Remote Desktop Services
Formerly known as Terminal Services in Windows Server 2008, the Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2008 R2 is Microsoft Window?s component that allows the users access applications and data on a remote computer over a network with the help of Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).
Moreover, Remote Desktop Services (RDS) is a property of Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) that separates the location where the desktop or application is used from where it runs.
In addition to that Microsoft?s Remote Desktop Services allows both a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and session-based desktops, which enables the users to work from any place with secure critical intellectual property and simplified regulatory compliance.
The Remote Desktop Services is a much enhanced technology of Windows server that allows the users connect to virtual desktops, RemoteApp programs, and session-based desktops that can be accessed from within a network or from the Internet.
Components of Remote Desktop Services (RDS)
Remote Desktop Gateway: Remote Desktop Gateway helps the user to establish connection to virtual desktops, Remote-App programs, and session-based desktops over a private network or the Internet.
Remote Desktop Connection Broker: Through this component, the user is allowed to make remote desktop connection. Moreover, if the user loses connection in the meanwhile, the connection broker establishes the connection again without losing the virtual state of the desktop.
Remote Desktop Session Host: The Session Host component enables a server to host session-based desktops or RemoteApp programs. Using this component user can connect to RD Session Host servers in a session collection to run various programs, save any files, and deploy resources on those servers.
Remote Desktop Virtualization Host: Virtualization Host component of RDS allows virtual desktops hosting by using RemoteApp and Desktop Connection..
Remote Desktop Web Access: This component allows the users access RemoteApp and Desktop Connection with the help of a Web browser or the Start menu. This provides the users with customized view of RemoteApp programs, session-based desktops, and virtual desktops.
Remote Desktop Licensing: Licensing provides you licensed usage of RDS.
Advantages of Remote Desktop Services (RDS)
Easy Accessibility: RDS enables you manage your session and virtual desktop collections, configure your RemoteApp programs add a centralized server to work from anywhere over internet.
Personalization: With the help of RDS user profile disks the administrator can manage user personalization settings across session collections and pooled virtual desktop collections.
Quality: You would definitely experience the enhanced version of RDS enabled with smooth audio and video playback, rich graphics and video user experience over a WAN and improved device remoting support with USB Redirection for Session Virtualization and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).
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