PC TO THIN CLIENT
Below we have outlined the best bits!
ThinKiosk’s MagicFilter is the only ThinClient capable of blocking Windows Secure Action Sequence (SAS) keys such as [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Del] and [Windows]+[L] and seamlessly redirecting them to the virtual desktop. This allows for a seamless user experience with no limitations.
MagicFilter is driverless and runs in the user’s session for the greatest security, compatibility and stability. MagicFilter works with Microsoft, Citrix and VMware* virtual desktops.
*VMware PCOIP connections only at this time
Support for SQL Server has been added for the ThinKiosk broker database
Multiple ThinKiosk brokers can now be installed providing highly available brokers and failover support for the ThinKiosk clients
Support for Active Directory group authentication and Single sign on
Administrators can now perform even more remote control functions from the Management Console including ‘Remote Lock / Unlock’, ‘Refresh and Restart’
ThinKiosk client software updates can be centrally deployed from the Management server
The end result has turned a typical deployment of 8-24 hours of creating a working profile into 4-8 hours and the roll out to the PC’s from a few days to a matter of minutes.
- No more complicated group policy objects
- No need for a degree in VDI technologies
- No need for prior experience with Windows Thin Client devices
You can deploy ThinKiosk to your PC via Group Policy or start-up script on next restart.
The ThinScale connector aggregates resources from StoreFront and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services brokers. The new connector replaces the “receiver tab” aggregating all remote and local resources to a single pane.
ThinKiosk can be configured to remove unused local profiles that may exist on client device
Improved performance and stability enumerating and launching resources from StoreFront
Users can now change their Active Directory password when leveraging the ThinScale connector
Support for credential validation before connecting to the aggregated resources
New minimal ribbon option to reduce screen space taken up by the ribbon
The ThinKiosk client now starts up to 40% faster than previous versions
Communication between the ThinKiosk client and broker has been redesigned allowing clients to be management even when not logged in
ThinKiosk has been designed to do all the hard work of configuring all out of box! You will have no problems with;
- Group Policies
- Best Practices
- Internet Explorer Policies
- Citrix/Microsoft/VMware tweaks
For additional security ThinKiosk is the ONLY Thin Client technology for Windows capable of disabling Windows protected keystrokes [ctrl]+[alt]+[del] and passing these to the remote desktop with our MagicFilter technology.
If you choose to deploy ThinKiosk to your current PC’s instead of purchasing new hardware Thin Clients you can accrue an immediate saving of up to 90% of the cost of that hardware. Then as your current PC’s reach the end of their natural lives you may look at replacing them with hardware Thin Clients. This facilitates, a phased approach to the replacement, spreading the cost over a number of budget cycles and will ensure you can take advantage of ongoing falling hardware costs. It just makes strategic and financial sense when compared to the upfront big bang approach.
All too often in business it is difficult to quantify ROI on CAPEX. In this case it is slightly easier. By deploying ThinKiosk and thus not having to dump your PC’s you are ensuring that each PC will deliver as much value as it possibly can. In fact the hardware may last longer operating as a Thin Client than it normally would with correct configuration of power management settings within Thin Kiosk. ThinKiosk ensures that the value promised when you originally purchased the PC’s will be delivered in full.
ThinKiosk ships with two licensing options – Enterprise and Community. To review these editions please see the licensing comparison.