SIMS Deployment Crossroads - SOLUS3 or RemoteApp
We currently have SIMS on 70 laptops and about 20 PCs. SIMS is used heavily by teachers to take class registers five times a day, plus weekly reports.
SOLUS2 has worked flawlessly for us for years; but SOLUS2 support is being withdrawn by our LA shortly and Capita will likely withdraw SOLUS2 support next summer.
The 70 laptops are taken home nightly by staff and therefore this apparently will make SOLUS3 deployment and updates very problematic; the laptops will be 'offline' when the updates are deployed. They may never get the update. They may require the update to be re-deployed. There is certainly no way of guaranteeing that when the laptops next try to run SIMS it will have been upgraded.
So, the question is... Do I either
1. Try to roll out SOLUS3 and hope for the best, or
2. Try to deploy SIMS as a RemoteApp application (i.e. a seamless TS application)?
Has anyone used SIMS under RemoteApp? Do things like reports that launch Word, work OK? What about laptops? Does anyone else have SOLUS3 working in a similar environment?
Grateful for any and all thoughts!