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 →

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 →

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 →

can’t connect to Office 365 by using Powershell

I recently came across this error when trying to connect to Microsoft online. Please see Microsoft's support article: Article ID: 2494043 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2494043 The cause can be a number of things: The Windows Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell rich client can't connect to Microsoft Office 365 resources. This is frequently the result of client... Continue Reading →

Hints and Tips for configuring KEMP ESP on MS Exchange 2010

I have recently been working on KEMP's ESP with exchange 2013 and haven't had the change to work ESP for Exchange 2010 until now. Whist building some labs in preparation for a customer who has a Exchange 2010 environment, I ran into a few issues as a lot of the information out there focuses on exchange 2013 (which is expected). I have collated some... 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 →

Login Script for Office 365 PowerShell

365 login script to simplify administration ############################################################# You may need to code sign the PowerShell scripts or recreate the scripts on your local machine ############################################################# I finally got fed up with the login process for Office 365 PowerShell, so I have created a set of scripts to simplify login. How it Works: Powershell Script to... Continue Reading →

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