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SBS 2003 more than 2 simultaneus remote desktop connection?

Hello.

1 SBS 2003 Server and need connect remotely (RDP) 5 simultaneus users, is there way to do so? (Terminal Server USER CAL??)

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Glen KnightCommented:
no there isn't, you will need a Terminal Services Server.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
SBS 2003, 2008, 2011 CANNOT be a Terminal Server/Remote Desktop Server.  It is highly insecure to allow USERS to connect in this way to an SBS server and so the feature was removed from 2003 and later.

You CAN add another server running Terminal Services/Remote Desktop Services and use that.

What SBS 2003 offers is two remote management sessions and one console session.  These CANNOT be increased.
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Raikka_Author Commented:
OK, so it is possible to make virtual server to inside SBS2003 so it works at terminal server?

So what we need? (Server 2003 license?)

How about teamviewer?

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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
TeamViewer is REMOTE CONTROL - not Terminal Services.

You could make a virtual server within SBS using VMWare Server... but WHY?  SBS needs all the RAM it can get - you're much better off building/repurposing another machine for that.
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Raikka_Author Commented:
OK, so we need:
1 x computer
1 x Windows Server 2003/2008 license (5cal default?)

Or can we upgrage SBS2003 to 2003 server or 2008 server or 2011 server?

How about Citrix? Or is new server + software only option for RDP? Why SBS2003 is so shi*ty? :(
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karllangstonCommented:
what do the users need access to? just email or an application on site?
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Raikka_Author Commented:
Application on server, I think that it is NOT possible to login with VPN ja then open scortcut what directs to server.

So thats why we need RDP
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
@Raikka_
> SBS2003 is so shi*ty?
You say that, I say it's Secure - and what you're trying to do is unwise and no professional IT person would recommend it...
Think about what you want to do - you want your USERS to work directly on the server - where they could infect the server with viruses, accidentally (or potentially on purpose) delete files, make settings changes (accidentally or on purpose) that cause the system to be unstable... and you WANT that?  That's just unwise.

To utilize Terminal Services/Remote Desktop Services, you need Terminal Services Client Access Licenses (or Remote Desktop Services Client Access Licenses), Standard CALs do not grant rights to Terminal Services/Remote Desktop Services.

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Glen KnightCommented:
Regular users connecting to a multi-session environment that has Exchange & Active Directory on it??? Really??? Think about it just for a minute.

SBS is most definitely not "shi*ty" it's purpose built and the purpose it's built for does not include what you are trying to do.

If you want terminal services, you need another server.  Trying to put a right handed shoe on your left foot is going to be painful and pointless!
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Raikka_Author Commented:
OK, understand ;)

Last question:
User open RDP to server (application mode), so when user open RDP it opens only selected program on server, not whole desktop... So it is quite secure, am I right?
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Glen KnightCommented:
That's only available on Windows 2008, and there are ways around it so you get a full desktop.  Therefore if it's anything other than a Terminal Server/RDP server there will be problems and it should be avoided.
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karllangstonCommented:
If the application does not generate a lot of network traffic it may be possible to do via a VPN with the client installed on remote users PC's. However if the application sends a lot of information back and fore to the clients (like a database, Sage etc) then RDP/Citrix will be your best solution.
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karllangstonCommented:
it is possible to configure terminal server to start an application when the user logs on and it is also possible to lock it down so that only the required application is available to the users. Most users will not be able to break it but as Dematzer says there are ways around but general users should not be an issue regarding this
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