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    Our school has 1000 users running from a new server. The school is protected by a corporate firewall. About 20 teachers now require remote access to the server. I doubt this would be heavily used; but in holidays it would be very handy. After the new server was up and running, I wiped the old server, installed 2008R2 and recently installed AD Domain services on this machine. I now have the CALS; but when I began the process of adding remote desktop services to this computer, I got the message that it was not advisable to do so (for fairly obvious reasons) Could I ask for opinions on this? It's not a corporate site; but it's important that the RDS also runs correctly. Resources are finite; I can't really ask for a new server for the RDS role; I suppose I could ask for a top notch desktop machine. Having the second GC server provides at least some disaster fallback, doesn't it? Thanks for your time - it's much appreciated.

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    Re: RD Session Host on a Domain Controller

    Instead of allowing RD to the DC.. could you create VPN and allow the users RD access to their local PC's... much safer.


    • #3
      Re: RD Session Host on a Domain Controller

      but much harder for the end-users to understand, as opposed to the admin just creating one RDP connection, or even publishing it.

      i guess the other question here is, you mention two servers - the new dc, and the one you rebuilt and have put AD on

      is there anything else around ?
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        Re: RD Session Host on a Domain Controller

        What do they need access to?
        Tom Jones
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