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… Read More

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… Read More

Configure RDS 2012 RDWeb for Access via Email (UPN)

How to configure RDS Web Services for Email Login. Make a copy of the RDS web Folder before making any changes. Go to the following folder on your RDweb Server. C:\Windows\Web\RDWeb\Pages\en-US Open the following file with a text editing tool like Notepad ++. You will need to edit lines 19, 27, and 28 so that… Read More

Publish RDS 2008R2 Desktop on RDS 2012

This post will show you how to publish a 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Session in Remote Desktop Services 2012 (R2). For information on Deploying a RDSH 2008R2 Server in a Server 2012 environment (Click Here) Publishing a Remote Desktop Session 2008R2 To enable the Desktop Session, you will need to change the RDP Settings located… Read More

Deploying A RDSH 2008 R2 Server to a RDS 2012 R2 Environment

For all those with application compatibility issues why not deploy a RDSH 2008R2 server to a RDS 2012 environment. In this article I will show you how to deploy a RDSH 2008R2 server to a RDS 2012/R2 environment. I will be showing you how to deploy IE8 to RDWeb 2012 using Server 2012 R2 and… Read More

Publish Remote Desktop Session in a Remote App Session Collection

Remote Desktop Services 2012 allows you to publish two types of Session collection on a Remote Desktop Session Host. This can be either a Remote Desktop Session Collection or a Remote App Session Collection. By default you cannot have both types on the Same Session Host. In this post I am going to show you… Read More

How to assign a RDWorkspace Name in RDS 2012

To change the RD Workspace name you need to run the following PowerShell Cmds. Import RDS PowerShell Module: Import-module RemoteDesktop Set the RDWorkspace name: Set-RDWorkspace -Name “<Name you would like>” Example: Set-RDWorkspace -Name “Ryan Mangan” Check RDWorkspace name: Get-Workspace -ConnectionBroker <Server FQDN>

Change the Web Banner on RDWA – RDS 2012

How to Change the Default RDWeb Icon. You will need to modify the Site.xsl file to change the Icon. I recommend using Notepad++ for modifying this file as it shows the lines on the left hand side. Ensure that a backup of all the files is completed before continuing any further with this. Add the new Icon… Read More