[K12OSN] Thin client compatibility

Brian Chase networkr0 at cfl.rr.com
Thu Apr 29 00:29:26 UTC 2004

Most of them won't without modification, most of the cheap ones won't 
even work with Windows Terminal Services or Citrix environments anymore, 
due to outdated hardware, and incompatible boot protocols.  If you don't 
want to get bogged down, I'd go with LTSP certified thin clients for 
full plug and play.

I've been looking for thin clients, and here's what I've found that's 
turnkey ready for LTSP.


I'm sure there are others, but I'd go with the first, since one of the 
guys who wrote the code for LTSP also works for disklessworkstations.com.

Just a small sample of my limited knowledge on the subject.  I look 
forward to other replies as well.


David Beach wrote:

>I see lots of cheap used thin client boxes (ranging from $15 WYSE jobs to
>$250 Compaq EVO T30s) on eBay. They are nice and small, no fan, etc. I know
>virtually nothing about LTSP protocols. These talk about running Windows CE,
>compatible with RDP and ICA 3 protocols and 'support SNMP, DHCP', etc.
>Will these work with LTSP? Or, can they be made to work with LTSP? What are
>the 'key words' for LTSP compatibility? If they can work with LTSP, some of
>these appear to represent a real bargain but, as my mother said, if it
>sounds too good to be true...
>David Beach
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