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Pop Quiz: Windows Server 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Clients

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

Q: A company's IT desktop support team is planning to use the Microsoft Remote Desktop Client to allow users to remotely access their work PCs.

Which of the following supports the Microsoft Remote Desktop Client?

  1. Windows
  2. MAC
  3. iOS
  4. Android

Answers are A, B, C, and D. The Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway) allows users to connect using the Microsoft Remote Desktop Client to an internal corporate network from any Internet-connected device.

Quick Tip: Session Shadowing enables remote monitoring or control of an active session of another user on a Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host) server.

Reference: Microsoft Remote Desktop Client

Bonus Question: What is the name of the technology that allows synchronization of user settings across devices? (The answer, of course, will be revealed next time!)

Answer to bonus question from last week: A Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host) is required to enable users to access Windows-based programs or a full Windows desktop using Remote Desktop Services.  


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