What's new in Windows Server 2012 RDS
The key value that RDS provides is the ability to centralize and control the applications
and data that employees need to perform their job from the variety of devices that the employee uses.
Optimized Media StreamingEnables transmission and rendering of audio and video content directly on the client side
Adaptive GraphicsDynamically adapts to graphic content types, CPU and network bandwidth availability, and client rendering speed
Intelligent TransportsA UDP transport optimized for networks with packet loss
Adaptive Network Auto DetectNo need to specify the network connection type
DirectX11 Support with vGPURemoteFX vGPU: updated to support DirectX 11
Single Sign-OnReduce the number of certificates involved
Multi TouchFull remoting of gestures between the client and hostfull remoting of gestures (up to 256 touch points)
USB RedirectionSupport desktop remoting scenarios vGPU-enabled virtual machines, traditional VMs, desktop sessions
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Overall infrastructure simplification and cost reduction
Cost and complexity is a major roadblock for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and hosted
desktop deployments of all sizes. In Windows Server 2012 there are many improvements to address this problem,
Robust Pooled Virtual Desktop Collection model
User Profile Disk
Wide range of high-performance and low cost storage options
Fairshare of resources in RD Session Host
The physical GPU is optional for VDI
Removal of a dedicated RD Session Host server running in redirection mode
Overall management simplification
This is targeted at improving the E2E management experience as well as enabling partner
solution creation. Improvements include:
A single management interfaceRDS now includes a single management interface through which
you can deploy RDS end to end, monitor the deployment, configure options, and manage all your RDS components
Scenario-Focused Deployment The new Server Manager sets up all the roles
needed for an RDS deployment, configures each server role correctly to communicate with the other roles, and
walks you through creating your first virtual desktop or session collection as well.
Active/Active RD Connection BrokerTwo RD Connection Brokers can be combined as a farm to
provide both fault tolerance and load balancing. This prevents the broker from being a single point of
failure and also allows ‘scale out’ as load demands.
PowerShell supportAll platform functions and capabilities can be controlled through a
comprehensive and rich PowerShell layer. IT administrators can use it to build sophisticated automation that
helps fit RDS into their IT infrastructure.
Remember that RDS supports both per-user and per-device licensing.
Pooled virtual desktop collection
Personal virtual desktop collection
Three deployment choices
Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2012 provides a single infrastructure, and consistently great remoting experience even over WAN while offering three deployment choices to reduce the cost appropriate to the needs of the user. The administration is simplified and platform hooks are provided for partner extension to provide additional value and solutions.
Move to new hardware if needed You'll need to purchase RDS Client Access Licenses (CALs)
and install them on the RD Licensing server. These RDS CALs are tied to the server, but RDS lets you move
them to new hardware if needed.
Choose right modelThe model you choose should depend on whether you have more users or
computers. RDS does not have concurrent-user licensing, and the licenses you choose must match the mode for
which you configure the RD Session Host server.
You must have a license for each connecting user or device to connect to an RD Session Host
the licensing grace period is past, you must have a license for each connecting user or device to connect
to an RD Session Host server.
also need to install an RD Licensing server.
You can install the RD Licensing role service on the same server the service isnt very demanding or on a
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|INCLUDES||Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop 1 User CAL Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop 5 CALs Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop 20 CALs Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop 20 Remote User CALs Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop 1 Device CAL Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop 5 Remote Device CALs Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop 5 Remote Device CALs|
|INSTALLATION METHOD||Digital Download|
|ESTIMATED DELIVERY TIME||5 - 7 Business Days 30 Minutes 30 Minutes 30 Minutes 30 Minutes 30 Minutes 5 - 7 Business Days|
|USERS SUPPORTED||5 Remote Users 20 Remote Users 20 Remote Users Unlimited Users|
|DEVICES SUPPORTED||1 Concurrent Remote Device Connection per User License, Unlimited Non-Concurrent Device Connections per User License 1 Concurrent Remote Device Connection per User License, Unlimited Non-Concurrent Device Connections per User License 1 Concurrent Remote Device Connection per User License, Unlimited Non-Concurrent Device Connections per User License 1 Device 5 Remote Connecting Devices 5 Remote Connecting Devices|
|INSTALLATIONS SUPPORTED||Unlimited Connecting Device Installations per User License Unlimited Connecting Device Installations per User License Unlimited Connecting Device Installations per User License 1 Device 1 Installation per Device License 1 Installation per Device License|
|LICENSED USE||Licensed for Home and Commercial Use|
|MANUFACTURER PART NUMBER||6VC-01756 6VC-01757 6VC-01757|
|CALS INCLUDED||1 User CAL 5 Remote User CALs 20 Remote User CALs 20 Remote User CALs 1 RDS Device CAL 5 Remote Device CALs 5 Remote Device CALs|
Quick and Easy
Received activation code quick, transaction smooth.
Works 100% as advertised and perfect. Very easy install.
Install the RD Licensing role service just as you did the RD Session Host role service. Then
Virtualize an RD Session Host server
can virtualize an RD Session Host server, but youll likely see a reduction in the number of simultaneous
sessions it can support. Be sure to model on the same machine type (physical or virtual) you intend to
you do build a virtual RD Session Host server, you should probably use a server with a processor
supporting second-level address translation (SLAT) to reduce the overhead of memory mapping between the
physical machine and the VMs. To reduce overhead, its also advisable to use a Type 1 hypervisor like
Hyper-V, not a Type 2.
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