Tag Archives: desktop

PowerShell script to update RDMS server list

Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2012 is great in many ways, but it has some serious flaws. One of these is the pretty terrible so-called Remote Desktop Management Server concept. This is actually just some functionality built into Server … Continue reading

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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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Remote Desktop – The Local Security Authority cannot be contacted

On trying to make a Remote Desktop connection from a Windows 7 PC to another Windows 7 PC I received the following error: Remote Desktop Connection An authentication error has occurred. The Local Security Authority cannot be contacted Remote computer: … Continue reading

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Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop – Drop Shadows inconsistent

Noticed that the drop shadows on a Remote Desktop session to Server 2008 R2 are inconsistently displayed. On a Windows 7 PC you get a black drop shadow around each (white) letter of the text under all desktop shortcuts. On … Continue reading

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All required steps to get a functioning XenApp 6 Server

Install Windows Server 2008 R2. Nothing else will work for XenApp 6. Add the relevant Windows Roles/Features. Personally, I’m doing the whole build via a VBScript, but to do this step I’m using PowerShell. To make life easier for myself, I … Continue reading

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