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Mapping Your Deployment Goals to a RemoteFX Design

Published: March 23, 2011

Updated: March 23, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1

Now that you have identified the goals for your RemoteFX deployment, you can map those to a design as in the following table.

 

Deployment Goal Reference Links

Desktop replacement on LAN delivering:

  • Applications that are capable of running in a server multi-user environment

  • Full rich windows application experience (3D graphics, flash, Silverlight)

  • Access from rich clients and low cost thin clients

No need for

  • USB device redirection

  • Users need to have administrative access in the session

  • High availability

Desktop Replacement using RemoteFX on RD Session Host on LAN Design

Desktop replacement on LAN delivering:

  • Applications that are not capable of running in a server multi-user environment

  • Full rich windows application experience (3D graphics, flash, Silverlight)

  • Full windows device experience (USB device support)

  • Access from rich clients and low cost thin clients

  • High availability

  • Users need to have administrative access in the session

Desktop Replacement using RemoteFX on RD Virtualization Host on LAN Design

Desktop replacement on WAN using a Microsoft partner solution with RemoteFX on an RD Session Host:

  • Applications that are capable of running in a server multi-user environment

  • Full rich windows application experience (3D graphics, flash, Silverlight)

  • Access from regular and low cost thin clients

No need for

  • USB device redirection

  • User to have administrative access in the session

  • High availability

Desktop Replacement using RemoteFX and a Microsoft Partner solution on WAN Design

Desktop replacement on WAN using a Microsoft partner solution with RemoteFX on RD Virtualization Host:

  • Applications that are not capable of running in a server multi-user environment

  • Full rich windows application experience (3D graphics, flash, Silverlight)

  • Full windows device experience (USB device support)

  • Access from regular and low cost thin clients

  • High availability

  • Users need to have administrative access in the session

Desktop Replacement using RemoteFX and a Microsoft Partner solution on WAN Design

 

RemoteFX deployment goal RemoteFX on an RD Session Host on LAN RemoteFX on RD Virtualization Host on LAN RemoteFX on an RD Session Host on WAN using a Microsoft partner solution RemoteFX on RD Virtualization Host on WAN with a Microsoft partner solution

Desktop delivery for LAN

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Desktop delivery for WAN

No

No

Yes

Yes

User has administrative privileges

No

Yes

No

Yes

Deliver applications that are not capable of running in a server multi-user environment

No

Yes

No

Yes

Deliver full rich windows application experience (3D graphics, flash, Silverlight)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Full windows device experience (USB device support)

No

Yes

No

Yes

Ability to use access the full windows experience from low cost ultra-thin clients over LAN

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ability to use access the full windows experience from low power ultra-thin clients over LAN

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

After you have mapped your deployment goals for your RemoteFX deployment, you can review the following design examples to determine which design or combination of designs best suits the goals of your organization:

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