Transition to from Win2k3 SBS to Win2k3 for Terminal Services

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by sensei, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. sensei

    sensei Guest

    Sorry for my lack of knowledge, I'm new to all this, especially the licensing

    We have a very small domain with one DC running Win2k3 SBS and 5 clients.
    The SBS is running a program the client PCs need to work with, so the 2
    remote connections in administration mode don't fit our needs anymore.

    I found we have to use the Transition Pack which will enable more
    connections in the full version of Windows 2003 and also includes 5 Client
    CALs (do I see this right?)

    Or in short: Buying the Win2k3 Transition Pack, what else would I need, if I
    wanted to use remote desktop from all of the 5 clients to the server?

    Thanks alot,
    sensei, Apr 4, 2005
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  2. Hi Stefan

    I would be a LOT cheaper for you to buy or use a Server/Medium level Desktop
    as a Member server running Terminal Server Even a PIII 500 would run this
    fine as long as it supports about 1 GB RAM for the 5 Users if they will be
    using it at the same time. Less if less used 512 might do. You would then
    only need Windows Standard 2003 and 5 TS CALs to do your job.
    Frank McCallister SBS MVP, Apr 4, 2005
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  3. sensei

    sensei Guest

    You are probably right, however it was my choice to buy Windows 2003 SBS for
    the server which original purpose was to act as an application server.
    However I didn't know about the 2-connections-limitation :(

    Well, anyway, I will suggest this, but I doubt they want to buy another pc
    running 24/7. Everything is set up now and it would be easier to just
    migrate. So ... back to my question ;)

    Transition Pack (including 5 Device CALs?) and that's it? Or more TS CALs?
    sensei, Apr 4, 2005
  4. Probably should call licensing but I know you will need the TS CALs at
    least. You may need SQL and Exchange CALs too but ask Licensing.
    Frank McCallister SBS MVP, Apr 4, 2005
  5. sensei

    Dave Guest

    Have you tried using RWW?

    Dave, Apr 5, 2005
  6. sensei

    sensei Guest

    All clients need to work with a program installed on the server, so RWW
    doesn't help there alot, does it? As I see it the only way to remove the
    2-connections-limitation is to apply the SBS Transition Pack.

    Will ask Licensing... thanx so far :)
    sensei, Apr 5, 2005
  7. IMO...buying the Transition Pack is a pretty expensive answer.
    Jeff Middleton [SBS-MVP], Apr 5, 2005
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