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Remote Desktop, Terminal Services Server 2003

I need to know and understand the difference between Remote Desktop, and Terminal Services....I use Remote Desktop all the time and so I know how it works, but what is the difference between the two??
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LeviDaily
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mkbeanCommented:
Windows 2000 used to call what we know now as Remote Desktop, Terminal Services Remote Administration Mode.  In Server 2003 this allows 2 remote connections and a console connection.  Both 2000 and 2003 support Terminal Services Application Mode.  This mode usually allows users to connect to a server and run a specific application.  You are not limited here to 2 or 3 connections but you are limited by your TS licenses.

Here are some helpful links if you are thinking about implementing.

Technical Overview of Windows Server 2003 Terminal Services
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/techinfo/overview/termserv.mspx

Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server Licensing
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/techinfo/overview/termservlic.mspx

Frequently Asked Questions About Terminal Services
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/community/centers/terminal/terminal_faq.mspx

Hope that helps.

Brian
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