Poll Results: Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services penetration as of Oct 2008

Even though Windows Server 2008 has been out for about eight months, it's seemed to me that not too many people are using it for Terminal Servers. Curious to find out if this was part of a larger trend, we posted a poll asking a few questions about this last week.

Even though Windows Server 2008 has been out for about eight months, it's seemed to me that not too many people are using it for Terminal Servers. Curious to find out if this was part of a larger trend, we posted a poll asking a few questions about this last week. 152 people responded to our poll, and this article sumarizes the results. (Note that this is not a scientific poll, it just represents the readers of BrianMadden.com who chose to participate.)

Do you have any Windows Server 2008 Terminal Servers in your environment?

39% YES
61% NO

If not, when do you plan to deploy Terminal Server 2008 in production?

> 3 months: 19%
3-6 months: 15%
6-12 months: 23%
No plans: 44%

If you're using (or planning) for Terminal Server 2008, what SBC software will you use?

Citrix XenApp 5: 70%
Just TS by itself: 21%
Everyone else combined: 9%

(The comments for the "everyone else" answer included 2X, ProPalms, RES, Citrix Access Essentials, Hardware load balancing, and App-V.)

Why? (Multiple answers were ok)

Better Performance: 44%
x64 Scalability: 37%
I like the latest and greatest: 23%
We're going 2008 for everything: 23%
Microsoft will force this on us anyway: 19%
Security: 17%
I'm a masochist: 8%


In the "comments" area of this why question, several people wrote that they were planning to use pure TS to remove Citrix costs from their environment. Another popular write-in answer was due to the new Group Policy and profile (folder redirection, etc.) support.

Doe your 2008 Terminal Servers: Physical or Virtual?

Physical: 52%
Virtual: 48%

If Virtual, which virtualization platform?

VMware: 58%
Citrix XenServer: 24%
Microsoft Hyper-V: 14%
Everyone else combined: 4%

Other Comments?

Several comments about no real reason to go to 2008, and a lot of applications that vendors don't yet support on 2008. You may read the full text of these additional comments, as well as view the full results, via this link.

The original article from last week also has about 20 comments, so it's worth reading if you'd like more on this conversation.

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Good to know commenter 21 has a moustache.

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VMware's share of the virtualized 2008 terminal servers is almost down to half. That did not take long.
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It just represents the readers of BrianMadden.com who chose to participate.)


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