Local Install - Terminal Server
In a Terminal Server environment, both the application and data reside on your server (as opposed to local computers). In other words, install the software once directly on the server, then users simply use their computer, smartphone, or tablet as a way of connecting to the server to access that program using Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). Both Windows and Macintosh computers have RDP applications, as does Google Chromebook.
Many agencies have adopted this method because it makes installation and ongoing support/maintenance easy. There is one server to keep up to date, secured, and backed up, rather than many individual workstations. It also gives end-users the convenience of a web-based application with the experience of a rich Windows-based environment.
For the server, we recommend at least Windows Server 2000 in Terminal Server mode with at least 4GB RAM.