Remote Desktop Services

Per Microsoft: Windows 7 / W2K8 R2: What’s New in Remote Desktop Services

RDS in W2K8 R2 builds on the feature set provided by TS in W2K8 by introducing, or enhancing, the following features:

  • Remote Desktop Services Administration
  • Client Experience
  • Remote Desktop Protocol
  • RemoteApp and Desktop Connection
  • Remote Desktop Connection Broker
  • Remote Desktop Virtualization (RDS-V)
  • IP Virtualization

Here are some of the changes in the Client Experience:

  • Desktop Composition – The Remote Desktop Connection 7.0 client application on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 support Aero within a remote desktop session.
  • Single Sign-On improvements – Kerberos support has been enhanced to reduce the number of sign-on prompts required through RD Gateway.
  • True Multiple Monitor support – Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) 7.0 and Windows Server 2008 R2 enable support for up to 16 monitors. This feature supports connecting to a remote session with any monitor configuration that is supported on the client computer. Programs behave just like they do when they are running on the client computer.
  • Redirection of : Audio and video playback / Audio Input & Recording / Language bar
  • New Connect with Remote Desktop Connection action when browsing computers on the network
  • RemoteApp and Desktop Connection Shell integration
  • Personal Virtual Desktop Access

Need more information? Visit Remote Desktop Services Technical Resources