[K12OSN] K12LTSP - How easy was that!

steve gilmore stegil at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 21 14:00:19 UTC 2006

If I might add a few points. Connecting to a default Windows XP pro, is 
limited to a single remote administrative session ( see note). Thus if an 
administrator account logs in , other users are informed their session will 
be terminated. As a limited user they might not have control, but an 
administrator could refuse the connection.

(note) A few years ago when Microsoft released XP betas for testing, one of 
the original files involved multiple connections with remote desktop  :-) . 
Thus if one replaces their current file with an older one (termserv.dll)  , 
multiple independant remote connections are possible. How many, depends on 
the strength of the target machine. If you create local users on the target 
XP machine, change them to limited users, and permit local security policy 
for them to login via network, then the administrator may view all user 
connections at the task manager  etc..
XP must not be part of a domain and have fast user switching enabled.
I can't say yea or nay vis a vis the EULA, since no one complains about 
multiple vnc connections or multiple pc-anywhere connections or radmin 
connections, then you decide. After all , it is an original microsoft file.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim Kronebusch" <jim at winonacotter.org>
To: "Support list for opensource software in schools." <k12osn at redhat.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2006 9:28 AM
Subject: Re: [K12OSN] K12LTSP - How easy was that!

> It also allows K12LTSP to be a cheaper way to deploy windows.  In the case 
> of
> a normal Terminal Services install you would need either a local copy of
> Windows XP or the like on your box in order to connect, or you would need 
> a
> local license of Windows CE for a terminal to connect, which both cost 
> money.
> And you would need a terminal services license for every concurrent
> connection to the terminal server.  By using LTSP you can avoid the costs 
> of
> the local Windows XP or CE install only needing the terminal services 
> license
> (CAL).

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