What is Thin Client computing?
The original ICT Suite was installed in November 2002 and is still in use today. Since then, additional terminals and terminal server capacity has been added around the school to arrive at the current total of some 140 terminals.
Thin client computing is simply where you host all applications and data centrally on a server and access to these is by using a simple graphics based terminal – referred to as a thin client.
This is different from a ‘client-server’ architecture where some of the data and applications reside on PCs spread throughout the organisation. No applications or data are resident on the desktop, and so it is “thin” when compared to the traditional PC.
Windows Based Terminal Server
With this architecture you can run PC desktop applications centrally on a “Windows Mainframe” server running a Terminal/Server operating system such as Microsoft Windows 2008, giving each user a true Windows 7 experience.