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Is it a good practice to Make Primary server as a Terminal server?

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Hi All,
Is it a good practise to make the primary Server as a terminal server? what are the pro's and con's? At the moment the primary is server is set up as both File server and Print Server! Can some one point me to a good article as how an organization should go about in designing their servers like Print, Email, File, Terminal , sharepoint and so on?

Thanks in Advance,
Harry Siva
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if you prepare to have some sensitive data to be comprised in your file server, i wouldn't do it?
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If by Primary server you mean a Domain Controller then the answer is NO.

It is bad practice to install Terminal Server on a any domain controller since you are in effect giving remote users the ability to log on locally to the server - and on a domain controller that could seriously compromise your security.

Terminal Server is best placed on a Member Server (ie a server that is not a domain controller), though if you really insist it can be put on a Domain Controller - at your own risk.

Incidently, with SBS server microsoft have actually enforced this best practice to the extent that you cannot install Terminal Server on the SBS server at all.
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