Remote Desktop Services (RDS) facilitates the sharing of applications and desktops over the network, enabling users to access Windows-based programs that are installed on a Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host) or the Windows desktop itself, from a range of computing devices. When you publish RDS through Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG), users can connect to an RD Session Host to do one of the following:
- Run programs on that server using
- Connect to a physical remote desktop.
- Connect to a remote desktop through Virtual
Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).
For more information about RDS, see What’s new in Terminal Services for Windows Server 2008 and What’s New in Remote Desktop Services.
Limitations for this release
The following are the limitations for RDS publishing in this release:
- Remote endpoint access is supported for
clients running the Windows 7, Windows Vista with Service Pack 2,
Windows Vista with Service Pack 1, and Windows XP with Service Pack
3 operating systems. Endpoints must be running the Remote Desktop
Connection (RDC) 7.0 client.
For computers not running Windows 7, see Enabling RDS on Windows Vista and Windows XP.
- If an endpoint running the RDC client is
issued a session cookie that is longer than 840 characters, the
remote desktop connection fails. This usually occurs if customized
code adds cookies, or if you have enabled single sign-on across
multiple Forefront UAG sites.
About this guide
This guide is intended for the Forefront UAG administrator who is responsible for publishing and customizing applications for end users.
This guide provides the following information about publishing RDS using Forefront UAG:
- Overview of Remote
Desktop Services publishing—Provides an overview of using RDS
with Forefront UAG.
- Why publish Remote
Desktop Services with Forefront UAG?—Describes the benefits of
publishing RDS via Forefront UAG.
- Publishing Remote
Desktop Services—Provides instructions for publishing RDS
- Customizing Remote
Desktop Services publishing—Provides instructions for
customizing RDS publishing.