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 2008 R2 RDS - Double Login

Issue: Double logins when connecting to RemoteApps or Remote Desktop Environment: Gateway = 1 server 2008 R2 - Roles = Gateway, Session Broker, Connection Mgr, Session Host Configuration server ...
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How Do I separate Windows 7 Roaming Profiles from Remote Desktop Services Profiles?

I have over one hundred users that have Windows 7 roaming profiles on a couple of Windows 2008 R3 servers. I have implemented a GPO for folder redirection for their Home directory (My Documents) and ...
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Windows Server 2008 r2: Updating RDP 6.1 to 7.1

I have Windows Server 2008 R2 RDP Session Hosts. They are using the RDP 6.1 protocol. How can I update to 7.1? Do I have to install a software or can it be configured?
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Windows Remote Desktop Services. Disable mouse and keyboard

Is there any way to disable Mouse and Keyboard functions in a Remote Desktop Connection? I'm using Windows Server 2008 R2. I checked the Group Policies but didn't find anything related. I just want ...
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Installing Terminal Server (Remote Desktop Services) on a Domain Controller (Active Directory)

From my research, I've come to understand that "Installing Terminal Server (Remote Desktop Services) on a Domain Controller (Active Directory)" is a cardinal sin - apparently there are some serious ...
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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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Cannot Install Remote Desktop Services dismapi_error__failed_to_enable_updates rds-web-access

I am having trouble installing Remote Desktop Services after upgrading from Server 2012 to Server 2019. I had Remote Desktop Services installed on 2012, but the rds-web-access role was not functioning....
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Remote Desktop Printing TCP/IP

I have a Windows Server 2016 x64 Application server. I have tested all kinds of printer and it's working fine. But when clients are trying to print from remote session, who have installed Standard ...
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Remote Desktop Session disconnects sporadically

Problem: RDP session disconnect and reconnect. Effects most user RDP sessions not all. Some remote users on our server sporadically gets disconnected. Their remote session freezes and they get a small ...
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Connect a Windows Mobile 5.0 RF to Windows Server 2012 R2

I am having a situation here, where i want to connect an RF that runs Windows Mobile 5.0 to a Windows Server 2012 R2 server that is located on Azure. It is reasonable for the two OS's to have ...
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Stop users logging into Terminal Server via internet

Currently we have a SBS Server, and a Terminal Server (both 2008R2) where users locally and remotely login to the Terminal Server, and work. We need to restrict the ability to login remotely to only ...
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How to make Group Policy to the same User Group at different Computer Groups? (VDI)

I made two Organizational Unit in my domain Thin Clients (there are the physical computer objects) Virtual Clients (there are the virtual computer objects) And I have the default Users (there are ...
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2 remote desktop servers one 1 external ip [closed]

Edited for clarification on why I'm asking this question: Purely for educational purposes. I would normally care less for 2 nodes. Not entirely sure if this is possible, but I have my desktop (...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 allows many local RDS connections, but only one remote

I'm trying to set up an instance of Server 2008R2 with RDS. I have a 20 User and 20 Device CAL that I can choose from, but either one is not enabling me to have multiple remote connections. I can ...
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Install remote desktop session host remotely

I've removed the remote desktop host role from one of my Azue VM, so I can't RDP into it. I have tried to recreate the endpoints and even the VM with no luck. I can't either access remotely with ...
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Query Windows local users using LDAP

Imagine a Company, only five employees, where a standalone virtual/cloud Remote Desktop Server is enough to serve all of the company's needs. This RDS stores all Programs and Files of the customer. ...
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PsExec :: Access Denied

I am working on PsExec but i get error as "Access Denied " Firewall is disabled on both machine. Ports are also open at both machine. C:\PSTOOLS>PsExec \\192.168.1.232 -u Administrator "c:\test\...
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RD Gateway: Most secure approach to authenticate users against remote domain

I need to perform authentication on a Remote Desktop Gateway against a remote domain. We have an internal corporate network with the domain corpdomain. Additionally there is a network at a remote ...
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Log into a specific server in a Windows 2012 Remote Desktop Collection

I have 4 Windows 2012 Remote Desktop servers in 1 collection. All 4 of the servers have the RD Session Host role. I've also put the collection into High Availability Mode, so all 4 servers also have ...
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Previously I was able to remote into my azure virtual machine (windows server 2008r2) but now I get remote logins are currently disabled

Up until today I was able to remote desktop into my windows server 2008 r2 virtual machine running in Azure and I was messing around with the settings for remote desktop session timeouts and now I get ...
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Isolate multiple Terminal Server Sessions of the same user account

I have to publish a single application via RDP to anonymous users. The server(s) are Windows 2008 R2 and the user connection is handled using Ericom's WebConnect Solution. Which does not change much - ...
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How do I configure a single Windows Server 2012 as Remote Desktop Services installation

we (a small 5 employee company) ordered a hosted server to use it as a use-from-everywhere database frontend. Our database basically is a SQL Server 2008 with an MS Access frontend, which I intend to ...
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Permissions for RemoteApp but not RemoteDesktop

I'm running WinServer2008R2 with Remote Desktop Services. I want users to have access to RemoteApp, but not RemoteDesktop. Can permissions be granted for only RemoteApp? Thanks- Jonathan
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Remote Desktop Services roaming profile leaving local copy after logoff

I have a Windows 2008 Remote Desktop Server and a GPO redirecting Remote Desktop Services profiles to a netapp share. This works with one caveat. I am getting a local profile written as well as the ...
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Is it possible to an user login more than once to a Windows Server with Remote Desktop/Terminal Services?

