How to Install and Configure Remote Desktop Services (RDS)

How to Install and Configure Remote Desktop Services (RDS)

In this post, we’ll learn the steps to install and configure Remote Desktop Services (RDS). Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is a technology of Microsoft, it enables users to connect to another computer over a network using graphical interface. It is previously known as “Terminal Services”. By using RDP, administrators can diagnose and resolve problems remotely. Nowadays RDS is primarily used by all the Organizations that are providing remote support or manage their Servers and environment remotely. RDP uses TCP port number 3389 and UDP port number 3398. Please ensure this port is enable in the Firewall between the RDS server and client machine. I’d not recommend to enable this port on Domain Controller because of security issues.

Steps to install and configure Remote Desktop Services (RDS) in Windows Server 2012 R2

1. To install and configure Remote Desktop Services, open Server Manager and click on “Add roles and features” to install the role of remote desktop services.

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