Check out this poster for a visual representation and definition of how Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS) works!

This poster provides a visual reference for understanding key Remote Desktop Services technologies in Windows Server 2008 R2. It explains the functions and roles of:

  • Remote Desktop Session Host
  • Remote Desktop Virtualization Host
  • Remote Desktop Connection Broker
  • Remote Desktop Web Access
  • Remote Desktop Gateway
  • Remote Desktop Licensing
  • RemoteFX
  • + Acronym Definitions

Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Component Architecture Windows Server 2008 R2

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Find a large-format printer and enjoy!  If you do not have access to one, download the PDF and zoom in!!!  That is how I got the close-up picture below :)

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