Windows Server 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Services (User Cal) Features
User-Experience Focused Features All Available with User CALs
How can Windows Server 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Services deliver on so many levels? It’s all possible thanks to the great features that really hit on a few major areas: remote access, administrative controls, data saving and sharing, data storage, and virtualization. To focus more specifically, consider these powerful Windows Server 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Services features:
The best remote access experience: No matter what your business focuses on, you likely run into the need for powerful and regular remote access to your server. Windows Server 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Services provides new users with one of the best remote experiences available. It does through a number of features. These include the single sign-on which brushes aside a lot of the old, outdated sign on requirements so that with a single upfront signing in, users can access the whole server. There are also improvements in reconnection and bandwidth, which allow users to stream and access RemoteApps at the same speed and quality as they would get from being locally connected. A final major improvement is the focus on providing a mobile device experience that mirrors the experience of desktop devices. This allows users to get the most from the CAL, working from their phone as easily as their computer in the office.
More automation in your server administration:Running a major server can be incredibly time-consuming, but Windows Server 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Services simplifies the whole process with one particular feature found in in PowerShell 4.0: the Desired State Configuration. This tool allows administrators to set server-wide standards and roles that can then be maintained through automation. If the server begins to fall below those standards, updates are automatically run to return to the desired state.
Save, share, and protect data better than ever before:A server does no good at all if it doesn’t allow users to save their files and share their files while providing the kind of security necessary to keep that data secure. Windows Server 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Services handles this through the use of Work Folders, which allows users to save their files on the server and their device simultaneously. These files will then sync so that the latest edition is always maintained on both the server and the device. All files are encrypted and can be shared with and accessed by all authorized users.
Keep your data more compact and easier to access:In order to keep your data accessible quickly and save space on your server, Windows Server 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Services introduces two more upgrades. The first is data deduplication, which allows for more advanced compression for all files and virtual machines. The second is Tiered Storage Space, which reorganizes data into priority tiers based off how popular that data is. That way, the most important files are the fastest and easiest to access.
Build out your capabilities through virtualization:Expand your server capabilities through virtualization, which allows your business to test out apps, run other operating systems, and handle other capabilities the server itself can’t process. In Windows Server 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Services, users can get even more from this process with upgrades to the Hyper-V program and the addition of Live Migration, which moves virtual machines between hosts more efficiently.
These are minimum system requirements for installing Windows Server 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Services (User Cal)
• Users can use any device with their User CAL, and there are no set system requirements for those devices, other than the need to keep the devices updated and use Windows 8.1 or later to access the server.