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- Apr 27, 2015
I came here looking for an answer to the same question. The current job I'm in uses this set-up with Thin Client PC's. Most of the workers, myself included, work from home and although the performance isn't blazing, it isnt really all that bad.How will the FE-BE config, with say Citrix or Remote Desktop be able to better support remote users? How does Citrix (or Remote Desktop) prevent the WiFi cut out?
Excellent explanation, thank you. As I said, the performance isnt stellar, but I am certain I can improve it with better form design and more efficient queries.With Citrix/RD, the FE and the BE are both on the same server. There is no network connection involved between FE and BE. Citrix and RD are usually faster than a LAN app. The only communication sent over the "wire" with Citrix/RD is screen images from the server and keystrokes and mouse events from the client. No data ever gets sent across the internet except as keystrokes. As Isaac said, you might loose your connection to the server but the FE doesn't loose its connection to the BE. You just reconnect to your session and pick up where you left off.
Really appreciate everyone who contributed to this thread. If anyone has any tips and tricks to working with a Citrix/Thin Client setup, I'm ALL ears (eyes)...