Use ThinManager to Shadow PCs

The other day I spoke with a company that wanted to monitor and control 400 PCs scattered around their plant.  Believe it or not, this is actually a job for ThinManager!

All that is needed is a ThinManager license and a copy of WinTMC for each PC.  In this case a single ThinManager Enterprise Server license would be the correct choice.  You would not even need a Terminal Server.  Because WinTMC also runs as a service, the administrator could use easily shadow and control each PC without even having the PC logged in.

This also makes a great seamless transition to Thin Client technology.  Install a Windows 2008 Server, load your applications, and you can start using WinTMC to turn the PC into a “fat client”.  As the PC hardware begins to fail replace them with true Thin Clients.

Tom Jordan

Marketing Lead for ThinManager - A Rockwell Automation Technology