What is the recommendation of installing Remote Desktop on SBS 2008 OR on Server 2012 R2 running SQL?

What is the recommendation of installing Remote Desktop on SBS 2008 OR on Server 2012 R2 running SQL?  What would be the best way to go?
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
SBS does not permit RDS services.  The BEST way to go would be to virtualize the 2012 R2 install, use 2012 R2 with Hyper-V to host the SQL install AND install a SECOND VM for RDS.  That would be the best way to go.  If 48 GB of RAM and SAS based drives aren't enough, increase your hardware specs - more RAM, SSD drives, second CPU and/or more cores if the mainboard supports it.
b1dupreeAuthor Commented:
Thanks Lee.  I can't go virtual on SQL because the LOB publisher won't support it.
What about installing Remote Desktop on the SQL Server--good or no?
Hypercat (Deb)Commented:
It all depends on the number of users and size of the database, but generally I wouldn't recommend it.  I do have one client where I have this config, but there are only 1 or 2 users who use the remote desktop on a regular basis.  And in fact it's not 2012, it's a 2003 server, so the effects on performance might be quite different between the two OS versions.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
In most cases LOB companies won't have a clue. Exceptions generally being for LOB apps that have hardware keys. That said, the LOB app probably could run on SBS leaving SQL ( which is supported by MS in a virtual environment to run on a vm that you can pair with a vm for RDS.

As I said on the list, no one at MS is going to recommend SQL on an RDS server. You didn't mention the LOB app on the list but with that condition I wwould be telling the client they need a New server Or a New LOB app that supports modern technology and technology trends. If there just isn't any option I would sell this As a short term solution only and go ahead with rds and sql on the same box.

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