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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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Hi Experts.
Can you please provide some assistance in terms of how I can respond to our client,
We have about 6000 workstations in our environment, however SCCM is reporting blanks for last logon user and most common user on around 200 of these devices,
What generally can be the cause of this?
IE: besides a faulty SCCM client, which we can rule
(2) machines connecting via Direct Access remote access, would this have a bearing,
(3) machines that has just come off workstation build, and no user has obviously logged onto them?
Any advise how I can respond to my client around this will be appreciated
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We use NetExtender+RDS to log in remotely to our Terminal Server (running 2008R2).  I have 40 users here who connect regularly with no issues.  I have a handful of users who work at a sister-company offsite who need access to one financial application running on our file server, so I created accounts for them in AD and configured their startup environment in AD to go directly to that app upon login.

These other employees have a mapped network drive (U: Drive for their own docs) going directly to their offsite server which they use all the time.  They only use NetExtender when they need to access the finance app on my network.  We've all been running this way for about a year with no issues.  They all run Windows 10 and internally here, we run a mix of 7, 8 and 10.

Recently, one of theses users loses connection to their U: drive whenever they connect to the NetExtender to gain access the finance app on our server.  We tried multiple laptops with the same result.  Other users there can connect with their credentials and still retain connection to their U: Drive.  In AD, they are members of the same groups aside from one group that allows this user (the one with the U: disconnect issue) access to some classified information.  It seems to be tied to this one users account since another user on their network used the affected user's credentials to log in one day and she also lost connection to her U: drive.  

Their IT person can't figure out why this would be happening …
Can I run a Windows 2008R2 Host Terminal Server from inside a 2016 Gateway Server?
Anyone know how I might be able to accomplish remote access to a 10.9.5 machine over the internet, from a mojave machine so I can then kick off an OS upgrade?
It appears that nothing supports 10.9 any longer, logmein, teamviewer, Jumpdesktop - etc, where I can have a different ver to support the OS ver on each end?
The user is non technical, so it is making it a bit challenging!
Anyone know of anything?  I want to move him to Mojave.
Thanks all!
We have setup a Windows 2012R2 RDS with Web apps. When we publish the apps they are not showing up in the work place. In the properties of the published app the Remote App program folder has nothing in the drop down menu. I have removed the Collection and created a new one with the same results. Any suggestions on resolving this issue would be greatly appreciated. TIA
I have a client with a 2016 RDS server using a non-standard port (not 3389) for security reasons, which works fine.
The client would like to setup a RemoteApp for it as well.  If I set the RDS server to the standard port of 33889, the remoteapp works fine, but when I change the port back to the non-standard one, I can log into the remote app wep page without issue, but when I try to start the app, I get the error;
Remote Destop can't connect to the remote computer for one of these reasons:
1 remote access to the server is not enabled
2 the remote computer is turned off
3 the remote computer is not available on the network

Can anyone help me get the remoteapps to work on the non-standard port?

I have an RDS enviroment with Windows 2016 servers. 2 broker servers set up in HA mode, session host server, web access servers and one gateway server.

Internally login trough the rdweb is quick and the enviroment is healthy.

Externally it is very slow via the remote desktop gateway server. It takes from 20 seconds to almost 3 minuttes before the connection is done. When loging in it switches from "initialise remote session" and "configure remote session" several times. I have used wireshark to log what is happening. And it is not located on the client, because the delay is between the client is sending request to the answer is coming back from the gateway server.

I am trying to figure out what the gateway server are doing. It seems like it is looking for something, and times out before proceeding the login sequence. I am using a public wildcard certificate.

I need a tool to monitor the the gateway behavior and windows processes. A packet sniffer tool is to much. Any suggestions?
Is there a way to remove or hide the "Network places" in the Save menu?
I know how to hide them in the windows explorer, but they still show up if a user e.g. opens word and does a "save as"...
Or via word tries to open a file...example of open menu
We have one terminal server running on window server 2008 R2 in our office,we are planning to setup offsite backup for this terminal server .In normal circumstance ,this offsite backup TS server is power off and just power on during the disaster . Below is the question i have:

1.Do i need purchase additional window server 2008 R2 license ?
2.Do i need purchase additional RDS license ?
Have 6 2016 host servers for Hyper-V HA Cluster configuration. 2 hosts will run 2 DC, 2 RDS Brokers, 2 APP servers. The other 4 hosts will be running 3 to 4 VM RDS Session Hosts VMs per device.
I envisioned these physical servers as 2 clusters. One for the 2 hosts for the DC,RDS Broker, APP servers and the second for the 4 VM RDS Session hosts.

