Terminal Services in the real world

earweedearweed Posts: 5,192Member ■■■■■■■■■□
How many people on here use Terminal services in your organization?
What do you use it for?
Do you utilize TS Gateway and if you do do you also use ISA with it?
No longer work in IT. Play around with stuff sometimes still and fix stuff for friends and relatives.

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  • Hyper-MeHyper-Me Posts: 2,059Banned
    We don't really use gateway but a few clients use TS for business apps.

    Its mostly to sandbox the app so there is one place for it to be updated and doesnt get wrecked by users. Works well, but you've got to have lots of ram for it.

    I'm trying to push for RemoteApp once some of these places move to 2008.
    I got a fortune cookie that said "Outlook not so good" and I thought to myself "Yeah...but Microsoft sells it anyway."
  • DevilsbaneDevilsbane Posts: 4,212Member
    Where I work we mostly use a citrix enviornment, but some of the employees over in India use terminal services.
    Decide what to be and go be it.
  • earweedearweed Posts: 5,192Member ■■■■■■■■■□
    I'm just wondering how much of this gets used in the workplace. TS is 32% of the 642 exam and I'll be done studying that area by this weekend. I thought it would be harder to understand than it is.
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  • neocybeneocybe Posts: 79Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Small Businesses will tends to leverage this type of technology to replace a full fledge vpn or compliment an existing one. In addition to expense it can allow the enterprise limit risk when field sales types take laptops out of the office and various othe scenarios.

    The gateway isnt terribly dificult to setup. If hosted web and dns are in use the NAT can be set up with either the service provider or at the firewall to resolve the internal resource, much like public to private smtp.
  • Hyper-MeHyper-Me Posts: 2,059Banned
    earweed wrote: »
    I'm just wondering how much of this gets used in the workplace. TS is 32% of the 642 exam and I'll be done studying that area by this weekend. I thought it would be harder to understand than it is.

    Yeah it seemed that way for me too, until i took the test ;)
    I got a fortune cookie that said "Outlook not so good" and I thought to myself "Yeah...but Microsoft sells it anyway."
  • earweedearweed Posts: 5,192Member ■■■■■■■■■□
    All I've done so far is read the MS Book, take notes, and do the labs. I'm still going to listen to the webcasts on the CD, do IT Academy, and read the associated Sybex chapters (and do more notes). Then do some more labbing as the MS Press book labs are really simplified and I need more hands on.
    I have Saturday and Sunday free to work on it. Work tonight, interview tomorrow, work tomorrow night, and a client to see Friday afternoon.
    No longer work in IT. Play around with stuff sometimes still and fix stuff for friends and relatives.
  • texasittexasit Posts: 147Member
    Every company I have worked for and even my current company uses Citrix aside from using RDP to remote into servers for maintenance .
  • LunchbocksLunchbocks MCTS, Network+ Posts: 265Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    We use TS at work for business apps. We don't use it for remote access though, for that we have a VPN. We have around 25 thin clients and 100 fat clients accessing Terminal Services every day. Because of the so-so load balancing with 2003, our plan is to migrate to 2008 and implement RemoteApp.
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  • undomielundomiel Posts: 2,818Member
    We have several clients that use TS. Some places are connected via thin clients while others it was deemed as a way of avoiding upgrading all the computers. No particularly impressive setups here though.
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