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Can vmware do this?

Hi

I have a windows software in one office and I need to share it with two remote users through internet.

One way is to get windows server with terminal server or citrix, but this is a little expensive.

I don't know if VMWare is another option. What I want to do is to install vmware server in one windows XP computer connected to the internet and then the other two users will connect to this server with a vmware client and run the windows software there, each one with his own desktop.

Is it possible?

I need all process runing in the server, I don't want data flowing through internet, I just want screen images and keyboard instructions flowing just as when using terminal server or VNC.

The software I'm talking about uses a very fragile database, so if I connect directly to it through internet and the connection breaks then I will have a broken database, that's why I need to run all the process locally in the server, so if the connection fails, the user can connect again and resumes his work with no loss of data, and thats exactly what terminal server does.

Can VMWare (free version) be used for this?

One important thing is that I will need to print reports generated by this software in the client machine. Is that possible?

Or do you know of a free option I can use for this using just windows xp?

Thank you
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Thank you!