2Windows Server 2008 Presentation Virtualization RemoteApp™Applications look and feel like they are running locallyCan be provisioned using MSI files or TS Web AccessRD GatewaySecurely access any RDP host machine over the firewallIntegrates with Network Access ProtectionRemoteApp & Desktop Web AccessProvides easy to configure web page to launch RemoteApp programsDesigned for lower complexity configurationsTitle: What is Terminal Services?Talking Points:Windows Server® 2008 Terminal Services, a component of Microsoft Windows Server® 2008, enables organizations of all sizes to provide end-user access to Windows-based applications and data stored on a remote computer via a network. With Terminal Services, only the User Interface (UI) of an application is presented on the client system. Any input to it is redirected over the network to the server, where all application processing occurs.Terminal Services functionality adds value to organizations large and small in many different situations, including overall improved resource allocation within the IT department. Each solution must take into account, among other things, the type of user population, the application characteristics, and client and environment management best practices. These factors will ultimately drive an organization’s application and data access strategy.There are a number of key features in Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services, including Windows Server® Terminal Services RemoteApp, Terminal Services Gateway and Terminal Services Web Access that greatly enhance the solution. The functionality provided by these features is as follows;Terminal Services RemoteApp™ applications appear no different than local applications. They work seamlessly with the task bar and new Windows Vista® features like 3-D flip. TS RemoteApp helps improve end-user productivity and reduces training requirements.Terminal Services Gateway more securely connects applications and data to users outside the firewall and helps provide simple and highly secure delivery of critical applications and data to mobile employees without a VPN.Terminal Services Web Access simplifies application deployment by making applications available from a web page or a SharePoint portal without installing them on the local PC. Speed application deployment by quickly connecting userswith the applications they need.Terminal Services Session Broker delivers session-based load-balancing to a TS Farm. TS Session Broker helps bring better uptime and performance to your TS environment.Terminal Services Easy Print leverages the client-side print driver (no server side driver needed) to enable fast and reliable printing to a local or network-attached printer. End users can more productively work from remote locations.RD Easy PrintRemoves need to install any printer drivers on terminal server100% of printer functionality is available to userPlatform InvestmentsImproved management via new APIs, WMI & Improved Event LogsImproved security & reliability, e.g. ability to patch TS without restart
4Platform & Management Improvements WS 2008 R2 New & ImprovedNEW!ImprovedImprovedTS & VDI – an integrated solutionHyper-V support for virtual desktopsSingle discovery, broker & publishing infrastructureSCVMM SupportRemote Application AccessRemoteApp & Desktop ConnectionsRemoteApp & Desktop & Web AccessRD Gateway Security ImprovementsFull Fidelity RemoteApp & DesktopsTrue multiple monitor supportMultimedia Support & Bi direction audio2D and 3D remoting for DirectX (DXGI 1.1)Extending Remote Desktop Services to provide tools to enable a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). The in-box Remote Desktop Services capability is targeted at low-complexity deployments and as a platform for partner solutions, which can extend scalability and manageability to address the needs of more demanding enterprise deployments. Combined with Microsoft Hyper-V Server, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, App-V within MDOP, and VECD licensing, Microsoft provides a complete end to end VDI solution.Providing simplified publishing and access to Remote Desktops and Applications. The New Remote Desktop & Application feed provides a set of resources, such as RemoteApp programs and Remote Desktops. These feeds are presented to Windows 7 users using the new RemoteApp & Desktop Connection control panel.The New Remote Desktop & Application connections provides a set of resources, such as RemoteApp programs and Remote Desktops. These connections are presented to Windows 7 users using the new RemoteApp & Desktop Connection control panel. The new RemoteApp & Desktop Web Access provides the ability to connect to resources from Vista & XP in addition to Windows 7.RemoteApp & Desktop Web Access - provides integration with RemoteApp & Desktop Connections to ensure a consistent list of applications is available to the user at all time, irrespective of the desktop OS used. The default web page provides a fresh and inviting look and feel and includes a new web based login with integrated single sign-on.Remote Desktop Gateway - RDG securely provides access to these resources from Internet without the need for opening additional ports or the use of a VPN. RDG provides this by tunneling RDP over HTTPS and incorporating may security conscious features; in addition to the features from previous releases we have added This stuff is pretty good, almost needs its own section, perhaps we should have a security sectionImproving User Experience through new Remote Desktop Protocol capabilities. These new capabilities, enabled with Windows Server 2008 R2 in combination with Windows7 Enterprise Edition and Ultimate Edition, improve significantly the experience of remote users, making it more similar to the experience enjoyed by users accessing local computing resources.Completing the Remote Desktop Services toolset addressing customer needs. Remote Desktops Services in Windows Server R2 focuses on improving management for all the existing scenarios delivered previously in Terminal Services and the exciting new scenarios in Remote Desktop Services; additionally we have added features to help improve application compatibilityPlatform & Management ImprovementsNew API, Connection Broker Extensibility,, Powershell Support, Best Practices Analyze, Full MSI support
5TS & VDI – An Integrated Solution Virtual Machine Management (SCVMM)TS-basedRemote DesktopHyper-V-basedRemote DesktopRemote Desktop Connection BrokerHyper-V support for VDI - Providing a better virtualization platform for scalable and highly available VDI deploymentsLive Migration of Virtual Machines – With Live Migration, there will be no perceived downtime in the desktop workloads running in the VM, and network connections from and to the VM being migrated will stay connected. This capability will be possible between hosts within a High Availability cluster.The new Remote Desktop Connection Broker, which extends the Session Broker capabilities already found in Windows Server 2008, creates a unified admin experience for traditional session-based remote desktops and (new) virtual machine-based remote desktops. The two key deployment scenarios supported by the Remote Desktop Connection Broker, besides traditional TS, are persistent (permanent) VMs and pooled VMs. In either case, the in-box solution supports storage of the image(s) on the Hyper-V host.SCVMM 2008 support provides intelligent placement of VMs during placement, fast and reliable P2V and V2V (VMware to Hyper-V) conversions as well monitoring of all virtual and physical assets from “one single pane of glass”.
