Does it make sense to use terminal server / remote desktop services / multipoint server for a client that needs 3 new PCs. They have 7 total PCs, so in the end, there'd be 7 desktops going to be replaced.
they are in a workgroup with win xp as the 'server' that is not being used.
what is the general config needed? Server 2008 with ts role and another server 2008 for the file sharing? those could be virtualized under VM ware? Or Hyper V on the same server?
so you save money on the desktops (just use dumb terminals?!) but you spend it on the server and 2 Windows server OSs? where's it start to pay (how many PCs?).
There's a line of business app running sql express (free?) on the 'server'.
some PCs have local printers connected via USB. you lose that with dumb terminals? you have to get all printers on the network?