04-11-2017 03:10 PM
04-14-2017 04:25 AM - edited 04-14-2017 04:26 AM
about your post, I have to say it took me a couple of reads to fully understand your message But now I get it. Interesting question.
Make a survey like that is always interesting, altough my personal recommendation for you is to try to make it as simplier (and anonymous) as possible. I personally like doodle ( https://beta.doodle.com ) also for informal meeting managements, but you can chose one of your own. Then anyone can vote with a couple of clicks and put their real name, or not, their choice. And you will get your data
On my personal experience, I have deployed SAS and non-SAS clients locally on a PC, on a Terminal Server and on App-V, Clitrix, ThinApp..., no problems in the end with any of them, as long as you are aware of the boundaries of each of them, and the user and IT requirements (such as the RAM, maintenance (SSL, hotfixes...), access to the logs of the clients, network requirements, etc).
To wrap it up, it is always important to keep in mind the official SAS statements about the topic, specially regarding what is supported and what not: https://support.sas.com/techsup/pcn/virtualization.html
Presentation Virtualization Environments SAS 9.2 and later can be deployed into a presentation virtualization environment as per the following guidelines: Support is available for the following Virtual User Interface (VUI) environments on the Microsoft Windows Server 2003, 2008 and 2012 family, 32-bit or x64 editions. Terminal Services in Windows Server 2003 Terminal Services for Windows Server 2008 Remote Desktop Services Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services Windows Server 2012 R2 Citrix Presentation ServerTM 4.0 Citrix Presentation ServerTM 4.5 Citrix XenAppTM 5.0 and higher Application Virtualization (Streaming) Environments SAS will work with customers to support the deployment of SAS 9.3 (and later) desktop applications
in application virtualization environments on a reasonable-effort basis.
These environments include VMware ThinApp, Microsoft App-V, and Citrix XenApp.
In these instances, the customer assumes responsibility for resolving environment differences
if SAS cannot reproduce the problem in-house in a currently supported non-virtualized environment.