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Add a Terminal Server to the SBS 2011 RWA page

With SBS 2008 if you wanted a Terminal Server to be listed with the computers to which a user could select on the RWW (Remote Web Workplace) page, you had to add a registry entry. With SBS 2011 adding the Terminal server (now called RDS or Remote Desktop Services Server) to the new RWA (Remote Web Access) page is pretty much the same only the key in which you create the entry doesn’t exist, so it is now a two step process.

Note: This will not work on Server 2012 Essentials, and because it and SBS 2011 Essentials communicate with the same “connector”, I suspect it will not work on it either.  The change is intended for SBS 2011 Standard, or edit the existing key on SBS 2008 Standard or Premium.

Update:  Should you be looking for information regarding adding a 2012 RDS Server (Remote Desktop Server / Terminal Server)  to an SBS 2008/2011 domain, please see the following more recent post: https://blog.lan-tech.ca/2013/04/11/add-2012-rds-server-to-sbs-20082011/

The normal warnings apply: making changes to the registry can negatively impact your server or even make it unusable. Before making changes to the registry, back it up and if not familiar with making registry changes it might be best not to proceed.

Open the registry editor, as a domain admin, and locate the following key:

        HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SmallBusinessServer

  1. Add a new key named RemoteUserPortal
  2. Within that key create a new Multi-String Value entry named TsServerNames Then edit the new entry and insert as a value, the exact name of your Terminal (RDS) server. If you have multiple RDS servers add them each in a separate line of the value/data area.

TS/RDS performance issues.

Are you having Terminal Server (Remote Desktop Services) performance issues when logging on, redirecting printers, or the print spooler hanging?  Eric Guo has a recent post outlining these performance issues can be due to; “hundreds or thousands of Inactive TS Ports”…..”in certain scenarios on 2003 Terminal Servers and 2008/2008 R2 RDS Servers.”  The first server I checked had hundreds. He has provided a tool “InactiveTSPortList” on CodePlex that will allow you to list and/or delete the inactive ports (requires Live ID sign in):

http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/partnerwinserver7rcthreads/thread/c860f54b-2d16-495f-9e5f-d28d72d63302

Direct link to Codeplex:

http://inactivetsport.codeplex.com/

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