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Windows 2012R2 RemoteApp Vs. Citrix Xenapp 6.5

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We have Citrix Xenapp 6.5 for a farm that is about to grow to host 6500 users.

We have heard about remote app in Windows 2012R2 Remote has made great progress.

Since we do not know the new remote app, we would love to hear someone's thoughts (who is not bias) to see which is better from delivery, administration, maintenance, and user experience.  Also limitations would be nice.


When we talked to Citrix, they said why they Xenapp is better, and when we called MS, they said why MS is better.   We just cannot see what the limitations are or which is better.
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My case...

I write VB software using SQL and use to deliver product via Citrix ($). My software was scaled at 500 users across 3 servers. (80 concurrent). But I fought Printers issues constantly. Citrix did allow easy application deployment.  

I swapped to RemoteApp using Server 2008 to save $'s but printer issues continued. So I researched print solutions and purchased one and my world is cheaper and printer problems are non-existent.
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Johan Ohlsson earned 1500 total points
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Hello!

You want to know which one is the best to choose, we have about as many users in the farm like you. We have decided to use Citrix as they have a better administration and support of the applications that we use. We have started using MS solution on Windows 2012R2 and it works well for Applications run from there. We use almost the same applications in both environments, but what we see is that it does not have the same scalability as Citrix.

If you know you are going to grow within the company, I would recommend Citrix in the long run, just administratonen, scalability and simplicity.

Regards
Johan
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