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Tom Murphy
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No more temporary profiles with User Profile Disks!
Looks like Microsoft has finally found a solution to the issue of RDS User Profile Disks failing to dismount from Session Host servers properly, causing temporary profile issues the next time you launch an app. A fix is available in the October 2016 Preview...

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Directory Synchronization to Office 365 w/ Azure Active Directory Connect
Hello everyone! It's been a while - sorry about that. Life has been extremely busy for me the past couple months and I haven't posted in some time. Something that has been reaffirmed to me lately is the fact that life, just like IT, is constantly changing. ...

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Fixing a Corrupt Session Collection
The Problem Occasionally you may run into an issue where you cannot perform certain actions within RDS. For example, attempting to add a new Session Host to a collection will fail with an error stating that the properties could not be distributed to all ses...

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Troubleshooting timeouts in the RDS console when setting a User Profile Disk path
Ran into this fun one the other week. When attempting to change the location of the User Profile Disk share on a collection, the operation times out, and some session hosts in the collection grab UPD’s from the new UNC path, while some session hosts grab UP...

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Windows Management Framework 5.0 Released (again)
Microsoft has now republished Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 to the Microsoft Download Center. WMF 5.0, which includes PowerShell 5.0 and improvements to PowerShell Desired State Configuration, was previously released but then pulled due to a bug wi...

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The Remote Desktop Management service fails to start on RDS 2012 R2 Connection Broker
After rebooting the RD Connection Broker or attempting to restart services, the RDS Management service fails to start. An error is logged in the System event log such as follows: The Remote Desktop Management service terminated with the following service-sp...

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Creating a Hyper-V Guest Cluster using SCVMM - Part 2
In part one of the series, we went over creating a Service Template using System Center Virtual Machine Manager for the purpose of creating a virtual guest cluster using Shared VHDX. In part two, we'll be going over provisioning the virtual servers from the...

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Improved Remote Desktop Connection Broker Performance with Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Hotfix (KB3091411)
Microsoft recently released a new hotfix for the RD Connection Broker role in Server 2012 R2 that significantly increases performance when brokering connections. It changes some of the algorithms that the Connection Broker role uses to process redirection r...

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Creating a Hyper-V Guest Cluster using SCVMM - Part 1
One of the really cool features that was added to Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 R2 is something called Shared VHDX. Basically, this feature allows you to share a VHDX file between multiple guest VM's. With this, you can create a failover cluster between th...

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Finding users who still have the RDP 7.1 client
As an RDS administrator, one of the frequent problems I deal with is the fact that users have difficulty launching an RDS RemoteApp from home. Maybe they receive an error message, maybe single sign-on isn't working to a pooled desktop collection, or possibl...
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