RDP function in a windows 2012 Foundation
Posted on 2013-05-28
I have discovered a very bad side of the new Microsoft foundation version (2012).
There no more possibility to have a complete RDP GUI management interface like before.
Today, foundation is just nearly a fake Windows system. For a very little business which want less than 15 users in RDP, no possiblity to use friendly the RDP services.
I explain me:
In a workgroup environement
YOU CAN implement RDP services: server & licences manager. But not any GUI to manage connexions (initialise, disconnect etc.). The only way that remain is through "Powershell" which is far from easy to use specialy in a little company.
In fact to recover that old smart ans stable feature, you MUST build a dedicated RDP server which MUST be a domain member!!! So considering that foundation has not any virtual hyper V possibility, you can consider that your "fantastic new version of 2012 foundation server is nearly useful as a "Home server".
Apparently my choices are:
Buy a second physical server with an another Foundation 2012. Forget Workgroups and build a domain controler (a big gun for a little fly). Question is it possible to build for example 20 domains on a single network?
Or resale my cheap server & buy a more stronger one with 2012 standard version (which has the possibility to build one physical & 2 virtual servers) Here we are not targeting anymore the little companies or small organization's
My question is: Is there any solution to work around that big conscious lack?
Thanks for your answer