Quickbooks Enterprise on Remote Desktop Server - Still supported?

I'm installing a new server (Win Server 2016 Std.)  and considering installing a Hyper-V machine as a Remote Desktop Server to host Quickbooks Enterprise 2018.  
I've called Intuit support to see if they have installation and configuration suggestions or documentation and found them to be be (predictably) unhelpful.  They claim that they no longer support Remote Desktop deployments for QB Enterprise and suggest signing up for their hosted service (which sounds remarkably like Remote Desktop!).
I don't want to waste company time and money on server setup and CALs only to find that it doesn't work.
Any current users/admins out there with recent experience that can comment, advise, endorse or dissuade on this topic?
Any input is appreciated.
Ken C.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I cannot tell you for sure if this will work, but I think it should.

I remote into my client workstation and use QuickBooks installed on that workstation. So long as people are connecting to the machine that runs QuickBooks and run QB on that machine with the database on that machine or on a fast LAN connection to the machine, it should work.
Cliff GaliherCommented:
I suspect you got bad advice. Depending on what number you call and what choices ces you make through the tree, you can end up with a Bar and not Intuit themselves, and someone who may have a vested interest in increasing their commissions.

Here is the latest Faq on the 18.0 product page.


Specifically one of the questions (and disclosure bullet 18) states it is RDS compliant. While I have not *personally* run 18 on RDS yet, I have run 17, and 18 officially adds support for windows server 2016. So it'd be an odd thing to drop given enterprise's specific subscription model and people losing a significant RDS investment without prior warning.  I just don't buy that it's true.

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CreasAuthor Commented:
Awesome find, Cliff....
Just what I needed for a little extra confidence moving forward.  Not to mention some documentation to cover my butt if Intuit ever denies that they support RDS!
Thanks for this.
Ken C.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
What I posted and Cliff posted means you can go forward with a reasonable degree of confidence
CreasAuthor Commented:
Cliff's research took me to the exact info I needed to make sure that my RDS install is supported and a wise configuration.
Much appreciated.
Ken C.
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