MS Remote Desktop Web Access Customization
Custom interface Solution for Microsoft Remote Desktop Web Access
Remote Desktop Web Access (RD Web Access) formerly known as Terminal Services Web Access (TS web) is the second generation Web based access portal for Microsoft Terminal Services (Remote Desktop Services). Remote Desktop Services is a windows role based service that comes with windows operating system itself. We just need to enable Remote Desktop Services role and configure it. Once configured we can create any number RD Web Access websites that is installed in the IIS, however only one instance per website is possible. The inbuilt Remote Desktop Services management console provides easy to use interface where you can publish your Remote Apps and Remote Desktops. As it is tied up with Windows environment (Active Directory integrated), it is always easy to publish your content as user based or group based. It gives great control over your remote publishing needs but still keeping it very simple to install, configure and manage.
We have deep knowledge with Remote Desktop Services as well as Remote Desktop Web Access environment. We have been working from the TS Web Access versions hence we can customize RD Web interfaces beyond the level. Any complex branding as well as any custom feature requirement is possible with RD Web Access. Dart Innovations can help you brand your RD Web Access website with your own identities.
Dart Innovations can also offer wide variety of custom features and utilities with the custom branded RD Web Access interface. Here are some of the features we can offer but the list is not limited. We can also implement any new features based on your own requirement.
These are some custom features you can consider accommodating in your Remote Desktop Web Access
This feature lets you post all your important messages, news and announcements on both login and after login pages of your Custom RD Web Access interface. You can manage these short messages from the IAdmin back end using options like post, edit, delete, activate and deactivate. It is possible that you can post announcements on AD group based or OU based.
This utility allows you to present your important links, resources on both login and after login pages of your Custom RD Web Access Interface. The IAdmin interface allows you to post, edit, delete, activate and deactivate the links. This can be called as company links, web links, bookmarks or useful resources. This can be managed on group or OU based.
This option is placed on your RD Web Access login page which helps user to reset password and recover their password by self when they have forgot their original password. It works in the similar fashion of how most Forgot Password reset flow works in web.
Similar to Forgot Password this option helps to recover the username itself for users who forgot their username of RD web /Active directory. This can be validated against their AD email address or phone number. User receives their username in email on completion of successful validation.
Password Reset – Admin
This is an IAdmin back end module which allows administrator to reset a user password and send the new password via email. The module clearly validates against your AD password policy and allows you reset the password of a user in a single step. The feature saves lot time by avoiding the need of logging into Active Directory system.
Create Active Directory users – Admin
This is an IAdmin module that lets your administrators to create your active directory users from the web interface itself. You can create users with all user information such as company, email, title, phone and others. You can assign them to specific OU and groups as well. Once created user will be receiving an email with username and randomly generated password.
Custom Message for Locked Users
RD Web doesn’t provide you specific message during if the user is locked. Our custom module can enhance the login error message and provide specific custom message for locked users. (Ex: Your Account has been locked, contact Administrator)
Social widgets integration
You can integrate your Twitter feed or Facebook widget into your RD Web page. The widget settings can be managed via IAdmin back end.
The tiny widget allows you to show a RSS news feed on your login page and/or after login page. The RSS feed URL can be simply managed from the IAdmin back end module
Active Directory information
An information utility that displays the logged in user information pulled from Active Directory. Last logged in time, Email Id, Phone, Title, Department and Company are some useful information to display on the page. You can also display any other user information from Active Directory.
This enabled single sign on facility to login to OWA (Email) from your RD Web Access interface. User doesn’t need to sign in again at OWA login when they are already signed in at RD Web Access. We can also integrate SSO for any other email system.
Administrators can upload the documents on AD group based which will be available to users for download or read. It can be PDF, MS Word, text files or anything else. Admin can add, edit, delete and sort the documents order at any time. This useful feature lets you share your documents like training materials, user guides, reports, company handbooks or other manuals among your users in a group based manner.
The feature allows you to provide dowloadable tools inside the RD Web Access interface. That may be corporate tools, utilities, software patches or desktop clients. You can upload any format of applications, executable files, compressed zip files or any other formats from the IAdmin module and distribute them to your uses in a group based manner.
You can place number of videos into the RD Web interface and show them on AD user/group based. It is very useful when you want to place your training videos or other information videos to your staffs/users. You can integrate youtube, video or other video streaming platforms and all of them can be managed from the IAdmin back end using the options such as Add, Edit, Delete and Sort.
You RD Web login page can be bundled as a tiny widget which you can integrate on your website or in other web apps. The widget functions the same as how RD Web login functions but with more simplified look to implement into a web page.
These are some widgets we can integrate on your login and/or after login pages of your custom RD Web Access portal. These are just few widgets as example but you can come up with your own options to make your custom RD Web interface richer look.
IAdmin (Interface Admin Management Module)
IAdmin is a free module ships with your custom interface package which runs as a separate website. It helps you to manage all your custom features. Example, you can add, edit, delete and sort your announcements or web links using this module. The features like Password Reset By Admin, Create AD Users are IAdmin specific modules. You can also manage email template that is sent during the password reset or user creation from the IAdmin module. We can also add any additional CMS modules such as Manage logos, Manage Promo Banners, or Manage Branding Elements (that let’s you manage your custom logo, background image) or anything you need upon your specific request. The IAdmin has an option called Web Encrypt/Decrypt which provides additional security by allowing you to encrypt your SQL/LDAP connection strings in your web config file.
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Frequently Asked Questions
It takes 1 week in general to customize RD Web Access Interfaces. 2 days for design and 3 days for implementation. If you need some custom features it may take little more time based on your requirements which will be discussed at the start of project.
The standard features that most companies require are Forgot Password, Forgot Username, Announcements, Web Links, OWA Integrations, Documents, Downloads, Active Directory Info, Client Info, Twitter, RSS, Password Reset by Admin, Create AD Users and few more. However we are ready to hear your specific requirements and convert them as features for you.
Yes, we can add our custom features into your existing RD Web Access website either it has a default look or customized look. Our cost differs based on your customized design and features you need which will be discussed and estimated then
No, if you are only customizing the look and feel. And Yes, if you are willing to add our custom features. You may have a simple SQL Express edition which is good enough. However we have XML based solution which we can offer for the customers those who not like to go for SQL.
Yes, we can customize RD Web Client as same like RD Web Access website. We can also implement all custom features on the RDS Web Client portal.
Our Custom RD Web Access Interface Package includes of
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