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 →

Server 2012 Update - Enables Remote Desktop Connection Broker on a Domain Controller This article describes a servicing stack update that is available for Windows RT, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012. This update contains the following improvements and fixes the following issues: Improvement 1 Reduces the number of occurrences of the following errors: 80070490... Continue Reading →

Cloning a Domain Controller Server 2012: Hyper-V

Ensure the domain controller is placed in the Clonable Domain Controllers Security Group Creating the Allowable Applications List: get-addccloningExcludedApplicationList Generate a exception xml: Get-ADDCCloningExcludedApplicationList -GenerateXml Creating the Clone Configuration File: New-ADDCCloneConfigFile -Static -IPv4Address <newipaddress> -IPv4DefaultGateway <ip address> -IPv4SubnetMask <Subnetmask> -IPv4DNSResolver <DNS IP> <Second DNS IP> - CloneComputer Name <domain controller name> -SiteName <site Name> You... Continue Reading →

Configuring RDS 2012 on Windows Azure

This post shows you how to setup RDS 2012 on Windows Azure: please see previous posts for guides on configuring RDS. Deploy RDS VM Ensure  you setup the Virtual Network and Domain controller before deploying the RDS VM. You can ether create a site to site VPN to a on-premise Domain Controller or create a... Continue Reading →

RDS 2012 Connection Broker Role not supported on DC

    Anyone who wishes to deploy RDS on the Domain Controller needs to be aware that the Connection Broker role cannot be installed on the DC. Microsoft does not recommend installing RDS Roles on the DC and advises to deploy separate VM's/Servers. http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverTS/thread/f2d16f40-ae75-426b-ba00-0d05c5d48dd7/ http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserver8gen/thread/593251c4-c8d3-44a6-b71b-c7ad9f919eea  

Deploying System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager

Data Protection Manager 2012 is part of Microsoft System Center 2012 Stack and is designed to help business's to manage their IT infrastructure. Data Protection Manager is a hybrid data replication and archival product that uses features found in common backup products to provide centralised management for Microsoft-based Servers/End-user workstations. Data Protection Manager Provides disk-to-disk, disk-to-tape, and disk-to-disk-to-cloud data... Continue Reading →

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