Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services provides a complete Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) toolset. It can provide flexible access to data and applications from virtually anywhere on popular devices, while also helping to maintain security and compliance.
Manage Virtual Environments Efficiently
Remote Desktop Services provides a single, centralized management console that simplifies the deployment and management of personal virtual desktops, virtual desktop pools, session desktops, and session applications. With just a few clicks, you can use its scenario-based deployment tool to identify and configure all the roles required for a basic virtual machine or session-based VDI, reducing the time and complexity typically associated with setting up these environments.
The management console features intelligent patching and scanning, offsetting launching tasks to prevent patch and reboot storms. Single sign-in is also now available in all areas of Remote Desktop Services deployments, reducing the number of password prompts necessary to access resources.
Remote Desktop Services helps reduce costs by allowing VDI to be deployed in less complex environments. New support for server message block-based file storage and direct attached storage reduces the costs of VDI deployments that would otherwise require more expensive storage area networks.
For improved system performance, it works to ensure that no single virtual machine or session monopolizes resources. Additionally, user personalization makes pooled virtual desktop environments more attractive because user changes are retained when users log off. Because pooled desktops have a single image to manage and patch, you can reduce both your storage requirements and your deployment costs.
Rich Experience Everywhere
Microsoft RemoteFX in Remote Desktop Services provides a full-fidelity Windows experience from virtually anywhere by enabling a personalized, rich user experience on an expanded range of end-user devices. It can take advantage of a physical GPU to improve 3 D and graphics performance, and adapts quickly and responsively to different local area network and wide area network conditions. RemoteFX USB redirection allows users to connect USB devices to their client device irrespective of the VDI deployment model in place. Windows 8 app support ensures a modern, touch-enabled user experience from supported devices.