Windows Thin PC enables customers to repurpose existing PCs as thin clients
by providing a smaller footprint, locked down version of Windows 7. This
provides organizations with significant benefits:
Reduced End Point costs for VDI: Windows Thin PC empowers
enterprises to leverage their end point hardware investments to access virtual
desktops that are delivered using VDI or
sessions. Windows Thin PC is available as a benefit of SA, and hence does not
represent any additional cost for SA customers. Windows Thin PC also provides IT
with the flexibility to revert back to PCs if necessary, in case the thin client
computing model does not provide the benefits they were after.
Excellent Thin Client experience: Windows Thin PC offers
many of the benefits of a thin client. Organizations can improve security and
compliance on their repurposed PCs, by using write filters to prevent data from
being written to disk. Additionally, Windows Thin PC ensures a rich remote
desktop experience through RemoteFX, enabling
delivery of high fidelity multimedia content from centralized desktops.
Enterprise Ready platform: Windows Thin PC is built on the
proven Windows 7 platform. Organizations can leverage existing management
strategy and tools such as System Center to centrally manage Windows Thin PC,
including accelerated role based deployment of applications, security patches,
updates, and data. Enterprise features such as Bitlocker
further help IT secure their devices, while DirectAccess
helps customers securely access their corporate data on repurposed laptops.
Microsoft recommends that customers who are currently evaluating thin client
computing begin their journey by first repurposing existing PCs as thin clients
with Windows Thin PC and evaluate the benefits they would get with this
architecture. Once Windows Thin PC device hardware get decommissioned, customers
can then purchase new Windows
Embedded Thin Clients from our OEM partners without having to make changes
to their existing management and security policies.
Windows Thin PC Quick Demo;
Windows Thin PC 2
Source: Microsoft, Youtube.