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

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 →

RDS Session Deployment Powershell Script for RDS 2012

I recently wrote a PowerShell script to speed up the process of deploying a RDS session deployment and its required infrastructure (connection Broker, Web Access Server, and Session Host). I have also found that when you run RDS PowerShell deployment scripts on the target servers you receive error messages with regards to restarting the server. It... Continue Reading →

Networking Configuration on a ESXI Host using Shell

Useful network commands on ESXI Shell: esxcfg-nics cmd allows you to set the speed, duplex or list physical nics. esxcfg-nics -h shows the list of cmd available esxcfg-vswitch cmd allows you to administer vSwitchs. to list the switches: esxcfg-vswitch -l      # list current vswitch configuration esxcfg-vmknic -l       # list vmkernel interfaces and their configuration esxcfg-nics... Continue Reading →

Configuring vSphere HA Isolation Responces 5.1

When carrying out maintenance on Vcenter it is important to disable Enable Host Monitoring. You can also configure advanced isolation response address's.  for more information, please see VMware's support document : http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/documentLinkInt.do?micrositeID=&popup=true&languageId=&externalID=2033250

Vcenter 5.1 not starting on server 2012

After installing Vcenter on a server 2012 I received the following message: To fix this you will need to edit the registry: \System\CurrentControlSet\Services\vpxd and the Open the DependOnService key and remove ProtectedStorage from the list Remove the ProtectedStorage from the list , click ok and exit out of the registry. Reboot the server and Vcenter... 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  

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