We have a new remote office in another country (the US). There will be 15 users at this new office initially prehaps growing to 30 in the next year. Support is going to be an issue so I'm looking at implementing a maintenance desktop environment. As a result I am throwing around the idea of maybe looking at using HP Thin Clients and have them use an MS Terminal Services on a MS Server 2003 installation (dual 3.2GHz CPU, 4GB mem). The users only ever use MS Word, MS Excel and surf the web using IE. My question is this:
- I only have budget for a single server that would also have to double as a DC. Can I, or is it advisable not to run MS Server 2003 with a DC role, file, print and terminal services (>30 clients). Also I have read about the TS licencing server - can this reside on the same box also. What I am hoping to achieve is a semi-high powered one stop server. Also would a dual processor 3.2Ghz Xeon, 4GB Mem server be able to handle 15-30 users?
Any comments or assistance much appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
October 27, 2005 9:25 AM
October 27, 2005 1:26 PM