Remote Desktop Services

Correctly deploying Terminal Services first time will save you time, money and stress

Managing terminal servers is an increasingly important part of an administrators work load. Microsoft have added more functionality in every version of this technology.  This course covers both Windows Server 2003 and 2008, providing an introduction to and skill to maintain Windows-based Terminal Servers in the workplace.

Course Code
2 Days
Delivery Style
Course Type
Private Only
Max Delegates
Available as Nutshell

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Purpose of this course

Giving consistent, secure and  reliable access to business applications is one of the major challenges to a modern organisation.  The Microsoft terminal server product is an essential part of any remote desktop solution and this course covers everything there is to know with the Terminal Services arena.

Who is this course for

Any technical staff who will be or are responsible for administering Remote Desktop Services and who may also be implementing Terminal Services applications.

You will learn how to
  • Install and Configure and License terminal servers on Windows Server 2003 and 2008
  • Deploy and manage applications on terminal servers
  • Manage printers on terminal servers
  • Publish seamless applications
  • Create load balanced farms
  • Secure access through a gateway server
Benefits for your organisation

By attending this course, your administration team will gain knowledge and skills that could save your organisation large sums money by taking advantage of functionality in the new Windows server that was previously bought from 3rd party vendors.

Benefits for you as an individual

You can gain the skills and knowledge you need to  save time and stress getting your terminal server deployment right first time .  After attending the course and practicing your skills and knowledge in the workplace, you will be a long way towards preparing them for a certified Microsoft examination.

Introduction To Terminal Services

Client/Server Computing
Server-Based Computing
Fat vs. Thin Clients
Total Cost of Ownership
Centrally-Managed, Remotely Executed Apps
Microsoft Windows-based Terminal Servers

Installing and Accessing Terminal Services

Windows Hardware Requirements
Preparing Windows Terminal Servers
Installing Windows Terminal Services
Terminal Services Clients

Terminal Services Licensing

Licensing Windows Terminal Services
Terminal Server Licence Management
Licensing Issues
Installing Windows Licensing Servers
Activating License Server

General Administration and Configuration

Terminal Services Management Tools
Configuring Server and Connection Properties
Managing the Load on the Terminal Server (Windows Server 2008)


Introduction to Applications on Terminal Servers
Installing Applications on Terminal Servers
Controlling Access to Applications


Printing and Terminal Servers
Printing Scenarios
Using Group Policy to Control Printing
Working with 'Universal Printer Drivers' and EasyPrint


Introduction to RemoteApp
Configuring RemoteApp
Connecting to RemoteApp

Terminal Server Farms

Working with Multiple Terminal Servers
Terminal Server Session Broker Function in Detail
Configuring the Terminal Server  Session Broker

Security and the Terminal Server Gateway

Security and Terminal Services
Client - Server Security
Terminal Server Gateway
Security and Group Policy


Delegates should have a reasonable working knowledge of Windows Server administration.  Ideally have attended the Windows 2000, 2003 or Windows 2008 Administration course or Windows Server 2008 New Features: Administration, Active Directory, Networking & Security.

About the Lead Trainer

Martin is a Systems trainer specialising mostly in Microsoft products, with over 20 years’ experience in training, contracting and managing networks. He currently delivers courses on Windows Server and client operating systems, Virtualisation, Active Directory, IIS web server, Network security, System Center products and automated deployments.