vb.net on thin client
Posted on 2009-05-09
I have an opportunity to develop an application but I have major concerns and I need your help.
The type of application that I need to write I have done in the past 20 times so I am very comfortable in all aspects except for one. The customer is running in a "Thin Client" environment.
I tried to asked the customer some specifics but i did not want to sound like i had no idea what i was talking about.
There are going to be about 7-8 thin clients and each will have a com port. My app will have to communicate with a device over that com port. As I said I have done this before but never on a thin client. I understand the concept of how a thin client system works but i have never developed an application for that environment.
Are there things that need to be done during development to handle this thin client environment that is different from running in a normal XP install? In regards to the serial port and just in general.
This is not Citrix Terminal Service but the customer said the... host.. server... (not sure what you call the machine that does the virtualization) is running Windows Server 2003.
I have to talk with a 2005 SQL Server which should be no issue for me. i will be writing the software in vb.net 2008.
Can you provide some information for me? I am just concerned and I do not want to take on an application before i know if i can handle it.
Thanks for your help. Sorry i did not form my question very well.