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Printer Pooling: How to Configure a Printer Pool in Windows Server 2012 R2

Posted on November 3rd, 2015 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
Enable printer pooling

Printer pooling allows to unite several physical printers connected to one print server into a single logical printer. From the client point of view, a printer pool looks like one network printer. A print job being in a print queue on such logical printer will be printed on any free.. read more

RDS Shadow: How to Connect to a User Session in Windows Server 2012 R2

Posted on October 7th, 2015 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
Shadow remotesession Windows 2012 R2

Microsoft has brought Remote Desktop Shadowing to Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1. We remind that Shadow mode (Shadow session) can be used by administrator to view and manage any active terminal user session. This mode has been supported almost since the first Microsoft terminal server versions and was.. read more

SSO (Single Sign-On) Authentication on RDS

Posted on September 23rd, 2015 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
Specify SHA1 thumbprints of certificates representing RDP publishers

Single Sign-On (SSO) is the technology that allows an authenticated (signed on) user to access other services without re-authentication. Applied to the Remote Desktop Service, SSO allows a user logged on to the domain computer not to reenter account name and password when connecting to RDS servers or launch published.. read more

User Profile Disks in Windows Server 2012 R2 RDS

Posted on August 13th, 2015 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
user profile disks path and size limit

User Profile Disks (UPD) is a new feature of Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2012. User Profile Disks is an alternative to roaming profiles and folder redirection in RDS scenarios. The point of UPD is that user data and apps (i. e., a user profile) are stored as a.. read more

Allow users to reset expired password via RD WebAccess in Windows Server 2012

Posted on May 20th, 2015 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
RDWeb - change password page

In this article we’ll show how enable the RD Web Access password reset option on Remote Desktop Services (RDS) server farm on Windows Server 2012 / 2012 R2.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Licensing and Virtualization

Posted on March 24th, 2015 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
win-srv-licensing-virtualization

In this article we’ll consider licensing peculiarities of the new generation of server OS family — Windows Server 2012 R2 when using the new model of the dual-processor licensing. Also, we’ll tell about the rules and order of licensing to use virtual machines as a guest OS with the support.. read more

SMB 1.0 Support in Windows Server 2012 R2

Posted on March 11th, 2015 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012 R2 support only smb 2 driver

A new version of SMB 3 protocol was presented in Windows Server 2012 R2 (technically, it is SMB 3.02,  since SMB 3.0 appeared in Windows Server 2012), the driver of the outdated SMB 1.0 is now disabled and its components are not loaded. Since SMB 1.0 is not supported, the.. read more

Windows Protection Against Vulnerabilities in SSL v3

Posted on February 24th, 2015 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
IIS Crypto

In October 2014, Google engineers reported a critical vulnerability in SSL v3.0 that had obtained a funny codename POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption). This vulnerability allows a hacker to get access to the information encrypted with SSLv3 using a “man in the middle” attack. Vulnerability affects both the.. read more

FTP Server with User Isolation on Windows Server 2012 R2

Posted on January 9th, 2015 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
ftp user home folder is isolated

Despite FTP being one of the oldest protocols (it is 40 years old already), it is being used everywhere when a simple file transfer protocol is necessary. It is possible to install an FTP server in any Microsoft operation system. Last deep modernization of the service was made in Windows.. read more

How to Install .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows Server 2012 R2

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
gpo specify component source path

Most modern Windows applications require .NET Framework to work properly. The roles and features setup wizard Server Manager in Windows Server 2012 R2 allows to install two different versions of .NET Framework at a time – 3.5 and 4.5. The installation of .NET Framework 4.5 doesn’t usually cause any problems.. read more