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Windows® 7 Resource Kit by Tony Northrup Mitch Tulloch and Jerry Honeycutt

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Using Remote Desktop

Remote Desktop is an extension of Remote Desktop Services, a Windows technology that provides users with the flexibility of working on their computers from anywhere, at any time. Using Remote Desktop, users can run applications on a remote computer running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 from any other computer running a supported Windows operating system. Additionally, Remote Desktop can allow administrators to remotely manage both desktop computers and servers as if they were interactively logged on at the local console of these computers.

Note

In previous versions of Windows, Remote Desktop Services was called Terminal Services. See the section titled Understanding Remote Desktop Services Terminology later in this chapter ...

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