2008R2 Standard remote access

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by Sher, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. Sher

    Sher Guest

    Hi all,
    Well as you can see by my posts I am being taken in all different directions
    as to what my company really wants. My question this time is:
    What all is involved in setting up remore access for my users on a 2008R2
    Standard edition? What kind of protection do I need on the server that they
    connect to and how do they connect to the server from home? Is Standard
    edition limited to the number of users connecting. Do you have to have
    licensing for each remote connection? (I normally purchase licensing by
    device not by user).
    Thanks for any help on this
    Sher, Oct 7, 2009
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  2. Hello Sher,

    For licensing i suggest to use MS support, there are too many options for
    licensing available. Make sure you know how the users should access the server
    and then use MS support.

    To have more then 2 concurrent connections you have to configure a server
    as Terminal server, with TS Client access licenses and install it in application
    mode, otherwise you can use remote administration mode(2 users remote) without
    any additional licenses.

    If the server is domain controller, NO domain user should be able to logon.
    Basically domain users should only access Terminal servers if used. They
    can use services like file/print/web etc. but this doesn't require them to
    logon to the server itself.

    To connect from home you need a firewall between the server and the internet
    which is configured according to your needs.

    But for this all in a package i suggest to use a company in your location
    that can give you a complete package overview especially for your needs.
    Also MS support can help you with this.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Oct 7, 2009
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