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Microsoft's Terminal Server has improved considerably since its release in 1998 in functionality, performance and security. With the increasing demand for flexible, simple and fast remote access for the endless variety of users including vendor support staff, home users, mobile workers and remote offices, Terminal Server is now becoming an attractive and inexpensive solution particularly for smaller, less complex environments.
This paper focuses on the implementing a combination of Microsoft Windows Terminal Services and Citrix MetaFrame in order to provide employees with secure access to corporate data and various applications from remote sites.