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Hi, I am in a company that has Citrix running on W2K Adv Server as Terminal server to distribute Crystal Reports to 20 users. The reseller that put us on ...
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    Citrix Alternative?


    Hi, I am in a company that has Citrix running on W2K Adv Server as Terminal server to distribute Crystal Reports to 20 users. The reseller that put us on to Citrix is now saying we have to spend a crazy amount of money on 2 new servers to support Citrix. I am looking for a reliable alternative. Is it possible to distribute the Crystal Reports on a Linux platform? Any help is appreciated!

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    It looks like it only runs on Windows. This if from thier website.

    http://support.businessobjects.com/l...s/c2011814.asp

    I would do some google searchs to find an alternative.

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    other ways

    ok. first thing. using citrix as a thin client solution / terminal server - yes? why? you have a win2k server, crystal reports can run on the windows clients and access a network dbase like oracle, SQL server or even MS Access ( on a shared drive). so 20 crystal reports licenses are probably cheaper than one citrix setup. Also might want to check that using the terminal server type setup might mean that you only have one valid crystal reports license - oops!

    if you want to move away from this. I believe Kugar on KDE is a simliar alternative although its not particularly intuitive. and the dbase must be accessible from the linux box. Whats the dbase in?

    Alternative, create or pay someone to create a web based reporting system that accesses your dbase for you - host the lot on a linux box. just a thought! If you like this idea, my company does this kind of thing. I imagine a few other people on this forum do the same! kriszani@iscavision.com
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