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{Advice Given} - How can I run a program on a remote PC, as if I were local?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by kwillmot, Jan 31, 2000.

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  1. kwillmot

    kwillmot Thread Starter

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    I need to setup my server to run applications remotely. Is Terminal Server all I need to achieve this????
     
  2. Reuel Miller

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    Greetings

    Which applications? And, do you mean that the client PC will have almost nothing on it except enough to get it onto the network, and then run everything off the network Server?

    See... we had this arguement at my old work, where they wanted to run all apps off the servers. So we setup all the apps to run from Application Servers. However, if the network goes down, then suddenly that Word document you have been working on all morning is toast (beacuse your users never save, and the autosave feature makes huge files that are unwieldy).

    So, then we put everything local. Well, a new PC came with a 4gig HD... it seemed a waste not to use it. But, then it is a ***** when we had to update Office from SP1 to SP2...

    It all depends on the stability of your network, the hardware of your workstations and the size of your organisation. Remember, you can only have a maximum of about 50 odd users (depending on the apps and the capacity of the server, of course, but if one of the apps is M$ office, then this is pretty accurate) per server.

    Want to give us more info, so we can give better advice?

    Cheers


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  3. kwillmot

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    I only need to run one application, maybe 2. We do programming/customization for several clients. We will have about 3 people doing the work remotely and having the client run the app to test our work.
    I heard that we may need Citrix Metaframe???
     
  4. Reuel Miller

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    Greetings

    It seems that any remote control software would work, from Remote Access to Back Orifice 2K [​IMG]

    My father is busy working with VNC, which he is pretty happy with.

    Remote access, or remote control software applications allow you to connect to a server from a remote location, and work on the server as if you had physical access to the server (and by server, I don't meant a computer running NT Server, its just the PC running the server portion of the remote access software).

    Citrix and Terminal Server are software applications that allow you to run remote applications, and have the remote PC do all the computation, but it is not like you are at the remote PC. You are in your own memory space within the Server.

    I am not sure this is what you want...

    Cheers

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  5. kwillmot

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    Thanks...You have been a great help.
    If you could please...respond to my new posted message.
     
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