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HI all,

I have a client with an office environment consisting entirely of Windows XP Home PCs networked in a peer-to-peer environment. Some of these XP Home clients are in 3 different remote offices. If I install a WIndows 2003 Server in Terminal Services application server mode, do I need to make the server a domain controller for authentication of incoming client requests?

Assuming the answer to the above question is "yes", I'd have to upgrade the local clients from XP Home to XP Pro to join the domain, but would I also need to upgrade the remote XP Home client to XP Pro or could I just ensure that they have logins on the Terminal Server and use the Remote Desktop Client on these PCs to access the Terminal Server and then log in?

Thank in advance for the advice.

Tom Greendyk
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Hi tgreendyk,

You wouldn't need to change the server into a domain controller to have it acting as an application server.
You might want to implement a domain for management purposes though :-)

The users can log on "locally" to the TS server, in the same way as they would to any other Windows machine.

You can connect to the terminal server using the RDP client (Remote Desktop Connection) on the Win XP Home machines.  This will work with no problem.

However, you will need to ensure that you have a TS CAL (Client Access Licence) for each device that connects to the terminal server.  If you had XP Pro on the machines, you wouldn't have this requirement.

Hope this helps - let me know if you need any further help
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Hi - thanks for the "A".  Glad I could help.
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