Terminal Server vs Citrix
Posted on 2001-06-11
We support a network that has about 100 pcs connected locally to an NT 4.0 and Novell 5.1 server. They also have 8 remote offices running through Cisco routers (1600s) over a frame-relay circuit. They have a SQL application running on the NT server. Performance (or lack of) is an issue which is being addressed. IT IS SLOW now. Their NT server is a dual 400Mhz PIII server with 256MB RAM and mirrored 9GB SCSI hard drives. We have been looking for a thin client solution that will increase performance on the systems. Any recommendations on OS and software? What about RAM and RAID?
We have a quote for a W2K terminal server, W2000 Terminal Services CALs, and Citrix Metaframe XPs for the remote sites. Is Citrix necessary or does Microsoft offer thin client software and if so, which is the better approach?