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NT 2000 Terminal Services

If you enable terminal services on
Windows 2000 server, can you use
ICA clients to access the server
without running metaframe on the
server? Is it recomended instead
of the new RDP client that comes
with Windows2000 server?

Should we go for Windows2000 terminal services and RDP alone or the standard windowsNT4 Terminal server together with metaframe if we want to start using thin clients now? Or Windows 2000 and ICA clients.

We only want it for standard windows application running on Win95 clients accessing WinNT servers.
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Go to this MS-page and there you fin different White papers about Terminal Server inW2K


Citrix say that there will be a version of Metaframe - be it a tweaked version of Metaframe 1.8 or a totally new edition - available when Win2K server hits the shelves.

You'll need Metaframe to allow ICA clients to access a server.  Win2K out of the box only supports an enhanced version of RDP, that allows shadowing, but does not allow connections from non windows clients and does not feature the same Program Neighbourhood and application publishing facilities of Metaframe.

If you just want users to run remote windows sessions and call the application from within the session then Win2K or Terminal server 4 on its own will suffice.  If you want to be able to specifically publish applications, you have to opt for Terminal Server 4 with Metaframe 1.8 or wait until Win2K is released and hope that Citrix deliver.
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