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Terminal Services vs Remote Desktop

mbroad02
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I am a little ignorant about Terminal Services and Remote Desktop.
Our small network is researching the use of either Termianl Services or Remote Desktop (via DSL) to run a 5-10 user Access application (2 user sites hitting one central server).

I have some questions:

(1)  Can you purchase a license(s) for Terminal Services usage without purchasing Windows Server 2000?
(2)  If you have Windows Server 2000, how many user licenses are included?  Can you purchase additional licenses?
(3)  I understand that Remote Desktop, which is included in Win Xp Professional, is very similar in features to Termisnal Services.  Is this accurate?
(4)  If I am trying to license these 5-10 users, hitting one central server (not heavy usage, but could be at the same time), which product would be recommended: Terminal Services or Remote Desktop?

your help is appreciated very much!!
MB
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Good answers--Thankyou---I just need one more thing:
Can I purchase additional Termiinal Services Licenses?  What cost?
Thanks,
MB
Make sure you read the following info before purchasing Client Access Licenses, it address "Per-User" vs "Per Device"

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/howtobuy/licensing/ts2003.mspx

A five pack of Client Access Licenses runs about $700 on the MS website, however, you can usually get a better deal if you go through a reseller like Dell.

Good Luck
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@ InteraX,

Thanks for the clarification.  However the link that I gave him was to Terminal Server licensing.

@mbroad02
I forgot to mention, Windows 2000 server comes with 5 Server CALs and 5 Terminal Server CALs.  Windows 2003 only comes with the server CALs.

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