Running Terminal Server on a DC SBS 2003

Posted on 2006-04-03
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
Hi All,

I'm running a 2003 small business server.  By default, this is configured as the Domain Controller and is the only server on the network.  Is there a way to make this guy run as an Terminal server in Application mode?  (I'm aware of the security issues, but the client is already using it as a filehost [I inherited design] and is concerned about buying a second server)  Basically I want to have multiple users (more than the 2 given in remote admin mode) to be able to connect to the server and work remotely.

Thank in advanced.
Question by:Kyle Abrahams
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    Nope, sorry; Terminal Services in Application mode is not available in SBS; one of the restrictions.
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    by:Lee W, MVP
    No, an SBS server CANNOT be setup in Application mode for Terminal Services.  You CAN buy another server (NON-SBS - ONLY ONE SBS PER DOMAIN and NO TRUSTS!) and run that in Application mode.

    You can also try the Remote Web Workplace and using a VPN and then Remote Desktop.
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    by:Kyle Abrahams
    can RWW be used for more then 2 users on a single server?  EG: have them all connect to my DC?
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    by:Lee W, MVP
    I would expect it to support as many clients as your licenses allow - I suggest checking out the webcast transcript and powerpoint presentation available here

    TechNet Support WebCast: An overview of Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Remote Web Workplace feature
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    can RWW be used for more then 2 users on a single server?  no

    EG: have them all connect to my DC?  No...  This technology is meant for users to connect to thier workstations through the internet.

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