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In our office, the only way to access one of our applications on WiFi or off the LAN is from a MS Terminal Server because of it's high network load. The server is getting old and we are looking for a replacement, preferably a solution that does not require a full blown remote desktop session like TS does.

Linux has X11 forwarding over SSH. If only Windows had this :)

I was looking at VMWare's RDS Hosted Applications in Horizon View. This is a incredibly expensive solution. We are a small business and need only ~10 CALs, and this would set us back ~$3000. Yikes!

What other options are there out there? Anything open source?

  • I'm dreaming that some day portwine would be completed and remote X11 options become available for windows too – ayvango Nov 11 '15 at 23:44
  • It's a shame this question has not received any attention. Just to clarify (so I can hopefully get at least one answer!) the software does not have to be free or open source, but it would be beneficial. – user530873 Nov 16 '15 at 20:26
  • As far as I know microsoft is principal about now allowing a user to spawn multiple desktop sessions. It is considered server option. – ayvango Nov 16 '15 at 22:46
  • try using citrix. In old days it worked for me great. joulupukki.nl/wordpress/?p=292 – ayvango Nov 16 '15 at 23:38

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