Terminal server configuration is critical for providing effective business service. However, it can be difficult to configure a terminal server to publish applications and desktops. Several dozen different configuration parameters are required to implement RDS on a Windows® server, and the misconfiguration or disregard of a single setting can cause a malfunction or delay in deployment.
Parallels Remote Applications Server offers a set of intuitive wizards to quickly automate terminal server configuration, allowing IT administrators to set up complex configurations easily. A welcome screen greets administrators and guides them through a Startup Wizard at the beginning of the console's installation process. Once an administrator adds a terminal server and publishes the required applications, the system is ready to use. Users receive invitation emails that automatically grant them access to the published applications so they are immediately able to work remotely.
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Terminal Servers Configuration

The Parallels Terminal Server Configuration Wizard guides administrators to set up a Windows server from which applications will be published. The Windows server is added to the server farm in few easy steps.

The administrator selects an available server discovered in the network or added manually using an IP address or server name. The Wizard can detect if the RDS role is enabled on a remote server and can install it if the RDS role is not enabled.

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Publishing Applications

The Parallels Application Publishing Wizard helps administrators publish applications to users. In just four steps, administrators can quickly identify and deploy applications installed on available terminal servers.

The administrator can choose to publish applications from either an individual server or groups of servers. Applications available on these servers are presented to the administrator for easy selection.

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Inviting Users to Access Applications

The Invite Users Wizard guides administrators to set up and send invitation emails to users. Parallels Remote Application Server supports multiple platforms, ranging from Windows PCs and Mac® to mobile iOS and Android™ devices, Chrome™ Apps, and even Raspberry Pi. The invitation email includes five steps designed to reduce the complexities involved in the installation and client rollout process.

Devices used by employees are selected, and an invitation email with client installation and auto-configuration instructions is then sent to end users.