RDS-WebAccess Prerequisites

1) Hardware

RDS-WebAccess can work on your PC and here is the minimal recommended hardware:

Number of users Equipment for XP/2003 Windows 2008 to 2019 or 7 to 10
3 - 5 1 GB
I5 or above
4 GB
10 1 GB
I5 or above
I5 or above
8 GB
25 4 GB
One CPU 2.5 GHZ
I5 or above
16 GB
I7 or Xeon
50 and above 16 GB
Dual CPU
32 GB
Dual CPU - SSD Disk dedicated to the system

Over 50 concurrent sessions, we recommend to use a farm of servers. Each server (physical or virtual ones) handling up to 50 concurrent users.

Comment: The type of hardware you need will mostly depend on what kind of resources the applications you wish to publish consume the most (CPU/memory/Disk). You might consider getting a server with SSD drives if you plan on using an application that accesses a database on your RDS-WebAccess server as it will greatly enhance the performances.

2) Operating system

Your hardware must use one of the operating systems below:

  • Windows XP Professional or Windows XP Home.
  • Windows Vista, Professional, Corporate or Ultimate Edition
  • Windows 7 Professional, Corporate or Ultimate Edition
  • Windows 8 Professional/8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 2003 Server or 2003 SBS
  • Windows 2008 Server or 2008 R2/SBS
  • Windows 2012 Server or 2012 R2
  • Windows 2016 Server
  • Windows 2019 Server

32 and 64 bit are supported.

  • If you install RDS-WebAccess on a Windows 2003 to 2019 make sure the RDS or Terminal Services roles as well as the RDS Terminal Services licensing role are installed before installing RDS-WebAccess.

  • Windows 10 Home edition is not supported. Windows Server 2019 Essentials Edition does not support RemoteApp.

3) Network parameters

The RDS-WebAccess "server" must have a fixed IP address:

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Remote access (from Wide Area Network - WAN)

  • A DSL connection is recommended as well as a public fixed address. Without a fixed IP address, you should install a dynamic DNS service like http://DynDNS.org More information about how to set this up can be found here.
  • The TCP RDP port (by default 3389) must be opened both ways on your firewall.

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