Windows 2008R2

Stop Server Manager Loading After Logon

On newer Windows Servers, Server manager opens after logging on.

This can simply be disabled by:

Open Control Panel > Open Administrative Tools > Open Task Scheduler.

In Task Scheduler drill down to Microsoft\Windows\Server Manager.

Find the task named ServerManager, with the Description “Task for launching Initial Configuration Tasks or Server Manager at logon.”

Disable this task or delete the Trigger Action.

Done.

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Posted by Admin - June 12, 2015 at 11:24 am

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RDS Easy Print not Printing

Had a Windows 2008 R2 RDS (Terminal Server) that would not print via Easy Print.
The printers were showing on the RDS server but the print jobs would not get to the client (Windows 7).
RDS server was also a domain controller.

Problem was resolved by:

Open an elevated CMD prompt
CD to Windows\System32\Spool
Type Cacls.exe PRINTERS /e /g users:C and hit enter
Restart the server
Test

For more info see: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968605

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Posted by Admin - March 28, 2012 at 9:00 am

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Office 2007 using English (US) on 2008 R2 Terminal Server rather than language set

Office 2007 was using English (US) even when set to English (NZ) in office language and regional settings. This would happen from Windows XP, but not Windows 7.
To fix, Disable Auto Detect Keyboard Layout by adding the following registry entry on the terminal server:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout]
“IgnoreRemoteKeyboardLayout”=dword:00000001

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Posted by Admin - January 9, 2012 at 10:09 am

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Install Office 2010 ADMX GPO

Best to create a central store (in Sysvol), but must make sure the the contents of the local store are copied to the central store as well as the new Office ADMX files.

Some good instructions can be found in the following two links:

http://gearbytes.com/2011/01/installing-admx-files-for-office-2010-or-related-to-the-central-store/

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/Windows_Server_2008/A_3786-Installing-ADMX-Administrative-Templates-in-Windows-Server-2008-Group-Policy.html

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Posted by Admin - October 20, 2011 at 11:58 am

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Shadowed RDS Session is Disconnected

On a Windows 2008 R2 terminal server, users sessions are disconnected after being remote controlled (Shadowed).

Fox fix see: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976110

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Posted by Admin - July 18, 2011 at 12:14 pm

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IE8 on 2008R2 not opening new tabs or windows

A windows 2008R2 RDS server would not open web links in new tabs or windows.

IE x64 was ok bit not the 32 bit IE.

The fix was to re-register dlls.

A script to do this can be found here: http://iefaq.info/index.php?action=artikel&;cat=42&id=133&artlang=en

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Posted by Admin - July 6, 2011 at 6:00 pm

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