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Windows 2008 Server - Remote Desktops & Virtual Workers

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We want to set up a dedicated server for virtual workers to log in and use a remote desktop.  We have both licenses of Windows 2008 Server Standard and Windows 2008 Server Enterprise.  I need to check to see if we have a terminal server license, so we may need to add that on.

My skills end at 2000/2003 Server, so 2008 is beyond my experience.

But just for now - how do I go about configuring this so:

1 - I can create user accounts (do I need Active Directory just for this?)
2 - Each user logs in to their own environment (their own "root folder" for MyDocuments, etc.)
3 - They can use the programs already installed
4 - They can't get into each other's files.  Their direct access is limited to their dedicated folders
5 - I can grant them access to specific shared directories.

Thanks!
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1. Yes,  for this to work you will need to be in an active directory environment
2. This will take care of itself once terminal services is setup.  Each user session is automatically created once they log into the terminal
3. They'll be able to access any program that's install on the terminal server if you give them access to the program (again, requires active directory)
4. Since they'll have thier own sessions, they won't be able to access other's folder
5. Since this will be in an active dirctory environment you'll be able to grant access to shared directories using share or windows permisions.
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