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Are There Any Alternatives to Windows Terminal Servers 2003/2008

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Are there any? We use TS to run scheduled jobs and execute applications that we use for our DCs. Is there a better idea for this? Thanks!
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Take the terminal server out of the equation and run the apps and scheduled tasks from the Server OS itself or use a workstation dedicated to the process. You could do both still in VM if you are currently doing VM for the terminal server.
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I agree, scheduled events is the way to go. Terminal server is just a lot of overhead if that all your using it for.
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psexec?  Run the scheduler on the command line.  You can script them.

powershell? Same thing.  You can run scripts.

Do you need a gui?  There's a list:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_remote_desktop_software
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