Windows 2012 server and terminal services

I have just bought a proliant ml350 with W2012, I have 6 users and I would like to be able to setup terminal services for all users for them to use solid state terminals. As it's only a small concern how best to set this server up? I understand that you can't setup active directory and Remote Desktop services up on the same server on w2012, is it best to setup 6 local users on the server and rdp to the server that way? No group policy needed just basic level security will do...

Can this be done? And what is the best way to do this?

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philipgeckoAuthor Commented:
thanks, but will this only work if the server is setup as part of a domain, all i want is for it to be setup standalone in workgroup mode will do, I have purchased terminal server licences but I am a bit lost on how best to do this... It seems to me that this server will only work as a terminal server if there is another dc around that it can connect to, I only want it to be stand alone running my 5 terminals, simple...
Ayman BakrSenior ConsultantCommented:
This can be done, but you may want to reconsider setting it up in a workgroup from a management perspective. Apart from GPO controls, you will also lose many of the powershell commands which would be otherwise only available in a domain. Moreover, if it happens that you decide to provide RDS from outside your network you will find yourself stuck because RD Gateway requires to be part of a domain.

You can have another alternative - install the server as a hypervisor, hyper-V, and then create a VM for DC and DNS, and another VM for RDS connection broker and session host.

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