Windows desktops and applications with ThinLinc
As a complement to Linux desktop and applications, ThinLinc can provide users with Windows desktops and publish individual Windows applications to a linux desktop served by ThinLinc. To be able to connect to Windows apps and desktop you need to connect to Windows Remote Desktop Servers via RDP.
Rdesktop is an open source UNIX client for connecting to Windows Remote Desktop Services, capably of natively speaking Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) in order to present the user's Windows desktop and applications. To be able to use rdesktop you need to have Microsoft licenses. You can read more about RD Licensing here.
Running a Windows Desktop in a Window - Sometimes it's useful to run a Windows desktop in a window.
Running a Windows Desktop in Full Screen - In this mode, the Windows desktop fully replaces the UNIX desktop. The UNIX environment is completely hidden.
Running a Windows application in Standard Mode - The Standard Mode provides a limited form of application publishing. No extra software on the Windows server is required.
Running a Windows application in SeamlessRDP Mode - This mode makes it possible to publish applications "seamlessly", and allows for full integration with the desktop. The remote applications can be moved, resized and restacked.
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Want to try Windows integration by yourself? Create your demo account here. While connecting choose the profile "Custimized Desktop" for a session where you will find menu enteries for different Windows modes.
Windows RDP Server Requirements
- Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2
- Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2
- Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2. Both 32- and 64-bit systems are supported.