Terminal Server infrastructure reccomendations...

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

I have taken on a couple small (5-10user) clients and am planning a complete hosted Terminal Services environment for each.  These are all very simple clients which will need nothing more than the Office Suite for applications.  I will be colocating a server and most likely using Virtual Server or VMWare's product line to create a virtual machine/server to deploy SBS for each client.

What reccomendations do you have for hardware/etc?  The clients will all have thin clients to connect.  I've used TServices for years, but never like this.  Your rec's are greatly appreciated.
Question by:wylde342
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    In order to deploy Terminal Services with SBS you need a separate member server, so that would mean deploying two virtual servers for each client.  Probably not an effective way to go unless you have a Service Provider Licensing agreement with Microsoft.

    I might recommend instead that you outsource this as the recommendation for them.  While this may not put as much in your pocket it will take significantly less out of theirs.  At least you should take a look at a hosted service provider which I can highly recommend, and then also take a look at Microsoft's Service Provider licensing program to see if it's something you want to pursue.  They also provide a lot of support as to what hardware configurations are acceptable for this use.

    Hosted service provider:  which is owned and operated by Vlad Mazek, a leading Small Business IT Professional.

    Microsoft Service Provider Licensing info:


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    I've received a few answers from you in this/various forums.  Your answers are always very complete and detailed.  If I could give you more points, I would!
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    by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy

    Thanks! I appreciate the compliment, and giving a grade of "A" does in fact provide more points (A = 4x, B = 3x and, well, we hope to not get anything less than a B).


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