How To Enable Remote Desktop Remotely

Sometimes you need to enable remote desktop remotely. There are a few ways you can enable remote desktop remotely, here are a few: From an ILO session if using an HP server From an elevated command prompt, run this command: reg add “\\<servername>\hklm\system\currentcontrolset\control\terminal server” /v fDenyTSConnections /t REG_DWORD /d 0 Via GPO Of course, don’t […]
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Windows Server 2008 RDS Session Host Deploy Fails (Error 0x80004005) – Hyper-V

When trying to deploy Windows Server 2008 with Remote Desktop Services Session Host on Hyper-V, it fails with the following error: 0x80004005 To fix this, try the following workarounds: In Hyper-V set the Startup RAM to something about 512MB Don’t use Dynamic memory for the VM (Recommended) Reconfigure the Dynamic memory settings with a PowerShell […]
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Unable To Install RD Connection Broker Role Service On Server 2012

The installation of the RD Connection Broker Role Service can fail with the following error on Windows Server 2012: RD Connection Broker Role Service: Failed Unable To Install RD Connection Broker Role Service On <<Server>> This issue came up in response to a question from Ridhuan Amri who was trying to install RD Connection Broker […]
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How To Setup RD Web Access In Windows 2008 R2

RD Web Access allows you to publish applications through a web interface. To setup RD Web Access in Windows 2008 R2, you need to decide how many server you want to use for load balancing and if you are appending the RD Web Access servers to an existing Remote Desktop Services environment. This tutorial guides […]
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How To Remote Control A User Session – Server 2012

There have been several changes in Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2012, including how to remote control a user session. In Windows 2008 R2 and previous server versions, you could right click a user session and click Remote Control. This would allow you to view a user’s RDP session and control / interact with […]
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How To Enable Remote Desktop on Windows Server 2012

Enabling remote desktop on Windows Server 2012 is actually the same as enabling remote desktop on previous versions of Window Server, it’s just less obvious. To enable remote desktop on Windows Server 2012, go to the System Manager and click on Local Server. On this pane, it will say Remote Desktop: Disabled. Click on the […]
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Your Request Cannot Be Processed Make Sure You Have Provided – RD Licensing

When performing certain actions on a Remote Desktop Licensing Server, such as reinstalling licenses, you can get this error when connecting to Microsoft Clearinghouse: Your request cannot be processed make sure you have provided. Make sure you have provided all the required information accurately, and then resubmit your request. If the problem persists, try using […]
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RemoteApp Manager Missing – Windows Server 2008 R2

If you have installed Remote Desktop Services, but the RemoteApp Manager is missing, then you probably haven’t installed the RD Session Host role services. To fix this and make RemoteApp Manager appear under Start -> Administrative Tools -> Remote Desktop Services, open the Server Manager, under Remote Desktop Services, add the RD Session Host role […]
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Remote Desktop Licensing Mode Is Not Configured – Server 2012

If you’ve installed Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2012, then you will need to setup an RD Licensing server. If you haven’t you’ll be getting this error message: Remote Desktop licensing mode is not configured. Remote Desktop Services will stop working in 119 days. On the RD Connection Broker server, use Server Manager to […]
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