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Problems logging on to RDS by clients

I have recently deployed RDS on a server 2019 Domain Controller.  There is only one Domain Controller on the network, so all features are installed on the one Domain Controller.  The Domain controller is hosted on a Hyper-V installation.  I followed the installation procedure in How to Guide Deploying Remote Desktop Services on Windows Server 2019 - Get An Admin!   I notice this process does not include the sql server items that How to Activate Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2019 (htshosting.org)  does.  If the SQL and connection Broker High availability are needed, can I add them now, or would I be better to uninstall the RDS options and start from scratch?

I have identified the RDS security group.  

The members in the RDS_Users group are Roaming users and also configured as Redirected Fils and Folders.

When the users are on site, they log in and arrive at \\server1\domainname\shares\user$ and Users Profile$.

When trying to log in remotely, they connect to the network with a VPN using SSL and then the only option I have found is to log on the \\server1 is remote desktop.  Unfortunately this creates a user on the Server C drive and gives access to much more than they should have access to.


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Wilf

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Wilf

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The setup is that Hyper-V is hosting two instances of Server 2019.  Server1 is the Domain controller.  The other instance of Server 2019 has just been installed to host one program that is a data base program for the clients.  It uses Microsoft SQL Server 2017.   Would this be adequate to install RDS on?

When I do log on now, and it connects to the server, none of the local programs are available to the user.
Is there a way to use RDS so that all programs on the computer [laptop] would be available when logged in on site and when logged in remotely?
David Johnson, CD

the sql server instance must be always available.. setup sql server HA to accomplish this.. SQL 2017 is fine.. just ensure that port 1433 is open to your local network
David Johnson, CD

you would have to install ALL of the programs that reside on the laptops onto the RDP hosting server
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Wilf

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Thank you very much.  Gives me a lot to ponder