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Windows 2008r2 server - Standard edition

tgunduz
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I would like to know if it is possible to implement Micorsoft WebAccess on this version please ?

The idea is to give remote user acces to their Physical Desktops (member of the Domain) trough web acess.

Thank you
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The functionality you describe sounds like "Remote Web Workplace" and is only available in Microsoft's SBS and the now retired EBS product line. Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard edition does not offer RWW functionality either natively or as an add-on.

The closest you can get is setting up a TS-Gateway server, a role avaiable with Server 2008 R2, and allow users to use a remote desktop client to access their machines without requiring a VPN. This is still a standard RDP client layout though and is not a web based solution.

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>The closest you can get is setting up a TS-Gateway server, a role avaiable with Server 2008 R2, and allow users to use a remote desktop client to access their machines without requiring a VPN. >This is still a standard RDP client layout though and is not a web based solution.

Should I understand this ?

All the users use RDP client and connect to TS-Gateway server on port 3389  and the TS-Gateway server forwards the RDP connection to the physical desktop ?

Any option to wake-up the physical dektop ?

Thank you
Distinguished Expert 2018

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Actually the TS-Gateway can tunnel RDP over HTTPS, so you don't have to open another hole in your firewall. But no, there is no built-in Wake-On-Lan feature in the TS-Gateway role *or* RWW on SBS. You'd have to adjust your power-management on the endpoints if you choose to implement this feature.