So when you have heaps of thin clients which can only talk windows protocols like rdp, what happens when your windows infrustructure goes on the fritz ?
We discovered that a simple Ubuntu server running xrdp could do the job.
It wasnt perfect, but it got them going. A terminal to the ERP system and access to email via webmail is better than a blank screen.
With modern ubuntu its as easy as:
sudo apt-get install xrdp xfce4
- for each user:
echo "xfce4-session" > ~/.xsession
sudo service xrdp restart