Terminal Services vs. Terminal Access

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Lee Jefferies, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. I am a little confused by server terminalogy.

    With Terminal Sservices, you have to have TS CAL's and it provides the
    ability to run applications on the server. That's good and positive
    and I understand the reasoning and advantages.

    The other case is RemoteApps. RAs let you run applications and they
    appear to be running on the clients workstation. This also requires
    CALs. The distinction between TS and RA's is less clear. They seem
    the same.

    OK but what if the only requirement is access to files on the server.
    Execution is on the clients workstation, with his own application that
    accesses files on the server. In the intranet environment that is
    simply domain access, but what do you use to accomplish this from a
    client on the internet. That is not a TS environment and should only
    require a User's CAL. In other words how do you log on to the domain
    from the internet simply to have access to files?

    Hope my description is clear.

    Lee Jefferies, Aug 11, 2008
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    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Aug 11, 2008
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  3. *** See below.

    *** Terminology?
    *** Agreed.
    *** RAS does not stand for "Remote Apps" - it stands for "Remote
    *** Access Service" - see here:
    *** http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remote_Access_Service
    *** RAS is not the same as TS. RAS gives you a connection to a
    *** machine (often a server) on which you can access resources,
    *** usually a network share. As you said before, with TS your apps
    *** run on the host machine. With RAS they run on the client machine.
    *** You use RAS or file sharing via a network.
    *** You set up a VPN (Virtual Private Network).
    *** Correct.
    *** By setting up a VPN.
    I would help to keep the licensing issue out of the technical discussion.
    It is really a separate topic and should be treated as such.

    Licensing is quite simple:
    - To access a shared resource, you need an ordinary CAL.
    - To run a TS session, you need a TS CAL.
    Pegasus \(MVP\), Aug 11, 2008
  4. Hey Lanwench and Pegasus, that really helped. I do appreciate your
    quick responses even though you picked on my typing ability Pegasus.

    Lee Jefferies, Aug 11, 2008
  5. I'm a very poor typer myself, hence I always make use of the
    inbuilt spelling checker. It performs very ably where I fail . . .
    Pegasus \(MVP\), Aug 11, 2008
  6. Per Pegasus (MVP):
    Same here but...
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    Eye strike a key and type a word
    And weight four it two say
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    It shows me strait a weigh.

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    Eye have run this poem threw it
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    (PeteCresswell), Aug 12, 2008
  7. ROFL!
    Pegasus \(MVP\), Aug 12, 2008
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