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Feb 16 2009   3:06PM GMT

Overheard – How to speak Windows Server 2008 R2

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

With the first public beta release of Windows Server 2008 R2 comes a new version of Remote Desktop Servers (RDS), formerly known as Terminal Services.

Douglas Brown, First Look at the Updated Remote Desktop Services Web Access Portal in Windows Server 2008 R2

Douglas Brown, over at DABCC, has put together an excellent chart for all of us who are trying to keep up with “what’s Microsoft calling it now?”

Old Names
New Names
Description
Terminal Services (TS)
Remote Desktop Services (RDS or RD)
This is a “Terminal Server”! It allows users to connect to applications and desktops via RDP connections
TS Licensing
RD Licensing
This component manages all the RD Client Access Licenses
TS CAL
Remote Desktop CAL
This is the license itself
TS RemoteApp
RD RemoteApp
This is the ability to publish a single application to a user seamlessly without a desktop.
TS Gateway
Remote Desktop Gateway
This allows for secure connection to RDS servers over the Internet
TS Web Access
RAD Web Access   (RemoteApp and Desktop Web Access)
This is the web page that users use to login to a RDS desktop and/or applications
TS Easy Print
RD Easy Print
This is the driver-less solution for printer redirection over a RD user session.
(new in R2)
RD Connection Broker (New)
This component manages the session load balancing and session reconnection in a load-balanced remote desktop server farm. This includes both RDS and Virtual Machine (VDI) connections
(new in R2)
RD Virtualization (New)
This component allows users to connect to a virtual machine vs. a RDS published desktop.

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