The future is here. It’s just not widely distributed yet.

Hi folks, Ned here again. Despite the reputation for cutting edge technology, a lot of IT departments can get stuck in the now or worse, the past. Since it’s a new year, a new economy, and winter is coming to a close, here are some articles you should find interesting if you are looking to… Read more

Event 17 errors in Terminal Services / Remote Desktop Services license servers

Ned here. If you have started having event 17 errors with your licensing servers for Terminal Servers / Remote Desktop Servers, go read the following immediately: Event 17 – Certificate Corruption on Terminal Services/Remote Desktop License Servers   There’s an easy fix, you just need to know what to do. More news on this later…. Read more

Friday Mail Sack – Something Something Edition

Hi folks, Ned here again. Despite worries in our Comments sections, the Friday Mail Sack is GO. This week we cover some GP, some computer maintenance, and some really nice fans. Terminal Services shell desktop policies Disabling compromised computers Question I am deploying Terminal Servers [Don’t you mean Remote Desktop Services – MS Sales Borg] and… Read more

Explanation of the Remote Desktop Services CAL Upgrade behavior in Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008

Hello everyone, Brian Singleton here. There has been a lot of confusion over the Remote Desktop Services (aka Terminal Server) client access license upgrade process in Windows and this posting is an explanation on how the behavior is actually supposed to function. In Windows Server 2003 as well as Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server… Read more

RSAT and ADUC for Vista – Update to add tabs for Terminal Services Profile, Environment, Sessions, and Remote Control

Ned here. After much strife, here is the hotfix to get RSAT AD Users and Computers to include tabs for: • Terminal Services Profile  • Environment  • Sessions  • Remote Control  960890 Some tabs are not available in the properties of a user account in the Active Directory Users and Computers MMC snap-in after you install… Read more

Event ID 22 on a Windows 2008 Terminal Services Licensing Server

Hi all, Akhlesh here. Recently I’ve seen a few cases where the customers were getting event ID 22 on their Windows 2008 Terminal Services Licensing server (TSLS): Log Name: System Source: Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-Licensing Date: Event ID: 22 Task Category: None Level: Warning Keywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: Description: The Terminal Services license server “TS licensing server… Read more

New Functionality in Windows Server 2008 Terminal Service Licensing

This is Paul Fragale, coming to you from my little corner of the world. With the launch of Windows Server 2008, there have been several cases around Terminal Server and Terminal Server License Server. I would like to take a moment to review with you some common steps that can help you resolve these issues…. Read more

RSAT and ADUC: Getting the Terminal Services Tabs to Appear in AD Users and Computers

Hi, Ned here again. Recently a customer posted a comment asking why the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows Vista did not appear to match what tabs you’d see on a Windows Server 2008 computer. Specifically, in Active Directory Users and Computers (DSA.MSC) when you looked at the properties of a user, you do not… Read more

Terminal Server Licensing Explained…

I am going to start off the technical topics with a fairly light yet very confusing topic- once it’s explained though it’s very simple. Terminal Server Licensing is probably among the easiest for us to troubleshoot, however, there are so many different scenarios it gets confusing FAST! The story on Terminal Server Licensing changes dramatically… Read more