How can I test windows 2012 Terminal server while maintaining my 2003 Domain
Posted on 2014-04-21
I'm in the process of testing Windows Server 2012 R2 as a terminal server environment. We're looking for better performance when using web surfing, PDF documents etc..
I've downloaded and set up a windows 2012 Hyper V terminal server, and joined it to my domain.
When I log in as a test user, none of my settings or documents are being carried over like they do when I log in to my existing 2003 term server.
I have desktop redirection and my documents redirection set, and when I log in, I do see that it is grabbing my dfsroot User Home and showing it as a Z drive as normal, but this should also be the Documents folder as well there is a Desktop Folder in there that doesn't show up on the windows 2012 Desktop.
So is it possible to have a windows 2012 term server that picks up the 2003 GPO? I'm assuming that is a NO..
So since I have users logging in daily to 2003 term servers, and I have to maintain my 2003 Domain, AD and GPO's, what is the best way to go about setting up a test scenerio so that I can make sure that the GPO's apply to a user logging in to a 2012 server.
Is it as simple as setting up a HyperV and making a new DC using 2012 and will this break my 2003 one?