We have an environment with 3 Windows 2003 Servers Std. which are not connected, and have their own unique Domains and Forests. We do have VPN tunnels set-up between the 3 networks, and servers can reach each other, but the AD replication was never set-up for these servers. We use Terminal Services on 2 of these servers, and have 2 separate TS Licensing Servers. Currently, we're coming to an end of the 90 days trial for the TS licenses, and we're about to purchase the TS CAL licenses, but we need to set-up the 2 TS servers to only use 1 Licensing Server so that we won't have to buy twice as many licenses.
In order to set-up the 2 Terminal Services servers to use only 1 Licensing Server, I *think* that we need to connect the 3 servers together so that their AD's Forests can communicate. I'm not exactly sure on this point, but I believe that we may need to set-up Transitive Trusts between the 3 forests? We could demote the servers to Workgroup, and then add them all into 1 Domain, but we do not want to do this because we'll have to re-add all of the workstations back into the Domain (a lot of work).
Objective: Adjust the configuration on 3 of the Windows Server 2003 Servers so that the Terminal Services could only use 1 TS Licensing server (so that don't need to buy double amount of TS CAL licenses). To achieve this, you may need to set-up communication between the servers' Forests. You would advise us on what's the best and most efficient way to achieve our purpose.
You MUST have a lot of experience with Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Replication, AD Forests transitive trusts, and Terminal Services configuration with multiple servers and 1 TS Licensing server.
Please do not bid on this project if you're not comfortable with the technical areas that I described above. When bidding on this project, please describe your experience working with the Windows Server 2003 Active Directory replication, terminal services, and Active Directory Forest trusts.