Henry, Thanks for the info. I just learned today that our priorities have changed from the ideas I have. The goal now is to reduce the computer labs on campus. I will keep you updated when I know more.
Arbin Darren Sanders Information Technology Manager - Academic Computing Information Technology Services North Carolina Central University 712 Cecil Street Suite 3033 Durham, NC 27707 919.530.6307 919.530.5097 (Fax) Want to know more about meŠClick Here <http://about.me/arbindsanders> For the Latest ITS Updates and Tips Join Us Online <http://www.facebook.com/pages/NCCU-Eagle-Technical-Assistance-Center-ETAC/ 249508718552?ref=ts> <http://twitter.com/NCCUETAC> CONFIDENTIALITY: This email (including any attachments) may contain confidential, proprietary and privileged information, and unauthorized disclosure or use is prohibited. If you received this email in error, please notify the sender and delete this email from your system. On 1/17/12 8:02 PM, "Henry Schaffer" <h...@ncsu.edu> wrote: >On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 11:24 AM, Sanders, Arbin D <asand...@nccu.edu> >wrote: >> Josh, >> >> I am wanting to change our labs PCs into thin clients. During this >>economic time, I am looking at other alternatives to keep our old >>machines running. It would be great to incorporate this into VCL. Any >>suggestions? > >Arbin, > This may be a case of choosing the right name to call something. > > Until a couple of years ago I had a 1998 Dell as my desktop PC - >256MB RAM, 1 GHz processor - which got upgraded to XP. I was able to >"run" many heavy-duty programs on it via RDP client connecting to the >VCL. (Our support people finally took it away from me and gave me a >new desktop because the old one was getting unreliable after 10 years. >:-) > > Was I running a "thin client" at that time? I would claim I was, as >I was using my screen/keyboard/mouse and the program execution was >taking place remotely in the VCL. I was using the desktop's operating >system/RDP client, but that's what one does with a "thin client" - and >I didn't have to get a license for a thin client OS. > > I did use the desktop, as is, for such things as e-mail and browser >use - and it was able to handle that load with no trouble. > > Might this approach work to fill your needs? > >--henry schaffer > >______________________________________________________________________ >This email has been scanned by the Symantec Email Security.cloud service. >For more information please visit http://www.symanteccloud.com >______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ This email has been scanned by the Symantec Email Security.cloud service. For more information please visit http://www.symanteccloud.com ______________________________________________________________________