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Compatibility issue when installing Remote Desktop Services Role for Windows 2012

You are trying to install the RDS role on a Windows 2012 server, but get the error:

Unable to connect to the server by using Windows Powershell Remoting

Solution

You need to ensure that Powershell Remoting is enabled and also that it has enough memory to work with.

  1. Log into the Windows 2012 server.
  2. Start PS Shell as Administrator (right-click, Run As Administrator).
  3. Run the commands:

    Enable-PSRemoting -force
    Set-Item WSMan:localhostShellMaxMemoryPerShellMB 1000

  4. Reboot the server.

This usually resolves the issue.

 

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