Probably more of an opinion - anyone note pros and cons of having two separate clusters or one cluster for all. Data/Shares and VM images will be on a NAS.
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Remote users not getting notified when their network password needs changing

We have a Microsoft network using a Cisco VPN and have remote users

The problem is  the remote users never gets notified that they need to change their password
The password is not changed and the remote user gets locked out- since they were never notified

I was told there is no fix

Anyone have a solution?

I am being dinged by auditors since I have to have the remote users Network passwords set in Active Directory that they cannot be changed
Hi guys

We have a terminal services server and people are complaining that the actual performance can be a little slow. We found that by making a change to the visual effects, you could see a change in performance. I've attached the screenshot of the change that we made.

What I wanted to know is how is it possible to make this change for everyone? Is it possible to do this for everyone through group policies?

Thanks for helping

Having an issue with where AX on RDS servers hangs oris just just sluggish.

AX Setup
Dynamics AX 2009 with SP1 Rollup 8.
One SQL server and one AOS server. Both with ample resources.

RDS servers:
Physical servers and both with 64GB RAM, CPU 2 sockets 16 Core.
Standalone, no HA or failover.
Standard setup where users have to login to access applications.
AX and all other applications is installed correctly.
There are two different RDS setups, the 2008 R2 server has relaxed security and the 2012 R2 is clamped down. Users on both complain that AX is slow.

2/3 of the users is located in branch offices. All of them access AX from a RDS server. 2008R2 and 2012 R2, depending on which company they belong to.
Most of them complain that AX is sluggish, lags behind, hangs and is generally just slow.

1/3 of the users is on the same locations as our AX servers, and accesses AX from their own computer.
They experience very little lag and performance is fine.
However, if they work from RDS server when they are home or other places, they complain that it's slow and lags.

I'm really not sure where to start looking, other applications is working fine on the RDS servers.
Bandwidth, server resources, all that looks fine and the more I research the issue the RDS servers seems to be the cause.
Any ideas on what typically could be the culprit or if there is a way to optimize AX client on a RDS server ?

Microsoft DirectAccess Windows Server 2019 setup.

Everything sets up nicely, I am using a single NIC behind a managed firewall/router.

However Remote Access Management complains that IP-HTTPS route is not Published? I have tried many articles of people having slightly different problems other than this.

Has anyone had this issue with DA before?
i have three session hosts servrr with one rds license
if ihave a remote app on server 1 and other one in server 2
and i have a user that want to connect to both applixation in same time do i have to get two lic per user ? or one is ok ?
my license is per user

I have users connecting utilizing CiscoAnyconnect through our Cisco ASA 5515, this is the setup;

User initiates a connection with CiscoAnyconnect
The ASA asks the user for active directory credentials and is then authenticated through our FSMO PDC
The ASA assigns the remote PC an ip address from the pool we have set on the ASA
The user then is logged in and can access our network as if they were in the building on the LAN
All of which functions fine.

My problem is, since I upgraded our domain servers to 2012r2 everyone with a login on our network can connect. Ticking off “access denied” on the dial in tab of an active directory account doesn’t stop a user from being able to log in. This used to function.

I didn’t originally set this up and I have been unable find how to restrict this,  and after spending 2 hours with a Microsoft support tech yesterday he clearly has no idea either.

I suspect that my DC thinks that this outside subnet is just another WAN on our network so it just lets anybody that has an AD account to connect. How do I make my DC understand that this is an outside subnet so the “access denied” on the “dial in” tab of the active directory account works again and actually restricts user from connecting via our VPN tunnel?

Thanks for any help
While working on my computer I am getting messages/pop-ups stating that console wants to remote in (see below):


Console asking to connect
I am using Windows 10 and am on a network.

What is this?

I am running a trial 2016 RDS server, all was working okay this morning. I modified a domain GPO to try and lock down the users a bit and rebooted the RDS server. When the server came back up no user could log in any more. Not even the local administrator which makes me think it wasn't anything I did in the domain GPO.

