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Building an Azure lab – Implementing P2S (Point-to-Site) VPN

In the previous post I walked you through the steps I needed to take to create a Site-to-Site VPN connection between the Azure Virtual Network and my local network. Azure supports another type of VPN called P2S (Point-to-Site) VPN. This

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Posted in Azure, Networking, RRAS, Step-by-Step guide, Virtual Networking, Windows 2012 R2

Building an Azure lab – Implementing S2S (Site-to-Site) VPN

The next step in preparing an Azure lab for this blog would be to connect my on-premises network to a Virtual Network in Azure. In the meantime some colleagues and I decided we’d go for certification on Azure so we

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Posted in Azure, Networking, RRAS, Step-by-Step guide, Virtual Networking, Windows 2012 R2

ADFS 3.0 Theme – Automate Bing Wallpaper integration

In my last post I showed my ADFS Sign On page for my it-worxx domain. Ink on the post wasn’t dry before I had several mails asking to explain how to do that. I’ll re-use some of the text I

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Posted in ADFS 3.0, Customize, Step-by-Step guide, Windows 2012 R2

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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Posted in Customize, Remote Desktop, Windows 2012 R2

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

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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Posted in Customize, Remote Desktop, Windows 2012 R2

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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