Re: A diskless workstation solution ..
Thanks for the response .. I'll take a look at those links you provided ..
> Anyway, using disks is not THAT expensive...
The manager want's to eliminate disks to prevent viruses, hacking and clients installing their own software and storing prohibited images on the machines. The machines are used by grown-ups in the daytime and children in the evening.
> I don't understand why you want to deliver a windows image to a local PC.
I don't, the manager wants Windows and there's nothing can persuade him otherwise.
> where do you want to store a windows image if you don't have a hard drive?
According to this, they store the windows image and persistent client data on two partitions on the server. I presume the image runs totally in memory, and a home folder is mapped to the client user. I've been bitten before by software that don't perform as advertised. The spec sheet is more aspirational that real. The only way to really know if it'll work is to suck-it-and-see.
From personal experience, any thin-client solution I've ever seen, has been slow to boot and sluggish in operation. Rubber-band effect on the mouse and a noticeable delay when typing before anything appears on screen.