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Using a raspberry pi as a thin client

Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:26 am

I am wandering if their is anyway for me to use my raspberry pi as a thin client. I want to set up a home server and then put a raspberry pi at several places in my home. I then want to be able to use the raspberry pi as a computer but it gets all of the processing power and data from the server. Thus allowing me to work in one room and then be able to move to another room and continue the work I was doing.
Thanks in advance

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Re: Using a raspberry pi as a thin client

Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:59 am

Yes, google for "remote desktop"
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Re: Using a raspberry pi as a thin client

Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:04 am

jamesh wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:59 am
Yes, google for "remote desktop"
Better would be to Google for "RealVNC site:raspberrypi.org". XRDP is deprecated in favour of RealVNC®
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Re: Using a raspberry pi as a thin client

Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:15 am

jamesh wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:59 am
Yes, google for "remote desktop"
Would you be able to do this but have multiple people be able to access the computer at the same time. Such as the services offered by this company. https://www.ncomputing.com. their v space pro option

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Re: Using a raspberry pi as a thin client

Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:59 pm

Scorpion9827 wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:26 am
I am wandering if their is anyway for me to use my raspberry pi as a thin client. I want to set up a home server and then put a raspberry pi at several places in my home. I then want to be able to use the raspberry pi as a computer but it gets all of the processing power and data from the server. Thus allowing me to work in one room and then be able to move to another room and continue the work I was doing.
Thanks in advance
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Re: Using a raspberry pi as a thin client

Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:10 pm

Scorpion9827 wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:15 am
jamesh wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:59 am
Yes, google for "remote desktop"
Would you be able to do this but have multiple people be able to access the computer at the same time. Such as the services offered by this company. https://www.ncomputing.com. their v space pro option
Is the server Linux or Windows? You can have multiple desktops on a Linux server (each user has their own login), and I am sure you must be able to on Windows as well, but I am not familiar with that.
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Re: Using a raspberry pi as a thin client

Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:29 pm

jamesh wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:10 pm
Is the server Linux or Windows? You can have multiple desktops on a Linux server (each user has their own login), and I am sure you must be able to on Windows as well, but I am not familiar with that.
The non-server versions of WIndows certainly used to limit to one active session (local or remote) at a time. Don't know if that has changed.

But http://www.serverwatch.com/server-tutor ... ndows.html appears to detail a fix for that.
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