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  • Blog Post: Using RD Gateway with Azure Multi-Factor Authentication

    MVPs Freek Berson and Kristin L. Griffin have posted a new blog article: Step By Step – Using Windows Server 2012 R2 RD Gateway with Azure Multi-Factor Authentication . If you’re looking to use Microsoft Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server to provide two-factor authentication to a Remote Desktop...
  • Blog Post: How to troubleshoot Logon Attempt Failed messages when connecting through RD Gateway

    Hi folks, once again hello. Today I would like to discuss a case where I was trying to fix web single sign-on (SSO) externally. SSO was working well internally, but when we were trying to make it work outside the environment (by using Remote Desktop Gateway), it was not working and resulted in continuous...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft VDI - Overview

    Overview In previous versions of Windows Server, Terminal Services enabled a server to host multiple, simultaneous user sessions. In Windows Server 2008 R2, we have renamed Terminal Services to Remote Desktop Services because it offered a choice of presentation virtualization options: sessions for...
  • Blog Post: Deploying RD Gateway R2 server with NAP

    1. Background Network Access Protection (NAP) is a policy-enforcement platform built into Windows. It is designed to inspect, assess, ensure compliance to policy, and remediate, where necessary, endpoints (such as laptops or other devices) attempting to access networked resources (such as applications...
  • Blog Post: New Step-by-step guides available for Remote Desktop Services

    We are busily writing and publishing Step-by-Step guides to help you explore the new features of Remote Desktop Services included with Windows Server 2008 R2. Below is a list of the guides that are currently available. Please check back often, as we plan on publishing more documentation in the coming...
  • Blog Post: Improving TS Gateway availability using NLB

    TS Gateway is a Windows Server 2008 role which provides secure access to corporate desktops and applications for Internet users. Mobile workforces rely heavily on TS Gateway for remote access needs. To ensure 100% availability there are three methods we recommend which can help achieve this goal for...
  • Blog Post: TS Gateway Certificates Part III: Connection Time Issues related to TS Gateway Certificates

    This is the third and final part of our recent series on configuring certificates on TS Gateway. See also Part I and Part II Background TS clients authenticate TS Gateway server using server security certificates (X.509 format). TS Gateway passes the server security certificate to the clients during...
  • Blog Post: TS Gateway Certificates Part II: How to deploy a certificate on TS Gateway

    For information on why TS Gateway needs a certificate and which is the recommended certificate to use on TS Gateway, see the first post in this series . To deploy a certificate on TS Gateway server, you must have the server certificate (and private key) contained in a file. You must also have access...
  • Blog Post: How MSIT Uses Terminal Services as a Scalable Remote Access Solution

    The MSIT pilot project of Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services was so successful that Microsoft IT went on to test the scalability and performance into the production environment. The environment acts as a SSL-based remote access solution and MSIT was able to create a scalable remote access solution...
  • Blog Post: Video: Meet the Terminal Services Team

    As this blog has presented over the last few months, with Windows Server 2008, we have added plenty of key new functionality for Terminal Services. Recently, technet.com completed four episodes on Terminal Services in Windows Server 2008. The episodes interview members of the team and walk through demos...
  • 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: Latest TS Webcast – Includes TS Easy Print, TS RemoteApp™, Tip and Tricks and more!

    Hi everyone, This webcast seems to have slipped by without us posting about it! This webcast updates our earlier web casts with information on many of the great new Beta 3 features. If you missed the live web cast, you can still watch this session by clicking ‘ here ’. Summary of Webcast Windows 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: Terminal Server Licensing/Gateway WMI Providers

    Hi, I am Nitin and I work as program manager in the Terminal Services team. I would like to talk about the WMI provider that we have introduced for Terminal Services Licensing and Terminal Server Gateway. In Longhorn server, we have introduced the support for a WMI provider for the Terminal...
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