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Default Terminal Services users in SB2k3

By dherde ·
I bought Server2k3 Small Business edition. It came with 5 CALS. Is terminal services available to my users? I read that I need a TS license, but TS is running for administrators. I have 4 or 5 computers that I want to set up for TS. Do I need any additional licenses or does it come with some like XP?

I made a user (USER) and gave it access rights, remote access rights in the group policies. I enabled the user for terminal services with a blank profile.(I don't know what to put in there).

The results are that when USER is made part of the administrator group, it can login. If it is part of the USERS or powerusers group, it cannot. I get an error "You do not have access to logon to this session."

Any ideas?

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by curlergirl In reply to Default Terminal Services ...

Terminal services is enabled by default for administrative access only on all Win2K3 servers. In order to use Terminal Server for non-administrative access, you have to do several things. First, you have to go to Control Panel/Add Remove Programs/Add Remove Windows Components and add Terminal Services and run the install for non-administrative access. You also have to install a Terminal Services Licensing server (you can do this on the same server if it's the only server in your domain). This will allow your users to obtain temporary licenses for 120 days. After the 120 days, your users will no longer be able to log on unless you purchase and install permanent Terminal Server CALs for the number of users or client workstations you want to allow to connect on a long-term basis.

In addition, for users to be able to run any applications within their terminal session, you have to purchase licenses for those applications and install the applications on the server. I strongly recommend that before you try to do all this, you read some of the "How to" articles available on the Microsoft support website regarding setting up and configuring Terminal Server.

Hope this helps!

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by ericf In reply to Default Terminal Services ...

Actually he stated he had small business edition. That changes everything.

SBS 2003, standard or premium do not come with terminal services anymore and you cannot buy licenses. Microsft has pushed the remove TS from SBS due to the new implementation of remote desktop workplace, which allows the user to connect to their own pc at the office over the web. SBS does come with TS in admin mode only for up to 2 users, BUT they must be domain admins. It only runs in admin mode now.


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