Remote Desktop Services provides both Session and VM-based Windows Desktops and Applications. 

Decisions on the configuration of both the operating system and specific applications can drastically change both the end user experience and density per host (which translates to cost) so should be carefully considered.

There are some general guidelines for planning and verifying Windows 2012 servers, including all RDS roles: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/jj248719.aspx

Performance measurements and tuning per role service:

RD Client

RD Session Host

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RD Virtualization Host

RD Connection Broker

RD Gateway

RD Web Access

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