I've tried this, and it was not possible. But maybe there's a config that allows this. idk. Is it possible? I'm getting the user SessionID based on the explorer.exe process that belongs to them. But,...
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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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Remote Desktop Services continually stops on Windows Server 2016 VM

Environment: We have a Windows Server 2016 Virtual Machine running in Hyper-V and is used as our internet desktop (as our normal desktops run on Server 2012R2 and do not connect to the internet. We ...
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How drastically affect latency to the user experience in RDS?

I'm about to implement RDS (Remote Desktop Services Server using Windows Server 2016). Users will use an accountability software, no browser or any other app. I'm considering to put it as a remote app ...
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Win Server 2019 RDS HTML 5 web client not working behind nginx web proxy

Our environment requires that our Windows Server 2019 RDS Gateway (with the HTML 5 web client installed on it) be behind an nginx web proxy. The website portion of things work fine, but the connection ...
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Can Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) and Remote Desktop Services (RDS) be used side-by-side?

I have a dedicated Windows Server 2016 server hosted by a company. Right now, we use Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) to allow up to two simultaneous users the ability to log onto the server remotely. ...
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Cannot RDC a Win10 client machine

In our Windows SBS 2011 network with about a ten Windows 10 1803 client machines, we cannot connect to one of them using Remote Desktop Connection. The error is the following: Here are the Firewall ...
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Fix Start menu in Windows 2016 with Roaming profiles

really need a hand down here. I'm setting up a new RDS host, migrating from Windows Server 2008 R2 to 2016. The installation is brand new. What I'm doing to replicate the old configuration is: ...
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2012 rds 2016 domain controller

So we have a few 2012 R2 Terminal Servers at my company that were working fine until we started the process of replacing our Domain Controllers with new Windows 2016 Servers. Since then our users are ...
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RD Session host accepting new connections despite being set to not

I have a couple of new servers I'm testing for a customer... We've brought them into the mix of 'Host Servers' for the Remote Desktop Services collection and we've set 'Allow new connections' to '...
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After installing RDS on WinServer 2016 I still can only connect with two users?

What I'm trying to do: I have a software that multiple users are supposed to use on one system. Because a standard installation of WinServer2016 can only hold a maximum of two users at once I googled ...
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RemoteApp sporadic failure

We have a new Windows 2016 server with RDS installed. I am encountering a sporadic failure to launch our RemoteApp. Regular Remote Desktop sessions are connecting just fine, hoewever. When ...
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Publishing of Windows 2016 Server RemoteApp and automatic delivery of icons to the Start Menu doens't work

I'm trying to setup a lab with a VM hosting all the roles for Windows 2016 Server Remote Desktop Services (CB, SH, WA) to publish few apps to be delivered to Windows 10 Professional Clients. All ...
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Unable to shadow Windows 10 VDI session from 2012 R2 Virtualisation Host

I have deployed a test VDI setup on 2012 R2 remote desktop services, and when I attempt to shadow a session on one of our Windows 10 virtual desktops, I get a message that says; "The computer name is ...
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Having an issue with Remote Desktop Services Gateway from external

We're having an odd issue with our Remote Desktop Services that we just can't seem to figure out. If we are testing from our internal network, we are able to hit the address and run the application ...
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Windows Server 2016 Start Menu Options Disabled on Admin Login

Installed Windows Server 2016 and set up Remote Desktop services. After the RDS installation, the following occured: Logging into the session host server as admin, no matter with which domain login,...
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Remote desktop from azure

We want to implement a solution so our employees use only remote computer instead of physical one to store their information and work, so they can login to their work desktop even if they are in home. ...
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Remote Desktop active session time limit disabled but not respected

We have a customer with a Windows Server 2008r2 RDS farm consisting of 2 session hosts and a single connection broker. We have a GPO that configures session timeouts both as a computer policy and a ...
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Win2012r2 Services Recovery Tab documenation refuses to launch

Services Recovery Tab Help will not launch. [ On the "Recovery" tab in Windows Services.msc, clicking on "Help me set up recovery actions" results in "An internal error occurred (...
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Program displays correctly only when tested from Compatability Wizard

The environment: Windows 2012R2 RDS in a VMWare ESXi environment The problem: We have a program that is not displaying correctly when launched. The toolbar is not being displayed and window ...
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Impossible to remove remote desktop license server

The server that was the license server for my remote desktop server was decommissioned, so I want to remove it from the configuration. If I go in Server Manager > Remote Desktop Services > ...
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RDS 2012 R2 and Remote Desktop Collection: Change “Remote Computer” value

Somewhere along the line, I went down the rabbit hole trying to avoid a SAN certificate and get away with a single certificate that would cover the RDWeb/Gateway/host of the single-server deployment ...
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Unable to install Remote Desktop connection broker role service [closed]

I'm trying to do some testing of Remote Desktop Services and I have installed a fresh version of Windows Server 2012 R2 on a brand new computer. I have added this server onto my domain and logged in ...
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Windows server 2012R2 RDS installed on Domain Controller will not uninstall

Knowing I had 90 days to figure out the licensing, I installed RDS. Seems I didn't need to as Administrators can log in anyway. Now it seems we don't want to buy any more licenses so I figured I would ...
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An internal error has ocurred - MSTSC Crashes

In brief: I cannot Remote desktop a particular server - say "X" from "A" server, but with MSTSC /ADMIN switch I was able to RD "X" server. But the same "X" server can be RD'd from "B" server even ...
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RDS 2012 - Starting RemoteApp from RDWeb Prompts for credentials

I have the following Windows 2012 R2 RemoteApp Setup Server1 - Role (Web Access, connection broker, RD Host) 192.168.100.1 Server2 - Role (connection broker, RD Host) 192.168.100.2 DNS Entries used ...

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