Pop Quiz

Pop Quiz: Accessing a Remote Desktop Using a Web Browser

Applies to the "Plan and implement a remote desktop services infrastructure" objective of Exam 70-415.

Q: A company's help desk support team needs to include the network address in a communication memo to all remote employees that will allow them to connect to a Windows desktop using a web browser.

Which of following is the default Remote Desktop Web Access web site address?

  1. https://server_name/rdweb
  2. http://server_name/rdweb
  3. https://server_name/rdc
  4. http://server_name/rdp

Answer is A. https://server_name/rdweb is the Remote Desktop Web Access web site and can be accessed using at least Internet Explorer 6.0 and a version of Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) that supports at least Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) 6.1, which is found in Windows XP SP3 and above.

Quick Tip: All authenticated users can access the Remote Desktop Connection provided by an RD Web Access server. To change this, use Internet Information Services Manager to edit the permissions on the RDWeb virtual directory.

Reference: Connect to Remote Desktop Web Access

Bonus Question: What are the two types of Pooled Virtual desktop Collections? (The answer, of course, will be revealed next time!)

Answer to bonus question from last week: Remote Desktop Web Access is the technology that allows users to access RemoteApp and Desktop connections through the Start menu of a computer that is running Windows 7 or through a Web browser.

About the Author

Andy Barkl, MCT/MCITP/MCSA, A+, Network+, Security+, CCNA has been studying technology for 30 years. Of the last 15 years, he has spent much of his time parting the knowledge and experience he has gained through IT exams, over 300, to help others be prepared and successful. He teaches classes in Phoenix, Ariz. where he has lived most of his life. He can be reached by e-mail at andy.barkl@gmail.com.

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