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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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This is what we've done:
Used RDS Start Menu GPO redirection: User Configuration -> Policies -> Windows Settings -> Folder Redirection -> Start Menu.

Selected Basic setting, Target folder location box “Redirect to the following location” and pointed to our shared Start Menu folder. Used "Move the contents of Start Menu to the new location” in the redirection policy, created temp user, redirected it's Start Menu and went back and removed check from "Move the contents of Start Menu to the new location” finishing that process.

That was months ago. I now want to add a new program available in the RDS server desktop environment (not RemoteApps). My question is this:

- since then we've edited security settings for some users for applications on the RDS server desktop environment (again, not RemoteApps) so when they're on that RDS server they can't use prgms we don't have that many licenses for - If i do another temp user, install the new pgrm and redirect the Start Menu to our share again to include the new prgm - will that erase the previously-edited security settings we put in place on the limited-license prgms, wiping everything from the previous creation, or will that just add the new prgm to the redirected Start Menu?

thanks in advance!
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A customer has a 2016 RDS deployment, currently one server is the Connection Broker, Session Host, Gateway, Licensing and Web Access. There are also 2 additional session hosts. RemoteApps are working internally, but externally when you click on an app, the users get prompted for credentials, but always get the error message below. When using RDP to connect externally to the RD Gateway, you can connect. So it just seems to be an issue with RemoteApp. Oddly enough, this was also happening to another server I was testing internally too, the only difference there was that it was not part of the domain.

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We have a Windows 2012 R2 RDS server.  For the last 5 days, that box goes through periods of serveral hours where connectivity is very spotty.  RDP sessions won't connect or disconnect after just a few minutes.  Sometimes it won't even ping at all, or pings with very slow response times.  When it's not pinging or pinging slowly, we can't RDP or VNC into the box at all.  We have replaced the NIC, patch cable, switch port, and rebooted the switch it's plugged into.  Nothing helps.  It just gets better on it's own and then breaks on it's own.  Rebooting the server or rebooting the switch will sometimes get it going again, but RDP sessions will continue to disconnect after a few minutes until it just decides to get better.  We even hooked up a second NIC with a seperate IP address, and we get the same results with that NIC.  It affects both our local and VPN clients PCs, which are a mixture of Windows 7 and Windows 8.  I'm lookiing for any ideas here - I'm pulling my hair out.
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Fortinet remote access token and Lenovo x240 laptop.

When activated and run - token will:
Launch GUI
Accept - user credentials combination
Connect to the "wireless" of choice
All is good.

However as soon as I try to browse - I get a _dns error - unable to resolve,

When connecting to wireless (without token) - system will connect to any network available without issue.

Have tested the token on a different Laptop and it works.
Have tried my token on the x240 and it also fails.
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I'm connecting from a Windows 10 desktop to a server running windows server 2016. I'm using Remote Desktop and I'm working some very long running processes on the remote server. My problem is that Remote Desktop logs out my session and terminates any running processes after some amount of time without input (inactivity) from myself.

This means I need to sit at my pc wiggling the mouse every now and then

We have  15 user set-up those who access remote desk from their pcs.

Does anyone know how I disable this behavior for one particular user instead of all?
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Hi,

I've setup a newly win server 2016 datacenter, joined domain and configured failover cluster.  When RDP and installing MS SQL DB while being disconnected.

I didn't configure any remote desktop services from the Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration and nobody log me out.

How to disable it from registry or something else so that i can leave it connected at all time?

Tks.

Lucky
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I am looking for a way to use a single RD Web Access page to connect to different Collections. Here is what I have.

Session Collection 1 - Application published using farm webapp.domain.com (Five servers)
Session Collection 2 - Remote Desktop published using farm rds01.domain.com (Five servers)
Session Collection 3 - Remote Desktop published using farm rds02.domain.com (Five servers)

Each farm has a different use case and applications, hence the three farms. But I would like users to access any of them by logging into https://web.domain.com/RDWeb.

The farms are using round robin DNS, which could be part of the problem. I did this so if you use mstsc, the computer name points to rds01 which has an A record to all five servers.

The other potential problem could be that I used Set-RDPublishedName on the Connection Broker and changed the name to webapp.domain.com. I did this so the wildcard SSL certificate didn't issue any warnings.

