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Clustering on Windows Server 2003 Standard

I want to cluster my terminal servers and I am unsure whether I can do this with the Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition.

Online help says "Session Directory (included in Windows Server 2003, Datacentre  Edition and Enterprise Edition)", which suggests that it isn't available with Stadard Edition. I note however that the services and the group policy objects exist.

Could an expert please advise whether I need the other editions or not.

Regards

Jim
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Toni UranjekConsultant/TrainerCommented:
Hi jsulliva1957,

Clustering is supported only Enterprise and Datacenter Editions.
More info: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsserver/evaluate/features/compare.mspx

HTH

Toni
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kevin_uk05Commented:
You can not cluster Standard Edition Operating Systems. You will need a minimum of Enterprise Edition.
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Toni UranjekConsultant/TrainerCommented:
Hi jsulliva1957,

Clustering is supported only on Enterprise and Datacenter Editions.
More info: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsserver/evaluate/features/compare.mspx

HTH

Toni
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Toni UranjekConsultant/TrainerCommented:
Sorry for double post, I'm having problems with QuickEE. ;)
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jsulliva1957Author Commented:
Thanks Toni.

What is the "Network Load Balancing clusters", which is a feature that is included on the compare matrix for Standard.


Regards


Jim
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Toni UranjekConsultant/TrainerCommented:
NLB allows you to build highly available and scalable soultions. Unfortunately to use "Session Directory" you need at least Enterprise edition.
Check this article: http://www.brianmadden.com/content/article/How-to-Configure-Windows-Network-Load-Balancing-for-pure-Terminal-Server-environments
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jsulliva1957Author Commented:
Thanks Toni, this article looks just like what I am looking for


Jim
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