Home > Windows > Microsoft’s Complete Longhorn Terminal Server Feature List Microsoft’s Complete Longhorn Terminal Server Feature List Eugenia Loli 2005-10-04 Windows 14 Comments A lot of information about the new features of Terminal Server in Longhorn has come out over the past few weeks. In this article, Brian Madden has collected, organized, and commented on all the new stuff. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 14 Comments 2005-10-04 5:13 pm CPUGuy I’m so happy they FINALLY support remote applications. Instead of having to login to the desktop and then go in and run it, you just run the app right off the shortcut. Or you can setup filetypes for that remote app, etc… It’s about time. 2005-10-04 6:28 pm eMagius I’m pretty sure you could do this before. I have. 2005-10-04 7:43 pm CPUGuy Hmmm, no, you couldn’t. At least, not according to the team that is actually developing it. 2005-10-04 8:00 pm ‘eh, I have shortcuts right now to apps and games loaded on other machines on the network and they load up fine. bit slow because of having to load over the network.. ive been doing this for years.. 2005-10-04 8:30 pm BrianH No, here they are talking about apps that display like local apps (client rendering), but actually execute on the server. They also want these remote apps to be the target of local file associations. Sounds good to me. 2005-10-04 10:33 pm oooh. ok. thats pretty cool. nice that windows is finally getting this 2005-10-04 5:48 pm Manuma No plans to change the way Terminal Server printing works WTF? This is the biggest issue with Microsoft Terminal Server and they won’t fix it. I couldn’t spect less from Microsoft. 2005-10-04 5:58 pm How will this stand up to LTSP or NoMachine? 2005-10-04 6:44 pm Seems like Mircrosoft are reinventing X… Well X could do with a revision anyway. Interesting how they seem to think client-side rendering will lower the bandwidth requirements though… Try comparing the bandwidth requirements of VNC vs X and you’ll se what I mean… 2005-10-04 10:13 pm Actually, what is the bandwidth requirements of VNC vs. X? Is X better than VNC? 2005-10-04 11:37 pm Azad Kupelian The bandwidth requirements of VNC, RDP and ICA are significantly lower than X. RDP and ICA use client-side rendering, except for bitmaps. They do cache bitmaps. WinFX primitives include animations and user interactivity. The remote session would seem less responsive for an application that uses a lot of these unless the client rendered them as well. The current terminal clients do not. 2005-10-05 12:08 am Azad Kupelian The goal of LTSP and NoMachine is to provide the overall functionality of Microsoft Windows Terminal Services and Citrix MetaFrame in a Linux-based environment. They both use X Window for remote presentation of applications. 2005-10-05 12:34 am MS is now trying to fagocite Citrix’s Market 2005-10-05 3:08 am Actually RDP is just subset of Citrix protocol, so there is no big deal for MS can publish application.