implementing remote desktop (Terminal Services web access) and domain on server 2008
Posted on 2010-09-12
I am the network administrator for a small private school. I am actually a teacher that has learned how to set up a network at my school. I'm running a terminal server 2008 environment. Started out with NT 4 if that says anything ;).
Because of our lack of funds our domain controller, terminal server, DNS server, DHCP server, etc. is all in one box. We are not too worried about security because the only thing that is on our server is basic programs needed for teaching computer and our personal documents. I've already heard about the many security issues with having everything in one box but that is not my concern.
Okay... now that we have that out of the way...
In my original domain set up I used a "business.local" name for my domain. However, now I want to implement remote web access (TS Web Access) for our server.
My question is, what do I need to do to make this happen? In other words, what order do I need to proceed?
I have already installed the services necessary via Microsoft Web platform installer 2.0 and I was just completing a server certificate request (SSL) when I realize I have to have a "real" domain name.
Our school has a domain "esja.org" that is registered with Webula.com and the domain is currently being hosted on a provided school system site. I have also setup google apps with our school and have forwarded the appropriate subdomains to google...
so... I was considering the subdomain name server.esja.org for our server and configuring that as a cname at Webula.com
any guidance or help would be appreciated