What's New in Terminal Services for Windows Server 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

The Terminal Services component of the Windows Server® 2008 operating system provides technologies that enable users to access Windows-based programs that are installed on a terminal server, or to access the Windows desktop itself, from almost any computing device. Users can connect to a terminal server to run programs and to use network resources on that server.


In Windows Server 2008 R2, Terminal Services was renamed Remote Desktop Services. To find out what's new in this version and to find the most up-to-date resources, visit the Remote Desktop Services page on the Windows Server TechCenter.

The following topics describe changes in Terminal Services functionality that are available in this release: