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  • Blog Post: Remote Desktop Web Access single sign-on now easier to enable in Windows Server 2012

    Hi, I’m Sergey, one of the developers on the team that produces Remote Desktop Services. In Windows Server 2008 R2, we introduced Web Single Sign-On (web SSO), which reduced the number of times a user was asked for credentials when accessing RemoteApp programs published through Remote Desktop Web...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Web Single Sign-On for RemoteApp and Desktop Connections

    In Windows Server 2008 R2, the Web Single Sign-On (Web SSO) feature provides users with the ability to enter their credentials only once during logon to Remote Desktop Web Access (RD Web Access). After logon, users can launch RemoteApp programs that are part of the same connection in RemoteApp and Desktop...
  • Blog Post: Configuring Terminal Servers for Server Authentication to Prevent “Man in the Middle” Attacks

    General Intro “Man In The Middle (MITM) attack” is a term used to describe a class of security vulnerabilities in which an attacker intercepts communication between two parties and impersonates each one to the other. The attacker can view and/or modify the traffic without the two parties...
  • Blog Post: Problems using default credentials with Vista RDP clients with Single Sign-on Enabled

    Note: This post was updated with improved suggestions. With Single Sign-on enabled , the current user’s credentials, also known as “default credentials”, are used to log on to a remote computer. In several scenarios, users may get the following error message when trying to connect to a TS server with...
  • Blog Post: Instantaneous Session Broker redirection leveraging CredSSP

    This article discusses some significant improvements achieved in Windows Server® 2008 related to redirecting connections in a TS Farm. Understanding the terminologies: Terminal Services Session Broker (TS Session Broker) is a role service in Windows Server® 2008 that allows a user to reconnect...
  • Blog Post: Problems using saved credentials with Vista RDP clients and above

    Background Information Windows Vista Credential Delegation policy does not allow a Vista RDP client to send saved credentials to a TS server when the TS server is not authenticated. By default Vista RDP clients use the Kerberos protocol for server authentication. Alternatively, they can use SSL server...
  • Blog Post: Single credential prompt for TS Gateway Server and Terminal Server

    What is the advantage of displaying a single credential prompt for TS Gateway Server and Terminal Server? There are two levels of authentication required for a successful connection to a Terminal Server through a TS Gateway server. First level of authentication happens when the TS client connects...
  • Blog Post: How to enable Single Sign-On for my Terminal Server connections

    Note: This post was updated on March 12, 2009, to include the latest information.   What is Single Sign-On? When applied to Terminal Services, Single Sign-On means using the credentials of the currently logged on user (also called default credentials) to log on to a remote computer. If you use the...
  • Blog Post: TS connection experience improvements based on RDP 6.0 client customer feedback

    Many users have downloaded the RDP 6.0 TS client through Windows update since it was released. We have received significant feedback on the RDP 6.0 client -- both on what you liked and what you disliked. In this post we want to let you know that we heard you and show you how your continued feedback helped...
  • Blog Post: Vista Remote Desktop Connection Authentication FAQ

    Update: Some additional improvements are coming in this area. Please see this article . There has been a lot of feedback about the new authentication features introduced in the latest version of the Remote Desktop Connection client. These features are part of our efforts to improve security for Terminal...
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