I was testing out this software by 2X that enable you to publish individual application seamlessly without user having to be at office. User are able to access to application via web access and connect back to your office system running your accounting software or your favourite apps. It also able to load balance your terminal server farm based on the connection, memory and cpu usage.
It works like citrix but its cheaper then cixtrix, now it comes with 5 license free and you can try it out for your self. The installation is pretty straight forward and you barely need the manual to get this software run.
Here is the list of the features:-
With 2X ApplicationServer, instead of giving your users a full desktop on your terminal servers, you can give them only the applications they need. These applications can be pushed directly to the user’s desktop.
Seamless Windows capabilities
With Seamless Windows, applications running from your terminal servers will look like local applications for your users. This facilitates the introduction of server based solutions like terminal services as the remote applications coexist with local ones and users cannot even tell the difference between them.
2X ApplicationServer & LoadBalancer Console is compatible with Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2003 Server and Windows 2008 Server. This means you do not need to upgrade your entire infrastructure to the latest Windows Server platform if all you need is application publishing with Seamless Windows capabilities.
Cross Platform Support
2X ApplicationServer is an RDP based Application Publishing solution that supports both Linux and Mac OS X clients, all with Seamless Windows capabilities. Now it is easy to bring Windows applications to all your Linux and Mac desktops!
2X Client Gateway Service
2X Client Gateway tunnels all traffic needed by 2X applications on a single port. Now you need to open only one port on your firewall and the clients will be able to launch the published applications through the 2X Client Gateway Service.
Increased Terminal Services performance
During the login sequence, the user (using default settings) connection request is forwarded to the terminal server reporting the best performance index. This ensures that the users will never be connected to a terminal server that is using all its resources (CPU, memory, etc), optimizing user experience across the terminal server farm.
When used in SSL Gateway mode, the 2X LoadBalancer provides end-to-end SSL encryption to your terminal servers. This not only greatly enhances security but also gives you a firewall/proxy friendly solution with true SSL/HTTPS capabilities.
When a session gets disconnected from one of the terminal servers and the user attempts to reconnect, the 2X LoadBalancer queries all terminal servers for a disconnected session from that particular user or IP address and
reconnects the user to the appropriate terminal server (asome conditions apply).
Printing has been one of the difficulties for administrators of server-based computing systems. 2X Universal Printer solves this issue and printing from application via RDP sessions is not different than printing form any other application. Universal Printing installs a universal driver on the Terminal Server that works with any printer.
2X Clients have the facility to connect with Multiple Farms and publish seamless applications or published desktops from multiple farms simultaneously.
Single Sign On
Single Sign-On is a module that automates the log-in process when connecting with the 2X Client Gateway and the Terminal Servers. Single Sign-On eliminates the burden on users of having to remember, and periodically change many individual passwords, in order to access applications and data.
2X ApplicationServer Web Portal allows users to launch published applications and desktops from multiple farms which are accessed through a web portal according to their filter settings
Source : 2X