Microsoft Remote Desktop Services
One of the premiere features that is built into Windows Server 2008 R2 is Remote Desktop Services (RDS). With RDS, Microsoft offers a platform for accelerating and extending desktop and application deployments from the office or data center to any device.
RDS is a cost-effective infrastructure platform for any type of organization, particularly those with a roaming workforce, structured task workers, or knowledge workers with a need for flexible desktop or application access.
Key Features in Windows Server 2008 R2 with Remote Desktop Service
- Microsoft RemoteFX introduces a new set of end user experience capabilities, enabling local-like access to media-rich applications for virtual and session-based desktops; it can be deployed to a range of thick and thin client access devices. RemoteFX also supports a broad range of end user USB peripherals for virtual desktops.
- Full-Fidelity User Experience significantly improves the user experience of remote users, bringing it closer to that enjoyed by users accessing local computing resources. RDS provides multi-monitor support, support for Windows Media Player redirection, bi-directional audio as well as support for rich media content such as Silverlight.
- RD Connection Broker creates a unified administrator experience for traditional session-based remote desktops and applications (session virtualization or “Terminal Services”), and emerging virtual machine-based remote desktops (VDI).
- RemoteApp applications appear no different than local applications, performing seamlessly with the new task bar in Windows 7. RemoteApp helps improve the end user experience and reduce training requirements.
- RemoteApp and Desktop Connections simplifies access to a set of resources, such as RemoteApp programs and Remote Desktops that perform seamlessly with Windows 7. These connections are easy to set up and are automatically kept up to date so the user always has access to the latest resources that are being made available.
- App-V for RDS helps solve application compatibility on Remote Desktop Session Hosts and helps consolidate RDSH servers. Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) for RDS now supports 64-bit operating systems.
- RD Web Access helps simplify application and desktop deployment by making those resources available to Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP clients from a web page or a SharePoint portal.
- RD Gateway helps provide a secure connection between internal applications and data to users outside the firewall. It delivers critical applications and data to mobile employees without additional VPN infrastructure.
More Information on Windows Server 2008 R2
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