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  • Blog Post: Remote Desktop Services – Upgrade and Migration guidelines for Windows Server 2012 R2

    Hello everyone, I am Geanina Andreiu from the Remote Desktop Virtualization Team. I’m writing today to let you know that we have published the Remote Desktop Services migration to Windows Server 2012 R2 document that will walk you through various migration scenarios for a Remote Desktop Services (RDS...
  • Blog Post: Get started with Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server "8" Beta

    For Windows Server “8” Beta, the Remote Desktop Services documentation team has written topics that you can use to evaluate and deploy Remote Desktop Services within your environment. We will cover Windows Server “8” Beta enhancements in future blog posts. Following is a list...
  • Blog Post: New VDI Management Capabilities in Windows Server "8" Beta Overview

    As part of the Windows Server “8” Beta, we have updated the Remote Desktop Services administration capabilities to simplify deploying virtual machine-based and/or session-based desktops or applications. This includes new features related to pooled deployment (single virtual desktop template...
  • Blog Post: Free Remote Desktop Services Application Assessment Program by ChangeBASE

    Are you planning to move your desktop applications to Remote Desktop Session Host (formerly Terminal Server) but are not sure if they will work without issues? Are you looking for a tool to help you automatically determine compatibility? Your wait is over! ChangeBASE, a world leader in automated application...
  • Blog Post: How to restrict users from accessing local drives of an RD Session Host server while using RemoteApp programs

    Hello, my name is Pankaj Pande and I would like to discuss a method that an administrator can use to keep users from storing files in public folders and scattering files randomly throughout a virtual machine pool or Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host) server farm, while using Remote Desktop...
  • Blog Post: Q&A: Microsoft RemoteFX and Remote Desktop Session Host Servers

    While we've blogged a lot about Microsoft RemoteFX and how virtual machines benefit from it in a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), we realized that we hadn't always discussed it in detail in relation to Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host). We'd like to use this opportunity to answer some...
  • Blog Post: Remote Desktop Services Community Verified Compatibility Center is Live

    Microsoft today launches the Remote Desktop Services Community Verified Compatibility Center ! This community driven website will help you to: Verify the compatibility status of both Microsoft and non-Microsoft applications in the Remote Desktop Services environment. Get help and solutions for...
  • Blog Post: Remote Desktop Services Component Architecture Poster now available

    The Remote Desktop Services Component Architecture Poster is available in PDF format on the Microsoft Download Center ( http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=200520 ). This poster provides a visual reference for understanding key Remote Desktop Services technologies in Windows Server 2008 R2. It explains...
  • Blog Post: Whitepaper Release: Deploying a Virtualized Session-Based Remote Desktop Services Solution

    We are proud to announce the availability of the white paper “Deploying a Virtualized Session-Based Remote Desktop Services Solution.”  This document provides guidance on deploying Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host) and other Remote Desktop Services role services in a virtualized environment...
  • Blog Post: RDSH (Sessions) as a Great Pooled VDI implementation

    Michael Kleef has an interesting new blog post explaining why Remote Desktop Session Host can be better in the exact same scenarios than pooled VDI .
  • Blog Post: Microsoft VDI – High Availability Deployment Options

    The Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (Microsoft VDI) involves multiple role services. To develop a true high availability solution for this setup, you need to understand the high availability solution for each role service. This blog post identifies the key pieces of the Microsoft VDI solution...
  • Blog Post: Using App-V without application sequencing for RDSH Compatibility issues

    Introduction This blog post refers to Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V), which decouples applications from the operating system and virtualizes applications per user, per application instance. As a result, application conflicts and the need for regression testing are dramatically reduced ...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft VDI - Overview

    Overview In previous versions of Windows Server, Terminal Services enabled a server to host multiple, simultaneous user sessions. In Windows Server 2008 R2, we have renamed Terminal Services to Remote Desktop Services because it offered a choice of presentation virtualization options: sessions for...
  • Blog Post: Configuring Remote Desktop IP Virtualization III

    Part III: using Remote Desktop Services Provider for Windows PowerShell™ Part I of this blog post series describes what Remote Desktop IP Virtualization is all about, illustrates the scenarios where it can add value, lists the requirements for configuring a server in Remote Desktop IP Virtualization...
  • Blog Post: Configuring Remote Desktop IP Virtualization II

    Part II: Using Group Policy MMC Part I of this blog post series describes what Remote Desktop IP Virtualization is all about, illustrates the scenarios where it can add value, lists the requirements for configuring a server in Remote Desktop IP Virtualization mode and details the steps involved in configuring...
  • Blog Post: Configuring Remote Desktop IP Virtualization: Part 1

    Part I: Using RD Session Host Configuration MMC snap-in What is Remote Desktop IP Virtualization? In Windows Server 2008, Terminal Server has a single IP address, which is shared among all TS users. This makes the TS experience different from that of regular desktops and introduces some application...
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