Free TSAdmin Replacement Available
One of the biggest criticisms of Remote Desktop Services on Windows Server 2012 has been its general lack of manageability. The first thing RDS admins notice is the disappearance of TSAdmin. Now, in order to manage RDS on Windows Server 2012, you must use the RDSM (Remote Desktop Services Manager) component embedded inside Server Manager. However, the RDSM component will not work in workgroup deployments of RDS, and it also requires specific roles (e.g. the Connection Broker) to be deployed in order to work properly. Even then, the UI can be clunky to work with and in larger collections, does not scale well.
For RDS admins coming from a Windows Server 2008 RDS deployment who used to use TSAdmin and TSConfig, the differences around management techniques could not be any starker, and in general frustrates them to no end. Look no further than the Remote Desktop Services Forums on Microsoft’s TechNet site if you don’t believe me.
Remote Desktop Commander Lite, from RDPSoft, is a free TSAdmin replacement for all RDS deployments
Full disclosure: I am the CEO of RDPSoft.
Read the entire article here, Free TSAdmin Replacement Available
via the fine folks at PureRDS.org.