Terminal Server box on a SBS2003 network.

Posted on 2006-05-16
Last Modified: 2010-04-19

I have not experience with Terminal Services.  I assume SBS2003 will allow me to set up a TS box as another server on the domain?  

I need a primer on Terminal Server related to hardware requirements.  I have a small SBS2003 network that uses RWW and may need to move up to TS in application mode.  It may be going from people accessing their computers from home, to people ONLY working from remote locations.

Question by:Mixmangle
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    Yes, SBS will allow you to have ANOTHER server running Terminal Services in Application mode.  You need approrpiate licenses and for hardware, I recommend 200 MHz per user to start (assuming an intel chip - 125 MHz per user if AMD), and 256 MB RAM per user for basic office stuff, plus 512 base for the operating system - so 6 user Terminal server should be 1.2 GHz and have 2GB RAM.  You will, of course, need to adjust this based on the usage of the terminal server.  If you find 6 users don't load the CPU down for your application, then you can add more users.  DEFINITELY recommend any Terminal server be capable of dual processors and with DUAL CORE processors, I would recommend a dual processor capable dual core capable system (but you can start out with a single core single CPU if you aren't using many users on it).  

    The above is what I recommend for basic office stuff... Microsoft and others may have different recommendation - here are microsofts:
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