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Inside Windows® Server 2003 by William Boswell

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Managing Servers via Remote Desktop

You get the ultimate in server-based storage by eliminating the PC completely. Thin-client computing has been steadily gaining market share over the last few years as companies discover this and other benefits of hosting users directly on a server in a multiuser environment.

Multiuser Windows got its start in 1995 with Citrix WinFrame, a rework of the NT 3.51 base code. Citrix had already made its mark in the multiuser market with WinView, a rework of the OS/2 base code. The enabling technology in both WinView and WinFrame was Citrix's Integrated Computing Architecture (ICA) protocol, a highly efficient client/server mechanism for transmitting session information.

When NT4 came out, Microsoft decided that the ...

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