In Windows management, best practices are guidelines that are considered the ideal way, under typical circumstances, to configure a server as defined by experts. Best practice violations, even critical violations, are not necessarily problematic. However, they indicate server configurations that can result in poor performance, poor reliability, unexpected conflicts, increased security risks, or other potential problems.
Topics described in this article can help you bring Remote Desktop Services (RDS) that are running on Windows Server 2008 R2 into compliance with best practices. This information will be most valuable to the following workgroups:
Administrators who have completed a Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) scan of RDS.
Administrators who want information about how to interpret and resolve BPA scan results. The results can be used to identify areas of RDS that are not compliance with best practices.
Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2008 R2 provides technologies that enable users to access Windows-based programs that are installed on a remote desktop server, or to access the full Windows desktop. With Remote Desktop Services, users can access a remote desktop server from a corporate network or from the Internet.
For more information about Remote Desktop Services, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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No prerequisites are required.
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this update.
Update replacement information
This update does not replace a previously released update.
The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes
GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, extremely important issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.
The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 R2" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
Additional file information
Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 R2
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2