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LibreOffice on Server 2008 RDS (Terminal Server)

Hi,

Just seeing if anyone has any experience of running Libreoffice on a Windows 2008 R2 RDS install?  I've seen mention of older versions of OpenOffice having problems running in a terminal services environment but can find little on LibreOffice and 2008 R2.

It's basically because Microsoft Office open licensing is incredibly expensive and this may be a way round it, but it needs to be robust and reliable.

Many thanks,

Phil
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KrAzYCommented:
No experience with LibreOffice on RDS or XenApp, but what are your issues?  Even without experience in the specific app that doesn't mean we can't help with you issues.
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comphilAuthor Commented:
I'm not yet running such a scenario but quoting a client for a new system on a tight budget and the Office licences are to cost almost as much as the server itself, as they only need fairly standard functionality in Word and Excel I wondered if LibreOffice would be a suitable alternative.
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MidnightOneCommented:
The best way to find out is to load up a Windows 2008 R2 VM in your own environment and give it a whirl. It's not like creating a VM is a time consuming process.
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lamaslanyCommented:
I've used LibreOffice receltly on a Windows 2008 R2 SP1 RDS server.  It was limited to just a few users, and then primarily it was just Writer and Calc, but it seemed to work well.  We did test all of the LibreOffice apps for multi-user support by opening relavent documents in multiple sessions at the same time to try and identify any file/registry locks but they seemed fine.  I cannot really speak to the scalability nor the stability of more advanced functionality.
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gheistCommented:
Do not install quickstart - it is useless in TS
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comphilAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your feedback, some useful information here.  

Unfortunately I'm not in a position to be able to run this in a test environment hence my asking if anyone was using this in a production environment.  Looks like it might be the way to go, they don't need anything particularly sophisticated, just Writer & Calc - lamaslany's scenerio is exactly the same as mine.

Many thanks for your help.

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gheistCommented:
So install writer and calc and impress....
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