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 [...]Continue Reading »
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 [...]Continue Reading »
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 [...]Continue Reading »
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 [...]Continue Reading »
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 [...]Continue Reading »
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, [...]Continue Reading »
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 [...]Continue Reading »
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 [...]Continue Reading »
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 [...]Continue Reading »
How do I check for remaining days of Remote Desktop Services grace period if the server is also a Domain Controller (so I cannot logon as local admin)? Asked by Danilo Brambilla Correct answer: Logon to your server as an administrator Start–All Programs–Accessories–Right-Click on Command Prompt and choose Run as Administrator Enter the following command: wmic /namespace:\\root\CIMV2\TerminalServices PATH Win32_TerminalServiceSetting WHERE (__CLASS !=””) CALL GetGracePeriodDays Answered by Ovi Borrero Check more discussion of this question. Bookmark [...]Continue Reading »
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