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Eventid 1060 – Terminal Services User Home Directory was not set

Eventid 1060 (source:TerminalServices-RemoteConnectionManager) is logged in the System logs with the following error: The Terminal Services User Home Directory was not set because the path specified does not exist or not accessible. The default Home Directory Path was used instead. I checked the following: Does the user have a connected homedirectory is the RDS Session? Yes, driveletter is connected and path …

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Show Computer icon on Desktop

Windows 2008R2 gives the user a clean desktop, so the computer icon is nowhere to find and since now all users now the keyboard shortcut ( WINkey+e ) … let’s put the icon back on the desktop.

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RDS 2008R2 Basic Machine Policy

When you are deploying your RDS servers you probably (like me) want to make everything managable from a single point. So i don’t like to make a lot of changes to the local system by hand, but i prefer to set them with the use of a Group Policy. In this case a Machine Policy

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Change tray Balloon Tip display time

The balloon tip to change your password is only shown for a few seconds. Often users complain that they can’t read the balloon tip that fast. So we have to increase the display time of the balloon. Solution: Make a change to the Registry by using a GPO Open your RDS Server User Policy and expand the following folders: User …

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Force Classic Control Panel

Most often you want to restrict access to control panel items, but you probably want to see some icons (for example Regional Settings, Mouse and Mail). By default Server 2008R2 only shows the categories and not the individual icons. Let’s make it the classic look, so we see our icons right away. Solution: Make a change to the Registry by using a GPO …

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