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There are several ways to run the ThinLinc client, and also some ways to access ThinLinc servers without running the client.
In this chapter we will document how to install, configure and run the ThinLinc client on all different platforms including dedicated thin terminals. We will also describe how to install and use the ThinLinc Client Operating System (TLCOS), an operating system shipped with ThinLinc, used to convert old hardware into thin terminals.
ThinLinc Client Operating System (TLCOS) is discontinued and will not be included in the next release of ThinLinc.
Last, we will describe how to access ThinLinc servers using X11 terminals.
The supported Windows versions are XP, XP Embedded, 2003, 2003 R2, Vista, 2008, 7, 2008 R2, 8, 2012, 8.1, 2012 R2. Windows CE is currently not supported.
To install the client on a Windows machine, unpack the Client Bundle and enter the client-windows directory. Then click on the file tl-4.1.1-client-windows.exe and follow the instructions.
The tl-4.1.1-client-windows directory contains an unpacked version of the ThinLinc Windows client. It makes it possible to run the client directly from the bundle, without installing first.
We have also included a command file called nonguisetup.cmd in the tl-4.1.1-client-windows directory. It demonstrates how to manually install the ThinLinc client. Reasons for this might include:
You do not want to run foreign executables (the setup program) as administrator
You are making a remote install via SSH and cannot run GUI applications
You want to distribute the client to a large number of machines
For more information about how to configure the client, read Section 7.7, “ Client configuration storage ”.