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    Server for server 2008 RD setup

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    Wondering what server is adequate for about 20 thinclients.

    Also wonder whether virtualisation is preferred to physical

    Thanks.

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    Also wonder whether virtualisation is preferred to physical
    Either should be fine for a small setup like this.

    8 GB ram Quad cores CPU's and hard drive space depends on how many apps you will have installed.

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    Any recommendations of model of server?

    thanks

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    You can go Virtual if you have that kind of thing setup.

    If you want to go Physical you will probably want 2 as failover.

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    Out of curiosity waht sort of backup recovery precautions would you use with virtual?

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    Depends on the Server. For RDS i just have a image i backup. Domain Controllers are backed up the ususal way.

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    We use a core 2 duo pc for our current remote desktop server and it works fine. 30 teachers using SIMS to do a register all at once over wifi. It is getting upgraded to a dual core xeon. Depends what you are using the RDP server for

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    Hi

    I neglected this question. Bit busy.

    I was originally looking at the DL165, the models I see have different CPUs one is 6128 other 6128HE other 6136

    Anyway looking at VDI in box I have to get lots more RAM and poss another CPU.

    If I was to just use RDP how much RAM and CPU power would I be looking at for 10 thinclients?

    Thanks

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    What is it that you want to do with these thin clients?

    We have a Citrix VDI-in-a-box setup here as well and would be more than happy to run you through it.

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    The thing being, I want to get a server bought.... its like Brwsters Millions here today! I feel if I dont buy somamt the money will be lots forever. I feel like Richard Pryor!

    If I price up the server for VDI its a completly different spec to one that will just be RDP capable.

    So am looking at that same DL165, but a spec for running VDI and a spec for just running RDP.

    10 clients either way

    Then I could have an idea of which way to go.

    Currently I dont know how much RAM HDD or CPU cores for RDP, but I do know I need maybe 16 cores for VDI, with possibility of additions laters, but not too sure on RAM or HDD for vdi.

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