1) Is it a good idea to use Ubuntu as a thin client solution to connect to windows 7 virtual machines on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V (compared to Win7 Thin PC for example). For me the main concern is connecting remotely to Ubuntu from my Windows system for maintenance and support. Is this possible? Any other concerns and /or recommendations for this approach?
2) Other than the license for the Win7 virtual machine do I need any additional licensing for Ubuntu to connect to the Windows 2012 Server (Hyper-V)?
Veeam is happy to provide a FREE NFR server license to certified engineers, trainers, and bloggers. It allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows. This license is valid for five workstations and two servers.