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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… 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

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… 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

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… Read More

Microsoft Acquire ITAP from HLW Software

For all those wondering why HLW Software have announced that they will be no longer selling their product ITAP.  The announcement from Microsoft, the launch of a Remote Desktop Client for Mac, iOS, and Android also raises questions. Its clear from all the coverage on this subject and the comments made from one of Microsoft’s… Read More

Microsoft Remote Desktop Client For Mac, Android and iOS

You can now access RDS 2012 on Mac, Android and iOS. Microsoft last week announced  a new RDP client for Mac Android and iOS. The RDP client for Mac and iOS is available for download from the Apple store. Download it now: Mac: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-remote-desktop/id715768417?mt=12&ls=1 iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-remote-desktop/id714464092?mt=8 Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.rdc.android You will also find a brand new… Read More

Configure RDSH Farm using a KEMP LoadMaster

  Point to note: When installed RDS 2012 using the Default Method, the RDWEB and Connection Broker will be installed. When creating RDSH farms, it is important to configure the Connection Broker to ensure that it does not conflict with the client or load balancer. You will need to configure the following policy: ‘Use IP Address… Read More

Deploying Remote Desktop Gateway RDS 2012

What is a Remote Desktop Gateway A Remote Desktop Gateway Server enables users to connect to remote computers on a corporate network from any external computer. The RD Gateway uses the Remote Desktop Protocol & the HTTPS Protocol to create a secure encrypted connection. A 2012 RD Gateway server uses port 443 (HTTPS), which provides… Read More

Creating a Windows ThinPC Thin Client

I have spent some time researching windows Thin PC Thin Clients. My self and a colleague Chris Shaw came up with a solution that loads a RDP file from the root directory (C:\>). My RDS environment has multiple VDI pools so i needed to use a RDP file to load VDI sessions. You can use… Read More