Using Remote Desktop Services

The following sections describe how to program in the Remote Desktop Services environment and how to extend Remote Desktop Services (formerly known as Terminal Services) technology to the web by using Remote Desktop Web Connection. If you are looking for user information for Remote Desktop connections, See Connect to another computer using Remote Desktop Connection.

Note  This topic is for software developers.

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Detecting Whether the Remote Desktop Services Role Is Installed

C# code example that shows a method that returns True if the Remote Desktop Services server role is installed and running or false otherwise, beginning with Windows Server 2008.

Extending Terminal Services Session Broker

You can extend TS Session Broker by using the IWTSSBPlugin COM interface.

Implementing a Custom Audio Endpoint Enumerator

Beginning with Windows Server 2008 R2, you can implement a custom remote audio endpoint enumerator as part of a Remote Desktop protocol provider.

Session Monikers

Distributed COM (DCOM) enables object activation on a per-session basis by using a system-supplied session moniker.

Using the ADSI Extension for Remote Desktop Services User Configuration

Administration of Remote Desktop Services-specific user properties is possible by using the methods implemented by the Active Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI) extension, which is packaged with the dynamic-link library Tsuserex.dll.

Using the Remote Desktop Services API

Describes how you can use the Remote Desktop Services API to enable applications to perform tasks in a Remote Desktop Services environment.

Using the Remote Desktop Virtualization API

Developers can use this API to customize the logic that Remote Desktop Connection Broker (RD Connection Broker) uses to determine the best destination for an incoming client connection.

WSDL Interface for Custom VDI Solutions

Developers can create custom web services that manage virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions.

For more information, see Remote Desktop Services Programming Guidelines.

Related topics

Terminal Services Is Now Remote Desktop Services
Detecting the Remote Desktop Services Environment