Browsing articles tagged with "remotedesktopservices - Admins Goodies"
Jul 19, 2013
tom

Mouse cursor jumps around when using RDP

We have over 350 users complaining that their mouse cursor keeps jumping around when typing. It seems like it’s happening when the protocol is starved for bandwith, but I’m not quite sure yet. If it only was the cursor moving it would be fine – problem is that it also moves the focus so that they are suddenly writing text in a different place in the document without noticing too late (old people, they stare […]

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Jan 7, 2013
tom

Why does RDP Licensing, license the same device multiple times?

I’ve got a Citrix XenApp 6.5 Farm running on Win 2008 R2 Servers. I purchased 200 Device RDP/Remote App Licenses for ~200 users. We went with Device licenses, because most of the end users use the same machines. After 1 month of operating, we started to run out of licenses. It turns out the licensing service is consuming multiple licenses for the same machine. I can revoke licenses, but there is a limit to how […]

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Nov 2, 2012
tom

remote desktop services, cannot RDP to session host, always get gateway

I have RDS setup as 1 server hosting broker, web access, and gateway 2 servers as session hosts in a farm called farm1. Remoteapps work fine. So does the RDP app on the in the remoteapp list. However whenever I RDP from externally, I always get the gateway server rather than being load balanced to the session hosts in the farm. Any ideas why that is? I cannot figure out where to configure this. I […]

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Oct 22, 2012
tom

Can’t connect via Windows 2003 RDP to Windows 2008 R2 Server

Already asked this question on stackoverflow, but was told it should be here. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12404574/cant-connect-via-rdp-to-windows-2008-r2-server I just installed a Windows 2008 Standard R2 server with RDS and 10 licenses. Whenever I attempt to connect to the server via RDP from a Windows 2003 server, I get the following error. I am however able to connect from a Windows 7 desktop and using a Linux RDP client. Anyone know why I’m getting this error and how to […]

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Aug 15, 2012
tom

Remote Desktop Services – VPN or Web Gateway?

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 box running RDS and a remote system that needs to connect to it. It seems like I have two options to open it up to the world: Use the RDS Web Gateway Setup a VPN to my remote site Does it really matter which option I choose? I assume they’re both plenty secure, but will I see any noticable performance differences? Asked by Jonathan Gateway wins for me […]

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Jul 3, 2012
tom

Sometimes RDP shows certificate warning and kerberos single sign-on does not work

I’m using Windows 7 and the Servers are Windows 2008 R2. So far there are at least 4 Servers that show this behavior. Sometimes I get a warning when trying to connect via RDP stating the certificate name is wrong. When I reboot the server this warning disappears. After a reboot or maybe 2 or 3 the warning shows again. I always connect using the hostname only. When the warning is shown, single sign-on does […]

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Jun 24, 2012
tom

Remote Desktop Gateway and HTTPS website on same server – possible?

We have an IIS server running a website with HTTPS access on the server already. We need this server to provide remote desktop gateway services to other servers on the network. Today I installed Remote Desktop Services. I used the same certificate used for the website. After I finished the installation, I got an error from IIS that somebody else is using port 443 (SSL) and the website cannot use the binding anymore. Of course, […]

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Jun 12, 2012
tom

How can I launch RemoteApp on Windows Server from server itself at startup

I have Windows Server 2008 R2 with RDS and custom desktop (GUI) application installed on the server. The app is started as RemoteApp on server by user from his desktop computer (or, sometimes, he can work from notebook over VPN). Some details about environment: the server automatically shuts down every evening and automatically power-on every morning (this is a requirement) desktop application do some precalculations/precaching on startup and it can take lot of time mentioned […]

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May 4, 2012
tom

Windows Server 2008 RDS solution for remote employees

I have a customer who would like to add remote employees to his company, but would rather not get a computer for each new employee (would effectively need 2 per employee….one with the employee, one at the remote office to RDP into). VPN is not the right fit, as varying Internet connection speeds make some of their data heavy applications unusable, plus they need multiple locally installed programs. All that to say, which RDS setup […]

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May 3, 2012
tom

RDS Licensing not actually licensing

I have a few RDS hosts spread over two AD domains. The RDS servers in the top domain (enets.local) are fine, they get their licenses and consume them at a healthy rate. However, the RDS hosts in the child domain (myflo.enets.local) do not seem to be consuming any licenses. Due to Server 2008 R2’s “honesty” licensing system at the moment, this isn’t actually causing any service interruptions, but it may be cause for concern when […]

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