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    I would like to uninstall terminal server from an application server so that I can use Remote Desktop for Administration.

    We only use RDP for administration...I'm not sure why the Terminal services were installed to begin with because we have no TServers. I'm guessing it's default for Application Servers?

    I get a warning that applications installed will stop working and need to be reinstalled. I don't want to mess up the SQL server. Will I be safe to uninstall TS and switch to Remote Desktop?

    thx in advance

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    Re: Uninstall Terminal Server

    When it says applications will stop working it really means it; there are quite a number of system configuration changes involved in converting to or from a Terminal Server. You don't say if you're running 2000 or 2003 but either way I would try to schedule some overtime for you and some application specialists over a weekend; the databases will need to be backed up, the applications uninstalled and reinstalled after removing TS.

    Or, of course, if you have valid TS CAL's and a license for the Terminal Server, you could just leave it "as is" - is it actually doing any harm the way it is now?


    Tom
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      Re: Uninstall Terminal Server

      Was SQL installed before or after TS? It's better not to assume that TS was installed at the time the server was built but to find out for sure from whomever built the server. Also, I have uninstalled TS many times on testing servers and have never had any issues with applications having problems afterward.

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        Re: Uninstall Terminal Server

        Given the choice between anecdotal evidence and Microsoft's strong admonition not to do it, I know which side I will err on, every time.


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          Re: Uninstall Terminal Server

          So you're saying that you don't rely on your own skill and experience but instead defer all decision making to Microsoft (or any other vendor) evey time no matter what.

          I'm not trying to be a jerk, I'm only saying that I'm sure we all have had experiences where the vendor's recommendation was not the best course of action and we had to rely on our own good judgement and experience. I merely wanted to point out that I've never had a problem with any application after uninstalling TS. Hopefully you don't take offense at my comment.

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            Re: Uninstall Terminal Server

            So you're saying that you don't rely on your own skill and experience but instead defer all decision making to Microsoft (or any other vendor) evey time no matter what.
            Not at all. I'm saying that I defer all decision making to either MY experience where it exists and to Microsoft best practice where it doesn't. Your experience, I am saying, does not enter into the equation at all.


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              Re: Uninstall Terminal Server

              Understood. My experience is relevant only to me and your experience is relevant only to you but does this mean that you don't pass your experience on to others unless it conforms to published best practice?

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              • #8
                Re: Uninstall Terminal Server

                Usually if this SQL 2000 sp3 or higher it should work... but it should (not must).
                You cna backup the server with ASR for example and give it a try.
                Best Regards,

                Yuval Sinay

                LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yuval14, Blog: http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/yuval14

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