Demo system profiles
Demo System Profiles
The ThinLinc demo server allows you to choose between several different profiles. The profiles are examples of different ways to configure and use ThinLinc. You select which profile to test at the beginning of a ThinLinc session in a dialog. To choose another profile, logout and then login again.
The "Standard Desktop" profile
The first profile available in the profile selector is the Standard Desktop profile. This profile shows what the desktop can look like when an administrator without any restrictions on the contents of the desktops can look like. It shows you all the applications available on the ThinLinc server, with an unrestricted menu.
There is very little customization done in this profile. The desktop background has been locked to a nice red colour using an administrative tool called Kiosktool that allows the administrator to configure global settings for all or selected users. We will see more of this later, especially on the customdesktop.
The "Customized Desktop" profile
The second profile available is the Customized Desktop profile. This profile gives you a desktop that is limited and locked down. It has a menu that contains much fewer entries than the menu in the Standard Desktop, and some of the window manager features has been locked down - for example, there's no "Run command.." entry in the menu.
The menu has been populated with a number of applications that are meant to give an example of what a typical user's desktop can look like. Some of the applications are Windows programs run via a Windows Remote Desktop Services. There are also a great number of Linux applications. Play around and try some applications!
Windows applications are not available on US demo server (usdemo.thinlinc.com)
The "Windows Desktop" profile
This profile is not available on US demo server (usdemo.thinlinc.com)
The third profile available in the dialog box is the Windows Desktop profile. This profile shows how you can use a ThinLinc server as a frontend to Windows Remote Desktop Services. Choosing this profile will give you a full Windows desktop from a Windows 2003 server.
Running a ThinLinc server in front of a Windows Remote Desktop Services adds strong encryption and load balancing to your Windows Remote Desktop cluster.
Attention: ThinLinc Demo IS NOT VPS
ThinLinc is not virtual machine sold as a service by an Internet hostig service. ThinLinc Demo Servers are just there for testing purpose before installation on your own system.
No Internet Access
Please note that Internet access has been disabled on this system.