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How to fix “Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office 64-bit Components 2013” on a Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Server

Windows Server 2012 R2

After deploying an RDS (formerly Terminal Server) server for a client recently, every time a user started Outlook 2013 they received the message “Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office 64-bit Components 2013”.

This slows up the Outlook load time by a second or two and doesn’t look very good, so let’s look at how to resolve it.

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How to stop Server Manager appearing at startup for users on a Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Server

Windows Server 2012 R2

After deploying a RDS (formerly Terminal Server) server for a client recently, every time a user logged on Server Manager was loading at start up. This is pretty undesirable behaviour as it will only confuse or annoy users, and there is nothing of relevance there for them, so the best solution is to stop it from appearing.

In this post I’ll look at how to stop Server Manager from loading at start up.

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