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 →

RDS 2012 Security Hardening Guide

I recently came across the server 2012 Secuity guide apart of the "Secuirty Compliance Manager" which covers the Secuity Hardening of RDS 2012. This document provides the best practices when securing server 2012 and RDS 2012. Please see the link below: Windows Server 2012 Security Baseline Microsoft Security Compliance Manager To access the Windows Server 2012 Security Guide,... Continue Reading →

Customisation of RDSH 2012 Start Screen

Customising Server 2012 RDSH Metro Start Menu I recently wrote a PowerShell script to create a default start menu for all users accessing RDSH servers. This  provides users with a standardised start menu for all users accessing a Session on a RDSH 2012 server. The script uses the current logged on user's start menu as a template, so it is... Continue Reading →

Remote Connection Profiles in SCCM 2012 R2

One of the new features in System Center Configuration Manager R2 is the ability to create Remote Connection Profiles. What's a Remote Connection Profile The Remote Desktop Profile feature in SCCM2012 R2 enables your users to remotely connect to Company RDP capable devices that are not connected to the domain or using personal devices that... Continue Reading →

RDS 2012 SQL AlwaysOn Considerations

The use of SQL Server 2012 Availability Groups in conjunction with RDS 2012 I  have had a few questions on RDCB HA recently so I have provided some useful information on deployments and best practices when using SQL 2012 AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances and AlwaysOn Availability Groups. The RD Connection Broker role is what controls the RDS Deployment... Continue Reading →

Migrating RDS 2012 Over To Server 2012 R2

This post will show you how to Migrate RDS 2012 to Server 2012 R2 using the in place upgrade method. In this demonstration I will be migrating a Server 2012 RDS server over to 2012 R2. The following roles have been installed on a Server 2012 RTM server: RD Connection Broker RD Web Access RD Session Host... Continue Reading →

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