Remote Desktop, Terminal Services Server 2003

Posted on 2005-05-13
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
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??
Question by:LeviDaily
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    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

    Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server Licensing

    Frequently Asked Questions About Terminal Services

    Hope that helps.


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