thin client for Server 2012 R2 remote desktop



  • I have a training room with 12 seats that is using Wyse P20s to connect to VMware View/Horizon currently. I discovered that I can't connect the P20 to Windows Server 2012 R2 remote desktop because the P20 has RDS 5 installed and Server 2008 R2 and up require RDS 6 clients.

    Can anyone recommend a RDS 6 or higher thin client? I'm looking for something that supports a single monitor and will fit in an 8"x6"x2" enclosure.

    Does anyone have an thin clients using wireless? That would be nice since they get remove and installed a lot and it would be one less wire to connect.



  • Can you not configure the server to support older versions of RDS?



  • The enclosure size confuses me. Are you going to lock the thin client into a small box? I'm not sure what anything needs for airflow for cooling.

    that said, I'd be surprised if you couldn't get a raspberry pi to run a Linux distro with and RDS session.



  • From what I found, if you have licenses, you can activate them then hack your registry to get the older clients to work. I haven't been able to reproduce that in my lab.

    The size comes to the fact that I have metal brackets on the back of the monitors that fit the Wyse P20. If I can find something that fits that, I can just swap them out and it makes for a quicker set up and tear down of the room.

    I came across this thread, and it the Remix Mini might work. http://mangolassi.it/topic/7992/remix-mini-as-a-thin-client/3

    I tested connecting to the 2012 R2 server from a tablet and that works.


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