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Remote Desktop Connection 7 for Windows 7, Windows XP & Windows Vista

Introduction Now that we have released Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2 to manufacturing, we wanted to share our plans to make the Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) 7.0 client available to Windows XP and Windows Vista. RDC 7 will ensure that when connecting to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 from an XP...

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Announcement: Configuration Manager Documentation Library Update for August 2009

[Today’s post comes from the Configuration Manager Writing Team] The Configuration Manager documentation library (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb680651.aspx) has been updated on the Web and the latest content has Updated: August 1, 2009 at the top of the topic. We have only a handful of topics that have been updated this month to correct a couple of broken links and...

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Microsoft VDI – Overview

Overview In previous versions of Windows Server, Terminal Services enabled a server to host multiple, simultaneous user sessions. In Windows Server 2008 R2, we have renamed Terminal Services to Remote Desktop Services because it offered a choice of presentation virtualization options: sessions for those for whom scalability was most important and virtual machines for those...

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Deploying RD Gateway R2 server with NAP

1. Background Network Access Protection (NAP) is a policy-enforcement platform built into Windows. It is designed to inspect, assess, ensure compliance to policy, and remediate, where necessary, endpoints (such as laptops or other devices) attempting to access networked resources (such as applications, data, and information). NAP is designed to protect client computers, networks, edge devices...

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New Version of RDS Application Analyzer

Several changes have been made to the RDS Application Analyzer to fix various issues reported by users over the last few months. The latest version of the tool can be downloaded from: http://connect.microsoft.com/tsappcompat Fixed compatibility with App Verifier Firstly, RDS Application Analyzer has some compatibility issues with App Verifier 4.0. This has been resolved by...

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Bulking Up an ADAM Test Instance

This week I’ve had the need to do some testing around ADAM (also known by it’s shiny new name of Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services or AD LDS).  The tests themselves are not directly relevant to this blog post, but in order for the tests to have some validity the ADAM instance needed to be...

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Updated Troubleshooting Information for Out of Band Management (SP1)

[Today’s post is provided by Carol Bailey] We have recently updated the Configuration Manager Documentation Library for out of band management for SP2, including revisions to troubleshooting issues.  Some of these revisions are also applicable to Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, but we can’t publish them with our monthly updates because of the new SP2 content. ...

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Updated Blog Post for How to Publish the CRL on a Separate Web Server – for Delta CRLs

[Carol Bailey has updated her previous post “How to Publish the CRL on a Separate Web Server”]    We’ve recently updated our blog post for publishing the CRL on a separate Web server because the instructions were missing the variable <DeltaCRLAllowed> in the paths, which is needed for delta CRLs. As a rule, I’m not fond of...

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Recommended White Paper for Native Mode Customers: Deploying and Managing PKI inside Microsoft (Microsoft IT Showcase)

[Carol Bailey gives us a recommendation for PKI reading material]  Customers that are running Configuration Manager in native mode and support Internet-based client management might be interested in reading the following technical white paper that was originally published in 2005 but updated in June this year.  I particularly liked the section “Lessons Learned and Best Practices”...

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Introducing Web Single Sign-On for RemoteApp and Desktop Connections

In Windows Server 2008 R2, the Web Single Sign-On (Web SSO) feature provides users with the ability to enter their credentials only once during logon to Remote Desktop Web Access (RD Web Access). After logon, users can launch RemoteApp programs that are part of the same connection in RemoteApp and Desktop Connections without any further...

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