Solved to connect thin client to 2008

June 13, 2011 at 11:32:43
Specs: Windows 7
I recently bought 4 thin clients and a windows small business 2008 how do i connect them

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June 16, 2011 at 09:29:23
You will need TS licenses.

I have 125 thin clients spread out between sites in two states. Highly cost effective, fast, better security and the best of all is centralized control.

Perfect example: needed to upgrade from Office 2003 to 2010. Took 45minutes to update three servers now all the thin clients are connecting to it with no changes on their end.

It they were pcs it would take days via GPO to distribute the installs as to not clog the wan links.

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#1
June 15, 2011 at 03:32:36
You need to use either Terminal Services or Citrix to connect thin clients to Windows Server. Citrix is better, but is rather expensive. For Terminal Services you will need Client Access Licences for the server and separate Terminal Services Client licences. A Microsft reseller can advise you about these.

Setting up a Terminal Services server is not a trivial task (nor is it cheap). You would be well advised to hire a consultant to do this for you and/or reconsider whether thin clients are cost-effective in your business.


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June 15, 2011 at 09:22:10
SBS comes with RDP services so all you need are the additional 4 RDP cals.

Thin clients is an excellent and cost effective way to connect to the server. You will need to learn how to set them up to logon to the domain. The Thin client supplier can help you with that.

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June 16, 2011 at 03:19:03
"Thin clients is an excellent and cost effective way to connect to the server."

We'll have to agree to disagree on that one. I had a very bad experience of having a thin-client "solution" foisted upon me. The result was a slow, inefficient system that cost just as much as individual PCs and was more complicated to manage. After much expense, and many complaints from the users, the system was dropped after a couple of years leaving us with hundreds of useless terminals.

With the cost of commodity PCs nowadays, plus the excellent client management facilities of Windows Server, thin clients are (IMO) solutions in search of a problem. The only application that I can see for them is where clients have to connect to one, non graphically demanding, application on a central server. For general application they are a waste of time.


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June 16, 2011 at 03:24:53
Thx guys ,
so you are telling me that there is no way i can connect thin client to SBS 2008 without
1 - Terminal services -i guess this will be installed on the same SBS 2008 or i have to install on another server ?

2 - I will need also 4 licenses for thin clients to connect to the terminal

is it this what you are saying ?

if so since i have already SBS 2008 , all i need is to get terminal licenses


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#5
June 16, 2011 at 09:29:23
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You will need TS licenses.

I have 125 thin clients spread out between sites in two states. Highly cost effective, fast, better security and the best of all is centralized control.

Perfect example: needed to upgrade from Office 2003 to 2010. Took 45minutes to update three servers now all the thin clients are connecting to it with no changes on their end.

It they were pcs it would take days via GPO to distribute the installs as to not clog the wan links.

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#6
June 19, 2011 at 23:25:01
Okay guys,

let me purchse those Terminal services licenses and see what happens i will update u once i finish the work


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