If everything setup correctly, the user will end up at the 'Press CTRL-ALT-DEL to login' screen without having to do anything other than turn the thin client on.
My understanding is that thin client boots in to Windows CE then creates terminal services session to server (or network boots via PXE into term services). Is this correct? Does the user have to create the terminal services connection themselves or is it automatic?
Pretty beefy, we're looking at dual processor opterons with 4Gb of ram per 30 clients.
Obviously the demand on the server will be quite big, especially if 30 users all logged on and ran MS office, what sort of spec server should run that without too many problems?
A 1gbit backbone to link your servers up to your main switches. Individual clients are fine on 100mbit or even wireless (if you manage it right).
Are there many issues with bandwidth? or would you suggest storing the server nearby, plugged into same switch.
You need one license per device, so for a room full of 30 thin clients you'll need 30 licenses. Just the same as normal fat clients basically.
What licensing issues arise? For example if i install Office 2003 on the server, would i need one license? or would i need licenses for all the sessions?