Building an Azure lab – Integrating and federating with Azure Active Directory

If you have seen some of my posts, specifically the posts for step-by-step guiding Remote Desktop Services installation, configuration and modification, you might have noticed that I use a very basic lab setup. Simply running the Hyper-V role on my

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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

Shape Exporter: Export any Shape from any Stencil in Visio (2013) to PNG

The other day a customer told me he was “sick and tired” of people asking him to export shapes from Visio to a PNG file. The customer works for a relatively small company that only has 1 Microsoft Visio license available.

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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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Posted in Customize, Remote Desktop, Windows 2012 R2
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