It appears that the published name on the Connection Broker is what the Web Access server uses to launch everything. So instead of Remote Desktop going to RDS01 or RDS02, everything redirects to webapp. If what I am trying to do is possible, what do I need to change?
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I have a customer with an RDS server. they are connected with 30 people on this server.

management asked us to secure the server so that nobody can copy data out of it.

now if you right click copy in the RDS connection and you go to you local computer you can right click and paste data out of the server.

how do i prevent this?
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Hi There,
We have terminal server 2012 r2 with a collection of 3 servers. We also have 1 stand alone terminal server. All of a sudden, yesterday the users are getting disconnected constantly while they are working on it and has an error
Failed to reconnect to your remote session. Please try to connect again.
This happens on both windows 10 and 7 desktops.

Some users have no use and some user have. So I'm confused what could be causing it. It started to happen all of a sudden.
I would appreciate if somebody can help.
Thanks
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I have 5 users on logging into the server using remote desktop connection and I need to know what version of office works, when I call Microsoft they say I need one license for every device accessing the RDS but it doesn’t make any sense to me, I access my remote session from my iPhone, home computer, laptop and iPad can anyone direct me in the correct direction without having to break bank in the process?
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Trying to setup a Remote Access or ConnectAnywhere VPN on a Cisco ASA but not having any success.  This is an existing device that we took over.  Ran through the Wizards for both with no success.  For the ConnectAnywhere, the website it created for the client/config download won't even show up.
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Hello Experts,

I need to create RDP access for my team "SMCteam" only with limited access. We have filmora set-up there so our video editor can access remotely and work. However, I want the user to have access to only filmora app not other like cdrive or other sensitive data.

So, how do I create RDP with limited limitations?  Please share steps to create this set-up.

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Hello,
i've installed horizon view 7 and it's working fine, also i installed the rds feature to publish specific programs instead of VMs and it was working normally without any thing. suddenly it stops working related to the client can't retrieve license from rds server i fix this issue and adjust the license (per user). but when i try to connect it gives me the error in the attach, so how can i fix that? also the license from dashboard of horizon view doesn't expired.
all service installed on windows server 2012 R2
Thanks,
Ahmed
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I have installed Azure MFA on premise server, i can send a test text/phone call for imported users fine. I am trying to set 2FA for all admins account for server logons. we have all our servers as VM and we manage them remotely.

I have watched a number of youtube video which show you how to setup terminal server 2FA but thats not what am after as that require Azure MFA to be installed on the terminal server. Please can you tell me in simple terms how i can setup azure MFA for all admin account to use 2FA on premise when logging onto any servers using RDP?

what do i have to install to get this working?

Thanks
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This is a naive question I'm afraid - trying to work out if it's worth following up in detail. Will try to be brief.

We have an application on a domain member 2008 R2 server. The *.exe file is on a shared folder, and that is run by several users on their desktop PCs.

One user now wants to work from home. Over a VPN, the program concerned works but is excruciatingly slow in use. I'm not sure precisely why, but some combination of using a slow laptop, VPN latency etc is suspected. The slowest broadband link involved is 3Mb upstream from the office.

My favoured workaround is to get a spare desktop PC in the office that he can RDP into.

It's been suggested that we try Remote Desktop Services on the server (I know we'd need to buy a CAL). I know you are *supposed* to install RDS before the applications, but is it worth a try?

I'm not personally keen on messing about with the server, but could installing RDS break any application on the server for other local network users not using RDS? Or is it a fairly safe experiment to install the role to see what happens?

Thanks!
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using the instructions found here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/authentication/howto-mfa-nps-extension-rdg i deployed a RDS infrastructure which uses the Azure MFA extension to allow access. I recently deployed an Azure vm running Server 2016 and installed the RDS role and would like to incorporate Azure MFA on that server as well. I thought maybe it was as simple as adding the server to the RAP policy within RD Gateway Manager but that didn't work.
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Hello,

I have one hyperv server and two virtual machines on it. VM01 (10.0.0.50) and VM02 (20.0.0.50)

There are two different person. user1 and user2. these both are on different remote locations.

User1 want to access VM01 remotely and User2 want to access VM02 remotely. I dont want to use teamviewer

I have one Public static IP address on my broadband router and Private IP address on the router is 10.0.0.1.
tell me how I can give them remote access. because I can use port forwarding but It will use for one VM. how my second vm can be accessable to my second user?

Regards
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I have a remote desktop services server running as part of a domain. Both the domain controller and remote desktop services servers are running windows server 2012. We are having issues where the remote connection timeouts aren't working. We  have enabled the various settings in the GPO on both servers for both computer and user.  For example, we have it set that when a rdp session disconnects we will terminate the connection after 15 minutes. This setting and all of the settings don'e make any difference, they are ignored.
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Hi techs,

I have a strange one at a client site I can't seem to figure out.

