Deploying and managing Terminal Services in a Windows network environment can be complicated, and this chapter did not address all possible scenarios that you might encounter if you choose to implement Terminal Services in your SBS network. However, getting a terminal server up and running is not rocket science, and the basic steps to set one up are fairly straightforward. First, you have to install a separate server to run Terminal Services in Application mode. The SBS server supports only Remote Administration mode starting with SBS 2003. After you have the basic server OS installed, you will install Terminal Services on the new server, install Terminal Server Licensing on the SBS server, and then install your TS CALs.
Managing the terminal server is also not difficult and will mostly be done through the Terminal Services Management console. Through this console, you can remotely control other users' sessions, view the status of existing sessions, and clear out disconnected sessions as needed. The Terminal Services Configuration console provides an interface for you to configure other aspects of the terminal server environment for your users.
With the advent of RWW and the push to allow users to work remotely, you may find yourself in a position to need Terminal Services even in a very small business environment. Knowing the basics of configuring and managing a terminal server may be more of a necessity than an option as the use of SBS continues to grow around the world.