(RDS) Tip of the Day: Which graphics virtualization technology is right for you?

Today’s tip… You have a range of options when it comes to enabling graphics rendering in Remote Desktop Services. In Windows Server 2016, you have two graphics virtualization technologies available with Hyper-V that let you leverage the GPU hardware: Discrete Device Assignment (DDA) – For the highest performance using one or more GPUs dedicated to…


(RDS) Tip of the Day: RDS 2016 slide decks, datasheets, technical guidance docs, and more!

Today’s tip… Microsoft Remote Desktop Services with Windows Server 2016 Download: http://download.microsoft.com/download/B/6/E/B6E691AC-DEBF-4DD1-B760-C631B67BE0AE/Microsoft_Remote_Desktop_Services_with_Windows_Server_2016_datasheet_EN_US.pdf Welcome to Remote Desktop Services Download: https://opbuildstorageprod.blob.core.windows.net/output-pdf-files/en-us/WS.WindowsServerDocs/live/remote.pdf RDS 2016 Architecture Poster Download: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/remote/remote-desktop-services/media/rds-poster-download.png Remote Desktop Services Management Pack Guide for Windows Download: https://download.microsoft.com/download/6/B/C/6BCEC205-3CE4-46FC-ADF7-AA92B4A05AF7/Windows%20Server%202016%20Management%20Pack%20Guide%20for%20Remote%20Desktop%20Services.docx RDS 2016 on Azure IaaS Technical Guidance Deck Download: https://download.microsoft.com/download/A/1/9/A19B20AC-A104-42FA-99A7-286243CEFA44/RDS%202016%20On%20Azure%20IaaS%20Technical%20Guidance%20Deck.PPTX RDS 2016 on Azure IaaS Technical Guidance Document Download: https://download.microsoft.com/download/4/1/3/413D40B8-2711-49F6-B83E-DE1DB1923BED/RDS%202016%20On%20Azure%20IaaS%20Technical%20Guidance%20Document.docx…


(RDS) Tip of the Day: Supported configurations for Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2016

Today’s tip… RDS 2016 best practices and supported configurations can be found here: Supported configurations for Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2016 In this article: Best practices RD Connection Brokers Support for GPU Acceleration with Hyper-V VDI deployment – supported guest OSs Single Sign-On (SSO) References: Supported configurations for Remote Desktop Services in Windows…


Tip of the Day: Reduce running costs for your RDS Deployment in Azure using Auto-Scaling

Today’s Tip… The most significant cost is the RDSH server VMs, so a great way to reduce cost is to shut down and de-allocate your RDSH VMs during off hours and then start them back up again as usage increases.  The Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) auto-scaling sample script uses Azure Resource Management (ARM) PowerShell….


(RDS) Tip of the Day: Announcing: Remote Desktop Services solutions templates on Azure Marketplace

Today’s Tip… At Ignite 2016, we highlighted all the improvements we have made in our core Remote Desktop Services (RDS) platform in Windows Server 2016 to leverage the power of Azure. Since then, we have been working to continue providing tools for you to jumpstart your RDS deployment. We are happy to announce that you’ll…


(RDS) Tip of the Day: New RDS Capabilities in Windows Server 2016 for Service Providers

Today’s Tip… Remote Desktop Services (RDS) were significantly improved with a release of Windows Server 2016. Service Providers now can build more functional and reliable Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) solutions for their customers, including VDI scenarios with GPU acceleration. Here is the list of RDS 2016 new features and improvements, that can be interesting for service providers:…


(RDS) Tip of the Day: Deploy a two-node S2D SOFS for UPD storage in Azure

Today’s Tip… Content referenced was last updated on 1/6/2017 at the time of this post. Remote Desktop Services (RDS) requires a domain-joined file server for user profile disks (UPDs). To deploy a high availability domain-joined scale-out file server (SOFS) in Azure, use Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) with Windows Server 2016. If you’re not familiar with…


(RDS) Tip of the Day: Plan and design your Remote Desktop Services environment

Today’s Tip… A highly scalable Remote Desktop deployment requires the use of specific patterns and practices. Designing for optimal performance and scale-out is key. Use the scenarios below to help you envision, architect, and continually refine your deployment. Use the following information to plan and design your deployment: VDI vs. session-based Personal or pooled desktops…


(RDS) Tip of the Day: Upgrading your Remote Desktop Services deployments to Windows Server 2016

Today’s Tip… Supported OS upgrades with RDS role installed Upgrades to Windows Server 2016 are supported only from Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016. Flow for deployment upgrades In order to keep the down-time to a minimum, it is best to follow the steps below:   RD Connection Broker servers should be the…