Remote Desktop does not work to TMG (ISA) server

If all rules are in place for RDP, but you still can't connect to your TMG (ISA) server, following steps might help you:

This is for Windows Server 2008 R2
Connect to TMG locally and go Administrative Tools -> Remote Desktop Services -> Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration
In connections table right click RDP-Tcp and select Properties then select Network Adapters tab and choose Network Adapter: for which you want to enable RDP.


Windows Server 2008 R2 console freezes when viewing form vSphere client

If you experience you console freezing from time to time when viewing from VMware vSphere client try to change video adapter drivers to VMware SVGA 3D (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM).

Step by step:
1. Shut down your VM and edit it's video card settings to use at least 8MB (32MB recommended) of total video RAM.
2. Boot up VM login to the machine and open Device Manager. Expand Display Adapters and right click your video adapter (should be "VMware SVGA II") select "Update Driver Software".
3. Choose "Browse my computer for driver software" and navigate to C:\Program files\Common files\VMware\drivers\wdda_video. Complete the wizard and restart VM when promted.

If you can not find wdda_video folder in your VMware\drivers folder that probably means you are using VMware tools version below 4.1 if that is the case you can download 4.1 tools from here: http://packages.vmware.com/tools/esx/4.1latest/windows/x64/index.html
install it on some test machine and then share "wdda_video" folder to access it from 2008 R2 machine. I don't know what effect it will have running video driver from 4.1 tools package on ESX server below version 4.1 so try it on your own risk.