Windows Server – Slowness in TSE (RDS)? A patch is available

Your business uses TSE servers (RDS) to allow your users to connect remotely? For some time it is not uncommon to experience some unpleasant effects.

In fact, many users have pointed out problems with slowness, black screen. In short theuser experience is severely degraded.

Microsoft now offers a fix to improve the performance of your TSE servers.

What is a TSE or RDS server

This is a Windows server that will host user sessions, remote desktops and programs. The goal is to simplify maintenance and deployment.

The term TSE stands for Terminal Server Environment and RDS Remote Desktop Service.

With the implementation of teleworking many companies have chosen the VPN + remote connections so that employees can work in good conditions.

When the user connects to remote access, he has access to a Windows desktop as on his computer with different applications such as the Google Chrome browser and the Office suite.

The user usually connects using an .RDP type icon on a remote office.

access tse rdp
Access to the SRV2021 server from an RDP file.

Access is also secure since only certain users or even client workstations can access remote offices.

Finally, a Virtual server hosted on VMWARE or Hyper-V can very well play the role of TSE server.

Solve TSE slowness issues

The update KB5008218 causes delays on the RDS server it dates from December 14th. You can view its installation in the list of programs and features.

It relates to Windows Server 2012 R2, 2016, 2019, and 2022 versions.

January 4 Microsoft offers a fix, the latter is not yet available on Windows Update.

The hotfix is ​​available for Windows 2012 R2 and 2019. Keep the page under your elbow since they will quickly release the other fixes.

Download Windows 2012 R2 patch (KB5010215)

Download Windows 2019 Hotfix (KB5010196)

A restart is necessary, an interruption of service is to be expected.