Problems with Members Only via Remote Desktop Services on 2008RS2

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Problems with Members Only via Remote Desktop Services on 2008RS2Our Members Only installation is quite stable when we use it across our LAN. But when a few people get on via Terminal Server, it starts to throw exceptions. In particular we get "C0000006" exceptions. This is the exact installation that runs fine over the LAN - we've just mapped to it on the Terminal Server box.


Well, that's the problem right there - RDS on 2008RS2 has issues running applications that are not resident on the terminal server box. The application runs fine when just one instance  is in use - but when there are multiple users connected via RDP,  one user's logout can cause other users to suddenly close files opened over the net- including executable files.  Apparently this was a problem that was fixed on Server 2003 in one of the service packs, and then reintroduced in the newer server OS.

There is a Microsoft knowledge-base article about this problem here:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-US;2536487

The solution is to put a copy of the Members Only program folder on the terminal server. This can take a bit of care, and may involve the relocation of other files to a new folder, to avoid duplicating settings files. If  you are having this problem, drop us a note and we can help you reconfigure.

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