How to display a certain type of Mouse Cursor in a Terminal Server Session

Hello everyone! This is Harshad Joshi from the Performance Team at Microsoft. In today’s post, I am going discuss an interesting feature of Remote Desktop Services configured for users via Group Policy Preferences. Recently, I had a request from a customer to change the mouse pointer for a set of users, but only within a… Read more

Performance issues due to Inactive Terminal Server Ports

Good morning AskPerf!  There are several issues that have been associated with a high number of inactive Terminal Server ports.  Delayed logon times to RDP sessions, failure of printers to redirect, and slow server performance due to registry bloat from all the ports. These inactive TS ports accumulate because the Remote Desktop Services Device Redirector… Read more

RDS Multiple Server Access

Good morning AskPerf!  Nabarun here from the Windows Performance Team to discuss the method of allowing RDP access to multiple servers in a flash.  System administrators often want to know how to enable RDP access throughout the domain.  The uninspired answer is to go around to every machine in the domain and add users and… Read more

“Allow Logon through Terminal Services” group policy and “Remote Desktop Users” group.

Hello AskPerf readers. I am Edwin Rocky and this time I am back with some interesting information about the “Allow Logon through Terminal Services” group policy and “Remote Desktop users” group. I am sure many of you are already familiar this GPO and this group. But still there has been some confusion around whether you… Read more

Remote Desktop Services: Announcements

Good morning all – today’s post is a very brief one regarding new announcements concerning Remote Desktop Services.  The original announcements were made on the Remote Desktop ServicesTeam blog. RDS CAL Single Pack now available in Retail channel – Remote Desktop Client Access Licenses (CAL’s) were previously only sold in packs of 5 and 20. … Read more

Just Me … and my Profile … (Part 2)

Welcome back AskPerf!  After our Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 Launch Series, it’s time to get back to business as usual.  Before our series I wrote a post touching on User Profile issues on Terminal Servers.  At the end of that post, I promised we’d come back and discuss some things you can… Read more

Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2: Remote Desktop IP Virtualization

Happy Sunday everyone!  It’s Day Eighteen of our Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 Launch Series – only four more days to go till the big day!  Today we’re wrapping up our look at some of the new Remote Desktop Services features with a quick overview of Remote Desktop IP Virtualization (RD IP Virtualization). … Read more

Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2: Remote Desktop Services Virtualization (RDS-V)

Good Morning AskPerf Nation!  Our Launch Series is at Day Seventeen.  There are only five more days to go!  Today we’re continuing on with Remote Desktop Services, with a look at Remote Desktop Services Virtualization (or RDS-V, for short).  You may also hear RDS-V referred to as Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).  RDS-V provides remote desktop… Read more

Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2: Remote Desktop Connection Broker (Part Two)

Welcome back – Happy Friday!  Day Sixteen of our Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 Launch Series is upon us. There are only six more days to go and excitement is growing!  Following on from yesterday’s post, today we’re going to take a look at the specifics of Connection Broker for Windows Server 2008… Read more