I have a small network with 6 users running on Windows server 2003. The workstations are antique and since all they do is transcribe medical records I'm considering replacing them with a thin client device and using virtual desktops. I've found some nice wireless devices reasonably priced so that's easy enough. I've been trying to determine what is possible, cost effective and the least hassle.
Could I simply add a Windows 7 Pro or enterprise machine to the network and serve the virtual desktops from that without otherwise changing things? If so is that how-to spelled out somewhere?
I could replace the current server with a new Pro/Ultimate/Enterprise box and get out of the domain business entirely. Would that box also serve the desktops if I made sure it had the horsepower when I configured it? Again, are the steps for that spelled out somewhere? I found a lot about adding servers to provide desktops and a lot about using Windows & machines to connect but not a white paper or guide for doing this in a small network like mine.
I was - long ago - a Citrix certified guy so I know the concepts and have done group policies and security. There's no email or anything fancy in this setup just 5 or 6 folks transcribing audio and saving them files.
Any ideas, pointers or guidance?