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Terminal Server Role on Server 2008 DC machine

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Are there any issues with putting the Terminal Server role on a 2008 Server R2 machine?
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Citrix Technology Professional - Fellow
Top Expert 2010
Commented:
Not at all provided it is also NOT a domain controller or Exchane server or SQL Server, etc.

In 2008 R2, it is no longer Terminal Server, it is now Remote Desktop Services.
Top Expert 2012
Commented:
No there is not a problem on putting on Windows 2008 Server R2 but should not put RDS on a DC this is a big security risk
Top Expert 2011
Commented:
Installing Terminal services (or remote dekstop services as it is called with 2008 R2) on a domain controller is not recommended due to security risks.

Read here what these risks are:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc742817(WS.10).aspx

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Remote Desktop Services.: Can you explain? Is this the application virtualization feature?
Top Expert 2012
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Top Expert 2011

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No they just renamed terminal services to remote desktop services with 2008 R2

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Same licensing, same application virtualization?
Carl WebsterCitrix Technology Professional - Fellow
Top Expert 2010

Commented:
Same licensing BUT different licenses!  You will need 2008 or 2008 R2 RDS CALs to use 2008 R2 RDS.
Top Expert 2012

Commented:
Same type of licenisng for Terminal Server.

Application Virtualization is not part of RDS. What is part of RDS is allowing you to deploy Applications only to run a terminal environment instead of a desktop

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How can I check what licenses my 2008 r2 has? It is enabled for application virtualization?
Carl WebsterCitrix Technology Professional - Fellow
Top Expert 2010

Commented:
You have to buy the RDS CALs separately, they do not come with the product.