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TN IT266 Enabling Remote Desktop Services for a Workgroup Server

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Description

This article from InSource shows how to enable Remote Desktop Services for running Wonderware InTouch TSE edition on a workgroup server.

  • Author: Rich Brooks
  • Published: 5/9/2017
  • Applies to: Windows Server 2012 and 2012R2

Details

Remote Desktop Services (RDS) configuration tools available with Server 2012 and 2012R2 require the server to be a
member of a domain.  The following are instructions for setting up RDS for a server that is a member of a workgroup.

Start by opening Server Manager.  

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Click on the link to Add roles and features.

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Next click on the Next > button three times to skip over the next two dialogs.

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Select the Remote Desktop Services Role, and then click on the Next > button three times to skip over the next two dialogs.

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Select the Remote Desktop Session Host Role services option.

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Click on the add features button, and then select the Remote Desktop Licensing role services option back on the previous screen.

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Click on the add features button, and then click on the Next > button on the previous screen.

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Click on the Install button to complete the installation.

Note:  It may be necessary to Specify an alternate source path for the Windows Server installation media.