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Recommended hotfixes and updates for Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2012 R2

Hi everyone, it’s David Rankin again from the Remote Desktop team. Back at the end of February I provided you with information on Staying current with Windows Server updates for Remote Desktop Services (RDS). As we release more hotfixes and updates to help improve Remote Desktop Services, those lists can become very long and maybe...

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Staying current with Windows Server updates for Remote Desktop Services (RDS)

Hello everyone, I’m David Rankin, a Senior Supportability Escalation Engineer working primarily on Remote Desktop support. Often we get customer enquiries asking which RDS updates are available for a particular Windows Server platform; or when providing support we need to verify if certain hotfixes and servicing rollups are installed on the customers’ servers. To make it easier...

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Improved Remote Desktop Connection Broker Performance with Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Hotfix (KB3091411)

Hi everyone, this is Christian Montoya from the Remote Desktop team. I am writing to let you know of performance improvements we have made to the Remote Desktop (RD) Connection Broker in both Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4 and Windows Server 2012 R2 (with Hotfix KB3091411). In particular, we have made changes to the...

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How to Create a (Mostly) Seamless Logon Experience For Your Remote Desktop Services Environment in Windows 2012 R2

Kristin Griffin, RDS MVP, wrote a great article answering one of the most often asked questions from RDS customers, “How do I provide access to my RD Session Host Session Collection(s) with the least amount of pop-up windows / SSL certificate warnings, and requiring the user to enter their credentials only once?” Check out her...

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System Center Customer-Product Team meet up at Ignite 2015

The System Center team would like to invite customers using System Center Configuration Manager to deploy software and updates to Windows Server, to a customer-product team meetup at Ignite 2015 to discuss your current challenges with configuration management.  You can find details of this event at this link: http://blogs.technet.com/b/systemcenter/archive/2015/04/20/system-center-customer-product-team-meet-up-at-ignite-2015.aspx. –Yvette O’Meally Configuration Manager Resources Documentation...

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Be Prepared for Tomorrow’s Business: Prioritize Your Windows Server 2003 Migration Planning

Although 75% of IT professionals are aware that support for Windows Server 2003 is ending July 14, 2015, there are still a lot of questions about just how urgent the need to move is. Deprioritizing migration is not uncommon when there are other technology projects that are perceived to more directly benefit business groups. However,...

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Large Scale VDI deployment using Hyper-V with Storage Tiers and Data Deduplication

Need some help planning a large scale, highly efficient Personal Desktop deployment that leverages Storage Tiers and Data Deduplication?  If so, our friends on the File Server team published a detailed white paper just for you: Large scale Virtual Desktop Infrastructure deployment using Windows Server 2012 R2 with Storage Tiers and Data Deduplication In addition...

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RD Gateway High Availability with Azure Multi-Factor Authentication

Remote Desktop Services MVPs (Most Valuable Professionals) Freek Berson and Kristin L. Griffin previously posted an excellent step-by-step guide on using Microsoft Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server to provide two-factor authentication to a Remote Desktop Services deployment. Now, Kristin has published the sequel: Creating a Highly Available Windows 2012 R2 RD Gateway Environment with Azure Multi-Factor...

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How to Install the Windows Update Agent on Client Computers

Author:  Harini Muralidharan, Program Manager, Configuration Manager Sustained Engineering Applies To: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. This article describes the steps to update to the latest Windows Update Agent version for Configuration Manager Clients. For client computers running Windows 8 Approve KB 2937636 through the Configuration Manager...

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