Multiple users can share the resources of a single server. This helps in efficient use of hardware resources and can be cost-effective compared to maintaining individual machines for each user.
Thin Client Support: Terminal Servers often support thin clients, which are devices with minimal processing power that rely on the server to perform most computing tasks. This can be a cost-effective and centralized computing solution.
User Isolation: Each user session on a Terminal Server is typically isolated from others, providing a degree of security and privacy. Users may have their own environment and Terminal server settings while sharing the same server.
Load Balancing: Terminal Servers can be set up in a load-balanced configuration to distribute user sessions across multiple servers. This helps in optimizing performance and ensures that no single server is overloaded.
Authentication and Security: Terminal Servers use authentication mechanisms to ensure that only authorized users can access resources. Security measures are in place to protect data transmission between the server and clients.
Session Persistence: Some Terminal Server setups allow users to disconnect from a session and later reconnect to the same session, resuming their work where they left off.
Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Services (RDS) is a popular implementation of Terminal Server technology on Windows Server operating systems. Other operating systems, such as Linux, also have similar technologies, like the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) for connecting to remote desktops.
Please note that the specifics may vary depending on the implementation and the operating system being used.