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

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by JackTheKnife, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. JackTheKnife

    JackTheKnife Limp Gawd

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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
     
  2. k1pp3r

    k1pp3r [H]ardness Supreme

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

    calvinj [H]ard|Gawd

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    TS & AD not usually a good idea.
     
  4. k1pp3r

    k1pp3r [H]ardness Supreme

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    Yeah i didn't catch that. Don't install TS on a domain controller.
     
  5. calvinj

    calvinj [H]ard|Gawd

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    It actually warns you that you shouldn't install ts on a server running ad. Wish it wouldn't allow you at all
     
  6. dx2

    dx2 Gawd

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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.
     
  7. dx2

    dx2 Gawd

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    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.