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Setting Up Remote Personal Desktops on SBS2011 and 2008R2 Domain

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I am preparing a new server to integrate into an existing SBS2011 domain which has a single server now. I plan on installing Server 2008 R2, AKA SBS2011 Premium Add-On, in order to set the new server up to handle remote access requests from users who already have an account on the domain. We currently redirect desktops to the server, so that a user can log in at any workstation and their personal desktop appears. My goal is for them to also be able to log in remotely to see the same desktop, and have that desktop running as a virtual machine on the new server. This way any changes they make when logged in remotely will be reflected via sync when they log back into a physical machine on the network locally. The current setup allows remote control of local physical machines, but this requires a free machine for each concurrent user, and the number of physical machines is less than the number of concurrent users at many times during the day, leaving users unable to connect or preempting each other from machines that are in use.

Is there a link to a step by step guide that can help me make sure I don't skip any steps, and is there any reason why this won't allow users to work remotely much like they work locally? Is there a better solution to allow multiple users to log into their desktops and have their software, printers and network shares available? Any good advice as I start to set this up?

Thanks. (I'll create additional questions for additional information, rather than make this a long, dragged out post with lots of followups.)
Patrick Bogers
Datacenter platform engineer Lindows

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