Create another RDP-TCP Listener

Hi everyone

Today I will talk a small tip. It’s a tip if you need another set of configuration for a RDS|Terminal Server for users connections.

In my case I needed to had a rule for some users to not map their printers, but how can you be selective on a TS server ?

By creating another RDP-Tcp listener !

The GUI don’t offer a create or new menu, thus we will have to play in the registry for that tip.

I export HKLM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp

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I change the setting, like that;

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In my case I change the import path, HKLM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp to HKLM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Distant

At that point we can restart the server, and voila we have two RDP listener ! So I can restrict the needed settings from the one I need 🙂





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XenDesktop Setup – InstallComponent: Failed to install component ‘StoreFront’ – 0x00000643

Hi everyone

On a Windows Server 2008 R2, if you update an Citrix DDC 7.x with an Citrix StoreFront 2.x enabled on it, you might fall into that error;

09:38:53.9613 : XenDesktopSetup:About to install StoreFront with parameters: -silent -WINDOWS_CLIENT "\\xxxxxxx\XenApp_and_XenDesktop_7_15_1000\Citrix Receiver and Plug-ins\Windows\Receiver\CitrixReceiver.exe" -INSTALLDIR "C:\Program Files\Citrix\Receiver StoreFront"
09:38:53.9613 : XenDesktopSetup:Starting synchronous process '\\xxxxxxx\XenApp_and_XenDesktop_7_15_1000\x64\StoreFront\CitrixStoreFront-x64.exe' with args '-silent -WINDOWS_CLIENT "\\xxxxxxx\XenApp_and_XenDesktop_7_15_1000\Citrix Receiver and Plug-ins\Windows\Receiver\CitrixReceiver.exe" -INSTALLDIR "C:\Program Files\Citrix\Receiver StoreFront"'
09:40:00.2815 : XenDesktopSetup:Process completed with error code 0x00000643
09:40:00.2825 $ERR$ : XenDesktopSetup:InstallComponent: Failed to install component 'StoreFront'. Échec d'installation du composant « CitrixStoreFront-x64.exe » avec l'erreur 0x00000643.
09:40:00.2825 $ERR$ : XenDesktopSetup:Recording installation failure. Échec d'installation du composant « CitrixStoreFront-x64.exe » avec l'erreur 0x00000643.
09:40:00.2825 PROC : XenDesktopSetup:InstallComponent: Exit
09:40:00.2825 : XenDesktopSetup:Install tasks for this session have finished.
09:40:00.2835 : XenDesktopSetup:Installation failed
09:40:00.2845 : XenDesktopSetup:InstallationManager returned FailureAndRebootNeeded

If such symptom happen you can safely remove your StoreFront by Add/Remove Program, and reinstall the update.

The StoreFront 3 seem to have problem to upgrade the 2.x StoreFront installation

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Windows Server Incremental’s Backup with an RDX-1000 (HP) or RD-1000 (Dell)

Hi everyone

Ever worried on how to do an incremental backup to an RDX-1000 tape device ? as Windows Backup Service detect the device as like a hard drive, but not completely an USB stick either, so without the tip a lot of administrator finish by using a share into the device to make a full backup each day.

The small tip I found is;

  • Create a VHD into the RDX-1000 tape.

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  • Mount it as a drive.
  • And now use that drive as a destination !

That way you can have incremental backup  🙂


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Removing DC role from an Exchange 2016 Server ?

Hi everyone

In the time of Exchange 2007 if you had a server with the active directory role on it, installing Exchange on top of it removed the ability to remove the active directory’s role later on.

In newer Exchange, like Exchange 2016, does this limitation is still there ?

Yes, the limitation is still there !

You can see the text there; Installing Exchange on a domain controller is not recommended

Demoting a domain controller to a member server isn’t supported.

I wanted to talk about it, as I still see some question about that, like seen there on ServerFault’s forum.


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Active Directory Domain Service Role’s Install Error 0x80010108

Hi everyone

If you hit an install error 0x80010108 when you try to add the Active Directory Domain Service’s role to your server, then please make sure your account is correctly delegated the corrects right to add a new domain controller. It’s a simple right issue.


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I kindly asked for a unfiltered account to do the task, and it worked like a charm 🙂



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Windows Server 2016 RDS’s setting for Licensing

Hi everyone

If you make a RDS install for a simple server. I found today a small tip to simply add the Remote Desktop Session Host’s role and set the licensing mode correctly; (As the console don’t seem to be there by default)

Open gpedits.msc, and go there:

Computer Configuration\ Administrative Templates\ Windows Components\ Remote Desktop Services\ Remote Desktop Session Host\ Licensing

And set those two options;

Use the specified Remote Desktop license servers Enabled, and enter the licensing server.

Set the Remote Desktop licensing mode Enabled, and select user or device.

After you can hit a refresh in your RD Licencing Diagnostic MMC, and the status should be good !



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Windows 10 April’s 2018 patch with Intel SSD BSOD

Hi everyone

Please be aware of a know problem with Surface Book and the latest update, it would cause a BSOD of your OS.

The only recommended action is to reinstall a older version (Build 1709)


See an official’s statement:

When attempting to upgrade to the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, select devices with Intel SSD 600p Series or Intel SSD Pro 6000p Series may crash and enter a UEFI screen after reboot.

Microsoft is working with OEM partners and Intel to identify and block devices with Intel SSD 600p Series or Intel SSD Pro 6000p Series from installing the April 2018 Update due to a know incompatibility that may cause performance and stability issues.  If you have encountered this issue, follow the steps to reinstall the previous operating system (Windows 10, version 1709).

Microsoft is currently working on a resolution that will allow the April 2018 Update on these devices in the near future.


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