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    A Quick Guide to Thin Client Computing - as promised!

    As promised, I have written the above mentioned guide

    I have labelled it v1 because I know how demanding you guys are

    Suggestions on additions to the FAQ or if any clarification is required, please comment below.
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    Re: A Quick Guide to Thin Client Computing - as promised!

    Excellent.

    you could maybe reference some of Bectas research on thin clients:
    http://foi.becta.org.uk/display.cfm?...6B&resID=15960

    what about adding to wiki so we can add things if necessary?
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    Re: A Quick Guide to Thin Client Computing - as promised!

    Something else that I have been thinking about, is maybe offering people the chance to come to my workplace for an afternoon to view my setup.

    I tend not to advertise my location but I can say that it is near Blackpool in Lancashire (up North)

    I could give a quick demo of how to set up a basic server (like I did at the 2006 North Conference) and I could also demonstrate Citrix and the way to annoy your bursars by locating 13 servers off their office

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    Re: A Quick Guide to Thin Client Computing - as promised!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_
    and the way to annoy your bursars by locating 13 servers off their office
    Now you've piqued my interest! 8)

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    Re: A Quick Guide to Thin Client Computing - as promised!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_
    and the way to annoy your bursars by locating 13 servers off their office
    Now you've piqued my interest! 8)
    I have seen said scenario and I am suprised his budget doesnt dissapear every year......

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    Re: A Quick Guide to Thin Client Computing - as promised!

    I was in Blackpool last week ................. :-(

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    Re: A Quick Guide to Thin Client Computing - as promised!

    I'll be in Blackpool on 18th this month - do you work Sundays? 8)

    Oh, and there's a typo in the last sentence of paragraph 2 on page 2. "You can even adde Citrix..."

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    Re: A Quick Guide to Thin Client Computing - as promised!

    Do people willingly come to Blackpool (aka Povpool)?

    @all: I was thinking that an opportunity might be one afternoon over Easter break... there seems to be a lot of interest in this at the moment. I will also see about doing another presentation at a conference-type event.

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    Re: A Quick Guide to Thin Client Computing - as promised!

    I was near Gyn Square for the day. I wish i had known as it was weekday and iwould of gladly got away from the family for an afternoon.

    Ric..what a bout a Video cast? :-)

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    Re: A Quick Guide to Thin Client Computing - as promised!

    @Kyle: Just 5 mins down the road from where I am currently

    The thing with a video cast is that you would miss the Thinstation side of things and you wouldn't be able to experience the volume of the server room

    I will see about creating a couple of videos - maybe this weekend - of the demonstation I did for the conference... I want to have a play with the screen recording functions in VMWare anyway. I'll also steal a video camera off someone and then you can see the server room

    The Easter idea might have been a good idea for a mini meetup for people to chat and share ideas.

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    Re: A Quick Guide to Thin Client Computing - as promised!

    @Kyle: Just 5 mins down the road from where I am currently
    Bugger ..........the newish school that backs on to Warbeck Hill?
    I want to have a play with the screen recording functions in VMWare anyway. I'll also steal a video camera off someone and then you can see the server room
    That would be really handy.

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    Re: A Quick Guide to Thin Client Computing - as promised!

    @Kyle: I don't work there but I am living near there for the time being. You may want to have a chat to me about some of your questions... I will drop you a PM with my number.

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    Re: A Quick Guide to Thin Client Computing - as promised!

    Ta

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    Re: A Quick Guide to Thin Client Computing - as promised!

    Can the thin client devices be configured to only load mstsc by default? If I wanted to connect to terminal services, can a Linux device be used (such as the HP one mentioned), or would I require a device with CE or XPe? Thanks

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    Re: A Quick Guide to Thin Client Computing - as promised!

    Linux devices generally use an app called 'rdesktop' with a GUI of some design. I'd steer clear of the WinCE and XPe devices because they cost too much IMHO and are more difficult to configure.

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