Terminal Server Setup

Posted on 2009-12-24
Last Modified: 2013-11-21
I have a customer who has a dell Poweredge T605 server. It's got dual quad core 2.3 GHZ processors, 8 GB RAM, Raid 5 hot swapable drives running server 2008 Enterprise. It is running Hyper-V with 3 virtual machines. 1 is a 2008 server running exchnage 2007 and I have 2 running 2003 server. 1 of the 2003 servers is running blackberry enterprise software and the other is running a tax software.

When I first set this up, it was intended to just run a small insurance business with about 5 users. About a month ago they sprung upon me that they are expanding the business and expect to have about 15-20 people doing tax returns and they want them to all access the same tax server remotely.

I turned the tax server into a terminal server and assigned all users to a group and locked it down via GPO. The connection is a regular time warner business class connection and the virtual server is only running with 2 gigs of memory at the moment. The customer just ordered another 16 gogs of memory which I plan on dedicating solely to the Tax server and that will free up an additional 2 that I am currently running on it to throw at the exchange box or the PDC.

So finally on to my question. with this given scenerio, is there any changes that could/should be made prior to moving forward before we get into the middle of tax season?
Question by:MCSA2003
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    Everything seesm to be fine, just plug in the additional 16 Gig's memory and with the properties of tax server virtual machine assign extend it's memory as much you want according to the total amount of memoory you would have.

    Faraz H. Khan
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    by:Darius Ghassem
    Dependent on what OS you are running the tax software on you are still limited to the OSes memory limit. Everything else good but keep in mind that even though theses are virtual machines they are still limited to all the OSes limits.
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    Thanks for the comments!!

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