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Remote Desktop vs Terminal Srv Client

By NateH ·
Hi all,

I am considering options for a client who has two offices. Their main server is in one office and he has multiple workstations in the other.

For various reasons, the program that they are running cannot be run remotely, so I am considering Terminal Services.

However, I am confused as to the difference between Remote Desktop that comes with XP, or creating the Term Svc Client for each machine. Is there a difference? And if so, what are the pros/cons?



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by nedwards In reply to Remote Desktop vs Termina ...

The difference is TS Client doesnt carry the COM ports sound and other attached devices. The remote desktop that comes with XP does.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Remote Desktop vs Termina ...

Remote Desktop is just the XP name for the TS client program. So, same thing.
If the client has XP workstations at the other office (the office that does not have the server), then they will use Remote Desktop to connect to the Terminal Services service on the server in the main office.
If the client has Win2K or older, then you would need to get a TS client for them.
It used to be you would get the Terminal Services client, but like I said, the new name for it (since XP) is Remote Desktop client.
You can get Remote Desktop client here:

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by valis In reply to Remote Desktop vs Termina ...

i would use vnc,

free, and works great

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