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I have an application that needs to run on the server.  I want 20-30 others to use this application.  Can I setup terminal server and have all my users access it using terminal server?
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Probably.  Depends on how the application was designed and licensing requirements.  You would also need one RDS CAL per user in addition to one standard CAL per user.  Talk to the application vendor and see if they support Remote Desktop Services (RDS, the new name for Terminal Services).  

NOTE: RDS does not mean you need fewer licenses and Microsoft does not license by concurrent connection - Microsoft licenses by named HUMAN user (or you could go with device based licensing, but that's USUALLY not a good idea for most people).  Your application vendor MAY allow licensing by concurrent user and that's fine for the app, but not for RDS.

The cost savings in using Terminal Services is centralized management and the ability to have users remotely connect to the network and utilize the application without carrying a company laptop or having to install the client software on a home or personal computer.  Additionally, the Terminal server will use far less power than 20-30 desktops.
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The vendor is myself.  I designed the application using VB6 to access a SQL database.  Essentially it is a registration system for youth.
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Then from that standpoint, it should be fine... you need to do some testing... If you're a developer you (should) have a subscription to MSDN - this should be sufficient to get you testing licenses for RDS to try it.
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