Run applications on Windows Server?
Posted on 2011-05-03
I have a client who is telling me that another IT guy is telling him that he can install a server for him that he'd be able to remote into and use applications (ie: Outlook, Quickbooks, Word, etc.) on the server itself. I'm not a big Windows Server guy but as far as I know, servers aren't meant to act as workstations and have users working on them. I told him that I didn't think this was possible.
My only thought was that maybe this other IT guy was talking about a server that could have virtual desktops? I'd love for someone to school me in this so I can properly inform my client if this other guy is full of it or not.
I currently have him set up with a Windows Home Server box that he can use to remote in to any of his office computers. Any info on this would be appreciated.