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Remote Desktop to Server - multi users?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by NCTurner2002, Jul 27, 2007.

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  1. NCTurner2002

    NCTurner2002 Thread Starter

    Dec 2, 2006
    I'm going to be adding a server to my office (Windows-based?), and plan on using remote desktop to log in to it from a remote location. I've not done this before, but can I have several people log on to the server, and run individual "virtual systems" simultaneously? The option would be to somehow get them to log on to individual workstations remotely, but that may be too complicated / incompatible. If multiple people can log on simultaneously to the server and run it as if they're sitting in front of the computer, that'll work just fine.

    thanks for any help!
  2. gurutech


    Apr 23, 2004
    Yes, it can be done. You will need to install the Terminal Services component. And since it appears you will be doing this in "application mode" (versus "administration mode") you will also need to install Terminal Server Licensing, and purchase TS Licenses, which are separate from the regular CAL's.
  3. rhynes


    Aug 14, 2006
    If the server you're adding is going to be the domain controller, then it's not recommended to install Terminal services. I've done it but I don't like it, changes the dynamics of the server and you really have to be concerned about file security.

    If it's an additional server, great :)
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