The Windows Terminal Server is a powerful tool for sharing access to programs, files, and devices across multiple users. If you have ever used remote desktop software on a computer, you might be familiar with the concept of the Windows Terminal Server. In this article, we’ll tell you more about why it’s so useful in your business or organization, how it works, and how to get started with one today!
What is the Windows Terminal Server?
A Windows Terminal Server is a type of server that allows multiple users to access the same application or service at the same time. For example, if you have an application running on your Windows Terminal Server and it crashes, all clients will be disconnected from that application until it’s been restarted. Terminal servers are used for applications that require high availability (HA), such as databases and ERP systems.
The History of the Windows Terminal Server
You may have heard the term “Windows Terminal Server” before, but you might not know much about it. The Windows Terminal Server was first developed in 1995 as part of Windows NT Advanced Server 3.5, which was released in 1996. The software was renamed to Windows Server 2003 Terminal Services when Microsoft decided that they wanted all versions of their products to have the same name (and also because they were working on a new version). Microsoft released a version called Windows XP Professional x64 Edition that could run multiple sessions at once; however, this was only available for 64-bit processors and didn’t support older versions like 32-bit Intel processors or AMD Athlon X2 chipsets, so if you wanted this functionality on your computer then your only option would be using VMWare instead!
Benefits of the Windows Terminal Server
The Windows Terminal Server can provide many benefits to your organization. These include:
- Cost savings. The Windows Terminal Server can reduce the cost of hardware by as much as 90% because it requires less memory and disk space than a traditional desktop computer. It also reduces software costs by eliminating the need for individual applications on each user’s machine, since they share everything through the server instead of having to install it on each PC individually.
- Reduced hardware requirements. A single Windows Server 2008 R2 license allows you to run up to ten concurrent users on a single physical box (although this will depend on how much processing power each user needs). This means that fewer servers are needed overall, which will save money in terms of maintenance fees, electricity bills, etc. while improving reliability since there aren’t any critical components spread out across multiple machines which could fail at any time if connected via cable or wireless connection (for example).
- Increased security: Because all data is stored securely within one central location rather than scattered among individual computers (which could contain viruses/malware), it’s less likely that someone would be able to gain access undetected until after doing damage already done and even then there would still be ways around their efforts!
Installation of the Windows Terminal Server
The installation of a Windows Terminal Server is done using the Windows Terminal Server Installation Wizard. The wizard will ask you to enter your license key and then it will ask for the name of the server, which can be anything you want (for example: “MyTerminalServer”). The domain name can also be anything; it doesn’t have to match any existing domain names on your network. The Windows Terminal Server has two types of licenses: per user and device. Per-user licenses are more expensive, but they’re also easier to manage. If you have 100 users who will be accessing the terminal server, then you will need 100 x $125 = $12500 to cover all of your licensing costs. Per-device licenses only require one purchase for each device (e.g., if you buy 10 computers that are used by your employees daily). This means that if one user logs into five different computers during their workday and uses any combination of those five devices as needed throughout their shift, as long as they aren’t using more than one at once you only need one license for all five machines combined!
If you need to share access between a users
If you need to share access between multiple users, or even multiple locations, a Windows terminal server is a good choice.
- The advantage of using a terminal server is that it allows remote access to applications and resources without requiring each user to have their local copy of an application installed on their computer. This saves time and money by reducing the amount of hardware needed as well as licensing fees for software products like Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop.
- Another benefit of using this type of technology is that it provides secure remote access so that sensitive data cannot be accessed by unauthorized persons who may not have permission or proper credentials required for accessing certain files or programs on your network’s servers.
As you can see, there are many reasons to use the Windows Terminal Server. The biggest one is that it allows you to provide access to your applications and files from anywhere in the world. This means that users can connect from home or while traveling without having to worry about whether or not their computer supports VPN software or other types of remote access software like Citrix or VDI solutions (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure).