Windows based app.server

Jeremy Wilkins
Wed Feb 6 04:26:00 GMT 2002


Is the app your running Win32 or Win16, if it's Win16 you'll have big
problems running multiple copies on an app server (eg one for each connected

I'm not an expert on this but these are the options I'm aware of.

use Windows NT Terminal Server, some apps can be fiddly to get running
though, not sure on prices, probably the cheapest option. Use RDesktop
( to view on the clients.

Use Win2k Server (or XP), these include the Terminal Services technology
(Hydra) by default. Don't know about compatability with rdesktop.

Use Citrix Metaframe in combination with the above, this has it's own much
more functional Unix (and I presume Linux) client.

Another option is VNC, but this is only single user. You could dedicate  a
few machines to running your app, each only allowing 1 connection, then the
users could use whichever app server is free (theres a browsing tool
somewhere in the addons section of the VNC website).

Hope this helps

Jeremy Wilkins

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Howells" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, February 06, 2050 11:52 AM
Subject: Windows based app.server

> With an X server running on a Win32 machine, it's possible to run X
> applications (e.g. on Linux) and have them sent over the network to appear
> on the Win32 machine.
> However, has anybody tried the other way around -- having Windows
> applications appearing on a Linux desktop, the Windows applications all
> being run through a specific Windows (NT) based application server?
> For example, imagine a network running almost entirely Linux, but needing
> to run a few legacy Windows applications. What I would like is for the
> (sitting in front of Linux box with X) to be able to click on an icon for
> Windows application, causing the application to start running on a Windows
> (NT) based application server. The program would entirely run on the
> Windows server, but the screen output would be sent over the network so it
> could be controlled by the user sitting on their Linux/X machine.
> I'm just wondering if this is possible?
> Many thanks,
> Chris Howells

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