I am to develop an applocation which is to capture data from a realtime machine. The LAN has PC-cleints attached to realtime machines. The data captured at PC-client is sent back to the server periodically. It is to be noted that clients PCs do not have any harddisk. I would like experts to comments on following :
1) can the application be run on client PCs through the servers direcly (the application lies on server and not on Client PC)
2) The client PCs do not have any harddisk and so not software like Windows95 etc. Can any tool like VB be used to create an exe file which might do the job (without having Hard disk on Cleint PC) Please note that currently we are running Qbasic programs on each PC trough Floppy Disk.
What could be the best tool to provide such interface.