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Remote Desktop Sessions in SBS 2003 R2

How many remote desktop session are allowed at one time? Can I add more if need be? I have a client that uses RDS for all of there sales team adn not all of them can get on through RDS because all the sessions are used.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
SBS 2003 R2 does not allow Remote Desktop - it allows Remote Administration.  USERS should not be connecting to the server - that's a HORRIBLE security risk and something that simply should not be done.  The maximum connections for Remote Administration is 2, plus 1 console.  If you want to use Remote Desktop (or more properly termed "Terminal Services" on a server), you will need a SECOND server (NOT an SBS server, but a standard or enterprise edition of 2003 that you setup as a terminal server.  Then the number of users is dependent on your hardware capabilities and how many licensed terminal server Client Access Licenses you get (CALs).  
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drboxAuthor Commented:
I'm not very knowledgable in terminal server. I do have two servers in my network that are both SBS 2003 R2. Are you saying use one for TS and connect through that one to my file server with all the files that the Sales people need?
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
You can't have two SBS servers - they don't work together.  The problem with two is that each must be the FSMO master (special roles in a domain that can only be run by ONE server in an SBS domain).  You can't have two because they both can't be the only server handling those roles.

Ostensibly, you CAN have two, but you create MAJOR complications and they can't work together.  And NO SBS 2003 can be a terminal server.  You would need to buy a copy of STANDARD or ENTERPRISE edition to use Terminal Services - and reinstall it on one of the servers.  Or buy a complete new server - and the Client Access Licenses.

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drboxAuthor Commented:
I now have a Terminal server installed w/Standard edition with Terminal Services set up on it. I have plenty of Licenses.. How does the client connect through TS to get to the SBS 2003 server where all the files are kept?
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DPAITCommented:
Treat the terminal server session like it was a stand alone XP client on the network.  These users would connect via mapped drives the same way an XP Professional box on the network would connect.  

Some things to watch out for is where the user profiles are created on the terminal server.  By default they will be on the c: drive and most builds do not have a large c: partition setup for that.

Also, be sure you actually bought Terminal server licenses.  They are not included with SBS and are a separate purchase.

Lastly be sure you have a secure way for the users to be connecting remotely to your network before using terminal services.  Otherwise you leave RDP open on the internet connection and thats asking for problems.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I see... so my comments were of no use to you?
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