Poublishing Application on Windows server 2012 Foundation ?

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Hello Experts,
I have a new client (two to three employees) who like to use QuickBooks remotely. I was thinking to built a windows 2012 server foundation and configure it in a workgroup environment, create shared folders and install printers to use it as a file server, Print server, in addition install Terminal services and install QuickBooks so these few users be able to remotely use QuickBooks at the same time.
Microsoft indicated " •      Remote Desktop Services: The Remote Desktop Session Host role may be installed on Foundation, but only in a workgroup configuration."
I am not sure why it says "May Be Installed". Does it mean it may not?
Can anyone advise please.
Thank you.
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but only in a workgroup configuration

This simply means you need to create a workgroup config for deploying RDS;

Here is a walkthrough:
https://ryanmangansitblog.com/2013/10/30/deploying-a-rdsh-server-in-a-workgroup-rds-2012-r2/
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And then you do not want to use QuickBooks in a workgroup environment. You need a true server with the Server Manager installed and client workstations or true Terminal Server environment.
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Hello,
becraig: Thank you, I will look up the article.

John: Your comment on "And then you do not want to use QuickBooks in a workgroup environment" my answer to you is that I don't know but even if they do they still can use terminal server the same way as if they connect from outside office or remotely.
There are two to three users that they need to use QuickBooks remotely when they are on the road. If I have to get true server and Client I must have to have Windows Server 2012 Standard.
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You can use QuickBooks locally using Server Manager. But for remote operation you need Terminal Server for reliable operation.
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Thank you both for your guidance.
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You are very welcome and I was happy to help.
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