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Is it possible to install Server 2012 R2 as a "member server" running Remote Desktop Services role for multiple users to remotely access MS Office applications on the server ?

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John
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Hi

You'd need a windows cal and a RDS cal to access the member server.  The Essentials does not provide a user cal to give you access to that member server.

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Johan
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Essentials cannot be an RDS server, even with CALs. You need standard or datacenter.
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by:Johan Ohlsson
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Hi Cliff and John!

It is true that one must have a standard or a datacenter alongside the Essentials server, I forgot to write in my answer, sorry.

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Johan
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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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John,

Your question doesn't really give us enough information to help you find a proper solution.  You've only been told that you cannot run RDS on a Server 2012 Essentials -- but the real question is -- were you thinking of adding an additional RDS server to your current network?  If so, what are the basic parameters of that network -- how many and what version servers? how many users?

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Nevermind.  I responded in your other question which is really the better place to have this discussion.  I suggest that you delete this question as it is essentially part of the other.
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As suggested I will continue this with the other question I asked on this subject . The reason I posted two questions was that I wasn't getting a very good response so I tried to reduce the scope of the question
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