Windows Server 2022 Remote Desktop Services (RDS): represents a powerful solution for organizations seeking secure and efficient remote access to Windows applications and desktops. With RDS, businesses can centralize the management of user sessions, granting remote workers access to critical resources while maintaining control and security. Key components like Remote Desktop Session Hosts (RDSH), Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway), and Remote Desktop Web Access (RD Web Access) enable users to connect seamlessly over the internet or a local network, accessing applications and desktops from a variety of devices. RDS also offers the flexibility of RemoteApp, allowing individual applications to be virtualized and delivered to users as if they were locally installed. This technology is not only a means of enhancing productivity but also ensures data encryption, authentication, and scalability to accommodate evolving organizational needs, making it a crucial asset in the modern workplace.
Windows Server 2022 RDS supports a variety of client devices, including Windows, Android, iOS, and macOS. Additionally, it offers enhanced security features such as support for Azure Multi-Factor Authentication, role-based access control (RBAC), and Windows Defender Application Control. Windows Server 2022 RDS has numerous advantages compared to the previous version. Easier management of access licenses is of great importance.
Windows Server 2022 Remote Desktop Services (RDS) offers two main types of Client Access Licenses (CALs):
User CAL (Client Access License): This CAL type is assigned to individual users. With a User CAL, a specific user is granted the right to access RDS resources on the server. This CAL is ideal when users need to access RDS from multiple devices, as it's associated with the user rather than the device.
Device CAL (Client Access License): A Device CAL is assigned to a specific device, such as a computer or thin client. Any user who accesses RDS resources from that device is covered under the Device CAL. This type of CAL is suitable when multiple users share a single device to access RDS.