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Using RD Gateway with Azure Multi-Factor Authentication

MVPs Freek Berson and Kristin L. Griffin have posted a new blog article: Step By Step – Using Windows Server 2012 R2 RD Gateway with Azure Multi-Factor Authentication. If you’re looking to use Microsoft Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server to provide two-factor authentication to a Remote Desktop Services deployment, this article is a must-read for both...

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How to troubleshoot Logon Attempt Failed messages when connecting through RD Gateway

Hi folks, once again hello. Today I would like to discuss a case where I was trying to fix web single sign-on (SSO) externally. SSO was working well internally, but when we were trying to make it work outside the environment (by using Remote Desktop Gateway), it was not working and resulted in continuous logon...

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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 Step-by-step guides available for Remote Desktop Services

We are busily writing and publishing Step-by-Step guides to help you explore the new features of Remote Desktop Services included with Windows Server 2008 R2. Below is a list of the guides that are currently available. Please check back often, as we plan on publishing more documentation in the coming months. What’s New in Remote...

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Improving TS Gateway availability using NLB

TS Gateway is a Windows Server 2008 role which provides secure access to corporate desktops and applications for Internet users. Mobile workforces rely heavily on TS Gateway for remote access needs. To ensure 100% availability there are three methods we recommend which can help achieve this goal for TS Gateway: Load balancing device (HW implementation):...

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TS Gateway Certificates Part III: Connection Time Issues related to TS Gateway Certificates

This is the third and final part of our recent series on configuring certificates on TS Gateway. See also Part I and Part II Background TS clients authenticate TS Gateway server using server security certificates (X.509 format). TS Gateway passes the server security certificate to the clients during the SSL handshake process. During the SSL...

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TS Gateway Certificates Part II: How to deploy a certificate on TS Gateway

For information on why TS Gateway needs a certificate and which is the recommended certificate to use on TS Gateway, see the first post in this series. To deploy a certificate on TS Gateway server, you must have the server certificate (and private key) contained in a file. You must also have access to the...

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How MSIT Uses Terminal Services as a Scalable Remote Access Solution

  The MSIT pilot project of Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services was so successful that Microsoft IT went on to test the scalability and performance into the production environment. The environment acts as a SSL-based remote access solution and MSIT was able to create a scalable remote access solution that is accessible by using HTTPS...

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Video: Meet the Terminal Services Team

  As this blog has presented over the last few months, with Windows Server 2008, we have added plenty of key new functionality for Terminal Services. Recently, technet.com completed four episodes on Terminal Services in Windows Server 2008. The episodes interview members of the team and walk through demos of several new features for Windows...

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