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Thin client computing

  • 03 Aug 2010 4:36 PM
    Message # 395789

    Thin clients are a great way to reduce workload. Should we have a forum just about this? Take it offline from "Tech Coordinators"? You can just subscribe to topic.. maybe that's good enough!

  • 04 Nov 2010 12:25 PM
    Reply # 456954 on 395789
    Sonja Gonzalez wrote:

    Thin clients are a great way to reduce workload. Should we have a forum just about this? Take it offline from "Tech Coordinators"? You can just subscribe to topic.. maybe that's good enough!


    A quick comment - you really have to watch the linux-based thin clients (like the low-end HP thin clients, my models are HP t5135 and t5145). Their RD protocols don't always seem to be updated and/or compatible with newer Microsoft servers. My HP thin clients can connect to 2008R2 servers, but only once - the user has to reboot the thin client in between sessions. HP hasn't updated the firmware for these models since July of 2009. Yet the devices themselves were purchased only 18-24 months ago. So much for 10-15 year lifespan!

    2008R2 has a lot to offer the Remote Desktop user - why wouldn't you want to upgrade?

  • 04 Nov 2010 12:29 PM
    Reply # 456959 on 456954
    Pamela McLeod wrote:
    Sonja Gonzalez wrote:

    Thin clients are a great way to reduce workload. Should we have a forum just about this? Take it offline from "Tech Coordinators"? You can just subscribe to topic.. maybe that's good enough!


    A quick comment - you really have to watch the linux-based thin clients (like the low-end HP thin clients, my models are HP t5135 and t5145). Their RD protocols don't always seem to be updated and/or compatible with newer Microsoft servers. My HP thin clients can connect to 2008R2 servers, but only once - the user has to reboot the thin client in between sessions. HP hasn't updated the firmware for these models since July of 2009. Yet the devices themselves were purchased only 18-24 months ago. So much for 10-15 year lifespan!

    2008R2 has a lot to offer the Remote Desktop user - why wouldn't you want to upgrade?


    After posting that, I see that there is new firmware available as of this summer for the t5145 (you have to look under the "Pro" category). I'll try it out!

    http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=12454&prodSeriesId=3719239&prodNameId=3719240&swEnvOID=4030&swLang=13&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=vc-82806-1

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