What is RDS in combination with a server?marvin
RDS stands for Remote Desktop Services and is used to remotely access a Server such as Windows Server. We tell you how it works.
What are Remote Desktop Services (RDS)?
An RDS server is basically RDS in combination with a server. This is important to use a server remotely. For example, when you work from home on a desktop you can communicate with Windows Server. With RDS you can, among other things:
- Manage applications on VM-based desktops
- You can run applications or desktops on servers that are centralized
- With RDS you can secure external connections so that you do not need a VPN connection, for example.
You can find more about the usage and benefits of RDS Cals here.
Here you can read more about all the Windows Server CALs and when do you need them.
RDS User CALs
If you want to use RDS to access the server, you can first choose RDS User CALs. This is a common choice as it allows X number of users to access the server regardless of the number of devices. For example, an employee who wants to have access to his mail, mobile phone and laptop during his work. When you opt for a User CAL, this user can therefore use one and the same User CAL for all his devices.
RDS Device CALs
If you want to use RDS to access the server, you can also choose RDS Device CALs. This option is often chosen when there are fewer devices than its users. This can be useful when a company works in shifts, with multiple employees using the same device. In principle it is therefore useful to choose Device CALs when you have fewer devices than employees, and vice versa for User CALs.
RDS User and Device CALS together
There is also the option to use a combination of Device CALs and User CALs, in the same environment. However, this can make it confusing who uses which CAL. This can be useful, for example, when an X number of employees use multiple devices, and an X number of employees use the same device. However, you should keep this up to date. Advice on which CALs you need? Contact us or order the CALs directly in the webshop.