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How can I view active remote connections (RDP) to a Windows server?

You can type "Query User" into a command prompt on the remote machine to get a very quick look
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How can I view active remote connections (RDP) to a Windows server?

Run the "qwinsta" command on the server, or with the /server:servername switch. >qwinsta /? Display information about Remote Desktop Sessions. QUERY SESSION [sessionname | username | sessionid] ...
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How can I view active remote connections (RDP) to a Windows server?

You can see in the Task manager users Tab
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How install SSL certificate for RDS on windows server 2016?

Finally I found solution! First of all, name of the server had to be changed by adding DNS suffix. For example, if you want to connect to the server by srv.example.com address, your server name ...
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Link servers to RD Licencing server

Open Server Manager. Navigate to the Remote Desktop Services navigation area. Select the Overview branch. Under the Deployment Overview area, select Edit Deployment Properties from the Tasks menu. ...
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What does "Administrator" have that allows them to RDP into a server?

There are two components required for users to log on to a server via RDP: User Rights and Permissions. Rights: Users must have the "Allow logon through Remote Desktop Services" user right. ...
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How does a running application behave when a remote desktop session "ends"?

The answer is:https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc754272.aspx By default, Remote Desktop Services allows users to disconnect from a remote session without logging off and ending the ...
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Why can't my Remote Desktop Server make proper use of the licensing server?

Start by checking the basics as described in Microsoft's technet article on event 1130: Make sure the Remote Desktop server has network connectivity to the licensing server. If you can ping the ...
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How to disable warnings about low disk space

Yes, you can disable Low disk space checks by adding this registry value (DWORD, data: 1) NoLowDiskSpaceChecks here: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
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Why is SiteToZoneAssignment GPO applying, but sites not appearing in IE

I created a new user account, and when logged on for the first time, it too experienced the same issue with sites not showing in IE, even though the GPO was applied. I found in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\...
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Doing DPI Scaling server side RDP Windows Server 2016

I agree that the problem can be fixed under Win 2016, but I had to do 2 things in parallel: Goto „HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\LogPixels“ => if LogPixels does not exist then create ...
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Configure custom SSL certificate for RDP on Windows Server 2012 (and later) in Remote Administration mode?

If you getting "Invalid Parameter" when you trying Ryan's solution, make sure you are using elevated command prompt (run as administrator).
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What's the PowerShell command to add server to the serverpool of RDS

Unfortunately, there is no PowerShell command that adds servers to Server Manager. Therefore you have to edit ServerList.xml before starting Sever Manager and this can be done with PowerShell. 1. ...
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Activate a Remote Desktop License Server without GUI

This code should handle the activate the license server by PowerShell part of your question and may give you ideas for the rest. # ---------------------------------------------------------------------...
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how to fix remote desktop access in Windows Server 2012 R2

Finally found the problem. Launch gpedit.msc, navigate to Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> User Rights Assignment -> Allow log on ...
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Windows 2012 R2 RDP - How to force a default desktop background for AD users on remote sessions only?

What you want is loopback policy. Normally, users policies are applied to user containers, and computer policies are applied to computer containers. Loopback policies are user policies that are ...
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Error adding RDS license to a server

You should probably do some reading on RD Licensing in 2012. This Technet blog post has a pretty good explanation. At a high level, you don't actually install/activate your license on every RDS ...
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RDP: Remote app does not encapsulate traffic when connecting via remote desktop gateway server

The setting: gatewayusagemethod:i:2 Is likely not appropriate for this service. That corresponds to the setting "Bypass RD Gateway server for local addresses". The third-party company ...
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RemoteApp on Windows Server 2019 lags heavily

Altering the mouse polling rate from the mouse default value of 500 reports per second to the system default value of 125 reports per second solved my issue. tl/dr; All of the three affected system ...
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Ideal settings for rdesktop?

It looks like all the answers share something like these options in common: -x lan: Let rdesktop know you have a good connection -P: Let rdesktop cache bitmaps -z: Let rdesktop use compression
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Getting "Local Security Authority cannot be contacted" error message when logonHours restricted

The RDP client will display a nice, usable error message if you run it from a machine that is joined to a trusting domain, and the RDP client must be able to resolve the hostname of the RDP server (...
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How can I view active remote connections (RDP) to a Windows server?

the tsadmin.msc command will give you a nice GUI with information and control over windows RDP sessions
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How can I view active remote connections (RDP) to a Windows server?

First option — use command line to query user /server:SERVERNAME (or quser.exe - same thing). This shows User name, Session name, Session Id, Session state, Idle Time and Logon Time for all logged in ...
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how to fix remote desktop access in Windows Server 2012 R2

It sounds like you were playing with Restricted Groups. If so, the group isn't restricted any more, but everyone who was in that group has been kicked out. You need to create a new GPO and apply ...
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Does Windows 2012 Terminal Server enforce a connection limit based on number of license CALs?

No, there is not a connection limit based on the number of User CALs. User CALs have traditionally not been enforced. Also, the license requirements do not factor in concurrency. A User CAL is ...
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failed to reconnect to your remote session

As mentioned in one of the answers, rebooting definitely helps. But if you dont wanna do that, try close all existing remote desktop windows IF you are having this issue and make sure there are no ...
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Azure AD B2B user allow RDS login

You're not going to be able to log in using B2B guest accounts. When you create the guest account it gets added to Azure AD, and because you use AAD DS it can then be seen by the RDS machines, however,...
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How install SSL certificate for RDS on windows server 2016?

Launch certlm.msc and import the cert into the "Personal -> Certificates" store. After it's installed, launch Server Manger and select the Remote Desktop role icon on the left. click the "Tasks" ...
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windows server 2019 remote desktop

To deploy in Workgroup's mode, you need to select Role Based and/or feature-based, and then select Remote Desktop Session Host & Remote Desktop Licensing You can't use the Remote Desktop Services ...
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GPO to Disable Screensaver only when connected via RDP

Some months ago I published my solution to this problem here. As a reaction on the post of tfrederick74656 (below) I stated to have a better solution using the Item-level targeting for the Remote ...
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