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CITRIX and RSD

Hello

We are installing a new SAAS application which works in SAAS mode with Citrix Receiver 4.1 and Thinprint ICA mode
About 50 local users

We also have about 20 remote TSE/RDS Users (Windows 2008 RDS) who will use the same SAAS application
For these remote users I prefer to continue with the RSD/TSE solution since is it integrated with other business applications in the TSE server

Is it OK to install this Citrix/Thinprint/SAAS application in a RDS/TSE environnent?

Should I experiment problems? ou should it be ok?

Thanks
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rhandelsCommented:
Why do you think it won't be possible to install the application on an RDS environment if you are also installing it in Citrix?? The only thing that Citrix does is have a better interaction between user and back-end server. So as far as i can see i don't see any issues there.

Do you publish Apps or desktops? Also, because you don't want to step down from RDS and are using Server 2008 you could try and give 2012R2 a change. Feature wise it starts to look like Citrix.
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tibidoudouCommented:
Be advised that every conencted RDS/TSE user is going to consume a Citrix license,  i've been caught in the past and been obligated to buy a citrix user license for each concurrent user (TSE or Citrix)
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gadsadAuthor Commented:
Answer to Rhandels:
Citrix application is hosted in an external server (SAAS mode) and is launched through an host name via Internet Explorer
Remote users will have to do the following:
- 1) Connect to their Windows 2008 RDS session
- 2) Launch  CITRIX receiver and Thinprint from their RDS session
- 3) COnnect to the SAAS application via Internet Explorer and the host name
- 4) Login to the SAAS application

THis is the process I need to validate, RDS and CITRIX at the same time...should it be OK?

Answer to TIBIDOUDOU
OK for Licences, every remote user will have an RDS licence and a Citrix Licence

Thanks you very much
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rhandelsCommented:
Yes this is no problem, it is what happens quite a lot in Citrix environments. You connect to a XenDesktop desktop and on the desktop the CitrxReceiver is installed and applications are being published using XenApp. So yes it won't be a problem.

Only thing is if you can explain to your users what is happening.
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gadsadAuthor Commented:
What do you mean by explaining to users? I did not understand this point. Tks
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rhandelsCommented:
If you have a Terminal session and within that terminal session you open up a new application some users find that hard to understand. It was meant to be more of a joke :)
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gadsadAuthor Commented:
OK perfect
Thanks for all
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gadsadAuthor Commented:
thank you
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