Deployment Guide – Remote Desktop Services

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Remote Desktop Services (RDS), which was known as Terminal Services in Windows Server 2008 and earlier, is one of the components of Microsoft Windows that allows a user to take control of a remote computer or virtual machine over a network connection. RDS is Microsoft’s implementation of thin client, where Windows software and the entire desktop of the computer running RDS are made accessible to a remote client machine that supports Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).