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Windows Server 2008 R2, Desktop Virtualization Pop Quiz: Hosting Remote Services

Applies to the "Deploying and Managing a Presentation Virtualization Environment" objective of Exam 70-669 TS: Windows Server 2008 Desktop Virtualization.

Q: Which of the following Remote Desktop Services role services must be installed enabling a Windows Server 2008 to host Windows-based programs or the full Windows desktop?

  1. Remote Desktop Services Manager
  2. Remote Desktop Gateway
  3. Remote Desktop Virtualization Host
  4. Remote Desktop Session Host

Answer and explanation below.

Answer is D: The Remote Desktop Session Host role service must be installed in addition to the Remote Desktop Virtualization Host core services on Windows Server 2008 to host Windows-based programs or the full Windows desktop.

Remote Desktop Services lets you deploy and maintain software from a central location. Because you install the programs on the RD Session Host server and not on the client computer, programs are easier to upgrade and maintain.

Quick Tip: RD Virtualization Host integrates with Hyper-V to provide virtual machines by using RemoteApp and Desktop Connection. RD Virtualization Host can be configured so that each in an organization is assigned a unique virtual desktop.


Bonus Question: Which Windows Server technology allows users to access RemoteApp and Desktop Connection through the Start menu on a computer that is running Windows 7? (Tweet your answer with #pop669a and get a chance to win a Redmond t-shirt! Deadline for entries is Wednesday, March 14.)

Answer to last week's bonus question: Network Access Protection (NAP) is a Windows Server technology that allows administrators to limit the ability of unhealthy client machines to access the corporate network.

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