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Guidance on leveraging remote access and server administration


[!TIP] Looking for information about older versions of Windows Server? Check out our other Windows Server libraries on You can also search this site for specific information.

  • Remote Desktop Services

    Remote Desktop Services enables users to access Windows-based programs that are installed on a Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host) server, or to access the full Windows desktop. With Remote Desktop Services, users can access an RD Session Host server from within a corporate network or from the Internet.

  • Remote Access

    The Remote Access server role includes DirectAccess and virtual private network (VPN), local area network (LAN) Routing, and Web Application Proxy. RAS allows you to provide network connectivity to remote employees, site-to-site VPN to connect remote office locations over the Internet, and the RAS Gateway, which has multitenant and Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) capabilities for Enterprises and Cloud Service Providers (CSPs).

  • Web Application Proxy

    Web Application Proxy provides reverse proxy functionality for web applications inside your corporate network to allow users on any device to access them from outside the corporate network safely and securely.

  • Multipoint Services

    This blog post discusses how you can use Microsoft technologies to protect your datacenter and cloud investments from emerging threats.

  • Remote Server Administration Tools

    To ease remote server management, you can download and install Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10. Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 includes Server Manager, Microsoft Management Console (mmc) snap-ins, consoles, Windows PowerShell cmdlets and providers, and some command-line tools for managing roles and features that run on Windows Server.

  • OpenSSH

    OpenSSH is the open-source version of the Secure Scripting Host (SSH) tools used by administrators of Linux and other non-Windows for cross-platform management of remote systems. OpenSSH has been added to Windows and is included in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019.

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