Remote Desktop services - MyView
July 25, 2016

Remote Desktop services - MyView

Satish Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Remote Desktop Services

Initially we started using Desktop services on a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Desktop as a Service architectural level. Subsequently we implemented Direct Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) consoles of Windows server 2012 with terminal services and profile based usage to end users. Security was definitely an issue initially, but we had a quota system to ensure security level for each user to maintain isolation between users. This worked for about 30 users on 2 baremetals, deployed in-house. We later went on to dupe the system on the VMware virtual machines, which is the currently deployed solution which is working well in our test environment.
  • Cost effective, less hardware more outcome
  • Good use of resources - Optimization is possible with minimal efforts
  • Secure as it can get
  • Ease of control from an admin point of view
  • Scalability is one point where a better option is welcome
  • More security in terms of user based operations
  • Resource availabilty on the fly
  • More positive than negative - costs have come down
  • Implementation and maintanance is hassle free
  • More control on things resulting in smoother administration and greater uptime
Remote Desktop Services is an initiation from Microsoft in my view. The rest all are adapters for this and have a considerably inovated feature base.
I guess it's better suited to test environments as there will be less security impact and fewer administration issues. Also user isolation will help with secure access, and the organization will be able to reduce costs in all areas and, additionally, remote desktop services can introduce the BYOD concept.