Remote Desktop Services
(RDS, formely known as Terminal Services)
With Remote Desktop Services (RDS), one of the core virtualization technologies available in Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft is progressing in its vision to provide the best virtualization platform for accelerating and extending desktop and application deployments from the data center to any device. In addition to the traditional session virtualization scenario (formerly known as “Terminal Services”), Remote Desktop Services is expanding its role to provide an extensible platform for a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).
RDS makes it possible to run an application or an entire desktop in one location, but have it be controlled in another. With RDS, you can install and manage session-based desktops and applications, or virtual-machine based desktops on centralized servers in the data center; screen images are delivered to the users, and the users' client machines, in turn, send keystrokes and mouse movements back to the server. When using Remote Desktop Services, administrators can present users with an entire desktop environment, or with their individual applications and data which they require to complete their task. From a user perspective, these applications are integrated seamlessly—looking, feeling, and behaving like local applications.
RDS in Windows Server 2008 R2 can provide the following benefits to your organization:
Achieve more efficient IT administration by storing desktops on servers within the data center. IT has convenient access to those machines, which helps reduce the need to travel to user locations for service requests.
Reduce the impact of client hardware failure and increase business continuity by storing all desktops and their data in the data center. Even if a computer’s hardware fails, or the device is lost, users can remain productive because they can access their applications and data from any client.
Ensure a higher level of security for intellectual property as data resides in the data center instead of a traditional desktop environment where data resides on local client disks.
Enhance IT’s control over corporate desktops and applications with built-in disaster recovery capabilities that enable administrators to back up and reimage desktops from a master image for all users.
Increase worker mobility by centralizing desktop workloads and making them available over the network, so workers are no longer restricted to the physical location of their end-user devices.
Enable a richer end-user experience similar to the interaction with a local desktop and applications.
CMS Consulting Remote Desktop Offerings
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Assessment and Health Checks
Already have Remote Desktop Services or Terminal Servers deployed? Leverage CMS Consulting RDS/TS experts to perform a detailed assessment and health check of your environment. CMS Consulting are experts in diagnosing issues in large scale RDS/TS deployments.
RDS implementation requires detailed design and analysis of customer requirements. Avoid the costs, risks and wasted time of having to re-design and re-install an entire deployment. Leverage CMS to provide a detailed RDS design that meets your organizations needs.
Implementation and Migration
Implementing a new RDS instance or migrating from an existing Terminal Services solution? CMS Consulting are experts in ensuring RDS solutions are successful and meets customer requirements. Detailed Implementation and Migration steps are reviewed with customer throughout all phases of a project.
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