Windows Server 2016 will bring ‘Personal Session Desktops’

Starting with Windows Server 2016 / Technical Preview 2 Microsoft is introducing Personal Session Desktops or Server Based Personal Desktop

1 min Blog Freek Berson 2 juni 2015

Personal Session Desktops or Server Based Personal Desktop.

“…With Windows Server 2016 (at this moment still Technical Preview 2) a new RDS deployment model will be available. Currently in Windows Server 2012 R2 we have 2 deployment options. There is Session-Based Desktop Deployments which is based on the RD Session Host role where each user runs a session on a shared Server OS, the traditional Terminal Server model. And there is Virtual machine-Based Desktop Deployment which is based on the RD Virtualization Host role where each user runs a dedicated Virtual Machine (either Pooled or Personal) based on a Client OS, mostly called VDI…”

RDS Deployment models

“…Starting with Windows Server 2016 / Technical Preview 2 Microsoft is introducing Personal Session Desktops or Server Based Personal Desktop. Basically this is combining the 2 currently available deployments resulting in a VDI scenario without using a client OS. So essentially every user will get a dedicated RD Session Host server as their “desktop”. Why is this interesting? Azure! (or Cloud / DaaS in general), because currently you cannot enroll a VDI Solution in Azure because in Azure you cannot control the hypervisor and you cannot license a client VM for VDI scenario’s…”

Read the complete blog article here: NEW RDS deployment model: Personal Session Desktops!

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Ik werk dagelijks met veel Microsoft-producten, en mijn focus ligt op Remoting Windows technologie. Mijn specialisatie en passie ligt op het gebied van Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) en Remote Desktop Services (RDS) en daarnaast werk ik veel met Azure en automation. Ik haal ook veel energie uit het schrijven van artikelen en het spreken op conferenties.

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