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Help! Finding Remote Desktop Services Information Online

We’d like to ensure you can find the information you need to use Remote Desktop Services, so here’s a quick roundup of the available resources and when they’re appropriate. For a comprehensive view of current white papers, the most recent blog posts, highlighted technical whitepapers and links to information about previous versions of RDS, see...

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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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Farewell from Chandra Shekaran and Tad Brockway

Dear Remote Desktop Services Customers, Partners, Pundits, and Enthusiasts: Now that RemoteFX has shipped, we have each decided to take on other Microsoft challenges outside of Remote Desktop Services. Chandra Shekaran is moving to Bing to be the General Manager of the Search Technology Center – India in Hyderabad.  Tad Brockway is moving back to...

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Documentation Available for Microsoft RemoteFX

The RemoteFX documentation team has been hard at work creating topics that you can use to evaluate and deploy Microsoft RemoteFX within your environment. Following is a list of all the RemoteFX documents that were published to coincide with the Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 release. The following documents were created for...

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RD Connection Broker plug-in for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 released!

We just released an RD Connection Broker plug-in for VMM 2008 R2 that enables dynamic placement of VDI virtual machines for both personal virtual desktops and virtual desktop pools. To determine how this can help your VDI deployment, see Michael Kleef’s write-up: http://blogs.technet.com/b/mkleef/archive/2011/01/19/scvmm-rds-connection-broker-plugin-released.aspx...

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How to resolve the issue “Remote Desktop Disconnected” or “Unable to Connect to Remote Desktop (Terminal Server)”

One of the recurring issues seen in product support is why a client cannot connect. Specifically, errors such as “Unable to RDP,”  “Remote Desktop Disconnected,” or “Unable to Connect to Remote Desktop (Terminal server)”  are common problems that we have seen come up in product support. This article summarizes the various causes for Terminal Server...

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The Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services Resource Kit is now available!

In 2008, I coauthored the Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services Resource Kit with Kristin Griffin, Remote Desktop Services MVP and a moderator on our TechNet Web forum. Since we are slow learners, in 2010 we decided to do it again. With the help of the Remote Desktop Virtualization team and the Remote Desktop Services community...

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Configuring Remote Desktop licensing settings on a Remote Desktop Virtualization Host server

[Step 4 corrected 1/27/2011.  Thank you, pdias] This blog post introduces the Windows PowerShell cmdlets for configuring Remote Desktop licensing settings on a RemoteFX-enabled RD Virtualization Host server in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. Until Windows Server 2008 R2, in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) deployment, the RD Virtualization Host server was not aware of...

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Centralized Licensing Management for Microsoft VDI

This blog post introduces the new Centralized Licensing Management work, implemented in Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) as a part of the RemoteFX feature, for centrally managing the licensing configuration in a Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) deployment. This post assumes that you have a basic understanding of the following: Windows PowerShell...

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Wrapping up “version 1” of Microsoft RemoteFX

Hi, my name is Chandra Shekaran, and I am the general manager for Remote Desktop Virtualization at Microsoft. In January 2008, I blogged about a new acquisition that we had just completed at that time, the acquisition of Calista Technologies. And while we weren’t able to tell you then when Calista would be shipping and...

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