4.4. Terminal Services Gateway

Terminal Services Gateway servers are a new and extremely neat feature available only in Windows Server 2008; they allow external clients to connect to internal Terminal Services servers via a gateway that redirects traffic to the appropriate areas of an infrastructure. Before the days of TS Gateway servers, users had to connect directly to Terminal Services within the infrastructure via a virtual private network.

This could get unwieldy, because you could authenticate only to the Terminal Services server after the VPN was engaged and authenticated. This was tiring and more than a little tedious. So, part of the goal of Windows Server 2008 was to create a secure system of communication that allows for single sign-ons ...

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