Deployment, Client Management and Microsoft Infrastructure.

RDS 2012 R2 – Black screen upon logon to collection.

Recently experienced an issue where users were getting a black logonscreen upon connecting to a RDS 2012 R2 collection. Users are briefly presented with a black screen logging into the collection before they are abruptly disconnected. This will also log the following event under Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-LocalSessionManager/Operational : An error occurred when transitioning from CsrConnected in response to…

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Flashing logonscreen issue on Windows 7 – KB3097877

We have experienced various issues with the November 2015 KB3097877 update from Microsoft. This time it was a laptop with Windows 7 Pro x64 installed. The laptop would not boot failsafe or normally. Once started up in Windows 7 the logonscreen would just be flashing / flickering. We booted it up using a Windows 7…

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Print Issues with RDS 2012

In certain designs of a Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services deployment, using a local printserver certain issues can be discovered. Like errors from Adobe Reader simply telling you “The document could not be printed.”. Most of these errors are resolved after a simple reboot. However can re-emerge periodically due to various errors. I’ve had…

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Adding Custom RemoteApps in RDS 2012 R2

We’ve had some clients where there were issues publishing remote applications that were on a network drive, share or others as the ‘Publish RemoteApp’ functionality in the Server Manager only allows you to add applications and links that are present on the drives of one of your collections session hosts. There is a simple workaround…

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Microsoft Campus Days 2014 Denmark is coming up

This years Campus days in Copenhagen, Denmark is coming up, i will NOT be attending sessions on site.  It runs from 25th until 29th of November 2014. Especially the sessions by Kent Agerlund and Ronni Pedersen i find interesting. On the link below you will find a complete tracklist of all the sessions at Campus…

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Managing Workgroup Clients on SCCM 2012 R2

There are some specific things that you must perform in order to properly manage your workgroup computers that are not domain members. Also certain limitations exist. The goal in this post is to describe how you can manage and add your Windows Workgroup clients to your SCCM 2012 R2 inventory, to manage the clients. Steps:…

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