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What Are The Terminal Server Best Practices Guidelines?

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ias-7011
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What Are The Terminal Server Best Practices Guidelines?
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7th October 2008
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What Are The Terminal Server Best Practices Guidelines?
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  • Install Terminal Server on a standalone server and not on a domain controller.
  • Installing Terminal Server on a domain controller can affect the performance of the server because of the additional memory, network traffic, and processor time required to perform the tasks of a domain controller in a domain.
  • Install Terminal Server on an NTFS file system partition. NTFS provides greater security for users in a multisession environment who access the same data structures.
  • When shutting down a terminal server, use the tsshutdn command instead of the Shut Down option on the Start menu. This will shut down the server in a controlled manner. The Shut Down option on the Start menu does not notify users before ending user sessions and is not recommended. Ending a user’s session without warning can result in loss of data at the client. For more information about using tsshutdn, see Tsshutdn.
  • Back up your license server regularly. Backing up your license server regularly protects data from accidental loss due to hardware or storage failure. Create a duplicate copy of the data on your hard disk and then archive the data on another storage device such as a removable disk or tape. In the event that the original data on your hard disk is accidentally erased or overwritten, or becomes inaccessible because of a hard disk failure, you can easily restore the data from the archived copy. NOTE: IRIS cannot provide any further information on windows terminal server best practices. Should additional information be required please contact your IT Support Provider. For further information please refer to the following Microsoft Technet Article here Related Articles KB IAS-7010 : How Many Concurrent User Sessions Can One Terminal Server Host? KB IAS-6494 : What Are The Hardware Requirements For Using IRIS On A Terminal Server? This article from Microsoft provides some further additional points of reference, https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/iftekhar/2010/02/10/rds-hardware-sizing-and-capacity-planning-guidance/

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