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Mastering Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 R2 by Byron Hynes, Wendy Henry, Aidan Finn, Darril Gibson, Mark Minasi

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Chapter 25. Installing, Using, and Administering Remote Desktop Services

Using Remote Desktop Services (RDS)—formerly known as Terminal Services—and an RD Session Host server makes it possible to install and manage applications, or desktops, in one location but be controlled by end users in another location.

Applications that run on the RD Session Host server are called RDS RemoteApp applications. From the end-user perspective, these applications look and feel as though they are running on their local system. The user's keystrokes and mouse movements are sent to the server. Images are sent back to the user's system. Even thin clients can easily run sophisticated applications with ease, though RDS RemoteApps are most commonly run on regular desktop ...

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