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Looking for some Advice about running a desktop app across the internet

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  • #31
    Re: Looking for some Advice about running a desktop app across the internet

    Originally posted by martinwcole View Post
    With 20 concurrent users you will need a powerful server, and I would recommend at least 32 GIG ram, maybe even 64.
    If you buy it from say HP or Dell, will be at least 20,000 US.
    Or use the 3 tiered approach... see post #2 of this thread.
    Al Buchholz
    Bookwood Systems, LTD
    Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

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    Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
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    When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
    "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
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    • #32
      Re: Looking for some Advice about running a desktop app across the internet

      1. local machine - each user connects to terminal services
      2. application machine - at central site that holds the Alpha software and runs for multiple users. This level may have multiple machines that you would have users assigned to. Add machines at this level as indicated by performance.
      3. data machine - at the central site that holds the data files that are shared by each application machine.
      Thank you Al,

      I'm sorry but I'm not quite understanding what steps 1,2,3 are.

      Do you mean:

      1. Set up a TS server used by off site client computers
      2. On site clients connecting to a file server using shadowed tables
      3. A file server hosting the database files, not located on the server hosting TS.

      I'm just asking, but I thought it was recommended to have the database files on the same server as TS.

      I know nothing about TS so I'm just asking.
      By the way, they are using the latest version of TS.

      Ron
      Alpha 5 Version 11
      AA Build 2999, Build 4269, Current Build
      DBF's and MySql
      Desktop, Web on the Desktop and WEB

      Ron Anusiewicz

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      • #33
        Re: Looking for some Advice about running a desktop app across the internet

        Originally posted by Ronald Anusiewicz View Post
        I know nothing about TS so I'm just asking.

        Ron
        I'm thinking that you need to use TS so you can better understand what it is.

        Do you have access to a system that is already setup and can observe?
        Al Buchholz
        Bookwood Systems, LTD
        Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

        Occam's Razor - KISS
        Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
        Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
        When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
        "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
        Albert Einstein

        http://www.iadn.com/images/media/iadn_member.png

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        • #34
          Re: Looking for some Advice about running a desktop app across the internet

          Do you have access to a system that is already setup and can observe?
          My company has just set up TS to allow remote locations to run Quickbooks. They do not like the
          WEB based version of Quickbooks. I have only seen it from the remote client.

          I have set up a remote desktop to our local file server.

          The corporate server is located about 90 miles from our site. An outside IT company is managing the
          servers. In the near future, we will be setting up the two Alpha apps on the server. What I'm trying to
          determine is the best practices I should follow and advise the IT people what should work the best.

          I have no idea what the server is, I was told that they spent $80,000 whatever that means.

          Thanks,

          Ron
          Alpha 5 Version 11
          AA Build 2999, Build 4269, Current Build
          DBF's and MySql
          Desktop, Web on the Desktop and WEB

          Ron Anusiewicz

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