Category Archive: Microsoft RDS/VDI

Jul 28 2012

Configure Remote Desktop Web Access

After you published some applications on your RD Session Host server(s), you need to make those applications available to users. There are three ways to do that, one is to make them available from the Start Menu (Windows 7 only), the second one is to send them the .RDP file, and the last one is …

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Jun 30 2012

Publishing RemoteApp applications on a RD Session Host server

If you never used RemoteApp, believe me you’ll like it; it’s like love at first sight. All your needed applications can be started from a web browser, or from your computer Start Menu, but they are not installed locally on the client. Those applications are installed on a dedicated server, and are running and consuming …

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Jun 16 2012

Configuring Windows Server 2008 R2 RD Gateway for external access

Many of you know what RD Gateway is, but for those that don’t I’ll try to explain using a short version. RD Gateway is a Windows Server 2008 R2 role that gives administrators the power to allow users to connect using Remote Desktop Protocol to internal servers/workstations without opening to many ports in their firewall(s). …

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May 20 2012

Replacing the default (self signed) certificate on a RD Session Host server

Many times I wanted to get rid of that annoying certificate warning message when I make a RDP connection to a RD Session Host server or a workstation. If you are using RDP inside an Active Directory network, the warning is gone, because the connection is using kerberos for security, but if you are connecting …

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Mar 26 2012

Digitally Signing RemoteApp Programs on Windows Server 2008 R2

Those of you that have one or more Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host) servers in the network, that host RemoteApp programs, know how frustrating is that certificate error when clients connect to their virtualized applications. To re mediate this you will need to install a proper/trusted certificate on the server to sign those …

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Mar 25 2012

Slow Remote Desktop connection via Remote Desktop Gateway

Hi there, me again. This week I had a small problem with Remote Desktop Client connecting trough Remote Desktop Service Gateway (RDS Gateway); the connection was very slow and it was disconnecting every ten seconds. Very frustrating. I was connecting from a Windows 7 client using a RDS 2008 R2 Gateway. So after two days …

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Feb 18 2012

Installing Remote Desktop Services in Windows 2008 R2

I’ve been thinking for quite some time now, how to start some articles about Microsoft VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) and RDS (Remote Desktop Services), and I’ve got it; I will just start with something simple, like the installation, then continue with services configurations. In this guide I’ll show you how to install the Microsoft RDS …

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