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Windows 2000 Terminal Services Experiment

lisa_lacour asked
Last Modified: 2010-03-19
I have been reading a little about Windows Terminal Services and would like to try it out.  We have an opportunity to sell our VB Application to a customer with remote locations and I need to be able to suggest a networking strategy for them.  

I have a Windows 2000 machine that I would like to set up as the server machine.  I tried installing Terminal Services but I don't have the component on my machine.  I thought I could download the adminpak.msi, run it and the component would be available but the readme file stated the msi I downloaded was for XP only.  Here are my questions:

1.  Is it possible to install Terminal Services in Application Server Mode on Windows 2000 Professional?
2.  If yes, How/Where do I get the Terminal Services Component in my Add/Remove Windows Components wizard?  I have my Windows 2000 Professional disk.
3.  How would I setup my client to access the Terminal Services machine?  It is my understanding that the client os would have to be either Windows 2000 or Windows XP, is that correct?
4.  Licensing is free for Windows 2000 or Windows XP clients?    

Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated...
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Thanks for the information.  I will try and set this up sometime today or tomorrow on a Windows 2000 Server machine.  I am anxious to see how our VB application will perform under this environment.  It is my understanding that I would be able to set up only specific applications to run under Terminal Services?  Clients connecting to the Server via Terminal Services would only be able to access the VB application.  If this is possible, then there would be no application licensing to worry about right?

Normally you will need only one license to run the product...

Thats not quite right, if you install a server in Application mode you need:

1. A license for the Terminal server ITSELF

2. a Client Access license for each client (these are integrated in 2000 and XP Pro so there is no need to worry if you have these OS's on client machines).

But to my best knowlegde and understanding of Microsoft Licensing, you do need a license for the terminal server itself if you intend to be using it in Application mode.

Hope this helps,

Daniel F.

That's right... but for the application itself you only need one license... I prior comments the statements about licensing were already said.


Thanks all... I got Terminal Services running on Windows 2000 Advanced Server, I appreciate the help.

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