Stellarium on Windows Server 2016 Terminal Server

Asked by Praveen on 2017-05-31

Hi Team,

We have a customer The Highland Council (Scotland). Council is using Stellarium application for schools. We are performing Migration of application from Desktop to Citrix based HSD (Hosted Shared Desktop).

I would like to know if Stellarium is supported on Windows Server 2016 Terminal Server and Citrix XenDesktop 7.13. Is there a separate License to install on Citrix server. HSD means that multiple users access the same server.

Let me know if you have any questions please.

Praveen Dusi
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Alexander Wolf (alexwolf) said :

Stellarium is under GPL and he no need a separate license to install on Citrix.

We never tested running Stellarium on Citrix and, of course, we cannot give a info about support of terminals. In the theory Stellarium may run in Terminal, but the main problem is possible for graphics subsystem - the application used OpenGL 3.1+. Could Citrix run/emulate full OpenGL stack for clients?

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Praveen (praveendusi) said :

Hi Alexander,

Thank you for quick reply.

Yes Citrix can run the full OpenGL stack. Most of the Open GL like NVidia are support vGPU so can run on virtualized environment.

One more Question.

Does Stellarium work on a Default Graphics that comes with Server or does it require to have a GPU Card for the application to work?

Currently on the Dell Server we have deployed in Datacenter do not have GPU Slot. It is running on the default Graphics that comes with Server.


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Alexander Wolf (alexwolf) said :

In the theory Stellarium can run on the default Graphics card. Please test it - we never tested this or similar environment as I say before.

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gzotti (georg-zotti) said :

Define "default graphics card". If this supports OpenGL 2.1 with the relevant extensions (say better, 3.1), it works. E.g. a Core i CPU with Intel HD4000 and current drivers should be fine, but Intel HD2000 may only work in ANGLE mode. I don't know about typical server CPUs like Xeons. You have the hardware, just try it.

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