Thursday, December 15, 2011

Some windows of a Remote Desktop Services (Terminal Services) RemoteApp application might not be displayed correctly in Windows Server 2008 R2

A new KB article was released yesterday regarding issues some Windows of RemoteApp Applications. This issue occurs because the remote desktop connection does not display the window correctly if The window ownership hierarchy is more than two levels deep or if the windows are remoted in reverse order.

Article ID: 2614136 - Last Review: December 14, 2011 - Revision: 1.0
Some windows of a Remote Desktop Services (Terminal Services) RemoteApp application might not be displayed correctly in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

Consider the following scenario:
  • You install the Remote Desktop Services role on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • You configure a Remote Desktop Services RemoteApp application on the computer. This RemoteApp application supports the Remote Applications Integrated Locally (RAIL) feature.
  • You connect to the RemoteApp application from a client computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.
In this scenario, some windows of the RemoteApp application are not displayed correctly. You find large blank or dirty areas at the expected locations of the pop-up windows. The frequency of this behavior varies.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

New update to the RDS wiki: The Case of the Invisible RemoteApps

Amongst some others, I've have been working on some of the articles in the New RDS Wiki on TechNet. Recently a new article came out by Pankaj Pande related on (non)visibility of RemoteApp programs in RD WebAccess.

"...In our previous blog entry on Remote Desktop Services resources for IT Pros, we mentioned that we'd added a new wiki for Remote Desktop Services in WS08 R2.This wiki has been growing quickly, thanks to the efforts of some of our community. Most recently, we've released a new article on the TechNet Wiki entitled The case of invisible RemoteApp programs (a.k.a. No RemoteApp programs listed on RD Web Access site). This article discusses one of the error messages that you may get while trying to add one or more RemoteApp sources by using the Configuration tab on the RD Web Access page. It includes an analysis and troubleshooting tips using RD Web Access Tracing. The article also covers the permissions related to WMI and DCOM that you can check when you get these error messages. If you have your own tips, we encourage you to add them to our wiki and link them to the appropriate landing page..."source:

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Using Powershell to install and configure RDS in 2008 R2

I came accros this great series of blog posts on TechNet by Microsoft Consultant Manoj Nair. It explains automating the installation and configuration of Remote Desktop Services in great detail with lots of examples.

Check the links below for particular subjects.


Part I : Installing Remote Desktop Role Services

Part II : Configuring Remote Desktop Session Host Server using RDS Provider for PowerShell

Part III : Configuring Remote Desktop Connection Broker using PowerShell

Part IV : Configuring a RDS Farm using PowerShell

Part V : Configuring a RD Gateway using PowerShell

Part VI : Network Load Balancing RDS Farm Members using PowerShell

Part VII : Using Best Practice Analyzer PowerShell Module of Remote Desktop Services

Part VIII : Next Steps