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RD Connection Broker

A feature of Windows Server’s RDS (Remote Desktop Services) that maps a user’s remote connection request to the appropriate session desktop or virtual desktop hosted on a server. See synonym Remote Desktop Connection Broker for in-depth entry.

RD Gateway

A feature of Windows Server’s RDS (Remote Desktop Services) that allows authorized individuals to use Internet-connected devices to connect to the organization’s server-based desktops or desktop PCs. See synonym Remote Desktop Gateway for in-depth entry.

RD Session Host

A feature for hosting session desktops, formerly known as Terminal Services, that is built into Windows Server’s RDS (Remote Desktop Services) component. See synonym Remote Desktop Session Host for in-depth entry.

RD Virtualization Host

A feature of Windows Server’s RDS (Remote Desktop Services) used to assign virtual desktops to users, load the associated VMs (virtual machines) onto server hosts, and help users connect. See synonym Remote Desktop Virtualization Host for in-depth entry.

RDS

This Windows Server role (previously called Terminal Services) allows users to interact over a network with session desktops and virtual desktops (sometimes called VDI), the two types of server-based desktop architectures; licensed with its own unique CAL (Client Access License).

RDS User CAL Extended Rights

This SA (Software Assurance) benefit lets customers use RDS User CALs to license access to session desktops hosted on service providers’ multitenant servers.

RDSH

A feature for hosting session desktops, formerly known as Terminal Services, that is built into Windows Server’s RDS (Remote Desktop Services) component. See synonym Remote Desktop Session Host for in-depth entry.

RDVH

A feature of Windows Server’s RDS (Remote Desktop Services) used to assign virtual desktops to users, load the associated VMs (virtual machines) onto server hosts, and help users connect. See synonym Remote Desktop Virtualization Host for in-depth entry.

Reassign

The ability to move a product license between devices or users after the license has already been assigned.

Reimaging

Term typically used to describe a customer’s right to overwrite a PC’s OEM-installed Windows client OS with a customized Windows Pro image built using installation media obtained through a volume licensing program.

Remote Access

Refers to the right for users, under certain circumstances, to use some other client device to connect to their Windows client OS-licensed PC through the Internet. See synonym Remote use for in-depth entry.

Remote Desktop

Most often used to describe software that allows a client device to access a Windows-based desktop (OS, shell, desktop applications, user settings and preferences, etc.) hosted on a different device.

Remote Desktop Connection Broker

A feature of Windows Server’s RDS (Remote Desktop Services) that maps a user’s remote connection request to the appropriate session desktop or virtual desktop hosted on a server; licensed via RDS CALs and External Connectors

Remote Desktop Gateway

A feature of Windows Server’s RDS (Remote Desktop Services) that allows authorized individuals to use Internet-connected devices to connect to the organization’s server-based desktops or desktop PCs; licensed via RDS CALs and External Connectors.

Remote Desktop Services

A Windows Server role (previously called Terminal Services) that allows users to interact over a network with session desktops and virtual desktops (sometimes called VDI), the two types of server-based desktop architectures. See synonym RDS for in-depth entry.

Remote Desktop Session Host

A feature for hosting session desktops, formerly known as Terminal Services, that is built into Windows Server’s RDS (Remote Desktop Services) role; licensed via RDS CALs and External Connectors

Remote Desktop Virtualization Host

A feature of Windows Server’s RDS (Remote Desktop Services) used to assign virtual desktops to users, load the associated VMs (virtual machines) onto server hosts, and help users connect; licensed via RDS CALs and External Connectors.

Remote Use

Refers to the right for users, under certain circumstances, to use some other client device to connect to their Windows-licensed PC from across the Internet.

RemoteApp

A feature of RDS (Remote Desktop Services) that allows Windows client applications running on a Windows Server machine to interact with a user’s local desktop in a manner that is almost indistinguishable from locally installed applications.

Rights Management Services

A Windows Server role that encrypts e-mails, files, and other content to prevent access by unauthorized users, including content moved to an unsecured file sharing service or shared by e-mail; See: RMS for a detailed entry.

RMS

A Windows Server role that encrypts e-mails, files, and other content to prevent access by unauthorized users, including content moved to an unsecured file sharing service or shared by e-mail; licensed by Windows Server Additive CALs (Client Access Licenses).

Roaming Rights

This SA (Software Assurance) benefit, associated with Office Professional Plus and other client products licensed Per-Device, sometimes permits users at unlicensed client devices to access server-based desktops running the product.

Running Instance

Software loaded into memory and executing. See synonym instance for in-depth entry.