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Terminal Server Pros and Cons




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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