Solved How do I configure a HP Thin client or Zero Client?

February 25, 2015 at 10:04:23
Specs: Windows 2012/7/8/linux
I have a clone computer with a 1 terabyte HDD and 8 GB memory.I want to use 2012 Server to configure a network of 20 to 40 HP thin\zero clients. I only want the clients to boot up in (multiboot)WIN7,centos,win 8 not server 2012. Of course u know the HP thin clients have no HDD and will need to run off the clone server.Clients need to go on the internet and print documents mainly.What's the best inexpensive way to do this?

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March 2, 2015 at 14:51:49
You configure a thin client though the thin client configuration utility. A user logs into the user interface and starts a RDP session to the RDP server.

We use Citrix but it is an additional expense on top of the MS licensing you already have to have. .

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February 25, 2015 at 10:55:19
You run Remote Desktop Services on the server. It's not particularly cheap, and you need fairly hefty hardware for the server. Don't forget to buy licences for each client and licences for any applications software. You should consult an approved Microsoft reseller to ensure that you buy the correct licences.

In my opinion (and experience) this is a more expensive option than using separate standalone computers for anything but the simplest setup.


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February 25, 2015 at 11:42:26
How do I run remote desktop services on the server to let the clients see the server when there is no interface on the HP clients?

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February 25, 2015 at 12:07:35
The clients connect to the server via RDP. That's how thin computing works. All of the work is done on the server; the clients are really just remote keyboards and displays. Just search the Microsoft web site for Remote Desktop Services. If you don'tbknow anything about it I would really recommend hiring a consultant to do the initial setup; they should be able to advise you on the licensing issues too.

Edit: Here's a starting point: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb...

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February 25, 2015 at 17:53:51
No, I am wanting to do it myself just wanted a more detailed guide. I have done Terminal Services before and RD Services but not thin clients.Just wanted to know more about it.If you would like to share more about it please do. I heard that Citrix is also useable in this case.Can u share your experience?

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You configure a thin client though the thin client configuration utility. A user logs into the user interface and starts a RDP session to the RDP server.

We use Citrix but it is an additional expense on top of the MS licensing you already have to have. .

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