Plan for Remote Desktop Services (Terminal Services)
Updated: February 10, 2011
Learn about Remote Desktop Services and how to plan for hosting Windows-based programs with Terminal Services clients.
A terminal server is the server that hosts Windows-based programs or the full Windows desktop for Terminal Services clients. Users can connect to a terminal server to run programs, to save files, and to use network resources on that server. When a user accesses a program on a terminal server, the program execution occurs on the server. Only keyboard, mouse, and display information is transmitted over the network. Each user sees only their individual session. The session is managed transparently by the server operating system and is independent of any other client session.
The Terminal Services role, now named Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2008 R2, provides the ability to host multiple, concurrent client sessions in Windows. By using Remote Desktop Services, users can access the Remote Desktop Session Host server (terminal server) from within a corporate network or from the Internet.
In this section:
Describes the best practices and recommended guidelines to use when you plan a deployment of Microsoft Office 2010 in a Remote Desktop Services environment.
Describes the customizations of Office 2010 that are related to Remote Desktop Services.
Provides planning information about using Remote Desktop Services (RDS) to access Microsoft Office 2010 applications.
Contains help for those who are planning a deployment of Microsoft Outlook 2010 in a Cached Exchange Mode to a Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) environment.It is an addendum to the Remote Desktop Session Host Capacity Planning in Windows Server 2008 R2 document.
February 10, 2011
Updated to add links to and descriptions of "Considerations when installing Outlook 2010 in a remote desktop environment" and "Cached Exchange Mode in RDSH environment."
May 12, 2010