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Remote Desktop Session Hosts and Drain Mode Script
UPDATE: This script is now included in the free Remote Desktop Commander Lite utility. Click here for more details. Remote Desktop Services admins often have a frequent need to take their Remote Desktop Session Host servers in/out of “Drain Mode.” Drain mode, for the uninitiated, places the RDSH server in a state where it will […]

Ericom – Grand Survey: K-12 Schools Embrace Chromebooks – But Still Depend on Windows

Ericom Software
In Embracing Chromebooks and Other Mobile Devices, Schools Look to Browser-Based Access Solutions to Simplify Access to Windows Applications Ericom Software, a global leader in application access and virtualization solutions, today announced the findings of an independent industry study to assess current technology trends in K-12 education. The survey, directed at K-12 educators and IT […]

NEW ‘FSLogix Office 365 Container for Citrix XenApp, Terminal Services, and Pooled VDI’ Product Overview Video

FSLogix Office 365 Container installs in minutes, and allows enterprises to virtualize and persist OST files for users with XenApp, Terminal Services, and non-persistent or ‘pooled’ VDI. Based on the 2015 Citrix Synergy Winning, FSLogix Profile Container, this new product runs seamlessly alongside your existing UEM solution, maximizing your existing infrastructure investment and providing supercharged […]

Load Balancing and Presenting Microsoft RDS 2016 TP5 using Citrix NetScaler Unified Gateway

Dave Brett
I was recently looking at Microsoft RDS on Server 2016 TP5 as an alternative to running full blown XenDesktop and wanted to take it for a spin in my lab. This was OK in principle but I also did not want to shut down my XenDesktop estate and start to change firewall rules to get […]

Windows Server 2012 Shadowing – Delegating Rights To Non-Admins
UPDATE: This script is now included in the free Remote Desktop Commander Lite utility. Click here for more details. Ahh, nothing like the upheaval of how Windows Server 2012 shadowing works to put more grey in every RDS administrator’s hair. Read this article on my corporate blog if you want to know all the sordid […]

RDP 8 and Challenging Networks – Limitations
I’ve written a lot on the performance improvements gained by implementing RDP 8 on my RDPSoft corporate blog over the past 2 years. If you migrate to Windows Server 2012, or soon, Windows Server 2016, and set up RDP to use TCP and UDP as its transport protocols, you will solve a significant number of […]

Single Server RDS Deployment With Licensing (Workgroup Friendly)
One major complaint I hear frequently around standing up a Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services solution is the fact that all of the guides and documentation are centered around a full RDS deployment. E.g. Deploying the Session Hosts, plus Licensing, plus the Connection Broker, plus Web Access, plus the Gateway, and making sure you […]

Remote Desktop Protocol v8 (RDP 8) – Why You Need It!
Three Letters: UDP, UDP, UDPI have spoken at multiple conferences (most recently BriForum Denver 2015 and Techmentor Las Vegas 2016) on the subject of RDP 8 and the numerous ways it improves the Remote Desktop user experience, even over less than reliable networks. Amazingly, I have discovered that very few server administrators who have a […]

Celebrate SysAdmin Day ALL WEEK LONG with 50% off Remote Desktop Manager!

Hello IT Pros! Here’s a quiz for you: Question: What’s better than celebrating SysAdmin Day on July 29? Answer: Celebrating SysAdmin Day ALL WEEK from July 25-29! And that’s exactly what we’re doing here at Devolutions, because ALL THIS WEEK you’ll get a 50% discount on a Remote Desktop Manager Enterprise single license. You can […]

MVP Andy Milford – Why I Created the Resource Site

Let’s Face It, Small Shops Running SBC Solutions Are Not Well Supported In the Server-Based Computing (SBC) community (e.g. Citrix, Microsoft RDS, VMware Horizon, etc), it’s fairly well-known that the vast majority of SBC implementations consist of 500 users or less. In contrast, the majority of marketing resources from vendors in the space go after […]

How to Integrate Your Password Management Software into Remote Desktop Manager

Recently we hosted a Password Managers Webinar on integrating the most popular Password Managers with Remote Desktop Manager, you can find the recorded video on our Youtube channel. In this webinar, we showcased how easy it was to implement that integration. For most password managers, integration is fast and simple. Here are the steps: 1. […]

Top 5 Cool Gadgets on the Horizon

The folks over at Gadget HERO have unveiled their list of the top 5 cool gadgets that are on the horizon – all of which would make a perfect gift for that special geek on your list … or for yourself! Here’s a rundown of the gadget glory that will soon be on the market. […]

Terminal Server Logging on Workstations

When discussing Terminal Server logging, we are interested in monitoring user sessions connecting from a workstation. There is always a need for detailed reporting and keeping track of user activity and sessions when someone is running Remote Desktop Services session from a workstation. Many popular Terminal Server monitoring applications on the market today offer exhaustive […]

Reminder: Our Video Tutorials Are Loaded with Remote Desktop Manager Answers & Tips

We love hearing from our global community of RDMers. After all, we exist to meet your needs. But we also know that you’re very busy — which means the sooner you get the information you need, the happier you are. And that’s why we’re reminding you today about our two video tutorial series: Getting Started […]

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