Remote Desktop cannot Connect to the VDI-based remote computer after enabling Microsoft RemoteFX 3D Video Adapter

A new KB was released today regarding connection issues to a VDI-based computer after enabling the RemoteFX 3D Video Adapter.

“…With the release of Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, a new Windows Firewall rule is added for RemoteFX. This problem occurs if RemoteFX Windows Firewall rule is not enabled…”

“…You may also receive the following error in the Windows Event Log:

Log Name: Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-LocalSessionManager/Operational
Source:       Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-LocalSessionManager
Date:          <Date><Time>
Event ID:    17
Level:         Error
User:          SYSTEM
Computer: machinename.domain.com
Description:
Remote Desktop Service start failed. The relevant status code was 0x800706b5…”

Resolution:
”…To resolve the problem, you must enable the RemoteFX Windows Firewall rule manually.
To enable the RemoteFX rule by using Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

  1. Click the Start button , and then click Control Panel.
  2. In the Control Panel windows click Windows Firewall.
  3. In the left pane, click Allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall.
  4. Click Change settings. If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  5. Under Allowed programs and features, select the check box next to Remote Desktop – RemoteFX, and then use the check boxes in the columns to select the network location types you want to allow communication on.
  6. Click OK.

Alternatively, if you enable Remote Desktop by using the System properties window, the rule is enabled automatically.

  1. Click the Start button, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Click on System icon.
  3. Under Control Panel Home, click Remote settings.
  4. Click the Remote tab. Under Remote Desktop, Select Don’t allow connections to this computer and the click Apply
  5. Now select either option depending on your security requirements:
    • Allow connections from computers from computers running any version of Remote Desktop (less secure)
    • Allow connections from computers only from computers running Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication (more secure)
  6. Click on Apply and the OK…”

Kaynak : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2820155/en-us?sd=rss&spid=14134

RDP8 + Ribbons + RemoteApp = Known Issue

If you have Windows 7 SP1 and install the Remote Desktop Protocol 8.0 update (KB2592687) then you may find you encounter an issue with “ribbon” applications running as RemoteApps.

 

The scenario is this:

A user on a Windows 7 SP1 + KB25292687 launches Wordpad as a RemoteApp on a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 RD Session Host server, the application launches as expected.

The user hits the Alt key (not Alt Gr) which displays the tooltips with the shortcut keys over the clickable items on the ribbon – in this example, F for FileH for HomeV for View and Y for Help.

Pressing the F key or clicking on the relevant hotspot makes the File menu flash up but then disappear again immediately (the other 3 items are unaffected, through both keyboard and mouse).

 

The workaround is to press the Shift, Ctrl and Alt keys simultaneously to reset the state of the modifier keys.

The only solution at present (until the hotfix completes it test cycle and is released) is to roll back to RDP 7.0 – there is a hotfix in the works, but it is currently undergoing testing.

Only certain functions of “ribbon” apps appear to be affected, the majority being Office applications.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/mrsnrub/archive/2013/02/19/rdp8-ribbons-remoteapp-known-issue.aspx

Remote Desktop App Hakkında yazılmış güzel bir yazı….

Herkese selamlar. Windows Server 2012 bugün offical olarak release oldu. Şimdiden hayırlı olsun. Windows 8 ile birlikte yeni bir arayüz kullanmaya başladık Metro UI. Her ne kadar ismi yakın zamanda değişmiş olsada ben böyle demeye devam edeceğim 🙂 Metro UI ile birlikte RDP de bir takım değişikliklere uğradı. Microsoft RDV team sağolsun bu uyguluma hakkında güzel bir yazı yazmış. Aşağıda yazının hangi konuları kapsadığını ve linkini paylaştım. Okumanızı tavsiye ederim.

Questions answered in the blog post:

  • What do you get with the Remote Desktop app?
  • How do you get the Remote Desktop app?
  • What is the launch experience?
  • How do you connect to a new PC?
  • How do you interact with the remote PC?

Yazıya buradan ulaşabilirsiniz.

 

Windows are displayed incorrectly when you connect to a RemoteApp program from a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft RDS için yeni bir hotfix yayınladı :

Consider the following scenario:

1- You install the Remote Desktop Session Host role service on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2.
2- You publish a RemoteApp program on the computer. The RemoteApp program is IME-unaware.
3- You connect to the RemoteApp program from a client computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2. You enable a multibyte character Input Method Editor (IME), such as the Japanese IME or the Chinese IME, on the client computer.

In this scenario, the composition window of the RemoteApp program is displayed behind the main window of the program.

Note Most non-unicode applications (such as Notepad.exe and Wordpad.exe) are IME-unaware.

Download için : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2682814/en-us?sd=rss&spid=14134

Windows Server 8 RDS için yeni LAB lar yayınlandı.

Test Lab Guide: Remote Desktop Services Session Virtualization Quick Start
This topic contains instructions for setting up a test lab based on the Test Lab Guide: Base Configuration and deploying Remote Desktop Services Session Virtualization Quick Start deployment using two server computers and one client computers. The resulting Session Virtualization Quick Start deployment test lab demonstrates how to successfully deploy a Session Virtualization Quick Start deployment.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831754.aspx

Test Lab Guide: Remote Desktop Services Session Virtualization standard deployment
This paper contains instructions for setting up a test lab based on the Test Lab Guide: Base Configuration and deploying Session Virtualization using two server computers and one client computer. The resulting Session Virtualization standard deployment test lab demonstrates how to successfully install and configure a Session Virtualization standard deployment.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831610.aspx

Test Lab Guide: Remote Desktop Services Publishing
This paper contains instructions for setting up a test lab based on the Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate Remote Desktop Services Session Virtualization Standard Deployment and publishing and managing resources using four server computers and one client computer. The resulting centralized resource publishing test lab demonstrates how to successfully install and configure resource publishing.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831442.aspx

Windows Server 8 Beta ile gelen RDS yenilikleri.

What’s new in Remote Desktop Services

The Remote Desktop Services server role in Windows Server® “8” Beta provides technologies that enable users to connect to virtual desktops, RemoteApp programs, and session-based desktops. With Remote Desktop Services, users can access remote connections from within a corporate network or from the Internet.

In Windows Server “8” Beta, Remote Desktop Services offers enhanced support for the following scenarios:

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) deployments

Session Virtualization deployments

Centralized resource publishing

Rich user experience with Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)

Each of these is described in the sections that follow.

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