What is a session RDS?

What is a session RDS?

What is a session RDS?

Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) is a role in Remote Desktop Services (RDS). RDSH can host Windows session-based applications and desktops that can be shared with users remotely. To access applications or desktops remotely, users need to be on a network connection.

What is a VDI session?

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is an individual virtual machine running a desktop Operating System. A Session-Based Desktop is an individual session running inside a server Operating System on either a virtual machine or a physical server.

How many connections can RDS handle?

Maximum number of database connections

Maximum database connections
DB engine Parameter Allowed values
Oracle sessions 100–65535
PostgreSQL max_connections 6–8388607
SQL Server Maximum number of concurrent connections 0–32767

Is remote desktop a virtual machine?

Remote desktops are part of Microsoft terminal servers. The user’s applications run directly on the terminal server rather than running in a virtual desktop environment. The primary advantage of using remote desktops is simplicity.

What’s the difference between a virtual desktop deployment and a session deployment?

The key difference is there is only 1 user permitted to connect to each VM at any one time, whereas with session-based you can have many users connect to each VM. The other difference is licensing is significantly more expensive if you choose Windows 10/Windows 7/Windows 8.1 for the VMs.


VDI stands for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and RDS stands for Remote Desktop Session Hosts. What this really means is VDI is built around the Windows Client Operating System, Windows 10. RDS is built around the Windows Server Operating System.

How do I fix too many RDS connections?

Increase the maximum number of connections to your DB instance using the following methods:

  1. Scale the instance up to a DB instance class with more memory. Note: Scaling the DB instance class causes an outage.
  2. Set a larger value for the max_connections parameter using a custom instance-level parameter group.