In this, part 1 of a two part series on creating a Terminal Services Gateway solution using Windows Server 2008, we went over installing the Terminal Server services and Terminal Services licensing on the Terminal Server, we then configured Terminal Services licensing, then installed the Desktop Experience on the Terminal Server and finally configured the licensing mode for the terminal server. Next time we will finish up by installing and configuring the Terminal Services Gateway and the RDP client. We will then finish up by making the connection from an external location. See you then! -Tom.
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