Remote Desktop Services - Multi-Factor Authentication

Applies to: Windows Server (Semi-Annual Channel), Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016

Leverage the power of Active Directory with Multi-Factor Authentication to enforce high security protection of your business resources.

For your end-users connecting to their desktops and applications, the experience is similar to what they already face as they perform a second authentication measure to connect to the desired resource:

  • Launch a desktop or RemoteApp from an RDP file or through a Remote Desktop client application
  • Upon connecting to the RD Gateway for secure, remote access, receive an SMS or mobile application MFA challenge
  • Correctly authenticate and get connected to their resource!

For more details on the configuration process, check out Integrate your Remote Desktop Gateway infrastructure using the Network Policy Server (NPS) extension and Azure AD.