Tag Archives: 2012 r2

Why I’m not deploying Windows desktops using Remote Desktop Services

…even though some of the improvements in the Remote Desktop technology are excellent. Background I’ve been running hundreds of thin client Windows desktops from Citrix for well over ten years, starting with Metaframe 1.8 on Windows NT4 Terminal Server Edition right through … Continue reading

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Basic RDS 2012 R2 Shadowing Console

Whereas older versions of Windows had the tsadmin.exe utility, Server 2012 R2 doesn’t have anything equivalent. Helpdesk staff need a simple, easy to manage and configure console to allow them to shadow Remote Desktop users. Luckily this is pretty easy to achieve … Continue reading

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Logon scripts do not run at logon – Server 2012 R2

Another genius bit of fiddling by Microsoft means that on Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1, logon scripts no longer run as part of the logon process. This had me totally foxed for hours. I have my logon script configured … Continue reading

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VMM 2012 R2 Live Migration failure 0x8007274C

I’d completed my first rebuild of a host from Windows Server 2012 to 2012 R2. I’d put the SCVMM agent etc. back onto it and everything seemed OK. I then tried to do a Live (VSM) migration of a VM from another … Continue reading

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System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1 upgrade to R2

Less of an upgrade, more of an uninstall and re-install, keeping the database. DO read the blurb on TechNet, especially: Upgrading to VMM in System Center 2012 R2 Prerequisites for Upgrading VMM Planning Considerations for Upgrading VMM Tasks to Perform … Continue reading

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