Installing the ThinLinc Remote Desktop Server

Starting the Installation Program

The installation program is located in the root directory of the Server Bundle. Extract the bundle and start the installation program as follows:

$ sh ./install-server

If you prefer, you can also install the ThinLinc packages by hand. These packages are located in subdirectory packages of the Server Bundle.

After installing the software packages, ThinLinc must be configured. This is done by ThinLinc Setup, which is started by running /opt/thinlinc/sbin/tl-setup. If install-server is used, it will ask about starting ThinLinc Setup automatically at the end of the package installation. ThinLinc Setup must be run on all ThinLinc servers that make up the ThinLinc cluster. The role of the server in the cluster can be specified at the start of ThinLinc Setup, it’s a choice between agent or master. Instructions for configuring newly installed master and agent machines to create a cluster can be found in Configuring ThinLinc Servers in a Cluster.

Automating ThinLinc Setup

You can automate ThinLinc Setup by providing it with an answer file. Begin by generating an answer template by running the following command.

$ /opt/thinlinc/sbin/tl-setup -g OUTPUT-FILE

A list of questions which ThinLinc Setup would ask is written to OUTPUT-FILE . Edit this file with suitable answers for your system. The file uses the same Hiveconf syntax also used for the ThinLinc configuration files, described in Hiveconf. You can now use the -a option for ThinLinc Setup to make it read answers from the given file.

$ /opt/thinlinc/sbin/tl-setup -a INPUT-FILE