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Remote Desktop services can be running on workgroup? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    Anybody out there know anyway to deploy RDS server out from domain?

    Or is it possible to deploy RDS without connection broker?

    We are running at Windows server 2012 Std R2, how can it be achieved?

    Regards,

    Shiro

    Friday, November 3, 2017 8:31 AM

Answers

  • Anybody out there know anyway to deploy RDS server out from domain?

    Or is it possible to deploy RDS without connection broker?

    We are running at Windows server 2012 Std R2, how can it be achieved?

    Hi Shiro,

    Yes, it is possible.

    Please check TP's reply within the thread below:

    "Now, it is not impossible to have a RDSH server that is not joined to a domain and/or not a member of a collection.  The thing to keep in mind is that most of the tools provided to make managing/configuring RDSH servers easier in 2012 will not work in a workgroup configuration.  This includes most (if not all) of the new powershell commands and server manager.  Most of the old powershell commands and GUI programs that would have allowed you to configure/manage a standalone RDSH server have been removed.

    Exception to the above is for RD Licensing and RD Gateway.  The GUI and powershell tools for those are still present in 2012.

    To configure and manage a standalone RDSH server you may use a combination of local group policy (gpedit.msc), WMI commands, registry edits, and config file edits, as needed.  For RD Licensing and RD Gateway you may use the graphical tools as in previous versions, or the old powershell commands (import-module RemoteDesktopServices).

    For querying logged on users, logging off sessions, etc., you may use task manager or the query/logoff commands."

    Managing server 2012 RDS in a workgroup

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/cbffb2d4-ff9d-49ee-a9ce-a60db2262422/managing-server-2012-rds-in-a-workgroup?forum=winserverTS

    Best Regards,

    Amy


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    • Proposed as answer by Amy Wang_ Thursday, November 9, 2017 10:31 AM
    • Marked as answer by TP []MVP Wednesday, March 21, 2018 12:00 PM
    Friday, November 3, 2017 10:49 AM

All replies

  • Anybody out there know anyway to deploy RDS server out from domain?

    Or is it possible to deploy RDS without connection broker?

    We are running at Windows server 2012 Std R2, how can it be achieved?

    Hi Shiro,

    Yes, it is possible.

    Please check TP's reply within the thread below:

    "Now, it is not impossible to have a RDSH server that is not joined to a domain and/or not a member of a collection.  The thing to keep in mind is that most of the tools provided to make managing/configuring RDSH servers easier in 2012 will not work in a workgroup configuration.  This includes most (if not all) of the new powershell commands and server manager.  Most of the old powershell commands and GUI programs that would have allowed you to configure/manage a standalone RDSH server have been removed.

    Exception to the above is for RD Licensing and RD Gateway.  The GUI and powershell tools for those are still present in 2012.

    To configure and manage a standalone RDSH server you may use a combination of local group policy (gpedit.msc), WMI commands, registry edits, and config file edits, as needed.  For RD Licensing and RD Gateway you may use the graphical tools as in previous versions, or the old powershell commands (import-module RemoteDesktopServices).

    For querying logged on users, logging off sessions, etc., you may use task manager or the query/logoff commands."

    Managing server 2012 RDS in a workgroup

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/cbffb2d4-ff9d-49ee-a9ce-a60db2262422/managing-server-2012-rds-in-a-workgroup?forum=winserverTS

    Best Regards,

    Amy


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    If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Proposed as answer by Amy Wang_ Thursday, November 9, 2017 10:31 AM
    • Marked as answer by TP []MVP Wednesday, March 21, 2018 12:00 PM
    Friday, November 3, 2017 10:49 AM
  • Hi,

    Is further assistance required?

    Best Regards,

    Amy


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    Tuesday, November 7, 2017 10:41 AM
  • Hi,

    Please remember to mark useful reply as answer, which would be much more efficient for other forum community members to find useful information.

    Best Regards,

    Amy


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    Monday, November 13, 2017 2:31 AM
  • Thanks Amy! We didn't consider to run RDS at workgroup. As it is not standard practice  to do that. We have consider to run HA for connection brokers.
    Wednesday, March 21, 2018 9:15 AM