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Remote access may refer to the connection to a data-processing system from a remote location, for example through a virtual private network remote desktop software, terminal emulation, or the activation of features of a business telephone system from outside the business's premises.

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Looking for some help concerning the RDS Gateway Role and load balancing.

I have an pre-production RDS environment that contains 3x Gateway Servers. I have tested the environment by connecting through each one of the individual Gateways and everything works just fine.

I'm now at the point where I want to use my hardware load balancer to receive the connections and distribute them between the 3 Gateways. I would also like to use the UDP Transport on 3391 as well.

The part that I don't completely understand is that I'm assuming that each individual connection, which will be coming in initially on TCP 443 and then UDP 3391 would need to be routed to the same gateway?

It would make sense and be easy to set the LB up to balance both ports to the 3 Gateways, but without any specific load balancer magic, connection "A" might go to one gateway for 443 and a different gateway for 3391.

It's possible that I could be overthinking this and I'm not sure if this is a flat out requirement. In the case where the user initially connects on Port 443 to Gateway A, then the UDP traffic comes in and the LB forwards that to Gateway B. Does Gateway B know to forward that UDP traffic to Gateway A if all the gateways have the farm properties configured?

These are the things that I don't really know.
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I had this question after viewing RDS, unable to click start menu or delete files from profile.

I had the same problem and the Cortana is disabled for the RDS servers but still have the same!
Hi All

We are experiencing BSOD crashes within our Windows 2012R2 RDS environment. This is happening most days but is not consistent to 1 RDS server.

Background info:

9 Windows 2012r2 RDS servers in a farm using Microsoft RD Connection Broker
User profiles are UPD's hosted on a solid state SAN

The RDS servers are virtual and are hosted on a 2012r2 HyperV cluster with Failover Cluster Manager and System Center 2012R2 Virtual Machine Manager. All Virtual servers are provided by a Cluster of Dell Equallogic and Compellent SANS

No other VM's are blue screening within the HyperV cluster only the RDS servers which is now almost daily.

Prior to the crash the RDS server logs the following:

The description for Event ID 56 from source Application Popup cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.

If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.

The following information was included with the event:


the message resource is present but the message is not found in the string/message table


A fatal alert was received from the remote endpoint. The TLS protocol defined fatal alert code is 49.

Other than that the logs don't report much apart from the standard "The previous system shutdown was unexpected"
Hello experts
i have citrix xenapp 6.5 at my company, both my DC and Xenapp servers running on windows server 2008 R2
the problem is, i need to add additional IP address on another subnet to the Active Directory .
unfortunately when i do that, the Xenapp applications not running on the client's, i need know how to add that ip without causing any problems
We have a 2012 R2 RDS farm created by someone that left the company and wrote nothing down. i have created a new RDS farm similar to our existing one, with published apps and everything. However, our current farm he created has a published app that is actually the link to our rds host servers - select that "published app" and it takes you to a desktop selected from our load-balanced RDS servers. <pic of link is attached>

This is NOT in the published apps portion of that collection on the broker. This is being configured somewhere else. I assume in a config file on the web server? How can i recreate that for the new Farm?  I cannot use a regular published app mstsc because it needs to be load balanced between multiple servers, you don't get that option in a regular published app and that's NOT how it's configured currently in our production farm. There is no entry in a GPO to do this other than to say "load balance the servers". How can i create that so users can select it and be placed into a rdp load balanced desktop between host servers?  I can't find a walkthrough on line to do this. Please help.

We are looking for a powershell script that can check if a admin user have access to RDP from a list of server.
I have tested " New-Object System.Net.Sockets.TCPClient " with port 3389 to a server, but the result did not say if logged on user had access.

Is it possible to do this and get a output in a txt file?

We are running into an issue with redirected printers on a remote server (RDS). We have a print server setup, and all printers are installed on the print server. The RDS and print server are running Windows 2016 Standard, version 1607. Printers are installed locally on the RDS from the print server. Our users access the RDS from workstations running either Windows 10 or Windows 7. Printers are installed locally on the workstations from the print server.

The issue: When printing PDF's from the RDS, borders/lines/boxes will not print while using the locally installed printers. If we switch the users' remote session to redirected printers, PDF borders/lines/boxes will print. The printer drivers and settings are identical between RDS, print server, and workstations. The only difference that we have found is whether we use local printers or redirected. We have tested different printer drivers, to no avail.

Has anyone seen a similar issue? Any suggestions/fixes?
Honored Experts - I have an annoying problem RIGHT now with a disappearing print job from a Server 2012 RDS server.

