I'm looking to set up a lab for 100+ users. We will be running linux servers (RHEL), but all the lab machines are old Windows boxes. Each user, from the Windows box, needs to log on to the Linux server (gnome desktop) and then access a browser only (ideally, Firefox). The user has to be authenticated before logging on to the Linux box. The user is not tech savvy, and VNC doesn't seem like a good solution. I'm looking for some sort of Windows client that can access the x session. Since the user it not tech savvy, I doubt they will be able to launch firefox alone via "ssh -X", unless we develop some client-side tool. Am curious as to what options exist for a simplified Windows-based remote access client that can still require each user to authenticate on the server (default Linux login screen is fine too) (which will be integrated with LDAP/AD). I'm currently looking into NoMachine. Cygwin seemed to be too complex to use, but I haven't looked at that.
The ideal experience will be a windows client that comes up, and then connects to a remote session, where the user is prompted for their login creds.
Thanks in advance!