tried to publish it with Azure AD Application Proxy. But all I receive is the IIS welcome page when browsing to ...
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Azure Virtual Desktop - can't login

I need to set up Azure Virtual Desktop and everything is deployed but there is no possibility to log in. Created the host pool, Desktop Application Group and a workspace, then added users to the DAG ...
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Configuring RDS for offsite access

I've setup an classic RDS server in Azure for testing. This consists of 3 servers for initial testing RDSAPP01 - Test app's beeing published RDSBRK01 - Connection Broker RDSWEB01 - Gateway/Web Access ...
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Server 2012R2 Remote Desktop all non-admin users are logged off immediately without getting to desktop

I have Windows Server 2012R2 virtual servers connected to an Active Directory domain. The servers accept both domain user/pass and domain Smart Card logins. All administrative accounts/users can log ...
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RDS RemoteApp File Type Association UI is Blank

I am setting up an RDS deployment that shares RemoteApps to replace one shared session host that offered all apps. There is a single rds gateway and then a couple of session hosts that offer different ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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