Monday, 1 July 2013

A remote desktop services deployment does not exist in the server pool.


Anyone who has started using Remote Desktop (Terminal Services) in Windows Server 2012 will find a few disturbing changes.

Firstly you'll find most of the MMC based management tools such as the remote desktop session host configuration tools have gone. After spending some time going backwards and forwards to the server roles and feature you may realise that they have moved to the pseudo-metro Server Manager console.

When you run this you will see the following very unhelpful error message.
"A remote desktop services deployment does not exist in the server pool."

You now have to configure the Remote Desktop session host using a special way. The best documentation I've found for this is later in the Windows Server 8 Beta guide (page 25)
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=29006

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