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  • Blog Post: VDI Connection BrokeN?

    There a couple of step-by-step guides available for setting up VDI deployments that are very good reads: Deploying Virtual Desktop Pools by Using RemoteApp and Desktop Connection Step-by-Step Guide Deploying Personal Virtual Desktops by Using Remote Desktop Web Access Step-by-Step Guide   One minor...
  • Blog Post: Remote Desktop Services & WebSSO

    With Windows Server 2008 R2 we introduced “Web Single Sign-On” (WebSSO) to eliminate some of the authentication prompts when users open up RemoteApps.   There is a very detailed introduction here , but there are some points worth highlighting as we see them often missed: Form Based Authentication...
  • Blog Post: Terminal Services roaming profiles & password change at logon

    NOTE: The issue described below has been subsequently fixed in KB971388 for Windows Server 2008 SP2 (x86 and x64) and Windows Server 2008 R2. The blog entry has been left for reference. “If I am forced to change my password at logon, then log onto a Terminal Server, I lose all my settings.” This is something...
  • Blog Post: Remote Desktop Client 7.0 KB979425 now available for Vista

    KB979425 (A combo box item in a RemoteApp application is updated incorrectly when you connect by using Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) 7.0) is now available for Vista. RDC 7.0 ships in-box in Windows 7 and had this fix a while ago, but the OOB (“Out Of Band”) package for Vista now has an identical fix...
  • Blog Post: Remote Desktop Client & credentials saved in UPN format

    Another potential head-scratcher from a recent case… Consider the situation where you have a client machine running Remote Desktop Client connecting to an RDS server Remote1 in domain Alpha , you authenticate using UPN format credentials (e.g. mytestuser@alpha.local ) and elect to save the credentials...