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  • Blog Post: WS2008: Terminal Server Management and Administration

    Welcome to Day Fifteen of our series on Windows Server 2008.  There's only twelve more days until Launch Day.  Today we will be continuing on with Terminal Services, specifically the Management and Administration components. There are several tools and methods that can be used to configure...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2: RemoteApp and Desktop Connection

    Welcome back to our Launch Series. It’s Day Fourteen which means that there’s just over a week to go! Today we’re continuing on with our look at various Remote Desktop Services components. Our subject: RemoteApp and Desktop Connection. In Windows Server 2008 , RemoteApp was introduced to deploy RDS applications...
  • Blog Post: “Unknown Publisher”? Where did this dialog box come from?

    Hello AskPerf readers!  My name is Don Geddes, and I am a Support Escalation Engineer on the Performance team.  Over the last couple of months, we’ve been getting quite a few calls on a new popup dialog box that occurs when connecting to a web site that hosts Terminal Services connections or...
  • Blog Post: Remote Desktop Services – Weekend Reading

    Happy Friday AskPerf!  The Remote Desktop Services team have been busy the last couple of weeks.  There are several new posts on the RDS blog – definitely great weekend reading! Creating Kerberos Identity for RD Session Host Farms Part I: using the Remote Desktop Services provider for Windows...
  • Blog Post: WS2008: Terminal Server Web Access Architecture

    It's Day Twenty-Three of our series.  The Launch Event is just a couple of days away.  Following on from yesterday's post on Terminal Services RemoteApps , today we're going to be providing a very brief overview of the Architecture of Terminal Server Web Access and the Web Connection Client...
  • Blog Post: DST and your Terminal Servers

    Here’s a scenario that we’ve seen recently that some customers neglect when it comes to the DST update: Terminal Server clients connecting to a Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server. A very common Terminal Services deployment involves Microsoft Office 2003 installed on Terminal Servers with users connecting...
  • Blog Post: WS2008: Overview of the Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) Client

    Day Eighteen is upon us.  We are two-thirds of the way through our series of posts.  Today we'll be doing a brief overview of the new Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) Client 6.x.  We've discussed several new features in Terminal Services for Windows Server 2008.  Many of these features...
  • Blog Post: Terminal Services and ClearType

    Over the last couple of weeks, we have had some customers asking about support for ClearType in a Terminal Services session.  Now, if you’re not sure what exactly ClearType is, the ClearType information page on the Microsoft site has information on the basics of ClearType.  In a nutshell though...
  • Blog Post: WS2008: Terminal Server Session Broker Overview

    It's Day Twenty-Four. Only three more days until Launch Day! Our Windows Server 2008 series continues today with an overview of Terminal Server Session Broker. Terminal Server Session Broker (TS Session Broker) is a role service in Windows Server 2008 that allows a user to reconnect to an existing session...
  • Blog Post: TS: Remote Desktop Client 6.x

    REMOTE DESKTOP CLIENT 6.x Description: The Remote Desktop Client, or RDC, is the official name for the client used to connect to a Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008 Terminal Server. As the features of Terminal Server evolve, a new RDC version is typically released to support these features...
  • Blog Post: TS: Terminal Server Group Policies

    TS: Terminal Server Group Policies Description: Terminal Server group polices refers to the implementation of Group Policy objects (GPOs) to the Terminal Services server to control the Terminal Server or Remote Desktop Server settings in an Active Directory domain. Scoping the Issue: When...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2: Remote Desktop Services Virtualization (RDS-V)

    Good Morning AskPerf Nation! Our Launch Series is at Day Seventeen. There are only five more days to go! Today we’re continuing on with Remote Desktop Services, with a look at Remote Desktop Services Virtualization (or RDS-V, for short). You may also hear RDS-V referred to as Virtual Desktop Infrastructure...
  • Blog Post: “Allow Logon through Terminal Services” group policy and “Remote Desktop Users” group.

