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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Remote Desktop profiles vs. Scripted login

I have a Windows SBS 2011 Essentials Server that has three clients with RDP connections. They need to use the same program but with three different serial numbers. The serial number resides in a ...
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Detect RemoteApp in logon script

I have a fairly basic vbs logon script which currently detects if a user is on a physical desktop or a remote desktop by checking if the %SESSIONNAME% Environment String is 'Console' or not, and then ...
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Cannot Change “Log on through Terminal Services” in Local Security Policy XP from Server 2008 GP

This is a mixed AD environment, Server 2003 R2 and 2008 R2 I have a 2003 AD R2 and a 2008 R2 AD. GPO is usually managed from the 2008 R2 machine. I have a RD Gateway on another server as well. I ...
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Terminal Server 2008: Remote App Issue

I have a FoxPro 2.6 (16-bit) application that I've installed on a Win2008 (32-bit) Terminal Server. I then created a Remote App from it. It works fine. The problem is that within this FoxPro ...
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RDS Session host server disconnecting all user profile disks intermittently

I have a Windows RDS solution utilizing user profile disks which are stored on a file server. There are two session host servers which the RDS Gateway loadbalances between. I'm seeing an issue ...
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Windows Server 2012 Standard RDS Access Denied for Domain Users

I've recently started having a problem where users can no longer log into the RDS server. They get 'Access is denied'. If I add them to Domain Admins, they are able to get on without issue. I've ...
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Azure AD Users logging into Remote Desktop Server

I have a Windows Server 2016 VM running on Azure. It is joined to an Azure Active Directory. Remote Desktop Services are installed and seem to be working properly. I am trying to allow users from ...
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Remote desktop services deployment has vanished - Server 2012 R2

I've been working on a new solution recently which is basically a 2012 R2 RDS Farm. In a nutshell, the users RDP to the connection broker which in turn passes their connection out to one of the ...
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RDP to Server 2012+ visual goes fuzzy/blurry, especially inactive parts of screen (see pics)

When I connect from my Windows 10 Pro (1607) to either Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2016, the text dynamically goes fuzzy. Clicking it (if it's clickable) or highlighting it makes it clear ...
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Is it possible to make a Windows Server 2016 VDI template?

I was looking for this but could not find any answer (nor a question like that to be honest :). Anyway the questions is, is it possible to create a VDI collection from a template with Windows Server ...
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Reconnect to Domain Controller after temporary disconnect in Server 2012

I have 5 RDP Servers running Windows Server 2012. Our Domain Controller was temporarily taken off of the network for 5 minutes due to a bad switch. Even after it has been brought back online, when ...
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(How) Can I change the location of the local profile storage (C:\Users) in a roaming profile RDS environment?

Setup: 1 File Server and 2 Terminal Servers (RDS Hosts), 1 Domain Roaming Profiles are set to \WS2008R2\PROFILES\ Local Profile storage as per default is in C:\Users Relevant Software: Microsoft ...
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Is it unsafe publishing a Remote Desktop Services Gateway directly to the Internet?

I am planning to deploy a Remote Desktop Services Gateway on Windows Server 2012 R2 on AWS with the following configuration in the security group (the RDS Gateway should authenticate users against an ...
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Virtual Machine with Two NIC's Losing Internet

Please Forgive my newbieness... I'm just a developer trying to learn a little of the hardware side. I've tried to look this question up but all results produce VMWare which I am not using. I've ...
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How to recover accidentally deleted self signed RDP certificate?

Environment: Windows 2012 on Workgroup setting. Our Remote Desktop Service was using a self-signed certificate, which was deleted. Actions taken to delete are: MMC > File > Add/Remove Snap in > ...
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Manage 2012 R2 RDSH Pool Sessions without Connection Broker

I'm trying to manage user sessions across 10+ 2012 R2 RDSH Hosts inside a vWorkspace 8.6.1 Farm without a 2012 R2 Connection Broker Role. I am concerned that adding the Connection Broker, creating ...
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Windows Embedded thin client vs fat Windows client updates

I'm currently investigating options regarding thin clients following a move to a system based on Microsoft Remote Desktop Services. Currently users are using their existing desktops as RDP clients, ...
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Server 2012 and RDP Properties

I am looking to change RDP-Tcp-Properties security layer to: 'RDP security layer' in Windows Server 2012. Looked up: Windows 2012 R2 - RDP properties? However this server has no RD features/roles ...
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Running Bloomberg Anywhere Terminal on Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services Environment

