[Novalug] OT: Citrix vs. Term Server
brian.steisslinger at gmail.com
Mon Apr 23 13:56:00 EDT 2007
No Citrix hooks into the session manager of Windows... which strangely
enough is the same place as Terminal Services...
On 4/23/07, Ken Kauffman <kkauffman at headfog.com> wrote:
> So Citrix is essentially a higher functioning thin client for windows Does
> Citrix run on top of Windows terminal services.
> So if you are running a scheduling software package like Autosys there is
> no reason you could not use it on a Citrix enabled server for
> batch/scheduled executions.
> That's actually what I had thought it to be, but there was some
> "discussions" here about it. For some reason, people are mentally
> m*st*rbating it like it's an independent OS.
> On Mon, April 23, 2007 12:36, Brian Steisslinger wrote:
> > Terminal Services and Citrix have a similar solution. Terminal Services
> > is
> > built into 2003. Citrix add s a bunch of functionality and uses a
> > different
> > protocol stack, (ICA) which is more optimized for low bandwidth high
> > latency
> > links. Depending on your need you may not need all the functionality of
> > Citrix, but I can tell you there is a ton of value in using them
> > especially
> > for a true thin client mode. My current customer is looking to remove
> > desktops and consolidate on Citrix servers for remote offices. Also we
> > will
> > be offering external connectivity to desktops in our organization
> > the web instead of needing a client.
> > Overall Citrix has some very cool features like remote printing (print
> > directly to a local pritner) and local drive and device passthrough to
> > citrix session.
> > -brian
> > On 4/23/07, Ken Kauffman <kkauffman at headfog.com> wrote:
> >> Can anyone explain the differences between Citrix and Terminal
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