Have been looking through this site and others as to what Terminal Services solution to run with.
Background to ths situation is here http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Q_21928425.html
Laptops currently connect over IPSec to VPN via Cisco 3030 conentrator which I beleive also supports SSL-VPN
This passes the user onto the central LAN where I want remote users to connect to a terminal services server.
There are maximum 100 users, each requiring access to Microsoft Office 2003 (Word, Excel, Access and Powerpoint), Internet Explorer, Adobe Acrobat and network share folders.
Each user has a PC/Laptop but many also have PDA's and tablet PC's. Therefore, Citrix which supports these, I believe is the better option.
ICA protocol outperforms RDP, and because the settings are downloaded into a java applet each connection, Citrix has better management capability.
Also, I read Windows 2003 TS struggled over 70 users where Citrix would not.
I have left my details to be contacted by Citrix sales.
Before talking with their sales people, I would like to have an idea what I need and estimate cost rather than what they tell me I need and what it will cost.
What I would like to know is:
For between 70 and 100 users, say 50 concurrent at any one time which would be highly unlikely to get that high.
How many servers in the farm (Would two be enough)?
What spec (Duel Xeon with 4GB)?
Is one accessed more than others or would using round robin with one fqdn and multile ip addresses share the load?
Can I use the cisco 3030 SSL VPN or do I need citrix hardware to access (accelerate)?
I take it this is active directory integrated?