I have multiple users connected from the wan side through port 3389 (no VPN) and needs to use the printer redirect to be able to print on the users locally connected printers.
When I log in to the RDP sessions on the server the local printer redirect just fine.
HOWEVER when I try to do a print, I can confirm that the job goes to the queue and the status is PRINTING, but after 10 seconds, it changes status to DELETING and disappears???

Any suggestions?
Remote Desktop Ser ver 2016 - User settings not stored in roaming profiles.
Hi, I have a RDS 2016 setup, 2 seesion hosts, 2 Connection brokers, 2 Gateways. Everything works like a charm, except for one very annoying thing. I have set up roaming profiles, and redirected these to a network share. This also works. Users can save items to the desktop etc. and the are roamed as they are supposed to. BUT, when the users make changes to the setup of their office programs, IE or chrome, these settings are wiped on every log off, wich off course is very annoying. Does anyone have any idea why this happens? (Note: We do NOT use profile disks)

 I need to set up a server in 8 user network and am debating between two server operating systems: (1) Windows Server Essentials 2019  (2) Windows Server 2019 Standard.
 Windows Server Essentials 2019  would be a logical choice. Just set it up in a stand-alone box and let workstation users access files from the shared folders on the server.
 However the twist is that there are 3 users who like to access files on the server when they are out of the office.

 I know that I can install Windows Server 2019, activate Hyper-V server function, create two virtual machines - (1) Domain Controller (2) Terminal Server with Remote Desktop License and let the users use Remote Desktop Service from their laptops to connect to terminal server.
 Of course this setup requires: the purchase of W2019 STD, RDP licenses.
But can I set up the same thing if I go with Windows Server Essentials 2019 server? Does Essentials 2019 allows outside users to connect to their office computers using remote desktop program? At least I was able to do that with SBS2011.

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I am using remote desktop connection to connect to a server in another office.  When I use a SERVER it works.  What I mean by server is my DC, RDS, DHCP SERVERS.  When I try to do the same thing with a client computer (windows 7 pro, windows 8, windows 10) all I get is a black screen.  When I login with a SERVER to the server in the other office, it brings up the desktop with icons just fine.   Any ideas?

I have been using an application every now and then called TeamViewer over the year to connect from home with my Windows 10 PC at work.

Until recently, the free version of TeamViewer worked fine.

In the last few weeks I have been using TeamViewer to connect more with PCs at work.

There are around 3 different Windows 10 PCs at work that I connect to from home using TeamViewer.

A message appears now when trying to connect with TeamViewer which says "Commercial use suspected".

After a while the TeamViewer times out for a few minutes.

Is there a way of having one license work for connecting to 3 different Windows 10 PCs.

How do I set up Windows Server 2016 so that I am able to assign a collection of users to the same roaming profile which is configured to be mandatory?

It appears that Windows Server 2016 does not allow for a roaming profile to be shared by multiple users, because I am able to use the profile for the user that originally generated the profile but not for any other user. I have cascaded the ACLs of the shared roaming profile to give everyone access to it, but it appears that there is a setting that requires that the profile folder be owned by the user that is logging in.

What is the best way to override this so I am able to share the same roaming profile between multiple users?
what is the best way to remote into a mac from another mac with having control and without having to use teamviewer as its block via policy.
When I logged into a session on a remote server, I received the following, does anyone know what this is?

Server RoleRD Licensing ManagerRD Licensing Diagnoser - part1RD Licensing Diagnoser - part2Hi,
  I am trying to create Remote Desktop Server 2016 where users can connect to their office computers from their home computers or travelling laptops.
  As seen in Server role screenshot, I have installed (1) Remote Desktop Licensing (2) Remote Desktop Session Host so far.
  I have not actually purchased RD licenses yet. If necessary, I will purchase some Remote Desktop User CAL. (*Please let me know if this is necessary in this test environment)

  From here, what do I need to install to allow outside computers to connect to the computers inside the network?

  I have Domain Controller and two member servers. They are all domain joined and running Windows Server 2016 Standard in this test environment.
  As I understand it, I need to purchase some type of certificate? Also I understand "free" version is available, but needs complicated setup process and only lasts for 90 days?
  I don't mind buying one if they are that expensive. It would be nice if I can reused it in production environment.

Thank you.
Working with Windows 2012 R2 remote desktop services. Is there a way to identify under which user login an event is logged? For example, application errors that are in the event log but I'd like to know under which login the error occurred. Or Outlook logs that it has unloaded an add-in but I see no way to identify the user account which logged the event.
Hi Experts,

After my server crashed and I had to do a forced reboot I've lost all remote services for my SBS2011 server. All seems well internal of the LAN in terms of file share, exchange, databases access.
Externally however I have nothing, no access to OWA, RWW, RDGateway not working. OWA/RWW not working internally either.

internally I can browse to http://server and see the IIS7 splash screen.
Internally I cannot browse to, I receive.... Not Found, HTTP Error 404. The requested resource is not found.

