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GUI to log off Remote Desktop users by non-admins

I’ve blogged about the issues with the well-intentioned but ill-though-out Remote Desktop Management Server concept in Windows Server 2012 (inc R2) before, trying to come up with workarounds to all the things you used to be able to do easily … Continue reading

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SysProcs is RDS equivalent of Citrix LogOffCheckSysModules

Now that I’m no longer running Citrix XenApp, I had to research how to tell the Terminal Server service to ignore a process that was stopping a process being killed when the RemoteApp executable had quit. In XenApp you add … 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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Server 2012 Remote Desktop Session Host: Installation hangs at Windows Installer Coordinator

You install a product from a .msi, and whilst Windows Installer is running you get an additional progress dialogue: Windows Installer Coordinator Please wait while the application is preparing for the first use. [Cancel] Had this on a 2008 R2 … Continue reading

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