Server 2012 Remote Desktop Deployment Botched

I did a less than brilliant thing and was working on a Remote Desktop setup to replace our old Terminal Services setup for the handful of users that remote in after I had everything else configured on this server.

In my effort to get it to behave like the old Terminal Services where external users would use the RD client to connect and only be able to see the apps I published (and I never did get this to work through a client, only the web interface), I tried using User Profile Disks. When I realized I had it messed up, I removed the Remote Desktop feature and that's when the trouble began.

Now, every time I login to this server as any user, including my admin account, it gives me the message "Please wait for the Remote Desktop Configuration" and then ends up sending me to a temporary profile.

I would like to get the server back to logging into my regular admin profile (which still exists in the Users folder), but I can't seem to make that happen. Any suggestions are appreciated and if you need more details, please ask.
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NinjaStyle82Systems AdministratorCommented:
You re-added the feature again after removing it?
ericl143Author Commented:
No, the feature is removed, but the problem I described remains as if something didn't uninstall correctly.
NinjaStyle82Systems AdministratorCommented:
have you rebooted yet?
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ericl143Author Commented:
Yes, several times including making sure the removal task was complete after the 1st automated reboot.
NinjaStyle82Systems AdministratorCommented:
Are the old disks still showing up?
ericl143Author Commented:
Yes, I did try deleting them, but they are recreated with each login. I have removed all of the ones created manually, but the one in the picture is the one created for my admin login I have been using to try and figure this out.User Disks screenshot
NinjaStyle82Systems AdministratorCommented:
if you log in as a different user does it also create a new profile disk, or just from your admin account?
NinjaStyle82Systems AdministratorCommented:
sorry to clarify, a user who does not already have a profile
NinjaStyle82Systems AdministratorCommented:
also, if you run the following powershell command does it give an error or does it actually work?

ericl143Author Commented:
It appears to create a temporary disk as in the picture above, but for each user I sign in with, creates a folder another temp folder in the "Users" folder as shown here.
"Users" folder screenshot
ericl143Author Commented:
As for the Powershell command, it errors out with:

Windows PowerShell
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PS C:\Users\TEMP.CPCPRINTS> Get-RDSessionCollection
Get-RDSessionCollection : A Remote Desktop Services deployment does not exist on This
operation can be performed after creating a deployment. For information about creating a deployment, run "Get-Help
New-RDVirtualDesktopDeployment" or "Get-Help New-RDSessionDeployment".
At line:1 char:1
+ Get-RDSessionCollection
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Write-Error], WriteErrorException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.WriteErrorException,Get-RDSessionCollection

NinjaStyle82Systems AdministratorCommented:
This is a weird one, I think maybe try re-enabling the RDS feature, and see if it will let you disable the UPD piece with powershell.

Set-RDSessionCollectionConfiguration [-CollectionName] <string> -DisableUserProfileDisk

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ericl143Author Commented:
That worked. I still have a problem now that my administrator account is still using a temporary profile, but at least the whole remote desktop issue is gone.
NinjaStyle82Systems AdministratorCommented:
awesome. Maybe if you backup the profile, then delete it from a different admin account, you will get a fresh non-temp profile you can restore the original to?
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