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currently I am running Citrix 4.5 on windows 2003 servers.  I have purchased all new server and I am running vmware for hardware virtualization. I would like to find another solution for my Citrix software.   Can I just run a windows terminal services remote desktop solution?
I just have a hard time paying for those expensive Citrix Licenses.  I do have access to server 2012 and I have 2008 R2 setup.  
I only have 40 users.  Most of all just run office and some small accounting apps and a legal case management app that does use SQL.  

Just want some pointer on where to look and download.
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For most things Terminal server will work fine it depends on what you are doing.
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Sorry read the rest of your post what I would do is try terminal server and make sure it works for your need but I do not see any reasons it would not.
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look at the following cheaper alterntaives

2X
http://www.2x.com

We have migrated many small and large Citrix installations to 2X, due to Citrix high license costs.

Tsplus
http://tsplus.net/index.php
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Windows Remote Desktop services on Server 2008 R2 provides great full desktops but can publish individual applications too.
Make sure you're running the latest Remote Desktop client software on your client devices to take full advantage of everything that Remote Desktop can offer.
You still need RDS CALs, but obviously not the Citrix ones on top.
Docs are here: http://technet.microsoft.com/library/dd647502(WS.10).aspx
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To be clear Remote Desktop services is the new name for Terminal Services. You can use the trial for 120 days before you need to buy a licenses so that will give you enough time to make sure it is right for you.
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If you would like to setup citrix then the demo license valid for 90 days. then you can plan to go for getting license if you management gives approval.
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best option is build both infrastructure in test environment and let user decide the response time and latency.

then you will not be blamed...what the out put t comes.
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sorry for the delay
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