Migrating User Profile Disks in Remote Desktop Services

Good morning AskPerf!  This is Sree Krishna and Ramesh from Remote Desktop Services Team. Today we will discuss User Profile Disk migrations. As you may know, Microsoft released a new feature to manage user profiles in Remote Desktop Services (RDS) deployments called User Profile Disks. User Profile Disks (UPD) store user and application data on a… Read more

Remote Desktop Services (RDS) 2012 session deployment scenarios “Quick Start”

Good morning AskPerf! Jason here to continue our mini-series on RDS Session Deployment. Please see RDS 2012 Session Host deployment scenarios for an overview of the different ways to deploy RDS on Windows 2012 for additional information. When would I use Quick Start? Typically you would not. It’s similar to a Standard Deployment which is… Read more

Remote Desktop Services (RDS) 2012 session deployment scenarios "Server Role Deployment"

Hello AskPerf! Jason here again to continue our RDS mini-series. Please see RDS 2012 Session Host deployment scenariosfor an overview of the different ways to deploy RDS on Windows 2012 before using this method, as this method is not the normal method of deployment. Ok, so why would I deploy just the Remote Desktop Services… Read more

Remote Desktop Services (RDS) 2012 session deployment scenarios “Standard Deployment”

Hello AskPerf! Jason here again to continue our mini-series. This a part of a complete post series for RDS 2012 session deployment scenarios. Please see RDS 2012 Session Host deployment scenarios for an overview of the different ways to deploy RDS on Windows 2012 for additional information. For Windows 2012 R2, the most typical scenario… Read more

Server Hung/Becoming Unresponsive

A server hang is typically defined as a condition where a machine is non-responsive locally or over the network. Hard Hang (Not necessary referring to hardware): The server is not accessible using any remote functionalities – RDP, Citrix, etc… Remote Console Access such as Drac, iLo, Rsa is possible but the Operating System is not… Read more

Remote Desktop Services (RDS) 2012 Session Host deployment scenarios

Hello AskPerf!  Jason here from the Windows Reliability team.  As more customers migrate from Remote Desktop Services (Session Host)  on Windows 2008 R2 to Windows 2012 R2, we occasionally get calls requesting assistance with either migrating to, or deploying a new 2012 R2 RDS environment.  Versions prior to 2008 R2 installing the RDS Server role… Read more

DST Reminder for this weekend…

Hello Folks!  This mornings post is a friendly reminder that DST (Spring forward) is kicking in this weekend (March 8th at 2:00AM – US).  Hopefully by now you are prepared and have the latest DST cumulative patch installed: December 2014 cumulative time zone update for Windows operating systems This particular update includes changes for Russia… Read more

Step by Step instructions for installing RDS Session Deployment using PowerShell in Windows Server 2012 R2

Hello AskPerf Readers! Dhiraj here from the Windows Performance team to talk about deploying RDS using Windows PowerShell on Windows Server 2012 R2. As you know, PowerShell has been around for quite a few years now (November 2006 to be exact). Over the past 8 years, we have seen PowerShell become an integral part of… Read more

Highly Available RDS 2008 R2 License Servers

Hello AskPerf! My name is Matt Graham and today I want to address some questions surrounding the setup of highly available licensing servers. Anyone setting up a RDS infrastructure wants to ensure that it will keep working if a license server goes down. In Termial Services (2003) the recommended way of setting up highly available… Read more