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One person wants to use the old 2003 TS server on the network with a new 2012 server. My thinking is with only 4 to 5 users we can have them RDP into their desktops from the outside through the firewall. I think we are going to have problems trying to use the old TS 2003 server. Licensing issues , compatibility issues, and user access problems? I'm thinking it would be the weak link on the network. Your thoughts?
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by:Gareth Gudger
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I don't see any problems. However, Server 2003 will go end-of-life April 2015. So you have about a year left until Microsoft drops complete support, from security updates to paid support.

Software vendors are started to drop support for Server 2003 as well.

Any reason they want to stick with 2003?
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Customer thinks that is the way to go. They said they had issues with icons disappearing from their desktops in the past with RDP. That doesn't sound right but that's what they said. I don't see any drawback with RDP.
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by:Manjunath Sullad
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There should not be a any problem,

As a best practice, Keeping a server for one user is not make sense,

You can discuss with user and mighrate it to 2012,

If its really required for business, Provide him access though firewall (VPN), if he is connecting from outside network.

I think you will not face any licensing issue,
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by:Gareth Gudger
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If icons are missing it could be an issue with roaming profiles, or, redirected folders. Any of those in the environment?
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Redirected folders are in play.
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by:Gareth Gudger
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Are you doing redirected Desktop? If so, perhaps the server hosting the redirected Desktop is becoming unavailable, whether network or hardware problems.
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