[THIN] Re: Citrix VS Terminal services, what's the difference?

  • From: "Claudio Rodrigues" <crodrigues@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 21 May 2004 13:02:58 -0400

Everyone does DNS Round Robin. They are just shy to admit in public what
they did. :-)


-----Original Message-----
From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Ron Oglesby
Sent: May 21, 2004 12:52 PM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: Citrix VS Terminal services, what's the difference?=20


Ok, c'mon Claudio. DNS round robin!!!!!!

LOL. Just had to do that.

Ron Oglesby
Senior Technical Architect
Microsoft MVP - Windows Server
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-----Original Message-----
From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf
Of Claudio Rodrigues
Sent: Friday, May 21, 2004 11:38 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: Citrix VS Terminal services, what's the difference?=20

Terminal Services can do load balancing. Windows 2003 has built-in NLB
on Server. 2000 can do with Advanced Server.
It is not resource based though. Depending on the environment (Ron will
kill me after this sentence) you can even use DNS Round Robin - the
cheap-o-matic(tm) solution.
Or use WTSGateway or WTSGateway Pro.
Most people usually say Citrix has everything centralized, enterprise
features bla bla bla.
My experience tells me that when you go to BIG environments, they
already have a tool to monitor resources (TNG, Tivoli, NetIQ, etc) that
are 1000 times better than RMS (that is a piece of crap and like
Wordstar 2000 was one of the few products in history that got 1000 worse
on version 2.0 than on 1.0). For deploying apps and so on these places
use something like Altiris, SMS etc, again, much better than IMS on
Citrix. So at the end these big corporations pay for MetaFrame Xpe but
at the end they would need Xpa only. So I tend to disagree Citrix has
all the corporate things built-in. It has if you are a cheapo
corporation. If you are really after the top stuff you will never use
RMS/IMS.
Can TS do everything like Citrix? Well depends on the environment. For
small companies, for sure. For medium, it depends. That is why people
like me, Ron and Brian have a job. :-)


-----Original Message-----
From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of John Van Gerpen
Sent: May 20, 2004 5:32 PM
To: 'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
Subject: [THIN] Citrix VS Terminal services, what's the difference?=3D20


I administrate Windows 2000 network and Citrix Medaframe XP.  Looking at
CO$T$ and maintenance associated with Citrix I'm considering scrapping
Citrix and going with a Terminal services RDP environment. All my
clients
are WinXP and Wyse terminals (RDP).  The only down side I know is the
load
balancing Citrix can do, and Terminal services cannot.   What do you
think
the advantages and disadvantages are between RDP & ICA?=3D20
Is Terminal services as functional as Citrix?

Thanks in advance
 John.
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