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Terminal Service Role ServicesHi,
 
 I have setup Windows 2008 Server for the purpose of using it for Terminal Server.
 As seen in  the screenshot, I installed Terminal Service only initially and that was good enough for me to connect to that Terminal Server using Remote Desktop by specifying (1) Computer Name (2) remote.domain.com in RD Gateway Server settings & checking [x] Bypass RD Gateway server. (3) Domain username and password.

 I have another Terminal server on the same network that is also a licensing server. So I did not install licensing server.

 My question is what are the purposes of the other three options:
 (1) TS Session Broker  (2) TS Gateway  (3) TS Web Access

 Can you give me an example with each option above?
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Terminal Services Session Broker (TS Session Broker) is a role service in Windows Server® 2008 that enables a user to reconnect to an existing session in a load-balanced terminal server farm
http://bit.ly/1ABLcHc

TS Gateway provides many benefits, including:
    TS Gateway enables remote users to connect to internal network resources over the Internet, by using an encrypted connection, without needing to configure virtual private network (VPN) connections.  TS Gateway provides a comprehensive security configuration model that enables you to control access to specific internal network resources.  TS Gateway provides a point-to-point RDP connection, rather than allowing remote users access to all internal network resources. TS Gateway enables most remote users to connect to internal network resources that are hosted behind firewalls in private networks and across network address translators (NATs). With TS Gateway, you do not need to perform additional configuration for the TS Gateway server or clients for this scenario.
http://bit.ly/1ABL6Q7

What does TS Web Access do?
After you install TS Web Access on a Windows Server 2008-based Web server, users can connect to the TS Web Access server to access RemoteApp programs that are available on a Windows Server 2008-based terminal server. TS Web Access has many benefits. These include the following:
Users can access RemoteApp programs from a Web site over the Internet or from an intranet. To start a RemoteApp program, they just click the program icon. If a user starts more than one RemoteApp program through TS Web Access, and the programs are running on the same terminal server, the RemoteApp programs run within the same Terminal Services session.     By using TS Web Access, there is much less administrative overhead. You can easily deploy programs from a central location. Additionally, programs are running on a terminal server and not on the client computer so they are easier to maintain.  TS Web Access includes Remote Desktop Web Connection, which enables users to connect remotely to the desktop of any computer where they have Remote Desktop access.  TS Web Access provides a solution that works with minimal configuration. The TS Web Access Web page includes the TS Web Access Web Part, which can be incorporated into a customized Web page or a Windows® SharePoint® Services site.
http://bit.ly/1ABLk9J
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