In IIS, the Default Website shows a "?" logo.
If I check the bindings I receive error as follows.....
There was an error while performing this operation
Value cannot be null.
Parameter name: SOurce

If I go to advanced settings on Default Web Site i get the same
Value cannot be null.
Parameter name: SOurce

Advanced settings screen then sheen shows, but with blank values. I have tried manually entering these, but "bindings" and "name" are not editable, and therefore I cannot complete the process.

I have tried running the Fix my network wizard from the console, but it stops working. Please see log below. Looks like a problem with a certificate, but my knowledge is limited when it comes to the details behind the wizards.....

[18120] 190303.181023.8431: General: Initializing...C:\Program Files\Windows Small Business Server\Bin\FNCW.exe
[18120] 190303.181027.4335: WizardChainEngine 

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When I try to print on client computer using quickbooks app through WS2012 it will redirect back to my client computer but it wants to save the print job to a file instead of printing. Can anyone help me?
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What is the best way for Helpdesk Staff to remote on a VMware VDI Zero Clint session to support staff? We used dameware for pc, but not sure how this will work with VDI?
Trying to send an invite out from a Win 7 box for remote assistance via MSRA,exe ( running as administrator), anti virus and norton internet security turned off. Win set to allow remote assistance connections.
All appears normal until
1) save the invite file dialogue box, on clicking Save.
2) use email to send the invite.
In both circumstances a message appears "that a problem has occured that will stop remote assistance from working"

And that's that, feel rightsey but run as administrator and the user who is also an admin
Remote Access Connection Manager service not working.

Windows Server 2016 Essentials.

The remote access wizard comes back with zero errors and the Web side is working.  VPN is not working

When I try to start the service it comes back with terminated with the following service-specific error:
{TDI Event Pending} The TDI indication has entered the pending state.

Anybody got any ideas?

Thanks for help
We just set up Remote Desktop Services on this 2012R2 terminal server. The RDS is set up to use "Session-based" desktop deployment.
We published "File Explorer" where a "MS Access" short will take our teleworkers to get into a MS Access database file located on the terminal server. If the users use "mstsc /admin" they are able to open the Access database with full access (only one user access at a time.) But if they use "RD Web Access", they will get the Read-Only accessibility on this Access database file even there is no other user accessing at that time.)

Why does it become Read-Only while using "RD Web Access"? How to resolve? Please help.

We are facing very strange issue. One of the VM (Hyper V) with Terminal services enable start flicking means everything is start hanging.

We faced same issue so we rebuild whole VM from scratch like install windows/configure all client profile again. It works fine for couple of days and than same issue again.
Disable MB antivirus or uninstall it but same result server is flicking or hang.

Please review the attach images. I am not sure why User Data_Access, Contact Data_45642, CDP etc services are running.
If outlook open and user switch from one folder to another outlook message appear on top that outlook not responding for 2-3 second. It happen on all users and folders.
Hyper V server is working fine.

VM Detail:
OS:            Server 2016 (Standard)
RAM:            30GB
vProcessor:      8
HDD (C drive):      100GB (51GB free)
HDD (D drive):      502GB (90GB free)            

Total RDP users:      8
Outlook configure as POP3 (.PST)
Windows Search service is enable.

Event Viewer:
The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID
 and APPID
 to the user NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM SID (S-1-5-18) from address LocalHost (Using LRPC) running in the application container Unavailable SID (Unavailable). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.

I am having an issue with setting up RD Licensing Manager and hoping to get some help.  The purpose of this is just to allow the IT team to have more that 2 RD sessions to a box. We are not using it for a VDI setup.

I recently created a new 2016 server and set it up as an RD Licensing Manager. I was able to install the Open License for our recently purchased 2019 RDS Per User Cal and selected 2016 when doing the install
*This works fine and our 2016 boxes with without issue

I then used the Open License for 2016 and selected the 2012 when doing the install.
- I got a successful message
-I am unable to have more than 2 RDP sessions at the same time
- I rebooted the server
- Checked RD Lic Mon - Only the count for the 2016 connections
- I also tried reactivating the other RD server and trying to migrate, again, got a successful message but still having the issue.

Is there anything I could be missing or needing to setup? Most of my searching has let me down paths for the vdi setup which I don't need.

I've been at this and trying other combinations for about 8 hours so any help would be appreciated

Remote Access





Remote access may refer to the connection to a data-processing system from a remote location, for example through a virtual private network remote desktop software, terminal emulation, or the activation of features of a business telephone system from outside the business's premises.