There are already a lot of known issues with optional update KB3000850 in combination with Avast Anti-virus.

I experienced a different problem after installing KB300850. I don’t use Avast, but I could no longer open RDS Published applications. (Windows 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services)

When I logged in on Remote Desktop Services Web Access, I could start the published applications but it suddenly gave me a second login prompt.

After I re-entered my credentials, it kept saying ‘starting’ and the window eventually disappeared.

I’ve tried this on different RDS environments I administer for different customers; same issue on each one of them, so it was definitely a problem with my Windows 8.1 client.
I also tested on a second Windows 8.1 machine with update 3000850 installed. Same issue.
Finally, I tested this on a Windows 7 client and there I had no issues using the published applications.

I decided to remove update 3000850 using Programs and Features (do not use System Restore!) and after rebooting, I could use the RDS Published Apps once again.

I hope you will find this helpful.

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  1. Another thing you can try is entering the gateway in the IIS App settings. By default it s a blank entry. Published resources like desktops and applications get their gateway setting from the collection.

  2. Great post! I do have one question though. When I log into and publish web applications, it all looks great. But when other admins log into the same server, they see nothing in server administrator. How can I set this up for all administrators to see the same list of published applications and server settings?

  3. Great post! I do have one question though. When I log into and publish web applications, it all looks great. But when other admins log into the same server, they see nothing in server administrator. How can I set this up for all administrators to see the same list of published applications and server settings?

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