    Hello AskPerf readers. I am Edwin Rocky and this time I am back with some interesting information about the “Allow Logon through Terminal Services” group policy and “Remote Desktop users” group. I am sure many of you are already familiar this GPO and this group. But still there has been some confusion...
  • Blog Post: TS: Terminal Server Web Access

    TERMINAL SERVER WEB ACCESS Description: This document pertains only to Terminal Server Web Access in Windows Server 2008. It does not apply to Remote Desktop Web Connection that shipped with Windows Server 2003. Terminal Server Web Access refers to the web site that is installed when the Terminal...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2: Remote Desktop Connection Broker (Part One)

    Good Morning AskPerf! Welcome to Day Fifteen of our Launch Series. There is only one more week to go! If you remember Windows Server 2003 R2 then you probably also remember that Terminal Services (as it was called then) didn’t change much from Windows Server 2003. The same cannot be said for Remote Desktop...
  • Blog Post: “Unknown Publisher”??? Part Two

    Hello AskPerf readers, it’s Don Geddes again and I’m back with that post that I promised you about that pesky dialog box that we all know so well. In this post, I’m going to walk through some common client/server scenarios and explain the technical details of what generates the “Unknown Publisher” dialog...
  • Blog Post: MSIT, Terminal Services, Network Adapter Performance and Hyper-V

    Looking at the title, I know you’re thinking, “what do these four things have to do with one another?” The answer: not a great deal in fact. However, there are some very interesting posts and articles on these subjects that have been published recently that we thought we would bring to your attention...
  • Blog Post: Catching up with our fellow MS Bloggers

    It occurred to me that with so many technical blogs out there, that it might be useful to bring you some posts from our fellow bloggers here at Microsoft that have been published recently … If you haven’t been keeping up with our colleagues over at the Terminal Services blog, then you may have missed...
  • Blog Post: Longhorn Server - Terminal Services Easy Print

    Now that Longhorn Server Beta 3 is released, it's time to take the covers off a new feature in Longhorn Server - Terminal Services Easy Print. The folks over at the Terminal Services Team Blog just published their post on the topic - here's something to whet your appetite ... TS Easy Print is a...
  • Blog Post: TS: Terminal Server RemoteApps

    TERMINAL SERVER: REMOTEAPPS Description: Terminal Server RemoteApps refers to applications deployed via Terminal Services and managed by the RemoteApp manager in Windows Server 2008. A RemoteApp is deployed in one of three ways: A .RDP file is distributed to users via a network share or...
  • Blog Post: RDS Multiple Server Access

    Good morning AskPerf!  Nabarun here from the Windows Performance Team to discuss the method of allowing RDP access to multiple servers in a flash.  System administrators often want to know how to enable RDP access throughout the domain.  The uninspired answer is to go around to every machine...
  • Blog Post: WS2008: Terminal Services Printing

    Day Seventeen and we're still going strong.  Only ten days left until launch day!  Continuing on with Terminal Services, today's topic is Terminal Services printing in Windows Server 2008 - and more specifically Terminal Services Easy Print. The big enhancement to Windows Server 2008 Terminal...
  • Blog Post: WS2008: Terminal Services Gateway Overview

    Welcome to Day Number Twenty-Six.  Tomorrow is Launch Day!  Over the last twenty-five days we've gone over several different aspects of Windows Server 2008.  Just because today is the last day in our Launch Series doesn't mean that we're going to ignore Windows Server 2008 for a while...
  • Blog Post: WS2008: Terminal Services RemoteApps

    Welcome to the twenty-second day of our series. Only a few more days until Launch Day. We'll be sticking with Terminal Services through the end of our series. Today's topic is Terminal Services RemoteApps, a new feature in Windows Server 2008. RemoteApps are programs accessed remotely through Terminal...
  • Blog Post: WS2008: Frontside Authentication and SSO

    Welcome to Day Twenty-One.  We're three weeks into our series and there are only six days left.  Today's topics for discussion are Frontside Authentication and Single Sign-On (SSO) in the Terminal Services space.  So, let's get started ... Frontside Authentication is a new connection process...