I must admit my lab only has Windows 8 and 8.1 machines. { It won’t even work on 2012. If the login fails, for whatever reason (account locked, account does not exist, wrong password, etc) it just reports back that authentication failed. This is exactly what we needed and I am looking forward to the next article on branding. Allowing or forcing users to change their password: Is it possbile if my RD Gateway is in workgroup? I followed the changes you outlined on Win Server 2012 R2 and it works perfectly for login.aspx, but the password change does not work. I create a wildcard cert using StartSSL, having a trusted SSL certificate makes external access to much easier: By default the RD Gateway is set to allow all Domain Users access to use RD Gateway but with no Network Resources to connect to. (By default Domain Users have access). I look forward to an update on how to do the same to the Password Change page. That’s not possible. Can you use Windows 7 RDP with Server 2012 R2 SSO? }. Hello Arjan! When I finally find some time to work on this blog again, I’ll dig in to hit. I’ve consulted for organizations that needed to force every Web Access interface (Outlook Web App, RD Web Access, etc) to the public security setting. Customizing the disclaimer 2592687 No Chris, I would stick to the path you describe. Note: if you change the Help entries in the “login.aspx” file, you must make the same changes in the “password.aspx” file if you plan to allow password changes through the Web Access interface. Whenever I click on a published app icon, first I get a warning window that alrets me the publisher is unknown (the program could harm your computer etc..) and allows me to click “Connect” to continue. I think the only way you can accomplish this is to add code to default.aspx in the RDweb structure, which detects which URL the user comes from and then redirects the user to some other page if he did not come from your portal website. However, changing the login.aspx, password.aspx files does not seem to affect anything – when I open the browser it all looks in its “default” form. Any thoughts on how to make this change permanent? Or the eventlogs on the WebAccess / Gateway server? That startmenu can not be turned off. It seems the password page needs an extension to the code on login.aspx. I just put any type of synchronization that can avoid direct opening of http://www.mydomain.com/RDWeb. Long answer: yes, it is possible to do the same on 2008r2, just not with the code or edits I show here. RD Web Access. I share the sentiments of many others here- thanks so much for your work on removing the domain name requirement from the web pages. This is a nice option if you want only a few or small amount of servers accessiable. For your audit question: I know i can change it but i want to just hide it. I know that those numbers represent milliseconds. These routes should all exclude one or another possibility. In earlier tests to resolve this issue I thought it was a cookie-related problem. Contact your network administrator for assistance”. As soon as the user presses the windows key or click the windows logo, they are again presented with the new startmenu (tiles layout). (Not RDSH). Open “webscripts-domain.js” and move to line number 44: Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. As you can see, the interface by default expects the user to enter the username in the NT Account format, e.g. Google and Bing need to help you out here, I have no time in my schedule to code someone else’s projects, sorry. 1. It still utilizes the Gateway, and it still requests the user’s credentials when you start the RDP. I can login without domain name (only username), but when i launch an application, it gives me an error that my credentials are not working. When connecting you should get prompted for your credentials. Hi Jeremy, On the RD Web Access server open Internet Information Services Manager (IIS Manager). You were right. Can’t help you with that. Hi Khan, Thank you! only authorized user can come to this link so there is no security issue to come on RDWeb page. I think it’s the setting “Classic Shell” but not sure. When you connect to the web interface which is unmodified, and then log in, a cookie is created, and maybe this cookie is reused when you log in after you have done the modifications? Thank you all. I constantly get this message. