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 →

Migrate Remote Desktop Services 2012 to Windows Server 2012 R2

Microsoft have released a guide on migrating from Server 2012 to Server 2012 R2 http://technet.microsoft.com/library/dn479239.aspx The article provides detailed information on migrating the following Remote Desktop Services 2012 role services. RD Connection Broker RD Virtualization Host RD Session Host RD Web Access RD Licensing RD Gateway

Clarification on the use of Office 365 Pro Plus in VDI environments

Microsoft have recently clarified the licencing of Office 365 in VDI environments. You can use Office 365 using dedicated virtual desktop infrastructure but the virtual machine must be dedicated to the user. in order to install Office Pro Plus 2013 in the Remote Desktop Services (RDS) mode, you MUST have a volume licensing agreement. Click-to-run supports... Continue Reading →

Whats new in RDS 2012 R2

Its been a while since my last Remote Desktop Post so i thought it would be good to mention some of the new features coming with RDS 2012 R2. Reductions in Storage and Network Bandwidth: Microsoft have focused on reducing Storage and network costs for desktop deployments. Data Deduplication has been introduced to VDI (personal... Continue Reading →

Useful Group Policies for RDS 2012

I found a useful website which is great for reading up on group policies, please see the following link: http://gpsearch.azurewebsites.net/# Group Policy Website I have listed some recommended group polices that would be useful when configuring RDS. RD Gateway  connection through RD Gateway  RD Gateway server address RD Connection Broker Use RD Connection Broker load... Continue Reading →

Deploying RDS 2012 Single Server – Session Based deployment

This guide will show you how to deploy RDS 2012 on a single 2012 Server enabling the use of Remote Desktop Sessions and RemoteApps. Point to note: This demonstration shows how to deploy RDS using Quick start. I will demonstrate how to deploy RDS using Standard deployment in a later post. Preparing for RDS 2012... Continue Reading →

Askham Bryan College implement Microsoft Remote Desktop 2012

Askham Bryan College is one of the fastest growing land based colleges in the country. The college needed to provide its staff with a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Solution that met the needs and demands of all remote staff. The college approached various resellers for quotes on VDI solutions and costs were around £100,000. The... Continue Reading →

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