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What you need to know about XenDesktop 4  
Upon entering the world of virtual desktop infrastructure, you may find many products that suit your needs. However, selecting the one that best fits your environment can be challenging. The product has to work with your applications, hardware, infrastructure and security tools, and -- most importantly -- it has to be affordable.

Terminal Services tutorial: Remote data management 
Built in conjunction with the IT Knowledge Exchange, this Terminal Services tutorial is designed to make data and server management easier for you and your staff. Learn how to troubleshoot Terminal Services, manage end users and roaming network endpoints, Terminal Services licensing and more.

A guide to Terminal Services 
Windows Terminal Services (TS) is Microsoft's thin-client technology that allows users to access desktops virtually. Renamed Remote Desktop Services (RDS) in Windows 2008 R2, the component -- built into Windows operating systems -- allows data to exist in a central location and simplifies management for systems administrators. We've compiled a plethora of information, including licensing basics, security tips and expert advice on management to help you understand -- and maximize your organization's use of -- the technology. Learn how to set up RDS on Windows 2008 R2, deploy TS Web Access, troubleshoot connection problems and more.

Desktop virtualization expert advice forum 
Many organizations are looking to desktop virtualization as a means of saving money and simplifying IT management processes. Whether your organization is only thinking about the possibilities of a virtualized desktop environment, has begun virtual desktop implementation or has already built a success virtual desktop infrastructure, this tutorial can help solve some of the more common desktop virtualization issues faced by IT admins today. In this tutorial, which was created with content from our user-generated IT Knowledge Exchange, learn how to set up a virtual desktop environment, which applications you should use when building your virtual environment and how to manage your newly virtualized desktop machines.

Application virtualization guide  
In this series, Danielle and Nelson Ruest explore the myths and realities surrounding application virtualization and provide details on the basics of the technology. Here administrators learn how application virtualization can benefit their Windows environments, as well as info on implementing app virtualization with Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.

This was first published in February 2011

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