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then press ENTER. If you want to hide the whole header including the computer icon, and the text “RemoteApp and Desktop Connection” you need to remove lines 109-138. var bPrivateMode = document.getElementById(“rdoPrvt”).checked=true; Hi Arjan, Check the IIS logs for the username and see what IIS thinks of the whole thing. This topic describes the tasks necessary to publish SharePoint Server, Exchange Server or Remote Desktop Gateway (RDP) through Web … Hi Bruno. var strWorkspaceId = “”; This change is immediate so there’s no need to restart IIS. Open “login.aspx”. It’s the only place you can for that variable to be true. Ask the user if he / she can try using UPN or domain\username to log on (let him / her use every option you allow through webaccess). Is there a way to have the domain passed through so SSO still works? This has worked well as a workaround changing webscripts-domain.js as mentioned in another forum: In this instance the domain is called CHARLYMONKEY. (By default Domain Users have access). I’m sure there is, but Essentials doesn’t have my focus. In the next post in the series I will focus on customizing the default page, the page that’s shown after a user logs on. Also, when a successful password is reset, for auditing perspective what account is being used to do the actual reset of the users password? Contact your network administrator for assistance”. And this results in the default error message “Username or Password not valid”. I tried to change your function that you wrote for your “Display Name” modification. You can find this post here. strDomainUserName = “CHARLYMONKEY\\” + strDomainUserName; I am totally new to server RDWeb, i want to connect to RDWeb page linked from my website. Or replace “Email address:” with the custom text you prefer. At the time of writing these scenarios have been tested thoroughly and were working. I wanted to try embedding the xsl within the pages, but am getting stuck…. The workaround Joe posted here works as well, but I think it’s a nasty fix for reasons I mentioned in my reply to his comment. Hi Arjan, If you customized the domain name earlier in this post, restore “login.aspx” and “webscripts-domain.js” from the backup copy we made earlier. Hi Share, Can you please try again, but this time use in-private browsing or delete all cookies first, or use a different browser / machine? Any ideas what i have to do to make login not need domain for internet users? You might want to consider changing line 27: 3. I’m working in Server 2012 if that adds any insight to why the file may contain less lines. Read it here. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Follow the guide above until you get to the part that says I searched Internet high and low but couldn’t figure out how to convert it to 2 digits. if ( objForm != null ) This works well internally, however when a remote user on the internet connects to the WA\GW (both roles on same server) they can login fine with just Username however apps fail to load; ive found when telling users to enter DOMAIN\Username apps load fine. @Lars, probably best to follow the path Chris describes here. I didn’t install the lab following your post. Following your guide, I was able to customize my Windows Server 2016 RD Web Access. Now that your RD Gateway is setup you are ready to connect to your environment! By default all the files related to the Web Access interface can be found in %windir%\web\rdweb\pages\. And that concludes the post. Test your adjustments by reloading the page. So internal users will not use a Gateway, bur external will ! I followed your directions and I almost have everything the way I want. This setting will prompt user when user logs in to the domain from computer. There’s just no text to show anymore. Removing or customizing that link will be addressed in the next post in this series. We’re deploying this as part of our SSL VPN web portal (yes I know about the rd gateway) and it’s having a fit about cross domain scripting because of the ssl vpn proxy. Removing the domain prefix requirement from the Web Access interface UPDATE: After several updates and fixes to this method I decided to create a dedicated post for this. Thanks Arjan! Only editing the first file works for domain joined machines only. It is possible, but you will need to make the modifications yourself. To configure what computers can be access through the RD Gateway go to the Network Resources tab. Click RD Web Access. I believe that would give you the correct version. Configure Network Level Authentication. i’m testing next changes Customizing the security setting session timeouts Hi All, Was anyone able to figure out how to get it to work without breaking SSO yet? Hi Andy, Refresh or open the Web Access page and you’ll see the “disclaimer” is now gone. Are you trying to implement a default domain in an existing situation, or have you installed a lab following my post? But here’s another strange issue: Recently I started to get calls from users who received password expiration notice, and when they tried to change it – they get “Invalid user name or password” even though the credentials they used were working fine before. For this entire post I’ll refer to a user which I created: You can change the text to whatever you like and it will show that as a disclaimer. I can now login to the RDWeb interface just using my username, with no problem. var bPrivateMode = true; Hi Share. