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Myiagros 08-14-2009 12:26 PM

CXOffice on a network
 
I was asked to look into pricing for a Windows server for running Office on the network here at work. I came across CXOffice and it installs fine but I have not yet tested Office on it yet as I don't have a copy of it on me. Would anyone be able to tell me if it is possible to set up CXOffice on a server and then allow networked users to access the programs installed there?
What I am hoping to do is install CXOffice on one of the new servers with 5+ licenses for it then install Office with 5+ licenses as well. Then users could ssh into the Office server and run the programs installed there.
Is something like that possible to do?

TB0ne 08-14-2009 01:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Myiagros (Post 3643366)
I was asked to look into pricing for a Windows server for running Office on the network here at work. I came across CXOffice and it installs fine but I have not yet tested Office on it yet as I don't have a copy of it on me. Would anyone be able to tell me if it is possible to set up CXOffice on a server and then allow networked users to access the programs installed there?
What I am hoping to do is install CXOffice on one of the new servers with 5+ licenses for it then install Office with 5+ licenses as well. Then users could ssh into the Office server and run the programs installed there.
Is something like that possible to do?

Yes, providing they have X software on their desktops, and it's configured. But it seems like alot of effort for nothing....why not just install OpenOffice for everyone, on their PC's, for free??

Myiagros 08-14-2009 04:03 PM

OpenOffice is already installed everywhere. They don't like formatting issues from opening Office files in OpenOffice so they are wanting a Windows server for it.

TB0ne 08-14-2009 04:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Myiagros (Post 3643592)
OpenOffice is already installed everywhere. They don't like formatting issues from opening Office files in OpenOffice so they are wanting a Windows server for it.

Ahh...again, pardon a potentially stupid question, but if they just convert all the docs over, you won't have formatting issues, but save a ton of $$$ too, wouldn't that make more sense? However, I do know that management often times DOESN'T make much sense....:)

And if they're wanting a Windows solution, you could use krdp under Linux, and get a 'Windows Desktop', and run Office under it. Or use something like a Citrix server, and give everyone logins to it.


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