Note: This article is based on RDS 2008 (R2) and might not apply to RDS 2012 (R2)

This is a landing page for articles about how to make Remote Desktop Services available from the Internet. It links to articles about this, including but not limited to:
  • Planning considerations for Internet Access
  • installing RD Gateway
  • Configuring RD Web Access to Use RD Gateway .
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Planning Considerations for Internet Access

What is RD Gateway

Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway), formerly Terminal Services Gateway (TS Gateway), is a role service in the Remote Desktop Services server role included with Windows Server® 2008 R2 that enables authorized remote users to connect to resources on an internal corporate or private network, from any Internet-connected device that can run the Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) client. The network resources can be Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host) servers, RD Session Host servers running RemoteApp programs, or computers and virtual desktops with Remote Desktop enabled. RD Gateway uses the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) over HTTPS to establish a secure, encrypted connection between remote users on the Internet and internal network resources.

The following changes are available in Windows Server 2008 R2: