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Terminal Services in Windows Server 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2008


Terminal Services is enhanced in Windows Server 2012. Explore the Evaluation Guide and download the Windows Server 2012 Trial.

Terminal Services in Windows Server 2008 provides technologies that enable users to access Windows-based programs that are installed on a terminal server, or to access the full Windows desktop. With Terminal Services, users can access a terminal server from within a corporate network or from the Internet.


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.

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Installed Help

  • Terminal Services: Help installed with Windows Server 2008, now available in the Windows Server 2008 Technical Library.

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