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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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Microsoft Licensing for Remote Desktop Users and MS Office Users

On our Windows VMs, we provide the Microsoft licensing (Windows Server licensing on all, and when needed: MS Office (or a component such as MS Access or MS Excel), Remote Desktop Services (RDS) and SQL Server). In fact, our users cannot use their own Microsoft licensing on our Windows VMs. If a client want to […]

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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 […]