Configuring Active Directory for RDS 2012 VDI Collection

Just a quick post to show you how to configure Active Directory for VDI in RDS 2012/R2. So in the demo, I have two servers, the DC which also has RDS installed and the Hyper-V Server named HV01. Before we start, its a good idea to create the Organisational Unit required for the VDI Collection.... Continue Reading →

The Battle of Renaming the RDS Server – 10 Steps of Troubleshooting

I have received a number of messages regarding what to do when you want to change the name of a RDS server. In particular the Connection Broker as it removes access to the RDMA when rebooting after a name change. Removing and re-adding session host's, Gateways and web have no real problem, its a simple... Continue Reading →

The Difference between Application Virtualisation & Layering

I have had a few questions recently regarding the benefits of Layering and Application Virtualisation, so I have summarised the basic concept here. The difference between application layering and application virtualisation, is that layering technology uses a virtual disk to form either a VHD or a VMDK. Once the disk has been created, the application... Continue Reading →

A world without Microsoft Threat Management Gateway (TMG) using KEMP | Ask the Experts Webinar – July 3rd

I am presenting this Friday "July the 3rd" with a technical deep dive into securing applications with KEMP Technologies Edge Security Pack (ESP). You can Sign up Here: Join Webinar Summary: "Take a deep breath and don’t panic. With mainstream support for Microsoft Threat Management Gateway (TMG) having ended on April 15th, you need to... Continue Reading →

RDS 2012 Deployment and Configuration Guides

I thought it would help to collate all my current RDS posts onto one to make it easier for you tech's to find things. I will add new links to this post when i publish new articles. Deploying RDS 2012 Single Server – Session Based deployment Deploying RDS 2012 using Standard Deployment Creating a Remote Desktop Session... Continue Reading →

Deploying RDS 2012 R2 On a Domain Controller – the Walk through Guide

This blog post will show you how to deploy RDS on a Domain Controller, I have received a lot of messages over the past months on this saying that it's not possible. Firstly I would personally never recommend deploying RDS on a domain controller as there are a number of security risks and best practices that... Continue Reading →

Load Balance RDS 2012 R2 – RD Gateway and RDWEB Roles configured on the same Server

This post will show you how to configure both RDWEB and Gateway roles on a KEMP Load Master. Some important info before we start, Before Server 2012, the RD Gateway used a single HTTP Channel. Post Server 2012, the RD Gateway uses two channels (one for Input & one for Output). This means that these channels need to be... Continue Reading →

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