Did you know this about multipoint server?

1. Did you know it’s not just about connecting USB based workstations but full thin client solutions as well?  Don’t just think in term of a small server stuck in the middle of a room with a bunch of USB cables in it.  Steve Banks has a full thin client deployment of MultiPoint server.

2.  Did you know that Standard is not domain joinable- and cannot be a hyperV-able host, nor guest.

3.   Did you know that Premium MultiPoint server IS domain joinable, is able to be a HyperV host or guest (yes it has a 1+1 right and a base OS that while it’s officially multipoint OS, not plain Win2k8 R2 it’s still thin enough to be a HyperV gui base.

3.  Did you know that while Standard is limited to 8 gigs of ram and one processor (think like the Foundation Server limitations), Premium is limited to two processors and 32 gigs (Like SBS 2011 essentials [Aurora] is.  You can see the info confirmed by the MultiPoint product team here:  http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsmultipointserver/thread/5820667b-24c4-4336-9f39-d087c32a231e

4.  Did you know that it can natively join SBS Essentials – aka Aurora with merely running http://connect?  It will be seen as a normal pc and you can use the connect computer routine.

5.  Did you know that on SBS 2008 and SBS 2011 standard you can add the Multipoint Server like a TS box merely by doing a manual domain join and then hacking up the registry to expose the terminal server like we always have?:

To do so follow the following instructions:

To add a Terminal Services server in Application mode to the Select Computer drop-down list in Remote Web Workplace

Open Registry Editor.
Open the following registry key:
Note   If the RemoteUserPortal key does not exist, create it.

Create the following multi-string (REG_MULTI_SZ) key:

Type the name of your terminal services server. Type one name per line.

Verify that the name is exactly the same as the server. If a server key already exists, modify its value. If the type isn’t correct, remove it first, and then recreate it.
Click OK.

To create a new registry key that shows all computers
Open Registry Editor. To do this, click Start, in the search field type regedit, and then press ENTER.
In the User Account Control window, click Continue.
Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SmallBusinessServer.
Right-click SmallBusinessServer, click New, and then click Key.
Name the key BusinessProductivity.
Right-click BusinessProductivity, click New, and then click DWORD (32-bit) Value.
Name the new value ShowAllComputers.
Double-click ShowAllComputers, and then, in the Value data text box, type 1.
Click OK, and then close Registry Editor.

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