6Full Fidelity RemoteApp & Desktops RemoteApp & Desktop ConnectionsRemoteApp & Desktops icons integrated into start menu etcIcons refreshed & updated automaticallyMultimedia Support & Audio InputExperience rich multimedia redirectionUse VoIP applications and speech recognition.True multiple monitor supportUse upto 10 monitors of any size or layout with RemoteApp and DesktopsAll applications behave like users expect – e.g. PowerPointAero Glass for Remote Desktop ServerUses have the same new Windows 7 look and feel when using Remote Desktop ServerRemoteApp and Desktop ConnectionRemoteApp & Desktop Connections control panel - a user can easily connect to RemoteApp programs and Remote Desktops using the RemoteApp & Desktop ConnectionsSeamless integration with Windows 7 – RemoteApp programs & desktops show up in the Start Menu; A new System Tray icon shows connectivity status to all of the connections the user hasImproving User Experience through new Remote Desktop Protocol capabilities. These new capabilities, enabled with Windows Server 2008 R2 in combination with Windows7 Enterprise Edition and Ultimate Edition, improve significantly the experience of remote users, making it more similar to the experience enjoyed by users accessing local computing resources. These improvements include:Multimedia Redirection – Provides high quality multimedia by redirecting multimedia files and streams so that audio and video content is sent in its original format from the server to the client and rendered using the clients local media playback capabilities.Audio Input & Recording - Supports any microphone connected to users local machine, enables audio recording support for RemoteApp and Remote Desktop, great for VoIP scenarios & enables speech recognition for Remote Desktop Services.Improved audio / video synchronization - RDP improvements in Windows Server R2 are designed to provide closer synchronization of audio video in most scenarios.True multiple monitor support – enables support for upto 10 monitors in almost size, resolution or layout with RemoteApp and Remote desktop; applications will behave just like they do when running locally.Aero Glass support - provides users with the ability to use AeroGlass for Remote Desktop Server; ensuring that remote desktop sessions look and feel like local desktop sessionsDirect X redirection – For DirectX 9, 10 & 11 applications will render on the server and will be remoted using bitmaps (required direct3D hardware). If the application supports the new DirectX API with remoting extensions the DirectX (2D& 3D)graphics are redirected to the local client to harness the power of the GPU on the users local device, removing the need for a GPU on the serverLanguage Bar Redirection –easily & seamlessly control the language setting (e.g. right to left) for you RemoteApp programs using the local language bar (great for Japanese etc)RemoteApp™ Language Bar SupportConfigure applications that use alternate language settings (e.g. right to left languages) from the local language bar
7Remote Application Access TS and VDI – An Integrated SolutionSingle broker to connect users to sessions or virtual machines, out of the box solution for VDI scenarios with Hyper-VRemoteApp & Desktop ConnectionsCentrally managed list of applications and desktops (RDS & VDI)Automatically published, refreshed & integrated with Windows 7RemoteApp & Desktop Web AccessIntegrated with RemoteApp & Desktop Connection management toolsProvides access to applications & desktops from Windows 7, Vista & XPIntegrated Single Sign On.only a single logon for RemoteApp & Desktop connectionsForms based logon for RemoteApp & Desktop Web AccessRemoteApp & Desktop Connections control panel - a user can easily connect to RemoteApp programs and Remote Desktops using the RemoteApp & Desktop ConnectionsSeamless integration with Windows 7 – RemoteApp programs & desktops show up in the Start Menu; A new System Tray icon shows connectivity status to all of the connections the user hasSingle administrative infrastructure - both RemoteApp & Desktop connections and RemoteApp & Desktop Web Access (previously called TS Web Access); this ensure that connections can still be used from XP and Vista by using a web page)Designed for managed & unmanaged computers - Easy to configure and use from both managed and unmanaged (not connected to Active Directory) computers.Always up to date – Once a workspace is set up the workspace keeps itself up to date until it is removed; when an admin adds an application it automatically appears on the start-menu & in the Web Access pageRemoteApp & Desktop Web Access - provides integration with RemoteApp & Desktop Connections to ensure a consistent list of applications is available to the user at all time, irrespective of the desktop OS used. The default web page provides a fresh and inviting look and feel and includes a new web based login with integrated single sign-on.Single sign-on experience within a workspace – ensure that only a single logon is required to access all applications and resources