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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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one of our clients needs a new server, they currently have a SBS2011 box (which is their DC) which manages a 2012 terminal server.  we are replacing their SBS2011 and replacing it with 2019 server as the new DC.  is it a case of removing it from one domain and adding it to another like a PC or is there more to it?
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What is the minimum AD functional level to deploy RDS 2019? Do i need at least 1 2019 Domain controller in our domain?

What manages the 2019 RDS CALS - i have lic for 2019 OS - do i need to purchase 2019 CALS?
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How to recreate a user's profile disk.

Scenario: one connection broker and three  rds host servers.
Issue: one user' profile is corrupted.  I have usually worked on only one terminal server. I would just go to the registry and delete their sid.

Since now there are three servers. Only time I see that sid information when the user is logged in. Wondering the best way to recreate a user's profile disk. Would I just go to the server that has the user profile disk and determine the folder for that user by using commands and then just rename the folder and then have the user log back in?
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I have been battling with RDP and SSL issues for awhile and need some outside help.

I have a domain with a Remote Desktop Server running Server 2016.
I have an SSL with main website.com, ad.website.com, servername.ad.website.com, and a few others on it.
The windows domain is a .local as it has been carried over for years and was setup by a novice.

This SSL is installed on the RDS server for each of the RDS roles.

When I try to connect to the RD server from a PC on the domain I get "Your computer can't connect to the remote computer because the Remote Desktop Gateway server address requested and the certificate subject name do not match. Contact your network administrator for assistance."

So my question is, is there something I am missing that can get me by without having to rename the domain or is that the only route?
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Our domain controller (Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials) had been accepting remote connections for years.  Today it stopped accepting connections.  Even if I am on the server and try to connect to 127.0.0.1 it gives the following error message:

"The computer cannot connect to the remote computer"

I've check the event log and don't find anything relevant to the issue.  I have another domain controller (different network) that works fine.  I'm at a loss.

Help!
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I have a RDS farm used by overseas employees that is used nighttime, my time. I'm getting reports of browser crashes. And instead of digging through logs on multiple servers, i'd like a way that i can look at some sort of GUI or report that will let me know who (by name) was logged into what RDS host server and the times they were logged in - for the previous evening.

Is there an easier way to perform this kind of historical monitoring than digging through logs to find it?
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I need to configure a group policy object for a specific user connecting to an RDS server via a thin client.  It's a shared account and we don't want the screen saver to kick in so they have to type the shared account password. Just log in and keep it up.

I don't want any of the other users to be affected by this GPO, so I'm looking in the User configuration and can't locate the screen saver disable option or something similar. Where can I set this?  

Thanks..
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I have a DXZ4 Amulet Hotkey PCOIP Device but im not sure if you can use that to connect to a VM Host directly (PCOIP Technology)? If not what is a great thin client out there that uses RDP to connect to ESXi hosts?
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I've got two RDS installations, one with 2012 R2 and the other with 2016. I'm setting up a test environment so I can understand how to do a cluster of RDS Connection Brokers.

I setup two servers and installed the 2012 SQL native client (there isn't a 2016 native client).on each CB. I verified the cluster is working by taking one server down at a time and the cluster IP remains pingable..

In the setup wizard for RD Connection Broker for HA, it asks for the DNS of the RD Connection Broker cluster, so I put that in.

But there is no RD CB service for the cluster, just on each CB server, so the wizard fails.

I found this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQufizuFTkk), but it is for 2008 R2. It appears I need to create the services for the cluster?

My DNS zone broker.mydomain.com points to the IP of the cluster.

Not sure what the next steps are so the HA wizard will complete successfully.
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I setup a test RDS environment on 2012 R2. It's configured with a gateway, connection broker, web access, sql server, and two session hosts, configured in high availability - 6 VMs in total.

The one collection is configured for Full Desktops with both session hosts as members. I only want to have one collection.

When I RDP to a server via the webaccess.domain.com, it opens up RDP and connects fine.

