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Newbie to Terminal Services

By NateH ·
Hi all,

New to TS and thin clients.

I need to set up 10 stations for a school that is running Win2003 Server
Terminal Services. We are considering getting some refurbished (budget
cuts!) Wyse thin client machines like the 2315 (which are discontinued but
are very cheap), but I have never done that before and don't know how to do
set them up. In searching the web, I have not seen any documentation that
shows how to set up and use a thin client machine.

Do I need to install anything on the server other than Terminal Services?
Does the thin client need to be configured in any special way to boot to the
TS? I got one Wyse 2315 but can't figure out how to make it talk to the TS.
It keeps cycling through the attempting to logon and I can't stop it to find
configuration options.



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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to Newbie to Terminal Servic ...

start with a laptop with xp , or download the rdp client from microsoft to test the connectivity and streamline troubleshooting processes.
make sure you are on the same network configuration as the TS. and try to connect per ip and not per name in the beginning. try basic ip troubleshooting first via the laptop.
Once connected to the TS via the laptop you can test via the thin client.
The wyse might need a update to connect to the w2k3 TS. I will let you know during the course of next week (maybe 2) with my own wyse terminal.
it does connect to a NT TS already so it should be able to connect to the w2k3 TS.


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by Poettone In reply to Newbie to Terminal Servic ...

Most Wyse and other thin client computers have on boot, options that you can setup to tell them where to look for their resources. Via Citrix, Terminal Server etc..

Once you have installed and have properly configured the TS then its just a matter of pointing the thin clients to the server with the needed information.

I have used many Wyse and other TC computersand find there is wide variance to how each operate. Most require a profile of sort to allow for many different connection to different machines.

I my self do not find anything on this model for operation. Typically you have the boot screen where you can setup the connection, but not sure on this one. Since it is made for NT terminal servers it should work the same for 2003 ( there may be slight variances) Then again it may not work at all..

I wish you luck on this one..

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