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Hiding the “Help” link on the login page Both computers non-domain joined and login without domain name. On the RD Web Access server open Internet Information Services Manager (IIS Manager). Try choosing a different new password. I tried to change the text in line 14 under string L_CompanyName_Text = “custom text” but the change is not reflected. your article is fantastic. I’ll rebuild the lab soon, and figure this out from a non-domain member. Change this line to: Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Refresh or open the Web Access page and you’ll see the link is gone. The given username is without the domain, so if i click on “change user” and modify this to domainname\username, then my remote app launches. Cyberarms offers a security agent for RDweb, which avoids brute force or dictionary attacks, and password guessing. The 2012 files are indeed different from the 2012r2 files. It was a 2012 environment which was upgraded to 2012 R2. Thanks for all the help thus far. Ask the user to clear any cookies or even reset the browser settings to defaults. So here you go: https://msfreaks.wordpress.com/2014/07/22/properly-removing-the-domain-prefix-requirement-from-rd-web-access-2012-r2/. If you look at the article again you can see I’ve added more code in the first file, and modified the second file to be able to remove the requirement to enter a domain name for non domain joined machines as well. You could create a Active Directory group called RD-Users so only users of that group have access for security purposes. If I sign-out and the sign-in – but with a full DOMAIN\USERNAME – it works. Interesting, since you’re not the first person to mention this. This might be worth a look. Setup RD Licensing Role on Windows Server 2012 R2 March 31, 2016 November 18, 2015 by Daniel Once you have an Remote Desktop Services [RDS] environment setup and want to continue using it past the 120 day trial period you will need to setup the RD Licensing role. I have got one Question, is it possible to advise the Webinterface to insert the “gatewayusagemethod:i:1” in the RDP File with is transfered an exceuted on the Client ? The user then gets an SMS text message on their smart device that provides them a 6 digit numeric … Once they login to the server 2012 R2 “Cloud” they then get the default metro look. If you want to hide the Help link on the login page you need to edit %windir%\web\rdweb\pages\site.xsl. Go to line 152: var strRDPCertificates = “”; I will post my experience. Click Ok. For the new certificate to take affect either restart the RD Gateway server or restart the RD Gateway service (labeled as Remote Desktop Gateway in services.msc). { Hi Camilo, RDS Gateway will work on self signed certificates but it requires a few additional steps for it to work on remote computers outside your LAN. Open “webscripts-domain.js” and move to line number 14: Untested, but that should do the trick for you. Hi Gary, I followed this guide and it did successfully remove the domain prefix for RDWeb. Hi Rob! I was under the impression they are presented with the RDS Web Access page, in which applications are presented, and they click the File Explorer icon, which in turn opens a folder which was “slower”. Thank you for the tip. An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. We have been updating our Windows 7 clients to 6.3.9600 in accordance with a useful matrix of the various RDP versions from http://camie.dyndns.org/technical/mstsc-versions/, Stage 1 – KB2574819 v2 x64 Does anybody know if it is possible to display this warning on the login page after user logs in into RDWeb App portal? ... for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 and includes the license for the Windows Server operating … You can replace this text with a text provided by your organization’s legal department, or you can choose to clear it. Change ). I am trying to limit the calls to support for unknown password resets. It’s hard to tell non-tech staff to click the button (that’s not labeled) in the upper right corner. Notice its value is “false” by default and click Edit to change it to “true”. 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( Log Out /  To create the self signed certificate go to Tasks -> Edit Deployment Properties, Click Certificates -> RD Gateway -> Create new certificate, The RD Gateway will now show Ready to apply. If you click an app or published desktop that browser will download the RDP file instead of launching it. Refresh or open the Web Access page and click the Help link: Not using complexity, Length is 6 chars. Makes you wonder why they don’t have an easy way to do this built into Server Mgr. Great article on customizing RD Web Access. strDomainUserName = objForm.elements(“DomainUserName”).value; // add default domain… Updating vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 to Update 2, Deploying VMware Update Manager 6.0 Update 2, VSAN 6 – Setup and Configuration [Part 2], VMware Horizon View 7: Deployment and Installation [Series], Setup Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2012 R2, How to setup Microsoft Active Directory Certificate Services [AD CS], How to setup Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services [AD FS], How to setup Microsoft Web Application Proxy, Deploy and