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Simplest way to Add Terminal Services (Remote Desktop) to Windows Server SBS 2011

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Recently purchased and installed RDS clients for a Windows SBS 2011 server--then discovered this:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2466908

I just need RDS for a handful of users (<5).  Is there an upgrade path I can purchase and easily install on the same server to get this going?

Licensing cost is not a major issue (this is a non-profit/non-educational client that gets licenses for a song).  But I'd like to avoid additional hardware or additional labor--so I don't really want to buy a new server for this purpose.  

Is there a good way for me to proceed?  Or do I have to bite the bullet and join a Windows Server Standard to the domain too?
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You must join a second server install into the domain and have the appropriate license. That does not, however, mean you must have a second physical server.mif your server is powerful enough and properly spec'd to handle the load, you can install VMware or hyper-v and then run your SBS 2011 I stall as a VM, and your second server license as a second VM. Still two licensed OSes, but only one physical server.

A few words of caution. Don't do this on an underpowered server. And don't try to use SBS as a virtualization host. It must be a guest to work properly.
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I was afraid of this.  You're killing me.  :-)  

I'm reading something about the SBS Premium Add-On--this wouldn't let me do the TS on the SBS box (without virtualizing) would it?  

I know the box can do the RDS because it handles the 2 administrative connections just fine--and frankly 2 simultaneous connections would probably be enough (because of scheduling, it's unlikely more than 2 of my 4 users would be on simultaneously).  I just don't want to give my end users admin rights (obviously :-).
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The premium add-on IS a second windows license and a SQL license. It does not enable or change the features of SBS itself. To get RDS with the PAO, you are still talking about a second install.
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Ok, thanks for the information.   One more question,  I've already installed the RDS CAL licenses on the SBS server.  Can I use the SBS server as the licensing server--or can the licenses be moved?
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