Microsoft Remote Desktop Server

Preface: Remote Desktop Services is a robust role in the windows role group. RDS is used to remote into the central RDS server or any member server or the user’s desktop computer through the RDS server using the Remote Desktop web services either on the internal network or through the internet.

Microsoft is aware that some customers are running versions of Windows that no longer receive mainstream support. That means those customers will not have received any security updates to protect their systems from CVE-2019-0708, which is a critical remote code execution vulnerability.

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Given the potential impact to customers and their businesses, we made the decision to make security updates available for platforms that are no longer in mainstream support (see download links in the following table). These updates are available from the Microsoft Update Catalog only. We recommend that customers running one of these operating systems download and install the update as soon as possible.

Platform

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Impact

Severity

Windows XP SP3 x86

Remote Code Execution

Critical

Windows XP Professional x64 Edition SP2

Remote Code Execution

Critical

Windows XP Embedded SP3 x86

Remote Code Execution

Critical

Windows Server 2003 SP2 x86

Remote Code Execution

Critical

Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition SP2

Remote Code Execution

Critical

Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2

Remote Code Execution

Critical

Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 Edition SP2

Remote Code Execution

Critical

Windows Vista SP2

Remote Code Execution

Critical

Windows Vista x64 Edition SP2

Remote Code Execution

Critical

To learn more about the vulnerability, go to CVE-2019-0708.

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  1. . Starting with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (1709), look for Remote Desktop under System in the Settings app instead of using the Remote Desktop Assistant. Microsoft Remote Desktop assistant allows you to configure your PC for remote access From your Windows PC, access the Microsoft Remote Desktop assistant to configure it for remote.
  2. What is your experience with the performance of Remote Desktop Services? I have 3 remote desktop servers, each with around 50 users at any given time (round robin balanced via DNS). The servers act as 'desktops', ie they are used for Outlook, Excel, PDF and Web Based applications/browsing (accessed via Internet Explorer 11).