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Windows Server 2016 Workgroup RDS Role Installation
For instructions with pictures see Server2012ForWorkgroups.pdf
Important: Installing the Remote Desktop Services role on Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 in a workgroup is not recommended. The Remote Desktop Services configuration tool is not accessible without being logged in as a domain user resulting in all configuration needing to be performed through the local group policy editor or PowerShell.
Installing the Remote Desktop Services Role
- Open the Server Manager and navigate to Dashboard and then Add Roles and Features
- Select role-based or feature-based installation.
- Select Remote Desktop Services from the list of available roles.
- In the Remote Desktop Services configuration select Remote Desktop Session Host and, if needed, Remote Desktop Licensing
Disable the Requirement of Network Level Authentication
You will need to set the $ComputerName variable or substitute it for your computer name.
PS C:\>(Get-WmiObject -class "Win32_TSGeneralSetting" -Namespace root\cimv2\terminalservices -ComputerName $ComputerName -Filter "TerminalName='RDP-tcp'").SetUserAuthenticationRequired(0)