I'm looking for some guidance on how to allow Remote Users to access system applications. We currently are running a phase 1 setup where users are sent home with company equipment and use Sonicwall Global VPN software and Remote Desktop to remote into their own computers, located on site.
This is not, however, ideal, as it requires equipment on both ends.
Ideally what I'm looking for is to have a way for a user to have equipment at home, use a secure VPN connection with the Sonicwall Global Client, and then have the user access a desktop that is not in use. One way, obviously, is to have a bank of PC's with one dedicated to each person, but this seems cost prohibitive. So my thought is a virtual desktop.
I currently have two Windows 2016 Servers running my main system, including DNS and Active Directory, among other, core services. Is there a way I can build virtual desktops within that server? Should I have a separate server dedicated just to this task? What would be my starting point? Would I use Microsoft's built in Hyper-V? Would I use VMWare in some way?
The first group will probably be only 5-10 users, though this number may go up. I know there are options like Citrix which would provide a web interface but the way our applications are setup they would require a direct connection and so I don't know if Citrix and the like would work, though I am looking into this as well.
We have hundreds of available DHCP over VPN connections through our firewall, and the application has worked very well with this first batch. Now I just want to try and find a way to have an environment where each user can login to a single (Or fewer) machines at the same time without taking up valuable, individual PC resources.
Further information of my environment:
Users: About 120 total. Of those 120, About 8 are currently using the Global client to remote in but they are remoting in to their own PCs. Second proposed to group would use some kind of virtual setup or Citrix environment, if possible.
Firewall: NSA 4600.
Windows Environment: Two Windows Server 2016 servers running Hypver-V for Domain Controllers. Windows Update, Active directory, etc included. Domain Controllers are mirrored.
PC Environment: Windows 10 Pro across the board.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.