[2 days left] What’s wrong with your cloud strategy? Learn why multicloud solutions matter with Nimble Storage.Register Now

x
?
Solved

Upgrade SBS 2011 with "Premium Add-on"

Posted on 2012-12-28
4
Medium Priority
?
477 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-16
I have a single SBS 2011 that I need multiple users to be able to log into via Terminal Services. Apparently, this is not possible in the Standard Edition. It seems as though I can enable this feature with the Premium Addon (see http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/8592.sbs-2011-premium-add-on-faq.aspx Q "Can I install and use Windows Server Remote Desktop Server (RDS) Session Host on my Premium Add-on server?"). I can't seem to find out how I can add this to my existing installation. Is it simply a serial number that needs to be inputted in order to activate the additional features? Sorry if this is a silly question.

Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:medium_grade
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 63

Accepted Solution

by:
Simon Butler (Sembee) earned 930 total points
ID: 38729096
You have missed the key point of the premium add on.
It isn't installing the feature on your EXISTING server, it is installing the feature on to a new server.
The premium addon is an additional Windows 2008 R2 licence (Along with SQL) which you can install on to another physical server. You will also need to get RDS CALs. It does not allow you to take your existing SBS server and use it as a terminal server - which would be a very bad idea even if you could.

Simon.
0
 

Author Comment

by:medium_grade
ID: 38729839
So, how is this different from simply setting up another Windows 2008 R2 member server and adding RDS CALs to it?
0
 

Author Comment

by:medium_grade
ID: 38733376
Why wouldn't I just buy a new Server 2008 Standard license?
0
 
LVL 63

Expert Comment

by:Simon Butler (Sembee)
ID: 38735828
It isn't different at all, as it is just the same.
The main reason people buy the premium addon is for SQL, as it is cheaper than purchasing SQL standalone. SQL can be a resource hog, so the idea is that you have another server for SQL server. I don't think I have ever deployed the addon for RDS only, unless the SQL licence was used on the main server.

Simon.
0

Featured Post

Concerto Cloud for Software Providers & ISVs

Can Concerto Cloud Services help you focus on evolving your application offerings, while delivering the best cloud experience to your customers? From DevOps to revenue models and customer support, the answer is yes!

Learn how Concerto can help you.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article lists the top 5 free OST to PST Converter Tools. These tools save a lot of time for users when they want to convert OST to PST after their exchange server is no longer available or some other critical issue with exchange server or impor…
This month, Experts Exchange sat down with resident SQL expert, Jim Horn, for an in-depth look into the makings of a successful career in SQL.
In this video we show how to create a mailbox database in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Servers >> Data…
There are cases when e.g. an IT administrator wants to have full access and view into selected mailboxes on Exchange server, directly from his own email account in Outlook or Outlook Web Access. This proves useful when for example administrator want…

656 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question