October 11th, 2004, 16:09 PM
Old and Cranky
Your Terminal Services Setup Guide
Learn the best way to batten down the hatches on your servers without going too far.
Windows Server 2003 Terminal Services is a client/server system that enables people using fat- or thin-client hardware and Terminal Services software to run their applications on a remote server. Most ordinary computer users don't know or care if their applications are running on their desktop or a server down the hall or on a satellite orbiting the moon if their apps work responsively enough.
Terminal Services can be a boon for system administrators as well, who can use it to manage servers remotely. The terminal server performs all the processing with its hardware resources, and shuttles video, keyboard, and mouse signals to and from the client and remote server.
Great article from Windows System Server Magazine