Windows Thin Client Configuration

Windows CE .NET

The Windows Thin Client configuration provides the starting point for remote-desktop terminals through support for Microsoft RDP. Formerly known as Windows-based Terminal (WBT), the Windows Thin Client is a minimal version of Microsoft Windows CE that includes the core operating system (OS) and features necessary to support a Remote Desktop device — including a constrained shell and Microsoft RDP. The Windows Thin Client has Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and local browser capabilities, along with RDP and the possibility of including additional Windows CE OS features.

The Windows Thin Client device is a remote terminal that hosts client-side connections to a remote Terminal Server. It consists of one or more of the following technologies:

  • Device hardware running the Microsoft Windows CE .NET operating system (OS) and a shell.
  • Terminal Services Client and RDP.
  • In the case of Windows-based Terminals, optional third-party emulators and presentation protocols

The Windows Thin Client also includes Windows CE Terminal Services Client (CETSC). This is software that enables the thin client to access Windows-based applications on the Terminal Server. This software is derived from the Microsoft Terminal Services Client (MSTSC) found on Windows-based desktop systems.

For information about third-party emulator or presentation protocol software, contact the software vendor that is associated with these products.

For information about the required catalog features and Sysgen variables associated with this configuration, see Thin Client Features.

Security Issues

For more information about security issues that can affect a Windows Thin Client configuration, see the following topic:

See Also

Configuration Selection | How to Create a Windows Thin Client Platform | Catalog Features | OEM Adaptation Layer | Remote Desktop Protocol | Platform Creation with the New Platform Wizard | OS Configurations How-to Topics

Last updated on Wednesday, April 13, 2005

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