Posts Tagged ‘rds’

Problem with opening files on RDS Farm

June 28th, 2013 No comments

I built RDS farm (Windows 2008 R2) at one of our customer. Customer has his own website where he has links to Excel files on some share. When some user tries to open file from this website he gets following question:

Open files

This is normal behaviour. So let’s press Open and we get following error (The file you are downloading cannot be opened by the default program. It is either corrupted or it has an incorrect file type…):

Problem screen

This says that default program is corrupted or it has incorrect file type. Huh? Excel is working fine and also it’s opening files 🙂 So you can Save file and then open it. Then it works fine.

So I started to google and I found one Microsoft KB article, where problem is described. There is also hotfix to download, but there is no hotfix for Windows Server 2008 R2. 🙂 Luckily there is also workaround specified. You can either save file first and then open (which is what we don’t want) or you can tweak registry keys as described in article:


When I implemented this registry tweaks everything works like it should. I’m happy they also posted Workaround and not just Hotfixes.

Have a nice day,

RDS/TS Licencovanie

May 29th, 2012 No comments

Dostaval som casto otazky ohladom licencii pre RDS/TS. Vela adminov sa pytalo na zvlastne otazky o odpocitavani licencii na licencnom servery.

Ked chcete pouzivat RDS/TS viac ako 120 dni, tak si treba nainstalovat a skonfigurovat licencne sluzby pre RDS/TS. Taktiez je potrebne zakupit RDS/TS CAL-y (Client Access Licenses). CAL-y su licencie pre pripojenie sa k RDS/TS serverom. Ked sa instaluju RDS/TS licencne sluzby, tak su na vyber tri varianty licencovania CAL-ov:

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Damaged WMI database

February 28th, 2012 No comments

When I was cheking Remote Desktop configuration on couple Windows 2008 R2 servers I’ve noticed that I cannot access Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration and I get following error:

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Insert system variables into registry via GPO

August 1st, 2011 No comments

I’m implementing RDS (TS) farm at one of our customers. From my previous experiences I love to have %USERNAME% and %COMPUTER% name variables in name od Computer on RDS User’s Desktop.

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