Microsoft Remote Desktop Services Review

Remote desktop services is top rated while providing convenience and security.

Valuable Features:

Remote desktop services are similar to terminal based settings where multiple terminals connect to a server. A user has the ability to run programs, view files, etc. Each session is independent and secure. All application execution takes place on the server. Allows for IT staff to install all software, databases, etc on the server rather than on individual pc's. Provides centralized management of operating system images.

Room for Improvement:

Network bandwidth may limit a users experience with remote desktop services. If you don't have vpn/terminal access, you cannot use remote desktop. If network or server goes down, you cannot do any work. There may be some lag in running modern development tools.

Other Advice:

For all users that love the convenience of being able to work from any location. Provides a secure network connection. There is the potential of lowering developers cost. A great way to get more work from your employees at all times.
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarit_user3870 (Senior Manager of Engineering with 1,001-5,000 employees)

Nice review! I just wanted to mention that I love deploying remote desktop solutions - whether its gateways or rdp farms.

However one thing that still bugs me is remote printing..

Ever since "Easy print" was introduced it caused a lot of complications with remote printing, so the only thing I would like to mention is - disable "easy print" if you want to avoid issues with remote printing.

When disabling "easy print" we basically say to windows look to see if a driver is installed before giving the printer a generic one!