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By desireemm1 ·
Hello we are moving our offices into one big office and my boss doesnt want to buy more computers she wants us to work with Thin Clients. She just wants a Keyboard, mouse and Monitor and thats it. I dont know allot about this kind of setup. She is trying to keep the IT cost down, does anyone know anything about this kind of a network??

Is it slow or cost effective. Will it work with SQL Server 2005 and Reporting Services??? do we need to change the way users log onto the database??

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It's what used to be when we had Mainframes. A very big Powerful Server installed somewhere with the best Network Connections currently available and Dumb Terminals now called Thin Clients on the Desktop.

Is it slow

Not if you have a Decent Blade Server and High Speed Network throughout the building.

or cost effective

Depends on what you need in the way of workstations numbers here not so much high Powered terminals, also on what you currently have in the way a High End Server a Small to Medium Blade and what Licensing you are relying upon. Way too many variables to say one way or the other without far more detail.

Will it work with SQL Server 2005 and Reporting Services???

It should be here that all depends on the Blade you are using and what OS it's running though it shouldn't be an issue.

do we need to change the way users log onto the database?? .

Again depends on the Blade in use here there are way too many variables to say 100% one way or the other.

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