I have a customer for whom this is a real pain point so hopefully this will help some of you. They have an RDS environment with Office 365 (Office 2013) click-to-run. Outlook 2013 for them started crashing all over the place. We were getting this event in the application logs on all RD Session Host servers: Log Name: Application Source: Application Error Date: 5/4/2016 3:28:41 PM Event ID: 1000 Task Category: (100) Level: Error Keywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: rdsh.domain.com Description: Faulting application name: OUTLOOK.EXE, version: 15.0.4815.1000, time stamp: 0x56e79eae Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 6.3.9600.18194, time stamp: 0x569515fc Exception [...]
Working with small and medium sized businesses, we often use the Server Manager's Remote Desktop Management Services (RMDS) UI to manage RDS deployments. The problem is that this UI is not without issues. We frequently run into problems using this tool. Because it bombs for many reasons, we decided to write a series of blogs posts that detail the problems we run into using RDMS and how to fix them. RDMS Problem #1: The Server Pool Does not Match the RD Connection Brokers That Are In It Environment: Windows Server 2012 R2 deployment One Session Collection RD Connection Broker is [...]
In this companion video to the RDS Gurus Step-by-Step Guide for Building an FSLogix Apps 2.1 Lab Environment, Benny shows the power and simplicity of application masking on an Azure RDS IaaS environment. Watch the video here.
Per-user app publishing for Azure RemoteApp is out in preview! Check it out here. To participate in the preview you have to fill out the survey.
Fellow MVP Cláudio Rodrigues has created a cool tool that builds a highly available RDS environment, complete with license servers and SSL certificate deployment. Get a look at it here.
We've created a guide that walks you through the steps required to install a Proof-of-Concept (POC) environment for RDSH Full Desktop with FSLogix Apps. FSLogix Apps is a software agent that enables virtual desktop administrators to eliminate some of their biggest problems in VDI and RDSH. FSLogix Apps 2.1 allows admins to massively reduce the number of Windows Gold images, easily manage per-user applications, and optimize license costs while assuring compliance. PoC environments created according to this install guide can be used to test applications controlled by FSLogix Apps in a reproducible way. The IaaS RDSH environment is built entirely [...]
Remote Desktop Gateway server crashes during certain user disconnect scenarios in Windows Server 2012 R2
This is a new hotfix for RD Gateway - if you have RD Gateway crashes, check it out: Remote Desktop Gateway server crashes during certain user disconnect scenarios in Windows Server 2012 R2
December RDS hotfixes have been added to KB2933664 http://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2933664 The main changes were: Device Redirection & Printing 3073630 Remote Desktop Easy Print runs slowly in Windows Server 2012 R2 Licensing 3092695 Licensing report file is corrupted in Windows Server 2012 R2 RDS environments for large report files 3084952 Users can't log on to a Windows Server 2012 R2-based server through remote desktop because of RDSLS database corruption RemoteApp 3103000 RemoteApp windows disappear and screen flickers when you switch between windows in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2
All of us that blog here at RDS Gurus are Microsoft MVP's for Remote Desktop Services. For those of you interested in what this program is, read here. Each year, a Microsoft MVP's status is up for renewal. (Freek and I happen to be up for renewal in the same month). Happy to say that Freek and I both got the MVP Award for Remote Desktop Services again this year. Freek is getting his for the 5th year in a row and I am now at year 7. Truly honored, Microsoft! MVP Summit 2015 here we come!
The RDS team just posted a new blog article: July Updates to Azure RemoteApp Check it out and learn about the new features and capabilities for Azure RemoteApp as well as new documentation that has been released for this product.