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Dumb terminals Thin clients vrs regular

By artbottomley ·
Help, I'm part time network admin for small not for profit. Expanding LAN to a WAN to put a branch office on network.
New CEO insists on dumb terminals, thinks it will reduce admin time. Other people tell me differently. Can dumb terminals be mixed with regular desktop PCs on network?
How much more bandwidth would dumb terminals need over desktop PC?
Art Bottomley
artbottomley@cs.com

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by Borg7of9 In reply to Dumb terminals Thin clien ...

OK here goes, yes, you can mix regular workstations with dumb stations. You would need to use windows terminal server, or if you wished Citrix. For me the main benifits would be the use of older workstations on the network, and if you use this over the WAN reduced bandwidth, and of course the main server remains at your head office.
As for reducing admin time, I would have to say it would increase it a bit, as usually the more complex your network, the more work required. Hope this helps.

Also if you wish to run a branch office where the main apps stay at head office, to me you using terminal server is the only logical option. (You still need pc's, just not as powerful as if they where full worksations.
I am of course assuming you are using a microsoft platform as you didnt mention it.

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