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I have a server running 2008 R2 and 4 off site locations.
The off-site locations only need to use remote desktop. (They do not need to have any local computing power or programs)
I am wondering if anyone has a good terminal solution that may be less expensive than buying a cheap desktop computer.
Also I would like to know if anyone has run into any problems with this type of implementation.
Thank you
(If you need clarification please ask, I tried to explain what I am trying to do but couldn't find the right way to describe it)
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Zero clients are cheap and small and work well.

Yes I have done this and Yes there are problems.

The big problem is all video is rendered on the server and then streamed to the site.  If you pull a lot of intensive audio or video you will see issues.
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Is this any different from what would happen on a desktop computer running terminal services?

(In this situation I am not worried about this as all clients will just be accessing a scheduling software, so no intense AV there)

could you post a link to a good place to buy them from?
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No its not any different.  I just wanted to make sure you were aware... as it is a BW hurdle.

and if you do all direct business on the terminal and then say Webinars what not local it would possibly help but zero clients won't do this.

As for distributors.. there are tons.. you can go to Dell, HP, CDW PCConnection Zones and they all have some option.  I liked the WYSE zero clients but they are not the end all be all either.  They have just been doing it for a very long time and know what they are doing.
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