However, when I do a "change logon /disable" on the host I was just connected to, the connection broker still thinks logons are enabled and sends my login id to that server, which shows "Remote logins are disabled".

I know I can set the logon state in the collection using Server Manager manually under 'Allow New Connections', but I need to have the CB know the logon state without an admin manually changing the logon state using Server Manager. Or, maybe another way, is to tell the CB the logon state.

What I've also found is if I have both servers with logons enabled in the Collection (both showing True for 'Allow New Connections') and by using 'change logon /enable', then if I disable logons in the collection, the CB *still* keeps sending me to the server I just disabled logons on.
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I am having the issue that up to last week my remote employees were able to connect to the VPN and RDP into the office computers. However, as of this week, they are able to connect to the VPN but when the RDP the host computer continuously disconnects them and reconnected them every 30 seconds (again and again) constantly.
I thought it was related to the windows updates but I need assistance figuring out which update causes it and how to repair it.

The three updates install on all my PCs were "KB4512576, KB4516058, and KB4516115" I had attached a screenshot of the updates installed including the two extra updates that were installed on only four computers but they have not experienced the issue yet.

I have also started by deleting the updates one at a time to see if I can narrow it down and use the RDP again on my environment but with no luck.
I have uninstalled the KB4516115 which pretends to Flash and the issue continues.
I try to uninstall the KB4512576 but it does not allow me, there is no uninstall for it.
I uninstall the KB4516058 but a KB that this update superseded take is place and installs itself on the computer upon restart. And upon the restart, the issue continues.
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We set up a new RDS server that should pick up our licenses from the existing RDS2016 server.
The existing server licenses are all current.  It has been placed in the correct groups in the domain and all looks good.
 
The new server is not configured as a license server. Under deployment, the server is set to look at the other server to pick up its licenses.  The server does not seem to do this and is using its own grace period licenses.

When you enter the license diags the server tells me there are no licenses available for the session host server.

How do I go about getting the new server to pick up the licenses correctly?
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Hello.  I'm setting up a new environment and RDS service got installed on a Windows 2016 server.  They need to be removed however; this is not working.  I've tried to remove from the GUI on the server, I've also tried via powershell to remove each feature under the Role and the role itself.  In Powershell, each feature and role service was removed 'successfully' and the system requires a reboot.  So reboot - then I see that RDS fails agian to find the license server and all the RDS components are still installed.

How do I get rid of RDS for good on this box?

Thanks in advace.
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Hi, a customer has a RDS server running. Version 2016 and up-to-date. 3 Users are connected all day long.

in the 5 day week 1 users hangs himself. Almost always when he opens file explorer. And strange, it is always the same user, even if the 3 users does the same work. The same user always have that problem. And also it happens always in the afternoon.

When he hangs, i need to logoff his session. When he logs back on the rest of the day there is no problem.

Any idea's what i can do to solve this?
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Anybody have any best practices for Desktop Heap settings running on either a RDS environment or a Server Hosted Desktop Environment on Xenapp running on Windows Server 2016? (hklm\system\currentcontrolset\control\session manager\subsystems) We are running into some problems with end users not being able to launch more IE windows without first closing some existing windows. At first I thought we were hitting the 2 GB memory cap for a 32 bit app but then I ran into some articles about the desktop heap and then we might be running out of memory there. Unfortunately on a Windows Server 2016 environment I cannot find a way to measure what is in use. So, I was going to see if anybody out there has been modifying the desktop heap sizes when running in a multiuser environment such as RDS or Xenapp.
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Hello,

Sorry for my english, im from France.
I m coming to you today with a trouble in my environnement with exchange and outlook. Briefly I randomly have a message from outlook "cannot start microsoft outlook. cannot open the outlook window. the set of folders cannot be opened..."

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My environment in details.

i actually used an Exchange 2016 Version 15.1 ‎(Build 1779.2)‎ on Windows 2016 Standard. This problems happened to all my user who work on Outlook 2016 full update on RDS Server Windows 2016 standard or with oulook 2016 on Windows 10 last update.
I ve an active directory on a third server with Windows 2016 Standard. All that servers are VM who worked on ESX 6.5 and there are all on the same physical server.

