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Help Setting Up Server 2008 R2 Terminal Services - Remote Desktop

On a Server 2003 SBS box we have terminal services setup where the users can open a web browser from any pc, punch in our IP address and connect to the server where they can choose remote web workplace, choose connect to desktop and connect to their desktop computer. In Server 2008 R2 Std. it is quite different. I am looking for instructions on setting up the new version, now called remote desktop, to have the same type of access.  

I have searched the knowledgebase on ee and found a few great Technet articles and videos that I have learned a lot from but not enough to complete my project. Most of the information is about setting up applications to run from the server, I want to go directly to the individual desktop PC's from the Internet.

Thanks for your help!
Microsoft Server OSWindows Server 2008

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fdomnisch

8/22/2022 - Mon
NJComputerNetworks

Its built into Windows 2008 SBS... its called the Remote workplace...

http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive/2009/06/25/sbs-2008-introduction-to-remote-web-workplace.aspx

Are you still using SBS?  
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We are currently using Server 2008 R2 STD.  Does that mean we cannot use RWW?
NJComputerNetworks

Yes, RWW is only in SBS...  So, can not use RWW to redirect your users to thier desktop...

However, if you enable Terminal services, you can then have the users login to the server...and then create another RDP session to connect to the desktop from the TS server.



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Thanks. I have been having a few problems setting it up that way. It seems like it only likes one RDP on the remote apps page. I will have to figure that one out.

Thanks for your help and quick response...
Cláudio Rodrigues

It gets down to what you want to do. RWW and TS are two completely different things.
RWW allows users to connect to their own desktop back in the company. This means if you have 10 users you need 10 desktops up and running, waiting for a connection.
TS leverages a single server for as many users as the box can physically handle (64-bit 2008 R2 with enough memory can handle more than 100 users connected to it at the SAME time).
As you can see very different things.
First determine what your requirements are, then we can recommend you the best approach.

Cheers.

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The server is new, dual processor, 16GB ram. We only need to get about 5 users to connect to their desktops from the internet. RWW was a perfect fit on the 2003 SBS server but went with 2008 R2 STD.
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This sounds like the way to go. Thanks for you help.
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Thanks to everyone for all their help. I was able to get the RDWeb up on the server and it looks like it will work nice. It was not that hard when following the Technet stuff and the directions from everyone on ee.

The only problem that I have right now is that I can see it from inside, (Intranet), but cannot see it from the Internet. I don't see anything in any of the documentation that explains how to make it so it can be accessed from the internet.

We have our router forwarding from our outside IP address to the server IP through port 3389 but I am still missing something.  Can anyone help with this final piece?  Thanks...