I can only log in using the console on the ESXi host.

I see these errors in the System Event Log

The remote Desktop License Server cannot update the license attributes for the user .....

The license server ad RDS server are on the same machine. I checked to see if the RDS server was in the domain group Terminal Server License Servers and it wasn't (but all was working fine before). I added it anyway and rebooted the RDS server but no change.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Thank you.

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Access 2016:

In a module called "basPublicVariables"  I create a variable:  "Public XYZ as Boolean"

Using a Form I assign a value to XYZ.

When I go to another form, that Variable has lost its value, or reverted to zero or etc.....

QUESTION: How do I preserve the value of a Variable from one form to the next?
Seeing sporadic attempts at different intervals on users passwords but Event 4740 - Caller Computer Name is blank or labeled with MSTSC.  Need to find out which pc is being targeted or where it's coming from.  

What I know is;
MSTSC is not a PC name in our network, it is however the command for Remote Desktop but not a pc name.
There are three types of usernames the attack is targeting.  Some of the attempts are on defaulted AD users; administrator and backupuser
Other attempts are on non defaulted AD users like ITtech, itsupport, etc.
Only one non IT or defaulted AD user name is appearing in the lockouts which I'm tracking down to see where this person was and what device they are using.

My environment is I have a few PC's exposed to the internet for RDP sessions.  I've changed all the defaulted RDP port to a custom port along with port forwarding to match the connection i.e. for pc1, :5002 for pc2 etc.  I know its a very bad setup but we are moving away from it very soon.  I believe these attacks are coming from these edge devices but I can't find a way to correlate the info I have to the device being used for the attacks.  If I can find the device I can try to apply another security around it to buy some time, and frankly I would like to know why the caller computer name is blank or saying mstsc for my own information.  At the minimal I Just need to find which entry point the attack is coming from.

Any suggestions?
I have a 92 year old mother who lives a short distance away and who is finding it harder and harder to handle technology. Therefore I am looking for a way to assist her remotely and it occurred to me that I may be able to set up a PC as an entertainment hub with remote access. The concept I had in mind is summed up as follows but I don't know how difficult or feasible it is so I am after comment:
1. Use her standard TV (now a 42 inch Panasonic plasma) as a monitor connected to a PC via HDMI 1
2. She needs to be able to play DVD's so a PC with a built in or external DVD should handle that. All I need to do is find a player that will instantly jump into full screen mode
3. She needs to be able to watch TV but she could do that either via the native TV tuner, or preferably through HDMI 1 using a TV tuner in the PC
4. When the PC boots it need to jump straight to TV but I think that could be done by loading the TV tuner software launcher in the Start folder - does that feasible?
5. It would be really handy if there was some software I could get that would enable me to create programmed recordings of TV shows but I would hope that the tuner may even come with such software
6 I would like to be able to control the process remotely but I think I could do that effectively with Teamviewer Free for personal use
7.The second most difficult challenge would be to enable her to have access to Italian TV without having to navigate multiple menus. There are providers of boxes that …
2 Xerox 7830 printers keep re-appearing when removed from a 2012 server.

they have been removed from the print server and there is NO GPO that is re-deploying them

does anyone have any other ideas why they would keep being re-installed

setup is as follows

1 DC
1 file server ( with print server installed)
multiple workstations

whenever the 7830 is removed from any device within maybe 2 minutes it will automatically be reinstalled even though it does not actual exist anymore.
We have almost reached the max of our User CAL licenses for our MS 2012 Remote Desktop farm. I thought i was told that this is something we need to not breach, but you will not be hindered to use the RDS farm if you go over User CAL licenses. We had an issue last night that appears to be related to User CAL licenses unavailable.

If you go over User CAL licenses, will that stop the ability to use the RDS farm, or is that not true - and you just have to ensure to stay on the good side of MS every year?
Hi all

Need some advice how others would do it:

I have a Remote Desktop Server 2012 R2 for users external access. When they are on site, they use their Deskcomputer. They already have roaming profiles on their local computer.

Users want to have their links on the Terminalserver as well as on the local computer. A folder redirection for Documents etc would be possible, but what about the Users "Desktop"? What about Firefox and/or other browser settings? How you would, if even possible, manage this?


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.