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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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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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