Planning a Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 Deployment
Published: January 28, 2013
Applies To: Windows MultiPoint Server 2012
MultiPoint Server enables multiple stations to be connected to one computer. Multiple users can then share one computer at the same time. Each station consists of a station hub, monitor, keyboard, and mouse. MultiPoint Server includes the MultiPoint Manager application, which helps you, as an administrative user, to monitor and manage MultiPoint Server stations, and the MultiPoint Dashboard application, which provides day-to-day administrative functionality.
This document addresses factors to be considered when planning to deploy Windows® MultiPoint® Server 2012. Unless otherwise noted, all references to “MultiPoint Server” in this document refer to both Windows® MultiPoint® Server 2012 Standard and Windows® MultiPoint® Server 2012 Premium.
The considerations addressed in this document include the following:
Capacity Planning for MultiPoint Server: How many MultiPoint Servers and stations will be required?
MultiPoint Server Site Planning: Where will the MultiPoint Servers and stations be located, and how will they be configured?
MultiPoint Server Stations: What system components will be required, and what other components might be used?
Network Considerations and User Accounts: The networking environment into which the MultiPoint Server system is deployed can affect how user accounts are managed. What is your networking environment? How will user accounts and files be managed?
Storing Files with MultiPoint Server: Where will user files be stored, and how will they be accessed?
For more detail about each of these areas of consideration, see the specified section.