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When is it okay to reboot a server?

Generally, if you have to ask then, yes, you need permission. Just because no one is currently logged in to a server doesn't mean the server isn't running a dependency for something more important or ...
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Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Services Starting program

According to Microsoft this is not a bug but rather a feature introduced with the changes to the Remote Connection Manager (RCM) in Windows Server 2016. Quoting https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...
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How to override Policy setting for specific OU

That is a Computer setting, not a User setting. You can't filter it based on the user. It applies to all users logging onto that RDS server.
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Change linux shell

It sounds like your user is missing the skeleton files, the default .bashrc, .bash_profile etc. which are normally copied into a user's home directory from /etc/skel when a user is created. You can ...
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Disable multiple RDP sessions in windows server

Open gpedit.msc, then go to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Remote Desktop Services > Remote Desktop Session Host > Connections. Double click ...
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When is it okay to reboot a server?

Generally, what Jason Lindberg said. I just wanted to add: Also ask the person who does "own" the server. In many places where I've worked, "messing" with someone else's server is the ultimate faux ...
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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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Unable to logoff, disconnect, or reset terminal server user in production environment

I had the same issue in Windows Server 2016. The user was not able to login. So I tried the following steps to disconnect the orphaned session: on the CLI qwinsta lists all available sessions, ...
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Windows 7 multiple RDP session isn't working

This is a licensing case. By default Windows 7 should not accept multiple inbound RDP conections at same time, if were, then had been cracked and license violated. If you are aware of this violation, ...
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Unable to logoff, disconnect, or reset terminal server user in production environment

Locate the session ID with qwinsta. Kill all processes under the session taskkill /FI "SESSION eq 1" /F, assuming the session ID you wanted to end returned from qwinsta was 1. This worked on Server ...
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Windows Terminal Server printer selection dialog delayed in Microsoft Office

This is an recurring issue when using horribly written print drivers. In this situation there was two suspects (which both are guilty); HP Universal Print Drivers and Konica Minolta Universal Driver. ...
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Installing software for server only on terminal server

Did you develop your server.exe as an actual Windows Service? Or is it just an executable that expects to be run in an interactive console session? If it's the latter, you're "doing it wrong" as they ...
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Remote Desktop Services role - Do I need it in order to use MSTSC (RDP/RDC) in my domain?

RDS is a server role that you install on each server individually when you want to deploy it as an RDS Session Host, Virtual Desktop host or RemoteApp server for the purpose of making applications, ...
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Azure OS-Included VM Image - Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Session Host Concurrent User Access (CALs required?)

As the comments state, no free CALs with this offer. You have three options to migrate your RDS CALs: Automatic connection method: This recommended method communicates via internet directly to the ...
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Perform action when no user logged on to Windows Terminal Server

Something like this may work. Run it as a one-time scheduled task with identity system when you need to restart. SET LOGFILE=C:\TEMP\Reboot.log ECHO. (*) %DATE% %TIME% > %LOGFILE% :...
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Windows 10 RDP client crash when printing through RDP printer redirection

See if this hotfix helps: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2916266 Symptoms When you print a large document from a Remote Desktop Services (RDS) session by using the Easy Print feature ...
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Do I need to install active directory on am RDS terminal server?

If you DID install a second, or third, or however many more domain controllers they would all be "copies" of the first domain controller. This is how Active Directory works. All servers are replicated,...
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Change a password screen script

I found this on a Technet thread: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/2b67fa96-707b-47c4-90f5-c3a087ba16a9/how-do-i-change-password-when-connected-to-remote-desktop?forum=...
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Windows Installer: The system cannot open the device or file specified

First, I want to thank TomTom regarding his hint running the installer from the command line with the log flags. I wasn't aware of this. In my case the problem was very trivial and was caused by the ...
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Group Policy not applied to Terminal Server (Win Svr 2016)

I found out what my problem was. The policy was not placed at the highest level and therefor was still skipped, even though I added the group. After creating a new link at the highest level, set it ...
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Terminal Server setup for Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

Terminal Services was renamed in Windows Server 2008 R2 to Remote Desktop Services. Your Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop Services 2012 - License 5 User CAL are the CAL's needed for your RDS users. ...
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How to stop job which is executed from screen?

With CTRL+A and then CTRL+D you detach a screen session. You typically want to resume that detached screen session, screen -r [pid.sessionname] after which among others you can terminate your ...
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Create a chrome link that opens on multiple terminal servers

Did you try creating a link using a destination as a parameter? "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" "www.yahoo.com" This works for me but does have the added issue of only ...
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Users are seeing Windows Update notification on Terminal Servers. How to stop it?

This appears to have been answered previously Disable restart after update prompt for server 2008 R2. The policy you mention will not stop restart notifications.
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Using a master VMWware Player Image, allow each terminal server user to run a "copy" of that master, leaving the original unchanged

Use Med-V *MED-V 2.0 Microsoft’s with MED-V 2.0 is to provide IT departments with a solution to deliver legacy applications to Windows 7 with the least amount of management overhead. It’s a great ...
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Domain users unable to logon to remote desktop server

I hope I would be able to help you. I was having this issue administering my Window Server 2016 also. I wanted my domain users to be able to establish a remote desktop connection to my Window Server ...
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Domain users unable to logon to remote desktop server

I had a very similar problem. You could remote in as a local computer user, but you could not remote in as a domain user. Similarly, this was a VM. But in my case it was a VM that was just taken out ...
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How to log the IP that connects from outside of company to terminal server?

If anybody is looking for IP addresses of failed RDP connection attempts (e.g. in case of brute force attacks against your web server), the Windows event log is Microsoft-Windows-RemoteDesktopServices-...
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Fully delete roaming profile on terminal server upon user logoff

Set this script as a powershell “logoff” script, you will need to make sure users have proper perm on the “ProfileList” registry folder. ( our users did not ) Essentially what it does is during the ...
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Remote Desktop Services login history

Based on https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Log-Parser-to-Identify-8aac36bd Get-Eventlog -LogName Security | where {$_.EventId -eq "4624"} | select-object @{Name="User" ;Expression={$_....
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