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Using Thinclient with Win SBS 2003
23-05-2014, 05:57 PM,
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RE: Using Thinclient with Win SBS 2003
Glad I was able to clear some things up for you. So, do you have a Raspberry Pi yet in your possession to test this out?

With regards to XP...I have a similar issue but solved it this way. Windows 7 has XP mode which should theoretically allow you to run software that doesn't natively work on Windows 7 to work. It worked for me in my office...if you have Windows 7, load up the App and ensure you are using XP mode and give it a try. That might get you around this issue you are having with hefty fines.

The rpitc does come with a browser (Iceweasel I think) but I would caution you against using it until you have ensured your users are ok with the decreased speed they will notice when using it. Any kind of browsing on the Pi I've found to be too slow. Also, if you have a requirement from a website to only use IE then you can't do this from the Thin Client. Just somethings to consider. If you have a Raspberry Pi, load it up with rpitc...open your terminal and use the rdesktop instruction to connect to a workstation or server. Then try using the browser. Then you'll get a sense of what your clients/users will experience. I did a lot of testing before I dropped this into our office. I created scripts to help setup each thin client per workstation and I use cron jobs to autoconnect certain workstations that need to be always connected. It was a great learning experience for sure!

Good Luck! And you are right...this really is an amazing project!
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Using Thinclient with Win SBS 2003 - by dbirk007 - 22-05-2014, 10:35 PM
RE: Using Thinclient with Win SBS 2003 - by greavette - 23-05-2014, 05:57 PM

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