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Terminal Server Pros and Cons

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Jan 11, 2001


If you are looking at implementing Microsoft's Terminal Services under Windows 2000 there are a few things you need to look at before you go ahead.  I am going to explain the Pros and Cons as I see them for implementing Terminal Services.  I have been running Thin Clients off our server for about 6 months and I had to go through all this information in order to get management to buy into our server so all this is based on personal experience.

If you are looking at implementing Microsoft's Terminal Services under Windows 2000 there are a few things you need to look at before you go ahead.

Terminal Service has two different modes of operation, first is Remote Administration which allows 2 concurrent connections to your server for Administrators to do their work like adding users.  The other mode in Application Server which is what I am looking at here.

Below is a section breakdown of all the pros and cons of running Terminal Services in Application Server mode.  Please note that these points do not take into count the added advantage of Citrix Metaframe for Windows 2000.  Since I have no experience with Citrix I can't add those points.

 

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