I'm hoping I can get some sound (and hopefully simple) solutions to this problem. I have inherited a client who recently migrated their server to SBS 2011. They have since terminated their relationship with the company who did their support and migration. I will preface this scenario with the fact that -- yes, Server Standard should have been installed instead of SBS 2011. That said, here's what they have:
Windows SBS 2011 on a rackmount server with a modest Xeon processor and 32 GB of RAM, RAID 5 with plenty of storage. Three clients (local) need to have an active RDP session on the server running on their client PCs simultaneously. This is to access proprietary software which is run on the server tied to its database. Additionally, they have an important remote client who needs to a) access his files (excel, word documents) and b) be able to run and access his Sage ACT! database remotely (whether he runs the ACT! locally or from the server). The customer has 25 CALs (enough to include the 3 RDP clients and the remote client). The only other caveat is that the customer is in a very rural location and only has access to a T1 (~1.5 Mb down), thus bandwidth is an issue.
Obviously, RWW would be a simple solution for accessing the remote client's files, but doesn't solve having access to the Sage ACT! database.
Without buying expensive hardware (2nd RDS server, etc.) what are some viable options to accomplish the above needs of the client as I've described above? The customer has already spent a fortune getting the migration done, so I don't want to give them any solutions with a sticker shock.