Remote Desktop Licensing Service Stopping

Hello AskPerf! My name is Matt Graham and I'll be discussing an issue that you may see on your RDS Licensing Server. SCENARIO You have both a 2008 R2 and an 2012 or 2012 R2 Licensing server in your RDS environment.  When you look under services.msc, you notice that the Remote Desktop Licensing service is…


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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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:…

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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…

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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…


RD Licensing Configuration on Windows Server 2012

Good morning AskPerf! Today we are going to discuss the steps in installing/configuring Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services Licensing in your environment using various available options. Adding a new License Server in a new Deployment Let us assume that you already have created a Remote Desktop Services Deployment. You have a Session Based Collection…


Error with the creation of an unmanaged VDI Pool collection

Good morning AskPerf!  Ramesh here from the Microsoft Platforms Support Team.  I am blogging today about an issue I recently worked.  This particular issue was with the creation of an Unmanaged Virtual machine-based desktop pool collection on a Windows 2012 Server.  When I attempted to create a Virtual machine-based desktop pool collection, the following error…