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Windows Server 2008 R2 HPC Edition As A Terminal Server RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    Does Windows Server 2008 R2 HPC Edition supports Remote Desktop Services? We're planning to make it as our terminal server. Please advise.

    Thank you in advance! Cheers!

    Monday, November 7, 2011 3:06 AM

Answers

  • I suppose you can't.

    From HPC FAQ:

     

    Q.  What applications can I run on Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Suite and Windows Server 2008 R2 HPC Edition?

    A.  

    Both Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Suite and Windows Server 2008 R2 HPC Edition are licensed solely for running clustered HPC (high performance computing) applications. “HPC applications” are high performance computing applications. Clustered HPC applications solve complex computational problems or a set of closely related computational problems in parallel, typically using several servers as a group (or “cluster”). A “cluster node” runs clustered HPC applications or provides job scheduling services for HPC applications. You may run the server software: for the primary purpose of running a cluster node, and in conjunction with other software only as necessary to permit security, storage, performance enhancement and systems management on a cluster node for the sole and dedicated purpose of supporting the clustered HPC applications.

    You may not use the server software for any other purpose. For example, except as permitted above, you may not use the server software as a general purpose server, database server, web server, e-mail server, print server, or file server.

    Monday, November 7, 2011 7:14 AM

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  • I suppose you can't.

    From HPC FAQ:

     

    Q.  What applications can I run on Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Suite and Windows Server 2008 R2 HPC Edition?

    A.  

    Both Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Suite and Windows Server 2008 R2 HPC Edition are licensed solely for running clustered HPC (high performance computing) applications. “HPC applications” are high performance computing applications. Clustered HPC applications solve complex computational problems or a set of closely related computational problems in parallel, typically using several servers as a group (or “cluster”). A “cluster node” runs clustered HPC applications or provides job scheduling services for HPC applications. You may run the server software: for the primary purpose of running a cluster node, and in conjunction with other software only as necessary to permit security, storage, performance enhancement and systems management on a cluster node for the sole and dedicated purpose of supporting the clustered HPC applications.

    You may not use the server software for any other purpose. For example, except as permitted above, you may not use the server software as a general purpose server, database server, web server, e-mail server, print server, or file server.

    Monday, November 7, 2011 7:14 AM
  • This link should help you out....

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753380.aspx

    Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

    You can configure the number of simultaneous remote connections that are allowed for a connection. Restricting the number of simultaneous remote connections can improve performance of the computer because fewer sessions are demanding system resources.

    NOTE: If the RD Session Host role service is not installed on the computer, a connection can only allow a maximum of two simultaneous remote connections to the computer.(if you need information about installing the RD Session Host Role - then check herehttp://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc742813.aspx)

    Use the following procedure to configure the number of simultaneous remote connections allowed for a connection.

    Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, on the RD Session Host server that you plan to configure, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83477.

    To configure the number of simultaneous remote connections allowed for a connection
    1. On the RD Session Host server, open Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration. To open Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration, clickStart, point to Administrative Tools, point to Remote Desktop Services, and then click Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration.

    2. Under Connections, right-click the name of the connection, and then clickProperties.

    3. In the Properties dialog box for the connection, on the Network Adapter tab, click Maximum connections, enter the number of simultaneous remote connections that you want to allow for the connection, and then clickOK.

      If the Maximum connections option is selected and dimmed, theLimit number of connections Group Policy setting has been enabled and has been applied to the RD Session Host server.

    You can also set the maximum number of simultaneous connections allowed for an RD Session Host server by applying theLimit number of connections Group Policy setting. This Group Policy setting is located inComputer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Connections and can be configured by using either the Local Group Policy Editor or the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC). Note that the Group Policy setting will take precedence over the setting configured in Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration.

    Wednesday, November 9, 2011 1:54 AM