This chapter and the next can be logically grouped together as both focus on the architecture of Terminal Server environments. This chapter covers the architectural components of Terminal Server itself. Chapter 3 addresses the architecture of the Terminal Server network environment, including those factors affecting how Terminal Servers are placed on the network and linked together.
We'll first examine how Terminal Services works. Let's take a quick tour of the various pieces and subsystems of a Terminal Server running on Windows Server 2003 and then discuss the decisions that you'll have to make before installation.