Virtual Desktop Definitions

This glossary explains the meaning of key words and phrases that information technology (IT) and business professionals use when discussing virtual desktop and related software products. You can find additional definitions by visiting WhatIs.com or using the search box below.

  • L

    Login VSI (Login Virtual Session Indexer)

    Login VSI (Login Virtual Session Indexer) is a software company that specializes in products IT can use to monitor and test loads for server-based computing, VDI and desktop as a service.

  • M

    MDOP 2012 (Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2012)

    MDOP 2012 (Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2012) provides system administrators with a suite of utilities that allow them to perform emergency recovery and management of Group Policies and BitLocker, as well as to manage desktop and application virtualization.

  • Microsoft App-V (Microsoft Application Virtualization)

    Microsoft App-V is a tool IT administrators can use to virtualize and stream applications to users from a centrally managed location.

  • Microsoft UE-V (User Experience Virtualization)

    Microsoft UE-V (User Experience Virtualization) is a tool that enables users to move from one Windows device to another and maintain the same operating system (OS) and applications settings.

  • N

    nonpersistent desktop

    A non-persistent desktop is a virtual desktop that does not maintain user data, personalized settings, or any other changes made by the end user.

  • P

    Parallels

    Parallels is an application and desktop virtualization software vendor that offers management and delivery platforms for Apple macOS and Microsoft Windows desktop deployments.

  • Parallels Desktop for Mac

    Parallels Desktop for Mac is desktop virtualization software that can replicate a native user experience for guest applications and operating systems on Apple Mac computers.

  • PCoIP (PC over IP)

    PC over IP (PCoIP) is a remote display protocol that Teradici developed for delivering remote desktops and applications to endpoints.

  • persistent desktop

    A persistent desktop is a virtual desktop that maintains user settings and data so that each time a user logs into their virtual desktop, all of their personalized settings, files and data appear.

  • published applications

    Published applications are virtual software programs that function as if they were installed locally.

  • R

    Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP)

    Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) is an application-level network communication system that transfers real-time data from multimedia to an endpoint device by communicating directly with the server streaming the data.

  • remote desktop connection broker

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

  • Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan)

    Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan) is a tool for managing multiple remote desktop sessions. It creates a single location for IT administrators to organize, group and manage connections.

  • 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.

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