Tools & Technology Definitions

  • R

    remote desktop connection broker

    A remote desktop connection broker allows clients to access various types of server-hosted desktops and applications.

  • 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 Desktop Session Host (RDSH)

    Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) is a role in Remote Desktop Services (RDS), or Terminal Services, as it was known prior to Windows Server 2008 R2.

  • T

    terminal server

    Also see Terminal Server product, Microsoft software that serves the Windows desktop and applications to terminals.

  • U

    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.

  • V

    VMware Blast Extreme

    VMware Blast Extreme is a remote display protocol designed to deliver graphics-intensive virtual workloads using the H.264 advanced video compression standard.

  • VMware Horizon Air

    VMware Horizon Air allows IT administrators to deliver cloud-based virtual desktops and applications to users on any device or on a Web browser.

  • VMware Horizon Client

    VMware Horizon Client is software that IT or users install on endpoint devices to connect with Horizon View virtual desktops and applications running on vSphere ESXi servers in a company's data center.

  • VMware Horizon FLEX

    VMware Horizon FLEX is a desktop virtualization product that allows IT administrators to deliver virtual desktops to Windows and Mac endpoints.

  • VMware Horizon Mirage

    VMware Horizon Mirage is a desktop management tool that centrally manages physical and virtual desktop images.

  • VMware UEM (User Environment Manager)

    VMware User Environment Manager is software that IT professionals can use to configure and deploy employees' desktop computer settings.

  • VMware View Persona Management

    VMware View Persona Management is a feature in the Horizon View desktop virtualization platform that stores and delivers user-specific data and settings to a virtual desktop from a dedicated profile located in a remote repository.

  • 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.

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