Multiple active users via 1 PC .......

By TegTypeR · 8 replies
Jun 4, 2006
  1. this might be a silly question, but i was just wondering if you could have one main server running XP and then off the network multiple users that allows for internet access etc ... and equipment wise just a LCD, keyboard and mouse at each location....

  2. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    You mean a "dumb terminal" system? :)
  3. TegTypeR

    TegTypeR TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes ..... not to sound really stupid but could anyone tell me how this can be done ?

  4. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    Any particular reason for this?

    It can be a real pain in tha backside to set up, and not knowing you ability level, I should mention that it's not a task for beginners. There may be a better way of doing what you need to, depending on what that is
  5. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    hey spike did you get your singnature off House?

    So let me get this strait he want's computer "host" "different" profiles for each lcd/keyboard and mouse?

    Like having 5 users on one computer?
  6. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    He want's a number of dumb machines running off one server - like they do in college campus' sometimes. Nothing on each terminal except an interface to the main one (hence, just keyboard monitor and mouse).

    XP doesn't perform domain controller tasks anyway, so a remote profile would require 2k server, 2k3 server, or similar.

    I didn't get it off House though, I don't know what House even is :p
  7. TegTypeR

    TegTypeR TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok .........

    I have a server that looks after my mp3's and camaras etc .... then i have a main computer in the study and am looking at putting screens in three of the bedrooms just for internet browsing etc ....

    If there is a better way even better, thanks for the info so far !

  8. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    Well, one option is to use a low-spec computers where you want one, network it in and use a remote desktop application :) It's only the main computer that would be doing the work, and so the low spec computer really only needs to be able to run XP half decently (a 333MHz machine with 256MB ram would probably be sufficient for that purpose.)
  9. TegTypeR

    TegTypeR TS Rookie Topic Starter

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