A client has an existing 2012r2 server environment, with an existing Remote Desktop Services server in production (all published apps). I'd like to add a 2016 Server with RDS (full desktop) to test some new applications, but not sure of the best approach.
Additionally.... if these new applications don't work out as expected, we will want to remove the new server and leave as little trace possible to the production environment.
I'm sure I can't use the existing licensing server (2012r2) for the 2016 RDS... and maybe other roles that the new 2016 RDS server can't use from the 2012r2 server? And maybe the whole idea isn't possible without upgrading the existing RDS to 2106 for some roles? (or maybe the idea of introducing a 2016 RDS in to a 2012 production environment is just crazy, and will blow stuff up?)
I'm still reading up on my options... but input from those who've been there, and done that is very welcome.
1. Is it possible?
2. Recommended proceedure
3. helpful articles
4. Landmines to avoid
All is appreciated!