Configure WSUS on Server 2012 R2, Deploying Microsoft SQL 2014 Standalone Server, Setup RD Licensing Role on Windows Server 2012 R2, Setup RD Gateway Role on Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft WMI – Invalid Class Error [0x80041010], https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/a241a5be-e39d-4dfc-a513-e4f83c4dc906/rd-gateway-ports-and-certificates?forum=winserverTS, Check the box to Store this Certificate and pick a folder location for safe keeping, Check the box to Allow the certificate to be added to the Trust Root Certification Authorities. I tryed to test on the another PC – privat mode doesn’t work. First – I can’t use the RDP for sure as it’s less secure, so RD WEB Access is the only route allowed. Second – Trying to login from a different machine gave the same result. By default the middle option is selected with no groups created. Thank you for your articles heir. an the “internal” Web Interfaces should build RDP files with contain gatewayusagemethod:i:0 -> with means don´s use a Gateway. This happens few times to different users a month since this cloud went live. In the post after that one I will focus on Branding the entire Web Access interface. If your Gateway server is going to be a separate server add it to the Server Pool of your RDS Environment by going to Manage -> Add Servers, In Server Manger of your RDS environment click the RD Gateway icon, Select the server from the server pool you want to install the RD Gateway role. I was able to log in to RDWeb with just my username and now domain prefix. Could you tell me what I should change to set up “Private” mode as default, not public? Do you know how well this translates from Server 2012 to Server 2016? *.mydomain.com is highlighted in red and unable to click okay. Could be a user error, but I don’t believe this is the case. When I revert back to backup files of login.aspx, renderscripts.js, and webscripts-domain.js SSO works again. On the RD Connection Broker server, use Server Manager to specify the Remote Desktop licensing mode and the license server. Domain\user name. I have not delegated any accounts to grant the ability for this server or services to do that task in my AD. Thank you. I’m still waiting to find some time to do a rewrite of that part. If you want to make the RD Web Access publicly available, make sure that you include the public DNS name into the certificate. Hi Chris, You have three options: This step does not involve configuration of your RDS environment but on your network. Refresh or open the Web Access page and you’ll see the interface is much cleaner now. When I find some time I will rebuild this lab and see what is broken and how to fix it. Note: these Help entries are specific to the login page. Using browsers other than IE works – FF and Chrome just download an RDP file that launches MSTSC, then you enter your login details and it works, the same way as it had always. It was developed concurrently with Windows 10 and is the successor to Windows Server 2012 R2.The first early preview version … Hello, I want to add captcha verification to the login screen. For information on which version you can go to, and which patches you need to get there: http://www.c-amie.co.uk/technical/mstsc-versions/. Click RD Licensing. Even though this works, it’s by no means a clean solution. Make sure you’re running SP1 already. Hi, We are running Server 2012 R2. Would this indicate my install of IIS or the RDS was not clean? to That is I need this provision to change the local account password created on the RD Gateway server itself. We need to fix two thing to be able to force users to the public setting without means to change it. If i have to enter a specific session host, the Connection would not be possible during a maintenance window of this Server. If everything is configured correctly you should be connected to your internal computer using RDP externally through your RD Gateway! Hello Arjan, In my free time (hah! Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Read it here. strWorkspaceId = objForm.elements(“WorkSpaceID”).value; Hi Joe, It is within the user’s context itself, just like normal NTUSER credential password changes. “Use the following credentials to connect:”, When I’m entering the domain name, it shows there DOMAIN\USER and it works fine. 2830477 It now shows a new window with the contents of the rap-help.htm file. Making these two changes turns the code to display the link into a comment and thus hidden. We recommend the default setting Any which works for most connections. They are currently seeing a “Metro” view, which I don’t know how to change from. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! 2. These guides are for 2012r2. When I’m only entering the username, it shows there only the username. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. When I login without domain and only with a username it shows my Remote Apps. Arjan, thank a lot for your effort. 1. Hi Shimon, First, thanks for your awesome guide. 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