Gareth sharp 2012-04-26 00:19:07
I am trying to setup my new Windows 2003 SBS server to have application mode
I have tried doing the Add/Remove components thing, and no joy.
I have installed Terminal Server Licensing, and no joy.
I must be missing something pretty basic!
Laura a. robin 2012-04-26 00:19:10
There is no “application mode” in 2003. When you install terminal
services via add/remove programs in Control Panel, you *are installing*
what used to be called terminal server- application mode.
Remote administration no longer requires any add/remove programs
configuration; just bring up your system properties and look at the
Gareth sharp 2012-04-26 00:19:12
Thanks for the response!
I have tried looking in Add/Remove Windows Components, and all I have
available is Terminal Server Licensing, which is selected.
When I right click on My Computer, go into Properties, and click on Remote,
both Remote Assistance and Remote Desktop are clicked.
I can connect to the system using TS Client and Remote Desktop client, but
only for 2 users, which I think is a limitation of the Remote Desktop for
How do I switch the mode to enable more than 2 users???
Adam wilkinson 2012-04-26 00:19:13
It is my understanding that Windows 2003 SBS can not be used as a Terminal
Server in Application Server mode, period. This is a design decision made by
MS, as SBS is also a DC, and running TS on a DC is a security risk.
Brian french 2012-04-26 00:19:15
An SBS2003 box cannot be a Terminal Server. You have to put a second server
out there if that is what you want.to do.
Gareth sharp 2012-04-26 00:19:17
So to clarify – I would need another Windows 2003 server on the network to
have more than 2 remote users?
Should I be careful about the version of 2003 server that is specified?
Brian french 2012-04-26 00:19:19
Yes, you would need another server on the network configured as a Terminal
Server. You could use either a Windows 2003 Server (Standard Edition would
be fine) or you could use a Windows 2000 Server as well. There are
certainly advantages to the Terminal Services engine on Win2K3 over Win2K,
but there is also added cost involved. With a Win2K Terminal Server, you
don’t need to purchase TSCALs if the connecting workstations are Windows
2000 Pro or XP Pro. With a Win2K3 box, you are purchasing TSCALs regardless
of the client OS, so it does add some additional dollars.
Hope that helps.
Laura a. robin 2012-04-26 00:19:32
Yup, and yup. Don’t use SBS for the second one. Web Edition, either.
Other than that, you’re fine. 🙂