Windows Server 2022

Remote Desktop Services (RDS) | Windows Server

The Remote Desktop Services role enables users to connect to virtual desktops, RemoteApp programs, and session-based desktops. Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is a set of services of the Windows operating system that each fulfil a designated role. It combines several features that enable users to access graphical desktops and Windows applications remotely.

Remote Desktop Services (RDS)

  • Remote Desktop Connection Broker
  • Remote Desktop Gateway
  • Remote Desktop Licensing
  • Remote Desktop Session Host
  • Remote Desktop Web Access
  • Remote Desktop Web Access

Remote Desktop Connection Broker

RD Connection Broker (Remote Desktop Connection Broker) manages incoming remote desktop connections to RD Session Host server farms. Remote Desktop Connection Broker allows users to reconnect to their existing virtual desktops, RemoteApp programs, and session-based desktops. It enables even load distribution across RD Session Host servers in a session collection or across pooled virtual desktops in the pooled virtual desktop collection and provides access to virtual desktops in a virtual desktop collection.

Remote Desktop Gateway

RD Gateway (Remote Desktop Gateway) grants users on public networks access to Windows desktops and applications hosted. The RD Gateway component uses a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to encrypt the communications channel between clients and the server. Remote Desktop Gateway enables authorized users to connect virtual desktops, RemoteApp programs, and session-based desktops on the corporate network or over the internet.

Remote Desktop Licensing

Remote Desktop Licensing manages the licenses required to connect to a Remote Desktop Session Host server or a virtual desktop. you can use RD Licensing to install, issue, and track the availability of licenses

Remote Desktop Session Host

RD Session Host (Remote Desktop Session Host) holds the session-based apps and desktops you share with users. Remote Desktop Session Host enables a server to host RemoteApp programs or session-based desktops. Users can connect to the RD Session collection to run programs, save files, and use resources on those servers. Users can access an RD Session Host server by using the RemoteApp programs.

Remote Desktop Web Access

RD Web Access (Remote Desktop Web Access) lets users access desktops and applications through a web portal and launches them through the device’s native Microsoft Remote Desktop client application. Remote Desktop Web Access enables users to access RemoteApp and Desktop Connection through the start menu or through a web browser. RemoteApp and Desktop Connection provide users with a customized view of RemoteApp programs, Session-based desktops, and virtual desktops.

RDS Configuration Tutorials | Windows Server 2022