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RDS/RDP Licensing Issue

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We have an SBS 2008 Standard (NOT R2) Server and would like to implement RDS/RDP access for remote users.  We also have a 2003 Server (Enterprise Edition) which currently provides file storage for the network and we'd intended to use it to run Terminal Services. We've purchased "Windows Server 2008 RDS license packs", but find these are R2 licenses which aren't compatible with w/ SBS 2008 (Std) server.  Contacted both vendor and Microsoft and find ONLY Windows Server 2008 R2 licenses are available (i.e, No 2003 or 2008 (prior to R2) licenses are available from Microsoft.

The alternatives provided by MS are: a) purchase the SBS Premium Add-On; b) purchase Windows Server 2008 license to run terminal service.

I've looking for viable alternatives to the two suggested above and hopefully ones that avoid additional purchases (i.e, use what we currently ahve in place).....Thanks in Advance
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