How to install a Windows 2003 Terminal Server in a SBS 2003 network By Mariette Knap terminal server, licences Installing a Windows 2003 Terminal Server in your SBS 2003 network seems an easy task but if you have a look at the GPO's involved locking down the Terminal Server and complicating issues like users who log on to the Terminal Server but also have their own workstation it become a lot more complicated as I found out. Table of contents How to install a Windows 2003 Terminal Server in a SBS 2003 network Create a server account in ADUC Create an domain administrator account for the Terminal Server Change the role of the Windows 2003 Server so that it becomes a Terminal Server Join the Terminal Server to your SBS 2003 network Configure Terminal Server licensing on your SBS 2003 Activating and adding licenses to the License Server Redirect My Document folders to the SBS 2003 server Install client applications on the Terminal Server This article assumes that you already have installed a Windows 2003 Server in your network that is ready to be joined to the SBS network. In our example the terminal server will be called 'VIRTUAL-TS'. Before we can add the new server to the Lan we have to create a server account for that server. Create a server account in ADUC We do that from the SBS server manager Choose 'Set Up Server Computers' and choose Next Choose a name for your new Terminal Server. Choose to obtain an IP address automatically. Complete the wizard and click Finish Like with normal workstations you get the information that you need to join the server using the connectcomputer wizard. Create an domain administrator account for the Terminal Server Open the Server Manager and choose to add a User Choose Next Choose a name Choose a strong password. Choose the Administrator Template. Choose Do not setup a computer because we already created a server account. Click Finish Choose Close Change the role of the Windows 2003 Server so that it becomes a Terminal Server Logon the Terminal Server using the local administrator account and check if the Windows Time Service is running and that the time and data is correct. Right click 'My Computer' and choose Manage. If the time between the SBS 2003 and the Windows 2003 server is not the same you will have trouble joining the server to the domain. Open the Manage Your Server Wizard from the Start Menu. Choose Add or remove a role. Choose next Choose Custom Configuration Choose Terminal Server as the role for this new server. A summary... Your server will be rebooted and it is up again you will see the below window and click next. This window informs you that there was no Terminal Services License Server found. Don't worry, we will do that later in this document. Join the Terminal Server to your SBS 2003 network In the previous part of this article we have created a server account and a special domain administrator account. Those two are used to join your Terminal Server to the network but before we will do that we will need to add the server address to the trusted zones in Internet Explorer. After you have the above start internet explorer and browse to http://yourservername/connectcomputer. Click Connect to the network now. Use the domain administrator account you previously created. Choose the server name you previously created. Click Finish Configure Terminal Server licensing on your SBS 2003 For me it was not clear if you should install Terminal Server licensing on the SBS 2003 server or on the Terminal Server it self. After some discussions with other MVP's and reading some documents the conclusion is that you must install Licensing on your SBS 2003 server. Here is how we do that: Open add/remove programs from the Control Panel. Check Terminal Server Licensing. You will need the first CD from your SBS 2003 media. Accept the default settings Click Finish Activating and adding licenses to the License Server Open Terminal Server Licensing from the Administrative Tools. You see that is a little red cross and that means we need to activate the server first. Right click the node on the right side of the page and choose Activate Server. Click next Accept the default settings and click next. Fill in your name etc... Fill in the rest... Click next to activate the Licensing Server. The CAL installation wizard starts. This depends on how you purchased your license. In our case it is an Open License. Fill in the Agreement Number. This can be found on the letter you received from Microsoft. Redirect My Document folders to the SBS 2003 server You don't want users that logon to the terminal server to store documents on the Terminal Server. Instead those documents should be stored on the SBS server where they can be included in a daily backup. Here is how you do that: Start the SBS Server Manager and choose Backup. Choose 'Configure My Documents Redirection' Choose to redirect the folders to the default users folder on the Small Business Server. Install client applications on the Terminal Server If you want to install Outlook 2003 that is included with SBS 2003 follow the instructions below. Logon to the Terminal Server with the special Domain Admin account you created and browse to \\sbsserver\ClientApps\outlook2003 and run setup.exe. Fill in your name and organization. Choose the location for your installation. Choose the components you want to install. Click install. Click finish Now something special happens that does not happen on a normal installation. A routine is run to make it possible to use Outlook in Terminal Server mode! You see a warning that you should not click the buttons before the installation has finished. When everything has been installed click Finish.