Category Archives: Powershell

Correct Region and Language settings with Powershell

The problem: Some users were having issues with Region and Language settings – dates the wrong way around, getting the English (United States) dictionary instead of English (Australia). The server is set up correctly, but some users seem to have settings in their profiles causing problems.

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Easy user to user shadowing in RD 2012 R2

The problem: After migrating some users to RDS servers running Windows Server 2012 R2, they realised that they are no longer able to shadow each others’ sessions. Research indicated that this would be difficult to get around for a couple of reasons;

  1. Shadowing users can only be done via Server Manager – there is no ‘tsadmin.msc’ which can be given to users as a shortcut
  2. Some hard to grant permissions are required in order to query the RD Connection Broker without being granted Domain Admin privileges

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Updating default printers with Powershell

The problem: Due to issues with network printing on Windows Server 2012 R2, I decided to move from network printers to local printers on each of my client’s Remote Desktop servers. To make the transition easier for users, I needed to find a way to change the users’ default printers automatically to the local printers.

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