Supplement your CAL needs with Wiresoft
With an RDS bundle from Wiresoft you save additional money! While Microsoft usually only offers the very latest version of Remote Desktop Services, Wiresoft gives you the opportunity to add your existing licenses to your 2019 version of RDS. So you do not have to change to the - often more expensive - current RDS version in the future. and your acquisition costs are reduced considerably.
Currently we offer the following Microsoft Remote Desktop Service 2019 version - either as user or device license:
Advantages of Remote Desktop Services 2019 from Windows
The RDS 2019 is a centralized desktop and application platform, i.e. the software for all programs used at the workstations only needs to be installed once, centrally. Users then access it via CAL (Client Access License) from any computer - whether at the workplace or in the home office.
Windows Remote Desktop Services 2019 is based on a version of Windows Server. They represent a virtualization platform with which completely different application scenarios can be mapped. The Windows session is virtualized by means of RemoteApp and can be executed by any authorized user or end device.
Depending on the Windows RDS version used in the company, it contains or is supplemented with various scenarios and technologies. The spectrum of possible applications for Remote Desktop Services is thus continually expanding, and the changing requirements of the modern working world are thus taken into account.
The most important functions of Microsoft RDS 2019 at a glance
With the central components of Remote Desktop Services, you can not only set up and maintain standardized workstations for your employees and create secure connections, but also manage your CALs - a not insignificant feature that is often overlooked.
Remote Desktop Connection Broker
This element of RDS acts as a connection broker between each user with a remote desktop and the respective server in your company. This means that running programs of the user are preserved even if the connection is lost. The RD Connection Broker can then reconnect the user back to their original session.
Remote Desktop Gateway
The RD Gateway provides a fast and secure Internet connection between end-user virtual desktops or RemoteApp programs located outside the corporate firewall and the corporate network. The RD Gateway establishes an encrypted SSL tunnel between the user's device and the RD Gateway server, authenticates the user in the environment and also defines what resources the user can access in a secure environment. In addition, the Remote Desktop Gateway is responsible for the transmission of data traffic and can also define various timeout properties, for example, if a user is not active for a long time.
Remote Desktop Licensing
This feature controls the license usage when providing Remote Desktop Services. As soon as a user or device connects to the Remote Desktop License Server, a decision is made whether and which RDS-CAL is required and a connection is created to the RD session host server and then to the desktops or apps to be used.
As soon as a user or end device connects to an RD session host server, it decides whether an RDS-CAL is required. The RD session host server then requests an RDS Client Access License from the remote desktop license server. If an appropriate RDS CAL is available on a license server, the RDS CAL is issued to the client and the client can connect to the RD session host server and from there to the desktops or apps to be used.
Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH)
Remote Desktop Session Host is the new name for terminal servers. The RDSH hosts server-session based desktops as well as RemoteApp programs and connects users during a session. They also offer additional functions or roles in the virtualization of desktops.
Remote Desktop Virtualization Host (RDVH):
The RD Virtualization Host is a specific role of Windows Server 2008 R2. The RD Virtualization Host hosts - as its name suggests - virtual desktops. This feature is accordingly required in VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) environments where Windows 7 or XP is used as the guest system. The Remote Desktop Virtualization Host distinguishes between Personal Virtual Desktops, which can be assigned to a specific user, and Virtual Desktop Pools, which assign desktops from a pool, similar to workstations shared by multiple users.
Remote Desktop Web Access (RDWA)
The Microsoft Remote Desktop Web Access replaces the Terminal Services Web Access. This Remote Desktop Services (RDS) role is available from Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012/2012 R2, and Windows Server 2016. RDWA allows users to access the RemoteApp and Remote Desktop Connection either from the Start menu or through a Web browser.
Remote Desktop Web Access also includes Remote Desktop Web Connection, which allows a user to access any computer for which he or she has remote desktop access from the outside.
RDS 2019 compatibility
The RDS applications as well as RDS desktops can be used by very different client devices and operating systems or even HTML5-capable browsers and Java clients. For example, tablets can also use the respective services and applications. Users access RDS resources via the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) integrated in Windows. Protocols from other providers can also be used, for example Citrix HDX or VMware PC over IP.
What CALs are available for RDS 2019? The licensing system from Microsoft
The Microsoft licensing system is increasingly based on Client Access Licenses, also known as CALs. This makes the use (license) of a software independent of its implementation. A Remote Desktop Services CAL grants only authorized users access to the server. This means that access is denied to unauthorised third parties, which provides additional security.
A Windows server operating system usually already contains two administrative remote access rights, which may only be used for server administration. A use for user sessions is therefore not permitted. The Microsoft license terms state that an RDS CAL is always required whenever an authorized employee either accesses a Windows server desktop directly or an application that is provided via a Windows server desktop.
This also applies if a Windows server is accessed via a third-party software, in which case an appropriate RDS license is also required.
What is the difference between User CALs and Device CALs?
Microsoft CALs for Remote Desktop Services 2019 come in two different forms - User CALs and Device CALs - depending on whether the focus is on the user or the device:
User CALs: A User CAL is only ever intended for one specific user. A User CAL allows the user to access the server from a variety of different devices, for example, from his desktop PC in the office and from another PC or notebook when he is on the road.
Device CALs: A Device CAL is a device-dependent license, related to a specific individual device, e.g. desktop PC in the office OR notebook. However, any user who uses the licensed device can also use the Remote Desktop Services provided for it.
Which type of CALs is right for your company is of course different from case to case, this decision is mainly based on the number of employees in your company as well as the preferred way of usage: For employees who work with Windows programs almost exclusively on their own PC at their workplace, a Device CAL is the right type of license. However, employees who access the server flexibly at different devices and workstations, i.e. also in the home Office or on the road, benefit from a User CAL.
If you have any questions regarding your licensing of Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, please contact us - we will be happy to advise you on your customized license combination and prepare a suitable offer for you
Buy cheap RDS 2019 Bundles at Wiresoft
The prices for the common Remote Desktop Services are increasing yearly. Wiresoft offers an inexpensive and easy way to cover or extend your license needs for Remote Desktop Services.
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