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31st July 2011, 04:52 PM #1
Which thin clients does anyone recommend? It's all new to me but want to have a look at them.
Looking at connecting to Citrix and or Terminal Server.
More for personal research than anything and proof of concept.
31st July 2011, 05:17 PM #2
Lots of folks on here have their own set ups using a variety of client's to a variety of backends.
Before we go any further I would like to just probe you a little bit more on Citrix, are you looking at Xen Desktop or XenApp or more traditional Citrix (ala TS) just so folks can help as to whether you can use 'any' RDP client or whether you need something a bit more special with HDX or whatever.
Lots and lots of options depending upon your needs
31st July 2011, 05:41 PM #3
I see that the "Thin PC" ISO is available from the Microsoft Licensing Portal in the Software Assurance Section along with an MAK key (that I didnt seem to need).
This seems pretty slick if you have a bunch of old PC's you need to re-purpose. I have been able to roll it out by WDS but testing is still early doors...
I was thinking about using this OS on some of the cheap Acer Revo's (the ones with Linpus Linux) if they ever come back into stock again...
31st July 2011, 05:51 PM #4
That is interesting to know m25man, will keep an eye out for it.
We currently connect to XenApp's but some of us use a TS and just RDP to it.
I am on one of my learning spree's again and want to know more about them and potentially want to implement it where I am in certain areas.
31st July 2011, 05:56 PM #5
I have dealt with Wyse & HP thin clients and personally i like the HP ones better. Had issues with the wyse ones and memory leaks. Also i dont like that fact you have to host config files on an FTP server for wyse thin clients. HP ones have never skipped a beat.
31st July 2011, 06:53 PM #6
I have just completed a full rollout of Thin PC to connect to my RDS farm. Wyse Think clients will be connecting to that soon too. Stuff on my Edugeek blog about the Thin PC bit, the Wyse stuff will follow when they arrive next week
31st July 2011, 08:16 PM #7
I'd recommend HP all the way on this. They seem to be better quality, more reliable and a good price!
31st July 2011, 08:20 PM #8
If your looking to purchase one to have a play with - there is some good ones of ebay hp thin client | eBay
you can pick them up for about £20/25 each which you can play with
31st July 2011, 08:34 PM #9
Before you jump in too far think about your backend, if you're going 2008R2 RDS does the device you're buying support the added functionality in RDP7/7.1?
Wyse has TCX for improved multimedia (at a cost) which might be of interest.
IGEL offers some good all rounder functionality including RemoteFX.
Sun Ray offers the most flexible system I've ever found (because you have control at the session layer before the RDS)
Axel devices are compact and do the job.
NComputing L300's do full screen video that's pretty impressive for the cost of the little box compared to a HDX/PCoIP device.
There's so many devices it largely depends on what your needs are, USB, smart cards, etc etc.
Well worth looking into seriously.
Last edited by kmount; 31st July 2011 at 08:43 PM.
31st July 2011, 09:53 PM #10
Cheers for the replies. I have seen Wyse in use in the past but the HP stuff looks a little more robust on reading.
I will only be playing with my 2003 setup, only got one or two 2008 servers at work and I can't say that I am a fan to be honest.
I will have a look on eBay to pick one up cheap.
Cheers once again.
31st July 2011, 10:04 PM #11
Just been thinking, I can try to arrange a free trial for you if you like, so you can play with the exact one you're after. If you pm me the details of where youre from and quantities etc, I'll sort I out for you tomorrow.
Hope this helps
Last edited by Millgate; 31st July 2011 at 10:06 PM.
31st July 2011, 10:42 PM #12
By the original post it sounds like he wants to play for personal research rather then to deploy on a large scale
Originally Posted by Millgate
31st July 2011, 11:09 PM #13
True it is for personal use.
1st August 2011, 12:05 AM #14
10zigs all the way here - nice tiny little machines that just get the job done.
We use them with our Kaviza VDI (which is based upon Citrix HDX) and can't complain.
The cheap Linux ones go for about £180-£190 as well and all come with a 3 year warranty.
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