Though the technology has been around a number of years, Terminal Services has been rediscovered by businesses as a significant way to cut computer network costs. A new article from eMazzanti Technologies explores the 12 main advantages of this legacy technology and how businesses are re-thinking its value.
“eMazzanti itself is an example of how Terminal Services is being used to simplify computer network management and lower costs,” said
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Terminal Services Genesis
Terminal Services, now known as Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2008, is one of the components of Microsoft Windows (both server and client versions) that allows a user to access applications and data on a remote computer over a network. Terminal Services is
The client can either be a full-fledged computer, running any operating system as long as the terminal services protocol is supported, or a barebones machine powerful enough to support the protocol. With terminal services, only the user interface of an application is presented at the client. Any input to it is redirected over the network to the server, where all application execution takes place.
For an enterprise or larger computer network, Terminal Services allows IT departments to install applications on a central server. For example, instead of deploying database or accounting software on all desktops, the applications can simply be installed on a server and remote users can log on and use them via the network. This centralization makes upgrading, troubleshooting, and software management much easier. As long as employees have Remote Desktop software, they will be able to use enterprise software. Terminal Services can also integrate with Windows authentication systems to prevent unauthorized users from accessing the applications or data.
Below are some advantages and disadvantages of using Terminal Services. It just may be a less-expensive answer to a growing need.
1. Access to systems from anywhere and anytime
With more mobility being the norm rather than the exception, business executives and employees need robust access to their contacts, calendars and documents regardless of where they are and what time it is. Terminal Services or Remote Desktop Services is an old, but great solution for today’s mobility requirements. Just like wide ties; keep them long enough and they’ll come back in fashion. So it is with Terminal Services. It’s enjoying a second look because of its overall simplicity and low cost.
2. Single point of maintenance
In a Terminal Services environment, applications are installed on a terminal server rather than on individual desktops. As a result, application updates become much easier because there is only one copy of each application. You no longer have to make sure that application-level patches are applied to every desktop in the organization. It is worth noting, though, that each desktop retains its own operating system, which must still be kept up to date.
3. Install once, use many
The Installation of applications only happens once and everyone receives the upgrade at the same time. Once an organization has adopted Terminal Services, desktops can be configured to run a minimal configuration. This makes the process of provisioning desktops a lot easier. Image files become smaller and can therefore be deployed much more quickly. The issue of application compatibility testing (at the desktop level) also goes away.
4. Reduced licenses expense
Businesses will see a reduction in application costs with concurrent licenses instead of per device licenses.
5. Solid Security
The network administrators can lockdown file and system access from a single point. Terminal Servers also vastly limit the ability for the remote sites to take data from an organization.
About eMazzanti Technologies
eMazzanti’s team of trained, certified experts provide 24x7 outsourced IT support to help ensure business productivity, address challenges of growth, mobility, cloud computing and critical business continuity and disaster recovery demands. The consultant has special expertise in financial, architectural, engineering, construction, government, educational, legal services, accounting, marketing communications, and healthcare market segments. Flexible support plans range from fixed-fee, around-the-clock network management where eMazzanti functions as an extension of a businesses’ IT staff to a custom-solution provider on an as-needed basis. eMazzanti serves the
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