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    Connect older machines to Terminal Services system

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    by mjvipond ·

    Here’s the project:

    6 – 10 Pentium 166 Mhz computers, 64M RAM
    A switched network
    Windows 2003 Terminal Services servers

    Scenario: Boot the computer using Linux, automatically start RDesktop (or other TS connection software) w/o user intervention.

    Question: What Linux distro?
    How to configure for automatic startup of RDP?

    Any and all comments welcome. I’ve got a little Linux experience, but not much. I’ll need some hand holding.

    thx

    Martin

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    • #3300681

      Reply To: Connect older machines to Terminal Services system

      by jaqui ·

      In reply to Connect older machines to Terminal Services system

      check the live cds for several distros to see which one suits your prefferences, that’s the distro you need.( full version to install )

      during system configuration you should be able to tell each to connect to rdf automatically.

      mandrake has auto install facility, where you can install on one, make an auto install floppy, then boot the other machines off it and only have to check during configuration.
      all packages are set up already.

      you may have to use samba to connect to the server, as windows netbios isn’t a recognised standard.

    • #3324254

      ThinStation

      by felixortiz ·

      In reply to Connect older machines to Terminal Services system

      http://thinstation.sf.net

      I use this on the same type of hardware you outlined here to make Dumb Terminals that connect to my Citrix and Terminal Servers. Its quite nice.

      • #3334429

        I second that

        by roger99a ·

        In reply to ThinStation

        My company has about 60 thinstations deployed and everyone loves it. It’s easy to deploy, even for non-linux people like me. Do a search on http://www.sourceforge.org

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