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How to use MS Office on Windows Server 2022

Windows Server 2022 is the newest version of Windows Server and the operating system is supported until October 2031. Microsoft 365 Apps (formerly Office 365) is NOT supported on Windows Server 2022. However, Office LTSC 2021 is supported on Windows Server 2022. Office 2019 is also supported on Windows Server 2022. See Office/Windows matrix here: […]

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Deploy your MS Access Database, MS Access Application online to the cloud with Remote Desktop Services (terminal services)

Quick/Easy method to share a MS Access Database application among many company users: The quickest and easiest method to move your Microsoft Access Database online (to the cloud) is to deploy it on a hosted Windows Remote Desktop Server.  You should be able to move to a Window Remote Desktop server with Microsoft Access and […]

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SQL Server Express Edition

We are often asked by our clients if they can load SQL Server Express on their hosted Windows Server and where can they download it from. Yes, it is available as a free download. Below is a quick summary of SQL Express. Riptide Hosting also offers monthly licensing options for SQL licensing for Web Edition, […]

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Microsoft Access Runtime (free download) on our Remote Desktop (Terminal) Servers

Do you need full Microsoft Access to create/modify Access databases or do you only need Access Runtime to allow users to only run existing Access databases.  If you only need MS Access Runtime, you can save on Office/Access licensing fees. Riptide Hosting can provide Microsoft licensing for the full version of Access 2019, Access 2016, […]

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Remote Desktop Services – Full Desktop Sessions vs Start Program Automatically vs RemoteApp/RDWeb

FULL DESKTOP SESSIONS:   The most common method of using Remote Desktop Services (RDS) in Windows Server 2016 or Windows Server 2019 is using full “desktop sessions” where each user has their own desktop session to modify/customize the desktop, open programs (usually in simultaneous, multi-user mode – i.e. split MS Access application where each user has […]

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Purchasing and Installing a Trusted SSL Certificate to use for RDGW & RDSH

Below are general steps to purchase/install a Trusted SSL Certificate for use with Remote Desktop Gateway (RDGW) and Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) that are installed on the same/single server in workgroup mode.  We created this based on using a Trusted SSL Cert from GoDadddy.  Our clients can ask for a more detailed tutorial of […]

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Installing the Remote Desktop Gateway Role (RDGW) on Windows Server 2019

Installing the Remote Desktop Gateway Role (RDGW) on Windows Server 2019 to force RDP over HTTPS (port 443) instead of port 3389. Installing Remote Desktop Gateway (RDGW) Role on Windows Server 2019 In this example, we had already installed the RD Session Host (RDSH) and RD License Server roles previously on the server.  This server […]

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How to Install VPN server on Windows Server 2019

Windows Server 2019 has a built-in VPN server role that can be added to the server OS at no charge. The below method will setup PPTP VPN using Windows Authentication so it is password based and strong/complex passwords are still very important.  There are other protocols such as L2TP/IPSec, certificate authentication, etc. which can result […]

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Office 365 plans changing names to Microsoft 365 plans

In April 2020, some Office 365 Plans will be re-branded as Microsoft 365 Plans. The plan features are not changing (yet) but the plan names are. Here is a list of new plan names: Office 365 Pro Plus will be Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/deployoffice/name-change Office 365 Business will be Microsoft 365 Apps […]

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Comparison of Riptide Hosting’s Windows VMs and Dedicated Hardware Servers

Windows Server Virtual Servers VMs: Lower cost entry point when you have fewer users and fewer resource needs Very flexible because cpu/ram/disk space can be added in minutes – so start smaller/less expensive and expand as needed Able to bundle Riptide’s Microsoft Licensing via SPLA on both VMs or Dedicated for Windows, RDS, Office & […]