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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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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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RDSH 2012 R2: Shadow Users without Connection Broker admin rights

It seems as though the only way to use the PowerShell Get-RDUserSession cmdlet against the Connection Broker is if the user running the command is a member of the  Administrators group on the Connection Broker server. This might be undesirable…! This … 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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Remote Desktop Connection: Can’t connect

On trying to connect to a Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Session Host published desktop I got the following error from my Remote Desktop Client: Remote Desktop Connection This computer can’t connect to the remote computer. Try connecting again. If … Continue reading

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