RDP Fails After Server Restart; No Process Listens on Port 3389

September 30, 2012

I faced really interesting problem – one of our servers stopped responding to RDP after server restart. I spent some time trying to troubleshoot it.  This article from Microsoft gives good a course of troubleshooting. This one also can help. Unfortunalely, nothing helped in my case. Finally I opened a ticket with Microsoft. It took 4 hours to find the real root cause of the issue

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SMB Tuning for Terminal and File Servers

October 28, 2011

Dan Allen published very interesting article , related to XenApp and file server communications. Actually, this article explains the SMB default settings limitations and gives an advice how to improve performance of any Windows file server. I have copied the first part of this article and added an example of .reg file, which you can use to tune-up your file server.

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How to List User’s Mapped Drives

June 23, 2010

Sometimes you need to know what drives a user has mapped. The solution is very simple – the list is located in this registry key:

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Debugging the Memory Allocation on Terminal Server

May 28, 2010

When you have some weird issues with the users on Terminal Services server which can be related somehow to the incorrect memory allocation it is always a good idea to take a look into the kernel memory. Read the rest of this entry »



Location of a Print Server

April 16, 2010

Usually the data for printing go to the printer with the help of the print server. This article shows the proper location for the print server. Read the rest of this entry »


How to Tune Up Terminal Services Server for Better Performance

March 5, 2010

These recommendations are helpful for 32-bit TS servers. However, some of them can be used for the regular 32-bit systems or even for 64-bit ones. Most of the recommendations are based on the information from Microsoft Read the rest of this entry »