with a RemoteApp & Desktop connectionRemote Desktop Gateway - RDG securely provides access to these resources from Internet without the need for opening additional ports or the use of a VPN. RDG provides this by tunneling RDP over HTTPS and incorporating may security conscious features; in addition to the features from previous releases we have added:Silent Session Re-authentication - The Gateway administrator can now configure the TS Gateway to run periodic user authentication & authorization on all live connections. This ensures that any changes to users profiles are enforced. For users whose profiles haven’t changed, the experience is seamless.Secure device redirection - The Gateway Administrator can be assured that his device redirection settings are always enforced even from unmanaged clients like kiosksPluggable Authentication – For corporations that have specific need to implement their own authentication & authorization technologies, now have the flexibility to plug-in their preferred authentication/authorization mechanisms on the Gateway.Idle & session timeout – Administrators now have the flexibility of disconnecting idle sessions or limiting how long users can be connected.Consent Signing – If your business demands that remote users adhere to legal terms & conditions before accessing corporate resources, the consent signing feature helps you do just that.Administrative messaging - The Gateway provides the flexibility to provide broadcast messages to Gateway users before launching any Administration activities such as maintenance or upgrades.Remote Desktop Gateway .Session & Idle timeouts to enforce policy and authorization refreshPluggable authentication and consent signing
8Platform & Management Improvements Improved Application CompatibilityImproved Microsoft Installer (MSI) compatibilityRDS Powershell ProviderEasily automate and script administrative tasks for remote desktop scenariosUse Profile Cache QuotaRemoves need to delete profiles at logoff – speeds up logon.Ensures profiles never overrun disk space; least used profiles deletedRemoteApp & Desktop Connections ExtensibilityCan support discovery of any custom application typeEnsure common UI and location for discovering connectionsCompleting the Remote Desktop Services toolset addressing customer needs. Remote Desktops Services in Windows Server R2 focuses on improving management for all the existing scenarios delivered previously in Terminal Services and the exciting new scenarios in Remote Desktop Services; additionally we have added features to help improve application compatibility and ensure system stability by protecting against runway applications.Microsoft Installer (MSI) compatibility – We have fixed multiple MSI related issues with Remote Desktop Server to ensure that MSI install packages can be installed normally, that per-user install settings are correctly propagated and removed the need to put the server in ‘install mode’, meaning users no longer need to be logged off.RDS Powershell Provider – Easily manage multiple sever and repetitive tasks - almost all Remote Desktop Services administrative tasks can now be scripted; view and edit configuration settings for RD Gateway, Remote Desktop Server and more.Profile Improvements – The user profile cache quota removes the need to delete profiles at logoff speeding up user logon and prevents server downtime caused by disk space exhaustion due to user profile bloat. Group policy caching can now be performed across a TS Farm to speed up group policy processing during logonProviding a better platform for partner innovation Session broker extensibility - The session broker offers broad extensibility to enable customers and ISV to take advantage of the built in RDP redirection features whilst providing significant additional unique value through the various types of plug-ins; for example:Policy (policy plug-in) – determining proper farm or VM for a connectionLoad Balancing (filter plug-in) – Choosing the proper endpoint based on loadOrchestration (filter plug-in) – Preparing a VM to Accept RDP connectionsPlacement (resource plug-in) – Locating the proper VM and placing it on the proper VM HosRemoteApp& Desktop Web Access Customization – it is now possible to easily extend the look and feel of web access by both customers and partners using support for cascading style sheets. It is possible to host the the webpart sharepoint .. It is also possible to create custom websites that consume the RemoteApp & Desktop Connection XML feed and transform these with XSLT.RemoteApp & Desktop Connection – Whilst RAD connections are currently only used for Remote Desktop Services is it is possible to extend both the server side infrastructure and Windows 7 client shell to add support for any type of applications or service – even ones that don’t use RDP or remoting protocols. This provides a single UI and point of discoverability for any service.Connection Broker ExtensibilityOrchestration plug-ins – e.g. VM preparation, VM placementPolicy plug-ins – e.g. load balancing, security etc