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

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

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

RDP Fails with Event ID 1058 & Event 36870 with Remote Desktop Session Host Certificate & SSL Communication

Hello AskPerf!  Sanket here from the Windows Platforms team here to discuss an issue with Remote Desktop Services where RDP does not work when you try to connect from a remote machine.  With that, let’s get started! I’m sure most of you have come across the following message when connecting to a machine via RDP:… Read more

Listener Certificate Configurations in Windows Server 2012 / 2012 R2

Hello AskPerf!  Kiran Kadaba here to talk about configuring Listener Certificates. When we have the Remote Desktop Session Host role installed on a server, or have the server as part of an RDS collection/deployment, it’s quite easy to configure certificate through the connection broker UI. We have received a high amount of inquires on how… Read more

Windows 8.1 / Windows Server 2012 R2 – RDS Shadowing is back!

Hello again AskPerf!  I’m happy to report that Windows Server 2012 R2 reinstates Remote Desktop Shadowing. This functionality lived in kernel mode through Windows Server 2008 R2, but was removed from the product in Windows Server 2012 when the RDP stack was moved to user mode. We’ve strived for feature-parity with 2008 R2, with the… Read more