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  • Blog Post: Configuring Remote Desktop certificates

    Starting with Windows Server 2003 SP1, it is possible to provide server authentication by issuing a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate to the Remote Desktop server. This is easy to configure using the “Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration” tool on Server operating systems. Though no such tool...
  • Blog Post: Top 10 RDP Protocol Misconceptions – Part 2

    Hi, Nadim here again. Today we’re wrapping up our Top 10 list of RDP Misconceptions. So without further ado… 1) Myth: RDP is insecure; there is no encryption To be clear, this is totally false! RDP has always supported strong encryption and is by default encrypted! What has changed over the releases...
  • Blog Post: Why you should sign RDP files and how to script the signing

    RDP file signing is all about security. When you sign RDP files with trusted certificates, your clients can verify that important settings such as which server to connect to haven’t changed since the creation of the RDP file. This helps protect both the user and the server from potential attacks...
  • 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...
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