I'm setting up a Windows 2012 server and have been reading a lot out there about the remote desktop services w/ VDI, RDWeb, and so on. But I need to know if it offers the traditional method of TS in which my users can access the TS via RDP from any internet
Also, how do I allow access from my network so that RDWeb is accessible from outside the network? What ports are needed to open?
Lastly, what's common practice and easiest for a remote access? I've read that Direct Access requires Windows 7 Ultimate or better and they have to be domain computers. So that rules out my network since we are mostly Win XP and Win 7 Pro.
Just looking for anyone's input on their experiences.
The Remote Gateway and RDSWeb site use TCP 443 (https) for connectivity from the public domain. To allow access to the public domain you would need to open a firewall port TCP 443 to the external NAT'ed address.
You can use UAG or TMG to publish the website and gateway.
RDS 2012 currently has limited support for Apple unless you use a product like Itap. You can configure the Connection broker to redirect to a single VDI pool through the gateway and the RDS website allows Windows XP,7,and 8 clients to connect to
RDP sessions and Remoteapps.
You can implement direct access but there is not requirement as connectivity can be done through the website or remote gateway.
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