Management Definitions

  • R

    Remote Desktop Services (RDS)

    Remote Desktop Services (RDS) is an umbrella term for several specific features of Microsoft Windows Server that allow users to remotely access graphical desktops and Windows applications.

  • remote display protocol

    A remote display protocol is a special set of data transfer rules that makes it possible for a desktop hosted at one place to display on a client's screen at another location.

  • S

    streaming application

    A streaming application is a program that has its necessary components downloaded as needed instead of being installed ahead of time on a computer.

  • U

    USB redirection (Universal Serial Bus redirection)

    USB redirection lets end users plug peripheral devices into local USB ports and access them from virtual desktops. Redirection tools transmit a device's functionality over the network to a virtual machine in the data center.

  • user environment management (UEM)

    User environment management is a technology designed to allow IT to oversee a user's complete desktop experience, including the profile, any policies IT applies and customizations the user makes.

  • user environment virtualization (UE virtualization)

    User environment virtualization is the abstraction of personalized computer settings from their operating system and applications.

  • user installed application (UIA)

    User installed applications (UIA) are programs that are installed on a computer by an end user, instead of by a corporate IT department.

  • V

    VDA (Virtual Desktop Access)

    Windows Virtual Desktop Access (VDA) is an authorization strategy that requires each device seeking access to a virtual desktop in a Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) to be licensed.  

  • VDI boot storm

    A virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI boot storm is the degradation of service that occurs when a significant number of end users boot up within a very narrow time frame and overwhelm the network with data requests. 

  • virtual desktop

    A virtual desktop is a computer operating system that does not run directly on the endpoint hardware from which a user accesses it.

  • virtual desktop pool

    A virtual desktop pool is a group of virtual desktops that are hosted on identically configured virtual machines.

  • virtual GPU (vGPU)

    A virtual GPU is a computer processor that renders graphics on a server rather than on a physical endpoint device.

  • VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon

    VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon is a monitoring tool that tracks the health and performance of Horizon, Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp, and Remote Desktop Session Host deployments.

  • VMware Workspace ONE

    VMware Workspace ONE is a centralized management platform that combines the company's enterprise mobility management, cloud-based desktop management and identity management products to manage and secure end-user computing devices.

  • W

    Windows XP Mode

    Windows XP Mode is a feature of the Windows 7 operating system that allows it to run applications that are only compatible with Windows XP.

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