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Terminal server vs. Remote desktop to XP machine

Posted on 2006-11-09
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Hello,

I have a client that needs about 3 to 5 people to log into a domain from home to access Great Plains.  Should I use a regular XP machine for this or should I install a terminal server machine form them?


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Depends whether you want to buy and power up 5 XP machines and XP pro licenses if they all need it at once or a reasonable server, server OS and 5 TS licenses really...  it also depends upon the apps they will use.  I don't know what Great Plains is but it may or not support multi-users accessing it on the same box in TS mode.  If you already have XP machines on desktops and the users don't share they could probably RDP into their normal machine and work as if they were in the office - I presume you would setup a VPN for them to come in by,.

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XP only supports one user at a time. If they don't logon concurrently, XP would do it; if some users need to access it at the same time, you'll either need several XP machines or a terminal server.
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Thanks Fellas
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