[ILUG] Solution needed for terminale server licensing problem.
gandresin at gmail.com
Tue Aug 14 12:19:12 IST 2007
2007/8/14, Kevin Chen <kevin2600 at gmail.com>:
> The company I working currently has a problem about Windows 2003
> terminale server Licensing. The thing is we try to setup a Terminale server
> using Windows 2003. But for each thin client try to connect to it we need
> to buy a License, and that cost huge money as company has more than 100 PCs.
If you connect to a Windows Terminal Server you will still need to pay
for the Client License. It doesn't matter if the thin client is Linux
with rdesktop or Windows: the server won't accept connections if the
amount of registered licences aren't enough.
100 PC's will also require several Windows Terminal servers (MS
limits its product in about 30 clients) or Citrix (even more
expensive, but almost the only way).
> I did found there is a LTSP project under Linux may help, however there
I would recommend you TCOS (Thin Client OS) www.tcosproject.org .
This is the kind of setup in which managers should be asked if they
REALLY need a Windows environment. With linux thun client and servers
we would get better performance for a tiny fraction of the cost.
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