Can you use ThinLinc against a Windows computer?

A visitor from our website asked the following question yesterday:
“Can you use ThinLinc against a Windows computer?”

Please read below:

SERVER SIDE:
The ThinLinc Server works only on Linux, being compatible with the most popular Linux distributions. More info https://www.cendio.com/thinlinc/docs/platforms and https://www.cendio.com/resources/docs/tag/requirements_server.html

CLIENT SIDE:
Users get access to the Linux server through the ThinLinc Client. ThinLinc has 3 native clients available for download, they work on Linux, macOS and Windows. Another alternative is the web client, which does not require download, just a modern browser, server address, login and password.


So if the question “Can you use ThinLinc against a Windows computer?” refers to the installation and use of ThinLinc on a Windows server, the answer is “No”.

However, if the same question refers to the use of a Windows computer as a client to get access to the ThinLinc Linux Server, the answer is “Yes”.


There is even a third possibility which allows a user to get access to a Windows computer through ThinLinc. In this case, ThinLinc would be installed on the Linux Server and from that Linux Server the user could eventually use Xfreerdp as client for Linux to get access to a Windows desktop for instance.

My knowledge here is limited and therefore I ask help from the community to share your experiences about how you access Windows from the ThinLinc Server. Any help is welcome.

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