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.
Azure RemoteApp core skills training is now available through the Microsoft Virtual Academy! Go check it out: http://aka.ms/arajumpstart Take this course to: Gain an understanding of the basic principles of Azure RemoteApp. Define why Azure RemoteApp is a key strategic technology. Learn how to publish applications and the different types of applications that you can publish. Learn how to assign a published application to your users. Identify how to keep your application collections up to date. Explore Azure RemoteApp. Identify additional resources and next steps. Learn about the client experiences on Windows, iOS, and Android.
Because the Azure RemoteApp client authenticates against Azure Active Directory (AAD) we are also able to leverage Conditional Access and Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) based on AAD. The RDS Product team also recently announced this in the blog post Control access to Azure RemoteApp with Azure AD Conditional Access! In this blog post I’ll guide you through the process of setting up MFA on Azure RemoteApp. First of all, Conditional access requires Azure AD Premium (currently in preview). You can however set this up in a 30 day trial. To do that, open the Azure Portal browse to your AAD [...]
The Microsoft RDS team posted a new blog on the June updates related to Azure RemoteApp! Source: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rds/archive/2015/07/07/june-updates-to-azure-remoteapp.aspx "...in the month of June 2015, we released the following new features and capabilities for Azure RemoteApp: Added IP address range checking for Hybrid deployments using an existing VNET Added limited public preview of Forced Tunneling. Forced tunneling ‘forces’ all internet bound traffic back to the customer’s on premise network through the VPN tunnel. Read more here Microsoft Platform images and Azure RDSH gallery image were updated with June software updates for Windows Server 2012 R2 Administrators can add their custom antivirus [...]
INTRODUCTION Microsoft Azure RemoteApp is all about delivering your Win32 ‘legacy applications’ from the cloud to any device, any location at any time. While RemoteApp technology itself is not new and has been shipping since Windows Server 2008, Azure, however, makes it a truly turnkey, and as a Service, solution. Basically you bring your applications and your identities, and Azure RemoteApp provides you with a GUI inside the Azure Portal to configure the delivery of those applications, including PowerShell support. Currently you provide your custom application landscape by installing all your applications in a RD Session Host Template image. There [...]