I just replaced my 5 year old server with a new rig, and it's been serving up Apache+MySQL+OpenVPN+Samba nicely on Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid/LTS). Now, all the other machines in my office run various flavors of Windows (XP, Vista, 7), and malware control is somewhat frustrating even though the users are all very careful. Therefore, I figured I'd serve some mission-critical Windows software over the network, in case something breaks.
Wait... Windows applications on a Linux server? That's a job for Wine+SSH, right? Well... I'm shooting for a more seamless experience. Hello, VPS
The goal is to have a Windows 7 terminal server on KVM, tweaked to allow concurrent sessions
will be used to serve independent application windows instead of the whole desktop. With some work, one could also use Linux clients, but this particular use case does not apply to me.
I've tried this with Virtualbox, but I've never seriously tried KVM. Windows is currently updating; fingers crossed