Correctly Install Applications on a Remote Desktop Server

When installing an application on a Terminal Server, because multiple people will be using the application at once, there is actually a special method that you should use to install the applications. Here’s two methods to do it the right way.

The GUI Method [Starting from Server 2012]

To get started open control panel. Switch to the small icon view, and look for Install Application on Remote Desktop Server, double-click on it. Now you can simply go through the next, next, finish style wizard which will help you get the application installed.

The Command Line Method [Server 2008 & The Best Practice]

You will need to change your user mode to installation mode by using the Change User /Install comand.

you could go ahead and safely install the application, but once the application is installed don’t forget to change back to execution mode, you can do so by running the Change User /Execute command.

Troubleshooting Windows Fail-over Clusters and CSV

  • Generating the comprehensive Cluster Diagnostic Report;


The above command Gets diagnostics for a cluster a cluster that contains VMs and produces a zip file containing the data.


PS C:\> Get-ClusterDiagnosticInfo -WriteToPath “C:\Users\MyUser\HealthTest\”

  • This cmdlet enables you to view the state of your CSV. Understanding the state of your CSV is useful in troubleshooting failures as well as optimizing the performance of your CSV.


The above command is really helpful when it comes to issues with the Cluster Shared Volumes. With this we can easily isolate the issue among the WSFC & Storage System. for more information….. 

[source: Microsoft]