How to configure and deploy local Group Policy settings for ThinKiosk

  In my previous post Repurpose PCs with Windows ThinPC I used Andrew Morgan’s ThinKiosk to replace the default Windows Shell to limit the user’s access to the local machine. ThinKiosk can be configured via the command line, the Registry and via Group Policy. Now unless you like to write lengthy registry manipulation scripts, configuring the settings via Group Policy is definitely the way to go. When clients are member of a domain we would Read More …

Repurpose PCs with Windows ThinPC

Many companies nowadays take advantage of some sort of VDI type solutions. In some cases where all of the users applications are made available within this environment, there is no need for providing them with a fully loaded desktop or notebook hence the reason why companies are considering the use of Thin Clients. In the long run the use of real thin clients definitely makes sense, not only are they usually cheaper than normal desktops Read More …

Running Windows 8 To Go on a Thin Client Device

Yesterday I tried out the Windows 8 To Go feature which allows you to run Windows 8 form a USB drive or USB stick. If you’re looking for a step by step guide, I suggest you look at the Microsoft TechNet Wiki here. Having booted Windows 8 To Go on nearly every desktop and notebook device I have at home I wondered whether this would work as smoothly on a Thin Client. And yes it Read More …