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Remote Desktop Services tools aren't functional after you remove a server from Server Manager
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This article provides a solution to an issue where Remote Desktop Services (RDS) tools aren't functional after you remove a server from Server Manager.
Applies to: Windows Server 2012 R2
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Oct 16, 2017 at 09:22 UTC
(we still have 2 XP's left, which is why I haven't raised yet)
You dont need to worry about XP, worry only if you have domain controller with OLD OS.
Forest and Domain Functional level is 2012R2
> Its OK, there should be no problem.
Note: Each Session host that’s a member of an RDS collection is limited to only participating in one collection.
run from powershell do see the collection?
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Oct 16, 2017 at 09:35 UTC
Yes I know a Host Server can only be used once. :)
RunningGet-RDVirtualDesktopCollection from the 2012R2 Connection Broker runs, but gives no output.
From other servers i get:
A Remote Desktop Services deployment does not exist on ServerXX.itbolig.local
Everything is working fine, and can be managed/viewed fine from a 2012R2 Server Manager.
the problem is only in a 2016 Server Manager, where "Session Hosts" is empty.
1 of the problems would be, that I'm not able to remove a Host Server from a collection, as they are simply not shown.
As stated, everything is OK in a 2012R2 Server Manager.
btw, licensing role is on 2016 server also.
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Oct 16, 2017 at 09:43 UTC
To clarify setup:
1 x 2012R2 with Gateway, connection Broker and Web Access roles.
2 x 2012R2 Session hosts in a Remote desktop "cluster" Collection.
1 x 2016 Session host Remote App Collection + RD licensingrole.
1 x 2012R2 unused Session host.
1 x 2016 Management Server (new)
1 x 2012R2 Management Server (old)
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Oct 16, 2017 at 09:52 UTC
From all servers running:
Get-RDVirtualDesktopCollection -ConnectionBroker "BrokerServer.domain.local" runs, but no output.
I can see the collections in Server Manager though. both in 2012R2 and 2016
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Oct 16, 2017 at 11:24 UTC
Raising Forest and Domain did NOT correct the problem.
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Oct 17, 2017 at 15:13 UTC
Changed everything to 2016 servers.
Except RD Connection Broker. (not possible to change)
Ended up setting up a new RDS Deployment.
Looks like RD Connection Broker has to be 2016.
idk if it is possible to upgrade from 2012R2 to 2016, not testet.
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