Remote Desktop Gateway (RDG) Configuration and Workspot Integration Guide

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Overview

The RD Gateway integration with Workspot Control enables authorized remote users to connect to resources in an internal corporate or private network, from any Internet-connected device that can run the Workspot client.1 The network resources can be RD Session Host servers, RD Session Host servers running RemoteApp programs, or computers with Remote Desktop enabled.2

Prerequisites

  • [OPTIONAL] A Remote Desktop Services (RDS) implementation: RDS Farm with one RDS Broker (or more for high availability [HA]).
  • RDS Host(s) with applicable licenses and applications installed.
  • An RD Gateway - may be installed stand-alone or, optionally, an RDG farm for HA.

Follow these steps to create an RD Gateway profile in Workspot Control:

  • Go to Setup > RD Gatway


  • Click on the Add RD Gateway button and describe the Gateway (Name, URI, Use the default setting for "Allow Self Signed Certificates" for now).


  • Submit the profile by clicking on Add RD Gateway button. The message "RD Gateway created successfully" is shown.

Follow these steps to use the RD Gateway defined in Workspot Control for Remote Connections to desktops and to utilize applications in RDS environment:

  • The figure below illustrates how to define a Workspot Application that opens up the desktop of a support server. Go to Resources > Applications and click on the Add Application button.
    (*) The key to routing through the RD Gateway is to Select the "No" radio button and pick the desired RD Gateway from the drop-down that becomes visible.


  • This figure illustrates how to define a Workspot Application that opens up WordPad published in an RDS Farm. Go to Resources > Applications and click on the Add Application button.
    (*) The key to routing through the RD Gateway is to Select the "No" radio button and pick the desired RD Gateway from the drop-down that becomes visible.

Checking that the Configuration Works

  • Verify transport settings using the RD Gateway manager.


  • Verify proper RD Gateway deployment using Windows RD Client.


  • Launch the WordPad from the Workspot applications panel.


  • Verify that WordPad launched.

Conclusion

Workspot integrated with RD Gateway in Windows Server 2012 R2 offers new HTTP and UDP transports designed to allow remote users to take advantage of the WAN improvements in RDP 8.0 outside the corporate network. This integration with Workspot Control management console features, Microsoft's IIS configuration and load balancing, provide a quality, scalable RDP 8.0 experience.

References
Deploying the RD Gateway role service for a 2012 RDS Farm
Configuring the RD Gateway Server for a 2012 RDS farm with HA enabled for the RD Connection Brokers
Configuring UDP Support on the RD Gateway in Windows Server 2012
Verifying RD Gateway Functionality
Specify Computers That Users Can Connect to Through Remote Desktop Gateway

Additional References
Deploying Remote Desktop Gateway Step-by-Step Guide
Installing RD Gateway
What’s new in Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Gateway

[1] Refer to our Workspot Client Features in the Getting Started section of our Workspot Help Center.
[2] Workspot supports Windows Server 2012 R2 RD Gateway.
[3] RD Gateway Capacity: Opinion by Brad Bouchard.

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