RD Web Access

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

Remote Desktop Web Access (RD Web Access) is a Remote Desktop Services role service in Windows Server 2008 R2 that enables users to visit a Web site (either from the Internet or from an intranet) to access a list of available RemoteApp programs and virtual desktops published by using RemoteApp and Desktop Connection. To start a RemoteApp program or virtual desktop, users click the program icon.


The following is a list of all aspects that are part of this managed entity:

Name Description

RD Web Access Configuration

When the Remote Desktop Web Access (RD Web Access) role service is installed, a default Web site is automatically created. By default, the Web site is located at http://server_name/RDWeb, where server_name is the name of the RD Web Access server.

To populate the Web page with a list of available RemoteApp programs or virtual desktops, you must specify a Remote Desktop Session Host server or Remote Desktop Connection Broker server for RD Web Access to use. Any RemoteApp programs on the specified RD Session Host server or RD Connection Broker server that are configured to show in RD Web Access will appear on the Web page.

Remote Desktop Services