Hey, so i am new to citrix, i've been doing a lot of research on it as of late and have 1 bridge to cross. The Dental office with 2 locations is paying $500 a month for at most, 5 remote Citrix sessions. Now these computers are part of a domain that is located in 1 location with access to shared resources in both locations (print an invoice over to the other office etc)
So my question is this, Would switching to a VPN solution be a reasonable solution for this office? they do not plan on adding additional machines to this remote location. They curently have a DSL Service with a 3Mbps Upload and do have the capacity to upgrade that to at least 5Mbps.
I was thinking of throwing in a couple Sonicwalls that keep the tunnel open 24/7 or setting up RRAS and just purchasing 1 Router for the remote office.
I've been reading abuot the Citrix Access Gateway as well. Would this also work? From what i understand its just a means to connect to a remote server in a secure manner? I know this does not link to 2 networks to act as 1 single network like the VPN would but i could replicate DNS on another Windows 2003 Server that is doing nothing thx to the previous IT guys.
Just looking for ideas to send me in the right direction for this and what other people think of ditching the T1 line for this (I understand the bandwidth of a T1 as well as the DSL with the VPN overhead) but hoping that someone has done a configuration like this and is completely happy with it!
Also, does anyone think i should dump Citrix all together and just use a VPN with RDP?
Oh and i guess i may as well throw in this: Are there any problems with Server 2008 x64 hosting citrix that i should be aware of? (All software used by users will support it just fine)
Thanks in advance, i will distribut pts to the first Author who posts that sways me into making my decision one way or another