Microsoft has released the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) 8.0 update. This update which enables users to use the new Remote Desktop Services features is applicable for clients running Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1).
Among the various Group Policy settings you can configure for Remote Desktop Services, there is one particular setting which allows you to disable compression for RDP traffic. In certain network environments where compression is handled by third-party devices, double compression can sometimes cause problems to your remote session environment.
Later on this year, Microsoft will be releasing an update for the Remote Desktop Client on Windows 7. Actually, the update will be upgrading the protocol to version 8.0 and adding new capabilities that integrate with Windows Server 2012 Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). Windows Server 2012 powers the back-end of Microsoft VDI.
The process of connecting to a remote computer using Remote Desktop is pretty straight forward, however, there are some minor configuration settings that may prevent you from doing so. In this article we will go through the whole process so that all necessary steps are covered and a successful remote connection is guaranteed.
One of the most useful management tools available for Windows users is Remote Desktop. If you need to log on to a distant computer as if you were sitting in front of it and perform some management tasks you can use the Remote Desktop functionality found in Windows 7 computers. Previous versions of Windows have this functionality but in this article we will focus on Windows 7 operating systems.
The best to way to understand WFAS (Windows Firewall with Advanced Security) is by setting up a test rule as we are going to see in this article. We will configure a firewall rule that accepts only authenticated RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) connections from hosts on a specific or same subnet: