Office365 ProPlus Deployment on RDS / Terminal Server

The whole Office365 thing can be useful if you can navigate the mess of Microsoft’s websites, licensing and broken links! I recently found upgrading to a VLK of Office was too much of a hassle with the customers having Office365 mail already we decided to try out the new Office ProPlus subscriptions with Shared Computer Licensing […]

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How to bring tsadmin.msc back to Server 2012 R2

So Microsoft screwed the pooch and did away with our favourite tsadmin utility! None other than tsadmin.msc! If you want it back, its not as difficult as it may seem. Step 1 – Obtain some files from a 2008 R2 server with RDS installed. What you will need are the following, tsadmin.msc, tsadmin.dll and wts.dll […]

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How to Join a 2012 R2 RDS Session Host running workgroup to a 2012 R2 License Server (also on workgroup)

So this is a major PITA. Microsoft, along with their decision to ditch tsadmin.msc from 2012 R2 (was last seen in 2008 R2), decided that Active Directory is a “pre-requisite” to RDS and that the licensing portion of RDS will only show up in the server manager if the RDS configuration is in fact joined […]

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How to “burn” an iso to a usb thumb drive using a mac

So from time to time it is necessary to put an iso onto a usb thumb drive… Back in the day it was simple to just burn it to a blank disc but many servers and computers don’t come with dvd/cd drives anymore. I don’t see this as a bad thing, certainly I almost never […]

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Hyper V Server 2012 remote management from Windows 8

As Hyper-V gets better and better is is being adopted more. I personally have been using Hyper-V in production for a long time now. One of the best things to simplify management of a Hyper-V Server is to implement remote Hyper-V management however as soon as you attempt to do this you will undoubtedly run […]

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