To work with Terminal Server, common practice is to install Windows on users' computers and run Remote Desktop Connection. We recommend to remove users' hard disks and boot WTware by network instead of Windows installation. The result in both cases — Windows Terminal Server desktop on users' screen.
No need to install operating system on hard drive. No need in hard drive at all. Just connect new computer to network, select to boot by network in BIOS — and thin client is ready to use.
In remote branches WTware may boot from USB flash or CD‑ROM.
WTware includes services for network boot. In the simplest case (single server, single subnet, no DHCP) it's enough to install WTware on server. Setup will perform all needed server configuration and thin clients will be able to boot. For further workplaces tuning use graphic configurator, it knows everything.
In large complex networks WTware needs two configured DHCP server parameters to boot.
WTware works with all common RDP servers we know. We tested Windows Server Terminal Services from 2000 to 2016, Hyper-V VDI, Windows Remote Desktop Services xrdp on Linux, Mac Terminal Server.
WTware can connect to four Terminal Servers at the same time. Flexible system of menus and options allows to adapt workplaces to different scenarios of personal computers use.
WTware works on any computer with x86-compatible processor. Works on new Intel NUC nettops, on HP thin clients, on comon office PCs. And on those old Celerons, that you sent to rest last year, it also works.
You can connect printer, bar‑code scanner to thin client, logon to Windows by smart‑card. Please, look at the full list of supported hardware.
Credit-card sized motherboard with memory and Broadcom ARM-processor costs $35 at English manufacturer site. WTware works with Raspberry Pi 3 B+, Raspberry Pi 3 (with Wi-Fi onboard) and Raspberry Pi 2 devices. It can be powered from embedded monitor USB-hub. WTware boots from SD-card or by network. It's performance is sufficient for performing office tasks.
Thin client contains no hard drive. There's nothing to break. When thin client is watered instead of user's favourite cactus, just replace hardware. All the settings are stored on server, programs are on server, user's data is on server.
First WTware release is dated by 2003 year. It worked on computers with i486 processor and 8MB of RAM, run from one floppy. There are thousands of topics with product discussions on our forum. WTware is the result of system administrators wishes.
WTware mission is to make users' computers administration not more complicated than using electric kettle. Bring a box, connect a wire, press a button. All works. If in two years terminal brakes, replace the box, connect the wire, press the button. Works again. Administrator has to administer servers and network. But he can and should get rid of operating system and software administration on workplaces.
Version is stable. We recommend to use this version instead of all earlier WTware versions on computers with at least 64Mb RAM.
WTware license gives the right to use WTware software and removes banner "Only for testing" from the screen. For more details read WTware licensing terms.
License is valid for the current build and at least for all WTware releases during a year after payment (when license generation algorithm changes, new licenses we grant for free). No annual payments needed.
License is bound to terminal network card. Every case of network card outage is considered individually.
1 - 9 licenses
10 - 19 licenses
20 - 49 licenses
50 - 99 licenses
from 100 licenses
$40 (forty USA dollars) per license
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