[THIN] Re: Hybrid question?

  • From: "Schneider, Chad M" <CMSchneider@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2005 09:48:28 -0500

RDP uses a Citrix license??


Not that I have found...but man that would be weird.



From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Jay Moock
Sent: Friday, October 28, 2005 9:32 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: Hybrid question?


I may be wrong, but I remember reading somewhere that with either MPS 3.0 or
MPS 4.0, RDP sessions also consume a Citrix license now.


If that is the case, then for your scenario you would need to silo your


Also keep in mind that you would not have true load balancing for your RDP
desktop sessions.  You would have to use DNS round-robbin or network load
balancing (if that even works with TS - I've never tried it so I can't say).


I'm sure there's other things you'd be sacrificing that others will point



From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Keith Sirmons
Sent: Friday, October 28, 2005 10:23 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Hybrid question?

Thin Gurus,


We want to move an application from being installed on all client machines
to a Citrix server.  This really is not a problem.  


Since we were looking to invest into Citrix, I decided it would be a good
idea to move toward using thin clients from Wyse.  


Well, it looks like the high initial cost of Citrix is keeping us from
converting to the Holy Grail of thin computing.


Here is the question.......


Is there a way we can use Citrix to deploy our custom application to the
entire organization and use Microsoft Terminal services to deploy desktops
to thin clients at the same time on the same set of servers?


We know at any given time there are at most 60 users using the app that
would be on Citrix.  When I was gathering prices, I had my Citrix licenses
needed at 250 to be able to handle not only this app but also MS office and


Any thoughts on this hybrid option would be very helpful.



Thank you in advance,

Keith Sirmons

Keith Sirmons
Microcomputer/LAN Administrator
College of Veterinary Medicine

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