Anyway to use local email client so we dont have to have Outlook installed on terminal server?

Hemps

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We don't have licenses for Outlook on our terminal server nor do we want an email program on there.

Staff connect via mstsc but need email client as some programs require it to send financials to clients.
Anyway that a staff member can work via rdp and software if it needs email client opens up Outlook on their local pc?
 

Dairyfarmer

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some programs require it to send financials to clients.
Does the software need to interact with the mail client, or is it just the user needs to manually email? If the latter then Gmail via web would work.

There are many freeware email clients out there if that is the route you want to go.
 

Hemps

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Software called Vanilla Payroll, at the moment staff have to print to pdf, copy pdf to their pc then email.
Software needs to interact with a mail client.
 

swakop_toe

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TSPlus.co.za allows you to print local desktop from RDP session.
Opens up Acrobat Reader, attach to email, send.
 

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It all depends on your apps, some apps like Pastel call the Office APIs for stuff like sending emails or generating excel reports, you can't really slot another application in. Redirecting those calls back to the client are is possible.

Depending on where your terminal server sits you could use Office365 or pay for Office monthly for something called SPLA which most IT companies offer. A few years back you could also buy a special exchange CAL through SPLA which included Outlook for <R100 per user per month. There was also the option of buying Outlook on its own through volume licensing.

Running Outlook on a terminal server isn't the end of the world.
 

Hemps

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Ended up going with Outlook but disabling receiving of emails so they can only send.
 
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