- Published: Thursday, 04 December 2014
Re-using PCs with Thin Client functionality is still used a lot. In the past I wrote the article How to: Build a ThinBased-PC with Windows 7/XP where I describe how you can turn a Fat Client into Thin Client functionality using scripts and policies. Although it’s working, it’s time consuming and difficult to maintain. Also when using Thin Clients it can be difficult to configure those fully to the needs and requirements of the organization, especially when there is no management environment available (because the Thin Client does not have that or the company did not buy it). Andrew Morgan encountered the same issues and developed ThinKiosk to solve both issues. ThinKiosk is developed as the first Windows based software only product to convert Fat Client into a Thin Client, but it’s also often used to manage Thin Clients based on a Windows based operating system. ThinKiosk integrates with the big three suppliers in SBC and VDI: Citrix, VMware and Microsoft.
In this Glance at Free I will show and describe the free community edition; however at the end I will mention the additional features which are available in the Enterprise edition briefly.