Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 and KB2524478

There is now a version 2 of the hotfix that was originally available under Microsoft KB 2524478 (The network location profile changes from “Domain” to “Public” in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2). If you had installed the first version of it as we did on our production WMS Servers, then you’ll want to first uninstall the original Windows6.1-KB2524478-x64 before installing the new Windows6.1-KB2524478-v2-x64 “v2” version of it. If you are wondering why you should install it in the first place, here’s your answer. Yes. Install it. If you have any Ethernet or RDP/RDS clients using the Windows … Continue reading Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 and KB2524478

September 17, 2011 SMB MVP Community Roadshow

Join us at Microsoft’s Redmond headquarters for the “home-field” event of the SMB MVP Worldwide Roadshow. This is one you will not want to miss! We’ve joined forces with our friends to the south in Portland, The Technology Wizards (, to bring in nine Microsoft MVPs for two power-packed days, Friday in Portland, and Saturday in Redmond. For the Redmond event, arrive at 9 AM for coffee and pastries and a chance to mingle with the MVPs before our 10 AM event start time. If you’re feeling the need for travel, sign up for Portland and Redmond’s events and join us … Continue reading September 17, 2011 SMB MVP Community Roadshow

Terminal Server Access through RWW in EBS & SBS

Have had a few questions about Terminal Server through EBS and SBS RWW, so thought I would post a link over to the Microsoft KB on it and include the resolutions from the KB below.  While not directly supported by design, here are the workarounds for both EBS 2008 and SBS 2008. EBS 2008: EBS 2008 does not support directly connecting to a Terminal Server through RWW.  In larger environments, publishing a large number of connections through the Messaging Server’s TS Gateway may cause a resource spike on the server. In environments where it is desired to have connectivity through the … Continue reading Terminal Server Access through RWW in EBS & SBS

Run update from console session! – MS07-049: Vulnerability in Virtual PC and Virtual Server that could allow privilege elevation

If you prefer to run Microsoft Updates from a TS session, then make sure you run MS07-049 from a console session per the KB 937986 ( Taken from the KB: When the update 937986 is applied on a remote machine by using Terminal Services, the update does not replace the vulnerable files if the /console option is not used. To avoid this issue, you must use the /console option as shown in this example: mstsc /console /v:<machine name>-Steve

Lost TS/RDP after running updates?

After experiencing Terminal Services intermittently hanging after applying Microsoft Updates I’ve come across one way that gets the server back up and responsive most of the time and a backup plan for when it still doesn’t. First, to cover yourself, it is a good idea to run a system state backup at minimum of the server before applying updates in case you need to get yourself out of a challenge resulting from the update.  Then what I’ve started doing (wasn’t an original idea, got it from others in the community) is creating a restart.bat file that consists of shutdown -r … Continue reading Lost TS/RDP after running updates?