On Tuesday 14 August 2007 13:34:28 Gavin McCullagh wrote:
>> On Tue, 14 Aug 2007, Kevin Chen wrote:
> > The company I working currently has a problem about Windows 2003
> > terminale server Licensing. The thing is we try to setup a Terminale
> > server using Windows 2003. But for each thin client try to connect to it
> > we need to buy a License, and that cost huge money as company has more
> > than 100 PCs.
>> You want to have 100 PCs connect to a single server with terminal services?
> How many clients do you expect at a time? I imagine that server will have
> to be pretty powerful.
>> As I understand it (feel free to correct me), the license is not for the
> client as such, but per client connecting to the server, so using a
> linux-based rdesktop client would still require a license if connecting to
> your windows server.
>> > I did found there is a LTSP project under Linux may help, however there
> > is another problem the software part, once connected we also need to run
> > application on the server eg. MS Project. The way MS charge license with
> > MS Project also per devices or per users, this cost huge money too! MS
> > really are too greed : (
>> Linux/LTSP could provide an alternative in that it doesn't require client
> licenses. However, MS Project obviously doesn't run on Linux. It can run
> in WINE apparently, but setting up applications in WINE for a multi-user
> environment looked pretty hideous last time I looked.
>http://appdb.winehq.org/>> Of course you should still have 100 licenses for MS Project too :-)
>> If you could find an acceptable equivalent of MS Project which ran natively
> in linux or with java, LTSP might be a really good option -- though you'd
> need to convince users to accept linux desktops too.
There is supposed to be an open source project which can import MSProject
files ( OpenProj I think it's called).
Otherwise do with a different project management tool ( taskjugglar from SuSE
looks very interesting).
Anyway how many of the 100 users really need to run msproject ?
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