best practice on setting up a 2008 r2 member server as a terminal server on a SBS 2011 domain
Posted on 2013-06-17
We are prepping servers ready for an install this weekend. We have setup the sbs 2011 server and all users. We have setup the second windows 2008r2 server and set it up as a terminal server with the terminal server role. We have installed office 2013 on the terminal server and can remote desktop to the server accessing exchange mailbox and network shares from the SBS2011 server.
Some questions I have are as follows:
1. We are about to install our terminal server cals - We want to clarify the per user mode license compared to per device mode. If we set it up as per user mode will each license free up as soon as a user logs out? e.g if we have 5 users connected then 3 log out will this instantly free up the 3 user licenses for other users to use? We have previously allways used per device mode but found this problematic when users left and took laptops with them leaving us with licenses that we were unable to use! Please advise!
2. Any tips on any extra tweaks we should make to help improve the terminal server configuration/security/performamce etc if any?