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Virtualizing Desktops and Apps with Windows Server 2012 R2 Inside Out by Byron Wright, Brian Svidergol

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Chapter 8. Planning and deploying session-based virtual desktops

Session-based virtual desktops are widely used by organizations to provide remote access to data and applications in a centralized and controlled environment. In Windows Server 2012 R2, Remote Desktop Services (RDS) provides the infrastructure to implement session-based virtual desktops and virtual machine (VM)–based virtual desktops.

In older versions of Windows Server, session-based desktops were provided by a feature named Terminal Services. Terminal Services had the same basic functionality for session-based desktops as RDS, ...

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