March update to Azure RemoteApp

Within the month of March 2015, we released the following new features and capabilities for Azure RemoteApp:  Ability to create a custom image from an Azure VM, read full blog post. PowerShell modules and SDK for Azure RemoteApp Management, read full blog post. Australia region now available, read full blog post. Office O365 platform image… Read more

Introducing RemoteApp PowerShell Cmdlets and SDK

My name is Sandeep Patnaik, and I work in the Remote Desktop team. Many of you reached out to us and asked for a way to manage Azure RemoteApp collections programmatically. I am excited to announce the public availability of the Azure RemoteApp PowerShell cmdlets, as part of the latest version of Microsoft Azure CLI… Read more

Single Image Management for Virtual Desktop Collections in Windows Server 2012

Hi All, My name is Ajay Kumar and I am a developer on the Remote Desktop Virtualization (RDV) team. In Windows Server 2012 (WS2012) we introduced a new feature for VDI deployments, which allows admins to automatically create multiple virtual machines (VMs) using a single image as input and deploy them as a virtual desktop… Read more

Setting up a new Remote Desktop Services deployment using Windows PowerShell

Hi, my name is Omair Gillani and I’m a program manager on the Remote Desktop Virtualization team. Remote Desktop Services (RDS) for Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate offers an integrated management experience in the new Server Manager, which makes it easy to deploy, configure, and manage RDS end-to-end. For admins who prefer scripting and automation,… Read more

Introduction to Windows PowerShell scripting in Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services

Hello all, my name is Travis Howe and I’m a developer on the Remote Desktop Virtualization team. One of the new features that we’re all very proud of in Windows Server 2012 is a new Windows PowerShell layer, which provides a powerful set of functionality to set up, configure, and control your Windows Server 2012… Read more

Remote Desktop Services “What’s New” in Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate

Hi, I’m Ben Meister from the Remote Desktop Virtualization team. We’ve been hard at work after the beta release earlier this year. This post highlights some of the features added and enhancements made in the Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate build. Special thanks to Snesha Foss and Shanmugam Kulandaivel for their major contributions to this… Read more

Configuring Virtual Display Adapters for Virtual Machines on a RemoteFX Server

This blog post describes the new Remote Desktop Services Windows PowerShell cmdlets, introduced in the Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 timeframe, that configure virtual display adapters for virtual machines on a RemoteFX-enabled RD Virtualization Host server. For a given Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) host to be able to support many users and target the full… Read more

Configuring Remote Desktop licensing settings on a Remote Desktop Virtualization Host server

[Step 4 corrected 1/27/2011.  Thank you, pdias] This blog post introduces the Windows PowerShell cmdlets for configuring Remote Desktop licensing settings on a RemoteFX-enabled RD Virtualization Host server in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. Until Windows Server 2008 R2, in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) deployment, the RD Virtualization Host server was not aware of… Read more

Manage Remote Desktop Licensing by using Windows PowerShell

[Aug. 2010: Updated instructions for starting PowerShell in the RDS context] In Windows Server® 2008 R2, we introduced the Remote Desktop Services Provider for Windows PowerShell™. This post gives examples of how you can use this new feature to manage Remote Desktop Licensing (RD Licensing). This post assumes that you have a basic understanding of… Read more

Announcing the launch of Remote Desktop Services Script Center to ease management

Hi everyone. We have published scripts to help simplify Remote Desktop Services management—including Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) management. You can download these scripts from the Remote Desktop Services page on Script Center. Here are some of the Remote Desktop Services management scripts that are available now: Virtual machine management Configure Guest OS for VDI (can… Read more