SBS2003 Add Terminal Server or Use Remote Access?
Posted on 2006-03-20
With Microsoft not recommending adding Terminal Server to the SBS2003 Server - instead they recommend adding extra hardware, Server 2003 + Terminal Server. Is Remote Access a viable alternative???
I wondered if it would be appropriate to use Remote Access on the server with VPN on the XP Clients to run a server/client based application for a handful of remote users (Part Sage, Part Bespoke).
I have carried out a simple test to install Remote Access Service on the server and start a partial install of the application on the client having first used the remote connection disk on a users PC.
Anyone carried out similar? How secure is the connection? Would it be better to use hardware VPN? Is this the best way to progress given the small amount of users who require access to the application – less than 5? Is there a limit on the number of users that can simultaneously connect to the server using Remote Access?
Apologises for the number of questions in advance but feel sure that someone must have already implemented a similar setup and am looking for reasurance that Remote Access is a viable alternative.