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Windows Server® 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services Resource Kit [Paperback]

by Christa Anderson, Kristin Griffin, Microsoft RD Virtualization Team
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Book Description

December 15, 2010 0735627371 978-0735627376 1

In-depth and comprehensive, this official Microsoft® RESOURCE KIT delivers the information you need to plan, deploy, and administer Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2008 R2. You get authoritative technical guidance from those who know the technology best-leading industry experts and members of the Microsoft Desktop Virtualization Team. Coverage includes scenarios for Remote Desktop Services (formerly known as Terminal Services), virtualizing roles, setting up Remote Desktop Virtualization Host (RDVS), managing application compatibility, customizing and locking down the user experience, using Windows PowerShell™ for configuration and management, administering security features, deploying a farm, publishing resources, managing sessions, and other life cycle issues. In addition, the RESOURCE KIT CD features a fully searchable electronic version of the book, along with sample scripts, white papers, links to tools and videocasts, and other essential resources.

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About the Author

Christa Anderson is a program manager on the Remote Desktop Virtualization team. A Terminal Services MVP before she joined Microsoft, she was an internationally known writer and speaker on server-hosted computing and a senior contributing editor and columnist for Windows IT Pro Magazine.

Kristin L. Griffin is a Seattle-based independent technical consultant and author who has worked with server based computing for over a decade. She is a Microsoft MVP for Remote Desktop Services, and a contributor and moderator on the Microsoft TechNet Remote Desktop Services Forum.

The Microsoft Remote Desktop Virtualization Team designs, builds, and supports Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services.

Product Details

  • Series: Resource Kit
  • Paperback: 720 pages
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press; 1 edition (December 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735627371
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735627376
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.4 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #708,439 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book ! July 29, 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I ordered this book on December 17th 2010 immediately after I found out it was available. I must say, a great book. It's easy to read, contains all information about RDS in 2008 R2. With > 7 years of experience with Remote Desktop Services (Terminal Services) there even was new information in it for me. In addition, the CD that contains a fully searchable e-book and scripts make it a very complete purchase!

Complements to both authors! I would recommend it to everyone in the RDS field!

Kind regards,
Freek Berson
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you want to know RDS - buy this book January 13, 2011
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Both authors have a way of explaining the complex in a way that makes you wonder why can't anyone do this stuff. They published a book about Terminal Services a while back, that was good enough for me to buy this book without thinking twice. I was not disappointed. It's a great read, and worthy of any IT shelf.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars worth the wait December 18, 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I ordered this in June. It's only been in my office for about three days and I've only breezed through it -- but it's been popular with our engineers. They've said that it's got some awesome information about SharePoint integration and new and improved ways of handling RDS as a VAR or service provider. If, however, you're just a regular IT person, it's also a great book.

I cannot say that I've read, cover to cover, but I can tell you that the two that have gave it rave reviews and love the companion CD. Cheers to the authors.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book October 25, 2013
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Being new to RDS, I was looking for a book that would not only give me a basic overview of RDS, but also a deep understanding on how to setup and configure an RDS Server. I followed this book and was able to setup a production level RDS server that's working flawlessly. Kudos to the authors on great writing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect amount of data! August 9, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Easy read. Gives great examples for real world application. 2008R2 design for RDS is drastically different from the old style terminal server.
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