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 →

Shadowing RDS 2012 Sessions

Server 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Services brings a new feature called shadowing, which allows administrators to view sessions. This can be done through the GUI or through the use of Command Line. As you can see from the MSTSC Connection Usage help Window, there are three new commands that we can use for connecting to end user... 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 →

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

Hyper-V Replica Essentials by – Vangel Krstevski

I have just finished reviewing the book Hyper-V Replica Essentials by Vangel Krstevski   Hyper-V Replica Essentials is a excellent beginners Step-by-Step guide on how to configure Hyper-V Replica in various deployment scenarios. I would of liked to see more information on Authenticating With a Self-signed certificate as this would have interested me as a... Continue Reading →

RDS 2012 – Remote Desktop Services Diagnosis Tool

Microsoft have released a Remote Desktop Services Diagnosis tool to assist with the troubleshooting of issues with RDS configurations. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40890#! They have also created a Support Article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2692470 Summary: The Remote Desktop Services Diagnostic tool enables you to troubleshoot common issues and collect information about the following Remote Desktop Services (RDS) role services in Windows... Continue Reading →

Deploying a RDSH Server in a Workgroup – RDS 2012 R2

This Post will show you how to deploy a Remote desktop session server (RDSH) in a workgroup (non Domain). This deployment is Session based and will allow the use of desktop sessions. The down side to having a none domain joined Session host is that you will need to create users on the host and configure... Continue Reading →

Deploy VDI Pools Faster in Server 2012 R2

By default RDS Virtual Desktop deployments are set to create/update a single VM per Host at one time. To optimise and improve deployment times you can use the following PowerShell Command to increase the number of VM's being created/updated at one time per host. Set-RDVirtualDesktopConcurrency In Server 2012 you could only set the maximum number of 5 but... Continue Reading →

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