Linux Terminal Server vs Windows Terminal Server

Is there a way to replace Windows Terminal Server with Linux Terminal Server and load Windows application on the Linux Terminal Server for thin clients?
IBSITAsked:
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gireeshbabuCommented:
Would wine help you?
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IBSITAuthor Commented:
I take it as a no?
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Pierre FrançoisSenior consultantCommented:
Could you be a little bit more explicit in your question? I'd like to know what you understand with "Linux terminal server"? Is this a Linux system that you connect with ssh from a thin client? Which system/client does your thin client run? Which kind of application do you want to launch?
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IBSITAuthor Commented:
ok my objective is to try and get away from purchasing so many Windows Terminal Server Cals. I heard with linux it can be done, but i am skeptical, reason is i thought you need to install all applications on the Terminal Server and the clients log in to the server via a client with RDP. I installed Linux Ubuntu and setup thin clients but still i need to connect to the Windows Terminal server via RDP from the thin client. Just wondering if what i heard is accurate or not.
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Pierre FrançoisSenior consultantCommented:
So what you need is an RDP client running on your Ubuntu thin client for connecting a remote Windows Terminal Server.

This is trivial. Normally, Ubuntu has such a client by default since version 12.04, which is the Remmina Remote Desktop Client, also known as tsclient. If you don't have it, install it with the command
sudo apt-get install tsclient rdesktop

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Just run it, click on the button corresponding to "create a new remote desktop file", provide a server, a user name and a password, and you are in business.
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IBSITAuthor Commented:
no trying to get away from using Windows Terminal Server.
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Pierre FrançoisSenior consultantCommented:
I don't understand what you want.

1. Do you want to get rid of the Windows Terminal Server and replace it by a Linux server? In that case, I have to know which applications you run on that server.

2. Or do you want to keep the Windows Terminal Server and connect to it from thin clients running Linux?
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IBSITAuthor Commented:
Replace with a Linux Server. i have Microsoft office applications, Accounting software, Adobe Professional etc.. All windows Applications.
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Pierre FrançoisSenior consultantCommented:
The first thing you have to do is implementing your Windows applications under Ubuntu Linux using wine, as gireeshbabu told you.

Log on into Ubuntu, install wine with the command:
sudo apt-get install wine

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and, once wine is installed, start "Configure Wine" (or type "winecfg" at the command prompt). For installing the MS applications into wine, go to Applications > Add Application and select the executable installation program as you would do under MS-Windows for installing an application.
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