RDP to SBS 2008 with multiple Users
Posted on 2010-11-10
I have a client who purchased SBS 2008 for future use of SQL (a couple of years or more away) and they will never use Exchange.
They have 10 users running a very old c-tree ap that is not possible to upgrade.
I have RDP working with their ap for two admins, but they want to put 5 people on RDP since their application is dramatically faster using the two admin RDP's on the SBS server vs. any workstation (we tried, e.g., Windows 7 pro on a quad Xeon just for a test was slow and XP Pro was slow). Thus it is required that we run the ap on the SBS server 2008, which hosts the ap "server" program.
Though Microsoft says one should not run RDP on an SBS Server 2008, my question is, is it possible to do so? In other words, can I license a 5 user Terminal Server on SBS 2008? I do not wish to add or replace the SBS 2008 because we wish to avoid additional costs.
The SBS Server 2008 has 6 GB of RAM, 1TB of iscsi disk, and is a Quad Xeon 5600, i.e., it is fast. Again, anytime we install the workstation ap on any other machine, it is very slow - even in a vmware environment on the same Server Xeon machine. The ap requires roughly 2 GB memory, but the RDP memory useage is insignificant.
Any comments are apprecaited.