Terminal Services client requirements
Posted on 2004-08-18
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.