ADS+Terminal Services on a Single Physical Server running Windows Server 2008 R2


  • We have a Dual Processor Server (2 x Intel Xeon E5-2620v2 + 32GB RAM) running on Windows Server 2008 R2. This has ADS configured. We now wish to add a VDI Setup with NComputing Zero-Clients. We have to run Terminal Services with User RDS CAL + User CAL for all VDI Clients.

    Please confirm if we can have both the ADS & Terminal Services running on the same physical server ? Are there known issues or crashes due to this ? Or should both these run on two different servers ? Customer does not want to invest in one more server & OS. Hence, we have to run both the services on a single physical server. Customer has just upgraded his server to a Dual Processor with 32GB RAM to accommodate both the services.

    Please advice, if we can run both the ADS & TS on the same server. What is the best practice for this Solution ?

    Thanks & Regards,



    Friday, December 27, 2013 4:09 AM