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ElevenYu-MSFT asked RobNicholson-1457 answered

Remote Desktop Services Installation

Hello!!
I have installed rds service using role-based services installation ticking roles.
My rds services runs fine BUT without option to shadow rds users.... 
I should use "Remote Desktop Services Installation" to do it right... my bad :/
The question is if I will install it that way, it wouldn't broke my registered rds calls and rds services when users are using it ??



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My rds services runs fine BUT without option to shadow rds users....


Do you mean you can't find the shadow via GUI? Have you tried the powershell method?


Reference link:
https://ryanmangansitblog.com/2014/01/23/shadowing-rds-2012-sessions/


The question is if I will install it that way, it wouldn't broke my registered rds calls and rds services when users are using it ??


Do you mean that you will reinstall the RDS deployment over the scratch? If so, it will impact the users who are using it and you shall choose a downtime to make the change.


Please verify if the method provided in the link is helpful to you and keep us posted if any update.


Note: Since the websites are not hosted by Microsoft, the links may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

Best Regards,
Jenny

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RobNicholson-1457 answered

Only administrators on the RDS server can shadow other users. From the RDS console or by running mstsc /shadow:$SessionID /control

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RobNicholson-1457 answered

I've written a sketchy PowerShell script that queries the list of users (using quser), asks the user to choose one and then runs the above command in an elevated account.

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