RemoteApp vs LogMeIn Client
Posted on 2011-02-25
We have a client with a line of business app - Sage Business Works - running in Client Server mode on an internal server. The office has limited bandwidth (5MB down and 600kbps up with no one in the office.)
They have one remote user who wants to use the Sage accounting app remotely. VPN is not an option as the app won't run remotely over the tunnel.
We were thinking to keep it simple and have the person work remotely using LogMeIn on a desktop in the office.
Another thought was to move to a Terminal Server platform and to serve up the app via the new Server 2008 R2 RemoteApp capability.
I'm curious - the user is worried about LMI over the low bandwidth connection - would using RemoteApp be a better experience or would it have the same limitations as the LMI session due to the low upload speed?
We don't want to spend all the money on a second server and getting TS working only to find the gain is negligible as this would affect the entire office with everyone moving to TS versus a locally installed app all to support one remote user today.
Looking for some guidance from someone with solid TS App hosting experience.