how to share application from server?

April 13, 2012 at 14:53:57
Specs: Windows server 2003 r2
How can i create a shared application on the network domain? what i mean is from server i want to share my google chrome or ms office to network without installing them into the client working station.

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#1
April 13, 2012 at 17:21:31
Chrome would be launched over the lan.

MS Office requires a bit more. A terminal server usually setup and then install the app but you'd need an license for each use. There are a few ways to count that use too.

Might look at 2x.com for how they might help.

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April 14, 2012 at 04:17:46
I'm not sure if you still can, but you used to be able to do network installations of earlier versions of Office; with this setup you still need to configure each client. The problem is to ensure that each client gets its own registry settings for the program. But, as jefro says, you need a licence for each person who will use the shared installation, so it's not going to save you any money.

Give the size of modern hard disks, and the speed penalty loading applications from the network, I can't think of a good reason for using this setup.

Terminal Services or Citrix, as jefro mentioned, is another possibility but it is a somewhat different setup. And it will cost you a lot more than installing the program on each client computer.


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#3
April 16, 2012 at 10:51:08
You also have to have licenses for all machines using the product so it doesn't matter if server or pc based.

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