Archive for the ‘Windows Server 2012’ Category

Windows 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Is A Black Screen With Command Prompt Only

If you ever find yourself in a situation where Windows Server 2012 R2 decides to spontaneously switch from regular GUI Windows to Windows Server Core, here’s how you switch it back. I was working with a vendor on a software sandbox installation and near the end of the day after hours of work, we rebooted…
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Fix: Corrupt Windows 2012 RDS Basic Color Scheme

This is a bizarre issue that has happened on multiple occasions with Windows 2012 servers in a Remote Desktop Collection. Out of nowhere, the screen colors go haywire. It seems somehow the “Windows Basic” color scheme gets corrupted. Black text becomes yellow text. White backgrounds become black backgrounds. The right-hand scroll bar becomes black with…
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Server 2012 RDS: No Remote Desktop License Servers Available

Using a VMware template, I recently deployed the 9th Windows 2012 Remote Desktop Services server in our RDS collection. After adding the new host server to the collection and attempting to launch a RemoteApp session, I received the following error: RemoteApp Disconnected The remote session was disconnected because there are no Remote Desktop License Servers…
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RDS and XenApp: How To Prune FontCache Files Under Windows ServiceProfiles Directory

I’m not sure exactly when this started on my Remote Desktop Service (RDS) and Citrix XenApp servers (because it wasn’t always a problem), but on both Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 I’m seeing a large number of “FontCache” files in this specific location: C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local Again, this is only a problem on RDS…
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Windows Server 2012: This file might be blocked to help protect this computer.

Are you unable to “Unblock” a file after copying it from a network location to a Windows 2012 server? When you right-click the file in Windows Explorer and choose properties, do you see this message? Security: This file came from another computer and might be blocked to help protect this computer. PROBLEM When you click…
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