Walkthrough: Configuring a Remote Desktop Services Lab on Windows Azure (Part 2)

(Post courtesy Partner Solution Consultant Michael Biver) In this post, we continue the walkthrough of configuring a Remote Desktop Services lab hosted on Windows Azure.  Part 1 can be found here. Adding the Gateway and License Server Once that was successfully created I brought up the Remote Desktop Services Overview from the Server Manager screen…


Walkthrough: Configuring a Remote Desktop Services Lab on Windows Azure (Part 1)

(Post courtesy Partner Solution Consultant Michael Biver) I recently saw the posting “Remote Desktop Services are now allowed on Windows Azure” discussing our licensing changes allowing RDS scenarios on Azure and wanted to stand up a POC to see how easy it was to configure. I’ve already got my MSDN subscription set up on Azure…


Integrating Remote Desktop Services with SharePoint Server 2010

Post courtesy of Yashkumar Tolia One of the first things that an IT administrator (and even an end user) dreams for is “Integration”. For an administrator, integration of multiple technologies in your environment, consolidation of various products, management of everything from one single place, provision of data in a secured manner; are a few reasons….

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Extending Remote Desktop Services using PowerShell – Part 7

(Post courtesy Manoj Ravikumar Nair, who you can follow on his excellent blog at http://www.powershell.ms) Previous Post: Extending Remote Desktop Services using PowerShell – Part 6 Using Best Practice Analyzer for Remote Desktop Services To use the Best Practice Analyzer for Remote Desktop Services, we will import the Best Practices Module for PowerShell The Get-BpaModel…


Extending Remote Desktop Services using PowerShell – Part 6

(Post courtesy Manoj Ravikumar Nair, who you can follow on his excellent blog at http://www.powershell.ms) Previous Post: Extending Remote Desktop Services using PowerShell – Part 5 Network Load Balancing Farm Members: To avoid problems with stale DNS entries, you might decide to implement NLB or Network Load Balancing. To configure NLB Cluster, we will install…


Extending Remote Desktop Services using PowerShell – Part 5

(Post courtesy Manoj Ravikumar Nair, who you can follow on his excellent blog at http://www.powershell.ms) Previous Post: Extending Remote Desktop Services via PowerShell – Part 4 Configuring Remote Desktop Gateway Now that we have our RDS Farm setup, let’s extend our RDS Farm over the internet by configuring the RD Gateway Role Service. We will…


Extending Remote Desktop Services via PowerShell – Part 4

(Post courtesy Manoj Ravikumar Nair, who you can follow on his excellent blog at http://www.powershell.ms) Previous Post: Extending Remote Desktop Services via PowerShell – Part 3 Configuring a RDS Farm using PowerShell So far, we have installed two RD Session Host Servers, added some RemoteApps, configured the Session Host Servers, installed the Web Access Server,…


Extending Remote Desktop Services via PowerShell – Part 3

(Post courtesy Manoj Ravikumar Nair, who you can follow on his excellent blog at http://www.powershell.ms) Previous Post: Extending Remote Desktop Services via PowerShell – Part 2 Configuring Remote Desktop Connection Broker Now that we have our two RD Session Hosts Servers (COLFAX and FUJI) and our Web Access Server (FUJI) up and running properly, let’s…


Extending Remote Desktop Services via PowerShell – Part 2

(Post courtesy Manoj Ravikumar Nair, who you can follow on his excellent blog at http://www.powershell.ms) Previous Post: Extending Remote Desktop Services via PowerShell – Part 1 Configuring Remote Desktop Session Host Server using RDS Provider for PowerShell If you have installed the RD Session Host Role via PowerShell, the first thing you will note is…


Extending Remote Desktop Services using PowerShell

(Post courtesy Manoj Ravikumar Nair, who you can follow on his excellent blog at http://www.powershell.ms) What? Are you kidding me? I never knew we could automate Remote Desktop Services using PowerShell. But, yes we can. You can almost automate everything within your Remote Desktop Services Infrastructure using Windows PowerShell. So the burning question is, when…