- I am trying to enable SSTP on a 2012R2 server
- There is already a valid SSL certificate installed on the server, because RDGateway is configured and running on this server
- RRAS is configured using PPTP and functioning
- When I go to the security tab to choose a certificate, I can see the dropdown list which states there are certificates, but I cannot select them (stays as "Default")
- I cannot use the arrow keys
- Clicking "View Certificate" indicates that the certificate I want IS in use
- trying to connect from a client still works, but I worry that when the certificate expires in under a month, that SSTP will break if I cannot change the certificate

Let me know if any of that doesn't make sense.
I do have a screencap of what I am experiencing, but I'm still trying to figure out how to remove the customer sensitive information from it
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Hello Experts,
I am trying to configure SSL-VPN web mode on my Fortigate 100D on 5.4.4 FW to allow remote access to my file server without connecting via FortiClient. I am able to log into it and am presented with the VPN homepage. I see the bookmarks I configured. One is an SMB/CIFS  type mapped to my file server share that the user account has NTFS read access for on the server. When I open the bookmark, a new browser tab opens with a new login screen. I enter my creds, but the next page load hangs, eventually failing with an ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE error showing on my browser. I have also tried fully qualifying the username by prefacing it with domainname\ with no luck. I also tried the domain admin account.

If in the portal configuration, I change the bookmark's Single Sign-On option from Disabled to Automatic, the same behavior is exhibited except I am not presented with the second login screen, it just goes straight to the hanging page load in a new tab.

I have an IPv4 policy to allow the VPN-authenticating LDAP user group access to the file server for SMB. Its incoming interface is the SSL_VPN tunnel interface (ssl.root). I couldn't even log into the web mode portal until I added this policy, so I know it is doing something. Just to test whether this policy was too narrow, I opened it up to accept all sources, all destinations, and all services. No luck. (As a side note, strangely just having this policy, which again only allows access to the file server for only SMB…
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For some odd reason, one of my Mac clients started having problems connecting to my 2016 remote desktop server. Getting a message that says;

We couldn’t connect to the remote PC. This might be due to an expired password. If this keeps happening, contact you network administrator for assistance.
Error code: 0x207

Password had no reason to be expired, but I changed anyway & low & behold i worked.
Now, same user is trying to get back in & getting the same message.
WTFF?!?!?
Latest mac OSX, latest Microsoft RDP client. 2016 server.
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We are looking to setup Server 2016 Remote access VPN. I see that the Always on VPN only supports Windows 10 clients. Im assuming that is just for as it states, the always on feature. If i set up the Windows VPN server with the always on configuration, can i still use Windows 8.1 machines with this VPN setup? And just connect the Win 8 machines manually?
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Ok got an interesting problem going on with one Windows 7 workstations and Remote Desktop.  I am able to RDP into the pc from any pc on the network using any domain account just fine.  However, if I try to connect via the SonicWall VPN I get a username / password is incorrect error.  RDP connects but will not let me log in with any domain user account, the only account that works is the local admin account.

Their old server died and we are now running a new 2016 STD server and new user profiles.  After some googling I did find several people mention that when you change user names the user folder under C:\User does not change and RDP has issues with that and the solution was to use the old user name when remoting in.  This does not work, nor does using domain\username, or username@domain.

I have disabled our Symantec AV / Firewall software and still same issue.

I am able to remote into the domain controller via VPN just fine and then RDP into the user pc.  I am currently at a loss for what is causing this issue since no domain accounts work when trying to connect directly via the VPN
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For a long time now, we have a setup with all of our desktops where users log into a desktop and group policy connects them to a terminal server running 2008 r2.  The desktop clients are all running Windows 7.  All other computers and users work just fine in the company.  No changes have been made.

The desktop computers we will call Comp1 and Comp2.  When a user logs into the desktop, after a minute or so they get the following error:

"the remote session was disconnected because there are no remote desktop client access licenses available for this computer"

I did some research which all pointed to deleting from the registry the HKLM\software\microsoft\mslicensing so I did that and rebooted.  After doing so and logging back in (as a non admin) I now get the following error:

"The remote session was disconnected because license store creation failed"

Next I tried to restore the MSLicensing entry, and delete only "Store" inside of MSLicensing.  Rebooted still no luck.  I also tried adding and removing the desktop from the domainn and re-adding it.  Still no luck.  I then tried removing the users local profile from the desktop.  Still no luck.

However if I skip the problematic desktops and for example rdp straight to the terminal server using a users credentials, I am able to log in just fine.  This tells me it is not a TS issue.

As I mentioned the issue is only with these two desktops.  All other desktops in the domain connect to the terminal servers with no …
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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.