How to set up a thin client network

Written by suvro banerji
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A thin client relies on another computer as its server to perform traditional roles of a server computer. Thin clients are often used to cut down power consumption as the workload is distributed to another computer. The Windows thin client requires an application called "Platform Builder" that needs to be installed on your computer. You will require this application to initiate and complete the set-up process. Note that certain steps in this process may require administrative rights.

Skill level:
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Things you need

  • Platform Builder

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  1. 1

    Launch "Platform Builder" from the Start menu under "All Programs." If you don't have this application, download it from the installation CD that was provided to you when bought the Thin Client.

  2. 2

    Click the "File" menu and select "New Platform." Click "Next" when a built-in wizard pops up.

  3. 3

    Choose the option "CEPC x86" under "Available BSPs."

  4. 4

    Click "Next" to proceed.

  5. 5

    Choose the option that says "Windows Thin Client" when you see the "Platform Configuration" screen.

  6. 6

    Type a name for the platform and click "Next" to proceed. Follow on-screen prompts and click "Finish" to create the platform.

  7. 7

    Click the "Build" tab and choose the option that says "Set Active Configuration" from the context menu.

  8. 8

    Choose "Debug" when you click the "Platform Configurations" drop-down menu. Click "OK."

  9. 9

    Click the "Target" tab and select "Download/Initialize." This will launch a wizard that will guide you through the initialisation process of the Thin Client network.

  10. 10

    Follow on-screen guided prompts until you see the screen for "Terminal Connection Manager."

  11. 11

    Click "Configure." Hit the "Add" button.

  12. 12

    Choose the option "Microsoft Remote Desktop Client" from the list of options.

  13. 13

    Type a name for the Thin Client network. Click "Next" to proceed.

  14. 14

    Follow the remaining prompts to complete the set-up procedure.

  15. 15

    Click "Finish" when prompted. Reboot your system to end the task.

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