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Only the Shadow Knows – twisted history of shadowing RDP users

Only the Shadow Knows –  twisted history of shadowing RDP users

Alright folks … time for a post on the fun, twisted history of shadowing RDP users in Microsoft Remote Desktop Services. Not a month goes by that I don’t field a call from an administrator confused about the shadowing changes implemented in Windows Server 2012. Plus, I want to tell you all about what we’ve done in Version 3.6 of Remote Desktop Commander to make these RDP shadowing variations as seamless as possible among the different Microsoft OS versions.

First Rule of Shadow Club: You CANNOT Shadow RDP Users on Windows Server 2012, ONLY Windows Server 2012 R2

This keeps biting RDS admins in the butt. There is ZERO support for shadowing in Windows Server 2012. I’ve written at length about many of the radical changes between RDS on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012. Microsoft literally roto-rootered the whole RDS stack in Windows Server 2012, tearing out old plumbing and integrating new plumbing related to RemoteFX and RDP enhancements. It took them until…

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