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By northstar ·
5 remote users are connecting to a host on an NT network with pc Anywhere. What is the cost to convert the Server to Terminal Edition and get them client software and lic's? They are using a standard dial up phone line. Should we expect their through put to be improved?

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by Curious_George In reply to Remote Users

You probably want to consider Cytrix for its enhanced features. You will need to purchase a copy of Terminal server, Cytrix. Cytrix will include a client. expect about $6K for all the software( I have not purchased any lately but this should be fairly close), but the performance will be GREATLY improved.

Thin client typically uses about 20Kb/sec. transfer per client, so a standard phone line connection will likely be much more than adequate.

Cytrix basically just transfers screens, keystrokes, and mouse movement over the wire so it has very low over head. All the remote systems will appear to run at the same speed the server runs. You should plan for and additional 16Meg of RAM on the server for each client, inaddition to the RAM for the OS to run. Hopefully your server is a high powered machine already, but if not get some consultation on hardware prior to implementation.

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by northstar In reply to Remote Users

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by jhamm99 In reply to Remote Users

For 5 clients I would not worry about Citrix, however Terminal Server alone will not allow the use of local printers or access to their local drives. Citrix allows these things, plus you could setup a web server to host the ica files, that way you wouldn't need to install the client software for the users. For Terminal Server you need the license for each client (unless they are running NT workstation), depending on the software you load on terminal server you need a seperate license. Just because they have Outlook loaded on their local PC does not mean it is legal to use on terminal server.

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