Thin/Zero clients: TS or Virtual machines ?
I am totally new to thin clients and I read the Forum guide.
For our company, the main concern is the security, so IMHO we should look for a disk-less, dvdrom-less, usb port-less zero client.
If it exists, the next point is to decide the architecture; if I correctly understood how they work, there should be 2 ways to go:
1) Set up a monster-server win 2008 hyper-v and deploy many win7 virtual machines on it; in this way I would like to use thin client to log on remotely to these VMs.
2) Set up a monster-server win 2008 and add many terminal server licenses. I don't know however if win 2008 TS profile can be as flexible as win 7 on a dedicated Virtual machine.
Whatever the choice: we will use those zero clients in a Active Directory environment and we have to be 100% sure that no data can be stolen from those clients.
Having USB port is a security hole because if a user unplug the mouse and plug in a USB pendrive, I think it will be recognized from the OS as a disk and the user could stole data as he wants.
Can you please help me clarifying the above points and advising me some solutions ?