Remote Desktop Services | Enhance Microsoft RDS with Parallels RAS 

Remote Desktop Services | Any Windows Application on Any Device 

Parallels® Remote Application Server (RAS) supports Windows Server 2008 onward, allowing administrators to deliver any Windows application and a full desktop experience to Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, iOS, and Android Enhance your Microsoft Remote Desktop Services with Parallels RAS.

HTML5 Client

Parallels RAS offers an advanced HTML5 Client that delivers unique capabilities like file transfer, drag and drop, and color and logo customization. Users can work on published applications and desktops on any HTML5-compatible browser.

Any Device

Parallels RAS enables a brilliant and consistent experience across any OS and platform, providing a native client for any device. The capabilities are identical no matter which Parallels Client or OS you use.

Legacy Applications

Many organizations use in-house applications that only run on legacy OSs and hardware. If your organization has such applications, it’s likely that you won’t be able to use those with Microsoft RDS. With Parallels RAS, you can easily publish legacy applications without the server OS restriction of Microsoft Remote Desktop Services.

Streamline Installation and Deployment

Take the complexity out of Microsoft RDS deployment and quickly set up your environment with Parallels RAS in a few clicks. The Parallels RAS Console, an advanced centralized management tool, streamlines the deployment of farm components by automating the installation and configuration process. 

RD Session Host Template

Parallels RAS allows you to streamline the deployment of a new RDSH host by allowing the IT administrator to create a VDI-based RDSH server template. The template will dynamically create either an RDS host when the farm load rises, or it will remove or disable/switch an RDS host to idle when the farm load goes down. 

Single Management Console

Using the Parallels RAS Console, IT administrators can manage, monitor, and scale the farm infrastructure. Even when installing new components or configuring a multiple-site environment, IT administrators have straightforward control over their environment. 

Auto-Deployment of RDS Role

The Parallels Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration Wizard guides administrators to set up a Windows server from which applications will be published. The RDSH is added to the server farm in a 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; if the RDS role is not enabled, the Wizard can install it. 

Enhance Application and Desktop Delivery

Parallels RAS enhances Microsoft RDS through a set of tools, allowing administrators to provide a better experience for their users. 

Printing Redirection

Allow employees to use their local printers. Relying just on Microsoft RDS technology can be a complex and often unsuccessful process. Parallels RAS overcomes this limitation, providing an out-of-the-box universal driver to instantly enable local printing by a seamless printing redirection.  

Server Load Balancing

The Microsoft Remote Desktop connection broker manages the distribution between the servers in the farm. However, it has limited capability, only allowing the distribution of the connections based on session count and server weight. Parallels RAS load balances the traffic between the servers based on user sessions, memory, application usage, and CPU utilization, significantly improving the overall performance. 

Gateways High Availability Load Balancing (HALB)

With Microsoft RDS, Network Load Balancing (NLB) can be used to load balance the network traffic among multiple gateways. However, on top of adding the complexity of managing an extra component, it does not guarantee the high availability of the service. Parallels RAS HALB provides full-service redundancy, checking the health of the gateways before forwarding a connection. It can be easily managed on the Parallels RAS Console and allows SSL offloaders. 

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