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I have a Windows 2003 SBE server as the DC and I need to put up a windows 2000 server as a dedicated terminal server.  I will have different users dialing into the terminal server but I only expect a max of 6 users at one time.  What type of windows 2000 server software should I buy?  How does the licensing part work as I want the terminal server licenses to be issued as people connect?  Does the licensing service need to be installed on the 2003 SBE DC?  Should I consider buying 2003 STD and spend the extra money?

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Tom
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You dont need to buy any terminal server licensing. If terminal server is 2000 and clients are windows xp, according to microsoft, you dont need to buy terminal server CALS. But if you are using Office in terminal server, then you should have same version of office in each client computer that is connecting (not OEM) or you should buy 6 office licenses for terminal server.

The licensing server still needs to be installed. You just dont need to purchase licenses. You can install licensing server in SBS2003(terminal server license server has to be installed on a DC. I dont recommend running TS as DC so i guess installing on SBS2003 is your only choice). Click add/remove programs-> add/remove components to add terminal server licensing.

If you buy 2003 std, you need to buy terminal server cal also which is typically like $100 per user/device CAL. Depending on what application you are going to do in terminal server, you may not need to spend that extra money for server license and TS CALS. 2000 terminal server works good for most part.

Vinod.
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With regards adding a new server in checkout the link:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6f4015f2-7606-4eaa-828a-00b8df6bd999&displaylang=en
With regards licensing server, yes it will need to be installed on the SBS.
As previously stated, if you use 2003 standard for TS then you will have to pay for extra licenses.
As an alternative and if you have the resources you could use RDP to connect to an unused XP Pro machine in your office and to use that instead of a TS.
Depending on the type of user and how they will be using it. If you could fill us in, it maybe a cheaper alternative.

David
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