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I have previously downloaded windows 2008 Datacenter edition,I found out that in the roles section there is no Terminal services, but it has the roles of Remote desktop services.

I have also now downloaded Windows 2008 Enterprise edition and it has the role of Terminal services.
What's the difference between TS and RDP services?

I have been reading online, and most of the articles were talking about the remote desktop enabled  on any windows version, XP,Vista,etc...where you check the box that allows remote computers to connect to this computer.
I am sure the Datacenter would n't create a bunch of remote desktop services for the purpose of servicing remote client just like XP  or Vista does.

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http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/r2-compare-roles.aspx

Here is a comparison from Microsoft of the different editions, I thought that there was a difference between the terms Remote Desktop Administration was used only for administrators to access the server for administration and you were limited to two users connected and there were no needed extra licenses. Terminal services required the purchase of additional licenses to function properly and you were limited based on the licenses that you had purchased, but everyday users with the proper permissions could access the server without being admins.

From the looks of the comparison Microsoft uses the terms inter-changeably because Terminal Services is also called Remote Desktop Services according to this wiki.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remote_Desktop_Services

Just a thought - On the datacenter edition the terminal services role may not be present if the server role is not yet installed. Is the Terminal Services Role installed on the Datacenter Server you have setup?
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Sorry I re-read your post saying that you have the remote desktop services role which means you do have terminal servers / remote desktop services setup.

This is a quote from the above wiki:
"Microsoft changed the name from Terminal Services to Remote Desktop Services with the release of Windows Server 2008 R2 in October 2009."

If the Enterprise version you are looking at is not R2 it will have terminal services role.

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