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 →

RDS 2012 Licencing Server – Users cannot connect when licencing is applied

I have recently come across an issue where users cannot connect to a Session Host due to a licensing issue. The following screenshot is presented when users try to connect to the session host. First things first .... I checked the RD Licencing Diagnoser and no errors showed up (everything green), the session host was configured... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

RDS 2012 – Changing the Connection Broker DNS Alias

I have had a few questions recently around changing the Connection Broker DNS name (alias). This is simple to do and can be achieved by two simple steps:Firstly, you will need to set the active connection broker by going to RDMS, Overview, Deployment Overview, Tasks and set active RD Connection broker. Then you will need... Continue Reading →

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 →

Enabling RDMS UI Tracing RDS 2012 for troubleshooting

Open regedit and create the following: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\RDMS Create the following two registry entries under the registry key:◦Entry: EnableDeploymentUILog Data type: REG_DWORD Value: 1 Entry: EnableUILog Data type: REG_DWORD Value: 1 Create HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\RDMS Create the following Entries: EnableDeploymentUILog Data type: REG_DWORD Value: 1 EnableUILog Data type: REG_DWORD Value: 1 Enable analytic and debug logs View RDMS-UI... Continue Reading →

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