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Remote Web Workplace and Server 2003 Standard

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Hello all,
I have a client that has Windows 2003 Standard Edition.  He would like to be able to do the functionality of Remote Web Workplace for some of his users.  I know that this is a SBE only function.  
Is there anything like RWW that is out that would work like RWW does?
Thank you,
Kelly Wilke
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by:Dave_AND
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Terminal Services Web Access (TS Web Access) http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc771908(WS.10).aspx is what your are looking for.
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by:TBK-Consulting
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RWW is not just a feature of SBE, it's actually a feature of SharePoint and with that you can build your own apps to tie into the web app for Remote Desktop and Terminal Services.
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by:n2fc
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It's not something MS has done to keep it on SBS... this is exactly the reason that wizards must be used on SBS.  All of these things are tied together and they "work" because of the standardized configuration which is both created and managed by the wizards.  Standard Server or Exchange Server 2003 don't have standardized configurations...

So you can't have an automated way to present a fairly standard remote user web interface.  HOWEVER, you CAN use a 3rd party app like Citrix --- and use THEIR remote user web interface which will act much the same way that RWW does if you want it to.

http://www.citrix.com/English/ps2/products/product.asp?contentID=13994&ntref=prod_top 
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by:Dave_AND
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Sorry, you really want Terminal Services Gateway: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731264(WS.10).aspx my bad, got them mixed up :)
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by:Kelly_W
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Hello,
Terminal services gateway states that it is a server role of 2008.
How do you get it on 2003?  Is it still a server role or do you have to download it from somewhere?
Thanks,
Kelly Wilke
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by:TBK-Consulting
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TS Gateway is an additional piece to purchase ... what is the end result you want to accomplish?  All users can have remote access to their desktops? or the things like Intranet Access that RWW gives? because Intranet Access is a whole different animal than remote access and different things that need to be built or setup for each ....
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by:Dave_AND
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You need to ignore my post, i apologise, I thought you could use TG gateway on 2003. You would need to look at n2fc's solution with a 3rd part application.

Other options would be do port redirection to the users PC for example redirect port 3391 to 3389 on his clinet PC and then just user remote desktop and connect on port 3391 instead.. This will at least give him remote access to his PC. Its just a bit long winded if you need to do it for a lot of users.
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by:Dave_AND
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TBK-Consulting, RRW gives you not only access to the intranet site and OWA, but allows access to your own PC via 1 port (which is basicly what TS Gateway does).

Which functions of the RWW do you need Kelly?
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by:TBK-Consulting
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Dave - I know that, I deal with these servers everyday, hence why I also asked which features Kelly needed ... if she doesn't need the Terminal Service function then the rest is easier to get working ... but yes if trying to get remote access down to the individual desktop level, a 3rd party solution will most likely be needed, unless changing all the ports for each laptop and using RDP directly ...
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by:Kelly_W
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Hello,
This is for very basic users to access the server from the outside world, such as when they are sick at home or traveling.
Thank you,
Kelly Wilke
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by:Kelly_W
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Hello all,
Oh and by the way I am male and not female.
Kelly
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If they only need to access the server you can implement the web-based Terminal Services and host it on IIS on the Windows 2003 Server - this will grant the access directly to the server ... then you have to make sure that the server has all appropriate programs and the users have defined rights on the server to prevent them from doing what they do not need to do on the server.

A walkthrough can be found here -- http://www.virtualizationadmin.com/articles-tutorials/terminal-services/management-tools/terminal-services-internet-information-server.html
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by:TBK-Consulting
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sorry hard to tell on forums and I apologize - I should not have assumed male or female at all ...
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by:Kelly_W
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Hello,
Am I right in my assumption that they will have to purchase TS licenses to do TS hosted on IIS?
Thanks,
Kelly
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by:TBK-Consulting
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yes you will need to get TS Licenses ... you get 2 concurrent connections by leaving TS in Remote Admin mode, but then only the Admins can get to it ... to get more concurrent than that you definitely need to have TS Licenses ... if I remember correctly tho - they are not that expensive.
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by:Kelly_W
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Exactly what I was looking for.
Thank you all for your help.
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