Win 2008 server w/ terminal server or w/o?

JackTheKnife

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I have got a new tech specs for EMR system upgrade and now I have two options to pick:

option 1: workstations + SQL server + AD server
option 2: workstations + SQL server + AD server + Terminal server

Which option will be more optimal for 20-30 workstations in the network? Now I have a system based on the option 1 (there is no option 2 for current EMR software version). What is an advantage of the terminal server when workstations connect to the SQL server anyway?

Thanks
 

k1pp3r

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TS is good for Thin clients, or remote users. Thats it really
 

dx2

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Is the EMR system use a fat client? e.g. you install something on each workstation?

Does it frequently get updated or patched? Patching 20-30 workstations for a minor fix is a pain.

Patching 1 terminal server so all the workstations get the update is simple.
 

dx2

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TS is good for Thin clients, or remote users. Thats it really
Most certainly not true.

From my perspective - I support a trading system that gets updated on a frequent basis - new strategies, algos, high frequency trading etc...It's a big app - 400MB plus.

Upgrading a whole office worth of PC's compared to rolling out the patch to one or two TS's that all the clients connect into makes it worlds more invaluable than just using it for just thin clients or remote users.
 
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