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    Thin clients without USB ports

    I am looking for a thin client without USB ports but with only PS/2 for mouse and keyboard.

    This is for security reasons...users shouldn't attach usb stick to take away data.

    Other info an how accomplish this are welcome.

    Thanks for help.

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    Take a look at Sun's Sun Ray's

    USB enable/disable from the Sunray software (One line cmd to set a policy for all USB storage devices to be disabled, not including Keyboard/mouse)

    Code:
    utdevadm -d -s usb

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    Yep as Andy said Sun Ray can do this happily

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    I'm from Wyse so this is a question we get asked a lot.

    I'd recommend getting thin clients WITH USB ports so you have them in future if your requirements change. Then use the operating system, or additional software to disable/enable them.

    Most vendors should have this support, but make sure you check up front.

    The following is how we do it: Wyse Thin OS is a very thin <10Mb operating system where the functionality can be completely controlled by a configuration file on an ftp server. Unless you enable USB support, devices just won't be recognised.

    If you want selective USB support with virtual desktops (not XenApp/WTS today) Wyse TCX enables very granular USB support - by vendor and by device type - so you could enable a specific scanner or visualizer but not a USB data stick.

    regards,
    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by apaton View Post
    Take a look at Sun's Sun Ray's

    USB enable/disable from the Sunray software (One line cmd to set a policy for all USB storage devices to be disabled, not including Keyboard/mouse)

    Code:
    utdevadm -d -s usb
    Thanks.

    So, if I buy that client, can I attach it to a network interface and use a remote Win Vista/7 virtual machine ?

    My bet is to deploy many VMs on hyper-v big w2008 server and to connect to them via thin-client.
    Isn't it enough architecture ? I don't understand why should I use other meta products like citrix .. please can explain it ?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidAngwin View Post
    The following is how we do it: Wyse Thin OS is a very thin <10Mb operating system where the functionality can be completely controlled by a configuration file on an ftp server. Unless you enable USB support, devices just won't be recognised.
    As I wrote in the other thread, are there ways to "hack" the client (opening it, or somewhat) without accessing to the configuration file ?
    In this case, the security hole is about the conf file ... I mean NO ONE can access and modify it, right ?

    If you want selective USB support with virtual desktops (not XenApp/WTS today) Wyse TCX enables very granular USB support - by vendor and by device type - so you could enable a specific scanner or visualizer but not a USB data stick.
    regards,
    David
    What is Wyste TCX ? Is it integrated in the thin client device ?
    Thanks.

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