Remote Desktop Services (RDS)

What is RDS?

Remote Desktop Services (formerly Terminal Services) enable users to remotely access desktops and applications that typically run on a high spec server within a
data centre.

Save on Hardware Costs
Because all your applications are hosted and running within the virtual desktop, the computer processing is done by top-of-the-range servers rather than a local computer. Using RDS gives businesses the ability to roll out inexpensive computers that are only required to process the initial connection to the RDS environment. The rest is done by the RDS servers.

Security and Consistency
RDS helps with standardisation and security as users logon to a standard desktop. The desktop includes a set of applications and users cannot install additional applications themselves. This reduces the possibility of viruses or malware being accidentally introduced to your network.

Efficiency and Control
For administrators, applications can be quickly installed or removed from the RDS servers which makes managing and maintaining the user environment much easier. It eliminates the need to install and/or update programs on potentially hundreds of client computers.

Access Anywhere, Anytime
RDS also gives users the ability to access the same desktop from multiple locations via multiple computers/devices (e.g. iPads, tablets, home computers etc.). As a user’s desktop is hosted in a central virtual environment, an office worker can login to the virtual environment from their home computer and they will see exactly the same desktop, documents and programs as they would in the office.

Services we provide:

DWF 360 will take care of the full migration to RDS for you. We will survey your current network and put a plan together for building and migrating your data into an RDS environment. We have vast amounts of experience configuring and managing RDS environments and we have been using them on a daily basis since the release of Server 2008 R2.