Solved

Which Windows 2012 server for Remote desktop Access?

Posted on 2014-02-05
4
1,972 Views
Last Modified: 2014-02-05
I have to run a Microsoft 2012 server to provide Remote Desktop access and cloud storage. Which version do I have to use? Its just for a small company, between 5-10 users, local and external.

At this moment I run a Windows 2012 R2 Essentials with 50 call users and 50 call clients, but for some reason only 2 users can connect using RDP.

Do I have to keep the Essentials version or should I switch to another one? What about the Datacenter version? Can I run this one "standalone" without using VM?

Thanks for your help!
Greets Sander
0
Comment
Question by:hanskoens
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:Manjunath Sullad
Comment Utility
In Server 2012

Foundation version - You can use 50 Remote Desktop Services connections

Essentials Version - Gateway access only

Standard - Unlimited

Datacenter - Unlimited

Please refer below link for more info : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Server_2012


Ms Technet : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831527.aspx

http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/archive/2012/05/09/windows-server-2012-remote-desktop-services-rds.aspx
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:hanskoens
Comment Utility
Thank you Manjunath Sullad! What version would you suggest?
0
 
LVL 95

Assisted Solution

by:Lee W, MVP
Lee W, MVP earned 150 total points
Comment Utility
What are "Call users" and "call clients"?  Do you mean CAL (Client Access Licenses?) because if you do, then that's a mistake since Essentials has a maximum of 50 users... or are you using the Essentials role in server standard?

You need to buy Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Client Access Licenses (CALs or RDS CALs) in addition to STANDARD CALs for users (or possibly devices).  Then you need Server 2012 R2 with the RDS roles installed.
0
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
Manjunath Sullad earned 350 total points
Comment Utility
Since you mentioned its small company, You can go for Server 2012 Foundation version.

You can go through below link for features,

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj679892.aspx
0

Featured Post

The curse of the end user strikes again      

You’ve updated all your end user’s email signatures. Hooray! But guess what? They’re playing around with the HTML, adding stupid taglines and ruining the imagery. Find out how you can save your signatures from end users today.

Join & Write a Comment

Exchange server is not supported in any cloud-hosted platform (other than Azure with Azure Premium Storage).
The recent Microsoft changes on update philosophy for Windows pre-10 and their impact on existing WSUS implementations.
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how to restore their server from Bare Metal Backup image created with Windows Server Backup feature. As an example Windows 2012R2 is used.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles from a Windows Server 2008 domain controller to a Windows Server 2012 domain controlle…

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now