Building A Term Server...

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by morecomplete, Jan 17, 2003.

  1. morecomplete

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    A few people in my office have suggested that a terminal server would be useful. I've never built one before and was wondering how difficult it is. Anyone done this? How much more work is involved compared to a file server? Know where I can find a good resource? Any info,hints, tips, or tricks appreciated.
     
  2. morecomplete

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    Oh yeah forgot, I'm thinking Windows 2000 Server
     
  3. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    It's a piece of cake - very little administration involved. The biggest problem is policies - making sure numbnuts doesn't wreck the server by doing something he shouldn't. But it's just like adding any other service - if you can set IIS up for a simply FTP or web page, you can install and maintain Term Serv.
     
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    can anyone explain what exactly terminal is?
     
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    It's similar to PCAnywhere except that insted of sharing the desktop (or controlling it), each user has its own processes and desktop running silently in the background. You use your screen, your keyboard, your mouse, but everything else the server does (controls the desktop, runs the programs on itself...) For non processor intensive tasks it's really good.
     
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    that's pretty cool, is it hard to set up on linux?
     
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    RaginBajin Have you punched a donkey today?

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    For Linux it's cake.. All you would have to do is buy a copy of Exceed. Exceed will let you connect to the linux box and make it look like you are sitting right in front of the machine.


    I use it sometimes when I want to connect to a Unix box, instead of telneting it.. Because I need the Graphical features..
     
  9. morecomplete

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    Unix Terminal

    I prefer X-Win32 to Exceed. VNC is also good, and FREE!
     
  10. Scoob_13

    Scoob_13 Anything is possible, but the odds are astronomica

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    I hate terminals :o


    Actually, I just hate Citrix :squint:
     

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