Remote Desktop Services (Terminal Services)

With Remote Desktop Services for Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008 R2 and Windows® Server 2012, you can centrally manage and execute Workflow.

The Remote Desktop Session Host environment is a thin-client architecture where all application processing occurs centrally on the server. By installing a small piece of thin-client software from Microsoft® or connecting through an Internet Explorer 7 (or higher) browser, thin clients can initiate and run individual instances of Workflow on the server. Only graphic, keyboard, and mouse instructions are sent back and forth between the client and the server, which minimizes network traffic.

Using Remote Desktop Services provides:

Ease of maintenance
You install only one copy of Workflow on a server, from which multiple users can run clients. Upgrades and SIMs need to be installed only on the server.
Remote access with built-in technology
With Remote Desktop Communication (RDC) and Internet Explorer 7 or higher, clients from Windows 7 can connect to the Workflow Remote Desktop Session Host to access Workflow.
Encryption and other security measures protect the data exchanges between the Workflow Remote Desktop Session Host and the clients.
Lightweight client machines
The Workflow Remote Desktop Session Host locally processes the software that the clients execute. Clients connecting to the server through a remote desktop session do not need the processing power usually required to run Workflow.
Specialized environments
Remote Desktop Services allows you to tightly control user accounts. For example, you can configure user accounts to start and execute a single program (Workflow). Workflow automatically starts at log in, and the users do not have access to the Windows desktop. When they exit Workflow, they log out of the Remote Desktop Session Host account.
Handheld environments
Remote Desktop Services enables wireless handheld devices to display Workflow.
Controlled access to files
With Windows file protection, you can limit the directories users are allowed to access and modify, such as for forms, displays, and import/export files.