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    Basic ThinClient setup at home (Help wanted)

    Hey,

    Trying to have a play with a TC setup at home, and looking for some advice.

    Been having a read through Rics guide posted above, but the guide (http://edugeekconference.net/index.p...w&id=33&Itemid
    =59) seems not to work anymore :P Anyone got a mirror of it at all?

    Also from the suggestion in the guide it says about using thinstation (:: Thinstation - a light, full-featured Linux thin client OS ::) as a free client, but are there any decentish free server-sides to learn with? Not trying to run anything major, just a few windows connections. (On wireless if possible :P Not sure it'll make much of a difference, but prefer a small client side app, rather than pxe boot for obvious reasons)

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    That guide would have been rather out-dated by now anyway...

    To install your server role, just tick the relevant box in Server Manager (2008 or 2008R2). As for clients, just use the client in Windows or a basic Windows install. There's also LiveCD versions of Thinstation at :: Thinstation - a light, full-featured Linux thin client OS ::

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve21 View Post
    Also from the suggestion in the guide it says about using thinstation (:: Thinstation - a light, full-featured Linux thin client OS ::) as a free client
    We had more luck with SystemRescueCD - more up-to-date network card drivers. I think all Linux-based "thin-client" distributions use the same (now outdated) version of RDesktop to connect to a Terminal Services server - if you want to latest snazzy video / hardware redirection features you'll need to use a dedicated thin client or a copy of Windows XP or upwards as the thin client.

    but are there any decentish free server-sides to learn with?
    You get 90 days before you have to pay for your Terminal Services / Remote Desktop Services CALS, so you can just install the role on your server and pay later (or remove before 90 days).

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