Remember I have lived through the thin wars since about 1970 onward. Thin was in, then out as the costs plummeted. Today my thin machine is some netbook that was all of 228 bucks that has it all.
I can use VNC or other apps for remoting to another machine. Lots of choices.
Why go thin if it costs more?
If you have the thin clients you would be able to test and see if there is any issue.
My network will look "sort of" like:
I want to be able to access the upstairs thin client from the upstairs computer. The upstairs thin client will be connected to 2 networks (House & Workshop). I will be "controlling"/"sessioning" the upstairs thin client from the House. The unit will get its internet access through the Workshop's internet connection.
What are my options for the upstairs thin client? It has to be running Windows XP (embedded)? I need XP for the compatibility with certain programs. I have concerns about the thin clients hardware specs (I have 2 I could use so far - VIA C3 800MHz/512MB RAM or VIA 550MHZ/512MB RAM). What are all of my options? If I use VMWare on my server, Will my servers specs be the "bottleneck?" Can I RDP/other into one of those virtualized sessions from my upstairs computer?