Hello Internet Brain Trust! We have a Windows 2012 R2 box running RDS and would like to run the Bloomberg Desktop Terminal. We know of others running this configuration with one difference: -> We ...
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Windows Search in Outlook 2013 on Remote Desktop Service Windows Server 2012R2

I have a single server that runs Windows 2012 R2 (installed on a HP Proliant ML350 g8 with 16Gb or ram). The server owns : Active Directory and RDS desktops. I know that's not the best pratice but for ...
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Cannot configure RD Gateway to RDP through web access

I have a windows server 2012 base ec2-instance. This is joined to a domain. Have installed RDS service, and configured to make it a RD Gateway server. I can nicely access through web also. But I don'...
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Windows Internal Database causing slow performance?

It seems that Windows Internal Database (MSSQL$MICROSOFT##WID) is causing slow performance on our Windows Server 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Host. It more or less constant using 10-20+% CPU. Users complain ...
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possible to use a monitoring computer remotely and disconnect from it without closing the login screen? [closed]

I have one Computer which is just running one application to monitor our server data. This Computer will only be used for this purpose and I will if there is a manageable possible solution unplug ...
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Removing remote desktop services role (Windows server 2008 R2) remotely

I am looking for a way to remove the Remote Desktop Services server role on Windows server 2008 R2 remotely from a command prompt or power shell. Thanks
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No Remote Desktop Serivces Available in Group Policy?

I have a Windows Server 2008 SP 2 Standard domain controller. Attempting to enable RDP on workstations throughout the network using Group Policy. Everything I see says to go to Computer Configuration--...
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Is there any way to avoid copying a user's Terminal Server profile upon logoff/logon?

Currently, we have a TS with all user profiles stored locally. We have a DR server, which is synced by robocopying the C:\Users folder and performing manual configuration on the other end to update ...
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Windows 2012 redirection of Com Ports for RDP connections

I am running windows 2012 with Remote Desktop Services How do I get my local windows 7 pc comport to redirected to an application running on the windows 2012 server. (I have enabled all local ...
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Remote Desktop won't launch program upon user login

I'm using Windows 2008 R2 server and am trying to get it to launch a program automatically when a user logs in via Remote Desktop. RDP will bring up the desktop, and the program runs perfectly when ...
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Can't connect to the remote computer, remote desktop 2008 r2

Before all, sorry by my english. Well thats the situation, i have installed a Windows Server 2008 R2 with Remote Desktop services for accessing outside. What it's happening is that when i try to ...
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Chrome Crashing on Remote Desktop Server

We have recently deployed a RDS server with about 10 remote users. 8GB RAM and Server 2008 R2. Chrome seems to crash with normal use - I've tried re-installing flash, chrome but no luck. No ...
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Remote Desktop Gateway and HTTPS website on same server - possible?

We have an IIS server running a website with HTTPS access on the server already. We need this server to provide remote desktop gateway services to other servers on the network. Today I installed ...
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Remote Desktop Services and Oracle 9i

I have an Oracle 9i forms application installed on clients. I am looking at moving this to RDS. Is this possible?
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After upgrade to Office 2010 Standard in RDS environment, ribbon has gone missing

Last night on my RDS server (Server 2008 R2) I upgraded Office 2007 to Office 2010 and Outlook has no ribbon. It's even missing the tab titles in the minimized ribbon view. That is, on my machine, ...
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Remote branch networking

We currently have a remote branch office connecting to the main office through a remote vpn client. Recently we had to upgrade the software application used there. This application talks to the server ...
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Server 2008 R2 + Remote Desktop Services cached roaming profiles not being deleted on logoff

I've been having an issue for a few weeks now with certain roaming profiles not being deleted from my Remote Desktop Services host server when a user logs off. The issue seems to be only related to a ...
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Windows Server 2008: Terminal Services / VDI

I have a Dell R710 with 72GB of memory running Hyper-V. Within Hyper-V I have a Windows 2008 (32-bit) VM running Terminal Services. How do I allocate memory so that any user who connects to this ...
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Disable the status message in the remote desktop window

OK I've been searching for about 2 1/2 hours now and can't seem to find an answer. I am using Windows XP Pro Service Pack 3. I work with window's remote desktop everyday to connect to clients. My ...
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Terminal Server rename to Remote Desktop services

It seems Terminal Server is being renamed to Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2008 R2. (See this http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd560658(WS.10).aspx ) I am concerned, and I was ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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