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Enforcing lock screen after idle time Windows Server 2016 RDS Session Host

Case A customer had a XenApp environment based on Windows Server 2008 R2 which needed to be upgraded to all the latest versions. This included the server OS used in the XenApp workers. One of the requirements this customer had

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Posted in Remote Desktop, Tools, Windows 2016

Enable smart sizing in RDP through Remote Desktop Services 2012R2 Web Access

A quick post about a very interesting question from one of our customers: Can you please enable smart sizing when accessing Full Desktops or VDIs which we published using RDS 2012 R2 Web Access? As you can see in the

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RD Web Access – Automate Bing Wallpaper integration

Update 01/19/2015: Added link to powershell script for Bing Wallpaper download In a recent project a customer asked to change the default Web Access background. Not just to a static image by replacing the default image, but the customer wanted

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Posted in Customize, Remote Desktop, Step-by-Step guide, Windows 2012 R2

Properly Removing the domain prefix requirement from RD Web Access 2012 R2

In the first post in the Customizing the RD Web Access 2012 R2 interface series I added a section that describes how to remove the Domain prefix in the login.aspx page. Initially my customization only functioned for Domain joined machines,

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Hiding “Connect to a remote PC” tab from Remote Desktop Web Access based on Group Membership

The other day one of this blog’s visitors, Ryan Davis, posted a comment regarding possibilities for using Active Directory security group membership for hiding or showing the different tabs in Windows Server 2012 R2 RDS Web Access. This post describes

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Step by Step Redirecting and Managing the modern Start Menu in Windows 2012(R2) RDS

I got several requests and questions about customizing and managing a redirected Start Menu when using a Full Desktop session collection. This post will cover the basics for doing that and is based on implementations we have done for real

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Posted in Remote Desktop, Step-by-Step guide, Windows 2012, Windows 2012 R2
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