We already try to make new profile, start outlook in safe mode. and disable all addons.
We try to deploied a new VM with only RDS Services and outlook. We had the same issue.

I dont know if it could be link but i can't have any BPA on my exchange server. I ve the error “Online - Cannot get BPA results".
I ve also this message in event ID : "application pools must be configure as pool identity" and i ve this message for all my application pools which are confgirued by default.

At least when i ve the message on my outlook; I can show this logs in my event ID. But i can't find anything about them (sorry its in french) on the RDS server.
OUTLOOK Event 19 :
Échec de l'appel de procédure distante (EcDoConnectEx) pendant …
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Hi
looking for advice on suitable remote access/control software that can be installed on HP thinclient 630, similar to team-viewer etc
its a test environment working with our software vendor in another country, so they need remote access to test software running on thin client
thanks in advance
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Staff using HP thin clients to connect to an RDS Farm of Server 2012 R2 are frequently getting disconnected and reconnected.
The message they receive is to the effect of "disconnecting...attempting to reconnect" with a countdown timer.
This happens in the middle of typing, not idling (I read a Keep Alive solution here https://jbcomp.com/keeping-remote-desktop-connections-alive/ implying it could be idle timeouts, but we don't think this is it).
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I was wanting to know if I have a server configured with the RDS role for session-based desktops already, can I also add support for virtual machine-based desktops?   All on the same TS?
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We have a requirement from a client to have staff ALWAYS enter a password when connecting to their RDS environment. We have enabled this through GPO, and it works well for connections through RDP. However, when the user connects through the new HTML 5 RDweb client - the clients browser may ask to autofill the credentials. If it does, no password prompt. If the client connects in through an Android or iOS app, they save the password upon creating the connection - again no password prompt to connect. Mac client - same thing.

Is there a way that anyone knows to require a password EVERY TIME regardless of the connection client. Perhaps to ask again for a password once on the remote desktop server.

Environment:
All servers 2019 datacenter
RDGateway, and server farm are set up
GPO: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Security\Always prompt for password upon connection - ENABLED
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Shared network printers from print server running Server 2019 are not visible in Devices and Printers today on 2019 RDS Hosts.

They show up in Office App print dialogues. They don't show up so we can change the default printer or add others from the print server.

In the old environment, we had a script to load them. But in the new environment, we added from the print server itself. While we can see and print test pages by pulling up the print server, nothing sticks in the servers after about a week of running this scenario. I've restarted print services at print server and the RDS Hosts. It's a strange vvoodoo on Friday The 13th.
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I'm looking for a remote control app that can, like Teamviewer, be unfazed by firewalls and that is free as in beer or has a licensing policy that is not greedy if i adopt it for good. Can you recommend anything that functions well on both Windows and Linux? Chrome Remote Desktop is out - messy to use and install.

I used to use Teamviewer but they got aggressive about their licensing and they're not cheap. I would have been happy to pay them, but not as much as they demand. So they're history for me.
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Hi

We have some HP and Dell PC (Win 7 & Win10). Some of our staff will have SSL VPN connected to our office for remote access their PC by remote desktop.

The problem here is that their PC sometimes is turned off or sleep mode accidentally. To prevent it, how we can wake up their PC by some simple script or method?

Thanks
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Can anybody guide how to create terminal server for RDP access with 2 windows 2016 servers.
Need to load balance the rdp session with 2 server nodes.
The user profile will saved in the servers.
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How can I bypass Vasco Digipass log in when connecting with RDP?
We have many Windows 7 blades/workstations that are accessed for admin activities through RDP. When there is a need to log in, we must provide credentials for RDP, then choose "Other User" and provide log in credentials again. This is not a big deal when there is a one-off need, but extremely time consuming when multiple systems must be logged in to. I am aware that there are many ways to accomplish our admin duties through PowerShell, and we do. Systems can only be accessed by RDP through admin accounts, so there is no real security worry. Any direction is appreciated.
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Remote Access

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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.