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Least Privilege Security for Windows 7, Vista and XP by Russell Smith

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Chapter 12. Provisioning Applications on Secure Desktops with Remote Desktop Services

As one of the key pain points of Least Privilege Security is distributing and updating applications on desktops, the next three chapters are dedicated to different technologies that can be used to get applications to users quickly and easily without the need for administrative rights on the local machine. This chapter focuses on one of the oldest but still commonly used technologies, Terminal Services, and is intended to give a basic overview of the technology and how it might be used to overcome some of the challenges of Least Privilege Security on the desktop. In this chapter we'll learn how to:

  • Install the core server roles for Remote Desktop Services in Windows ...

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