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I have w2k3 r2 server that is currently set up in workgroup environment.   I would like to set up a so that employees can work from home as if they are in the office.
I only have one server, I imagine that once everything is configured that it will be handling AD, Terminal server.  Will i need DNS? I have been advised to use citrx terminal server licencesing? Does that mean i will have to purchase additional software.  Is there a straight forward how to guide?
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Hi seaweed27,

You should use SSL explorer for that (I would do that)
Open only port 443 (SSL) on your router/firewall to point to your terminal server.
Then users can login with https://yourip or yourdomain (even just a dyndns )
In SSL explorer create an Advanced rdp to your terminal server (to itself in your case)

Thats it easy and secure and free!

www.3sp.com

Regards,

Trenes
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seaweed27,

Sorry you need to install Terminal Services of course first.

Regards,

trenes
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That sounds pretty good.

I will still need licenses for each client/user connection right?

How many concurrent connections should i realistically expect to handle?
 
Does this sound right,
              1. install AD/ promote server
              2. instal teminal services
              3. what ever is next
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you also need to install the license server for terminal services.  You should get a 120 trail where you dont need to have the licenses installed to access the terminal services.

You should also check to ensure that the appropriate permissions are assigned to users so that they can log in using terminal services.
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oh...and in the above comment...its a 120 day trial, but yea, you need to purchase licenses.  The number you need all depends on how many people you expect to use the service at a particular time.  It's going to be different based on everyones individual needs.

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by:seaweed27
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Is AD required, recommended? I would think it would be or at least a good idea
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by:jGams
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yes, install active directory, it will allow you to manage your users, and configure their profiles for terminal services as well.
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Thank you Both for th great information
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thank you for the points!
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