PLease read below. I need the "smoking gun"r eason not put put Terminal server on DC01. They are insisting I do it, I of course want to do the right thing and sell a new server to them for Terminal Server. Please comment and help a brother out.
Wilson, After speaking with you this morning, I should have asked you a question, as the information below is predicated on it. Have you attempted to install the Oracle application in LAX locally on these PCs? Have you determined that there is a performance issue? As you are aware, this is a VPN connection, and the limiting performance factor is the speed of the connection. This is a 10Mbps/1Mbps Down/Up circuit.
Please call me any time after 7AM EST (GMT -05:00) on my cell phone at 973-896-4951 to discuss anything as indicated below.
After discussions with you this morning, Earl, Jim and I spoke at length about adding terminal services to your current server infrastructure at M&M. Currently M&M has two servers. DC01 and DC02
DC01 has the following services running
" FSMO Roles
" Symantec Console
" File and Print
" POP Beamer
" Default Server
" Backup Exec 10d
" UPS Manager
DC02 is the Oracle database server and we have been instructed to not touch it
I am not recommending adding any further load to the DC01 at this time. I fear that the existing services will come to a crawl and/or you will be putting too many eggs in one basket. Also Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Office should not be on the same machine. If you application has any hook to office or MAPI, it will be an issue.
Id rather see M&M get a new server, and run Terminal Services stand alone.