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A thin client looks like a regular desktop computer, with a monitor, keyboard, and mouse, but has no computer operating system of its own. The thin client consists of a small unit which communicates directly with an IUanyWare published desktop over the internet. Thin clients are available in various locations at Indiana University.

Thin clients offer an energy-efficient, cost-effective alternative to personal workstations, permitting IU to serve more students and staff by allowing IUanyWare servers to deliver applications on demand, wherever and whenever they are needed.

At IU, thin clients deliver the Windows 10 desktop.

Open an application

To open an application using a thin client:

  1. Log in with your IU username and passphrase, and wait for the Windows 10 desktop to load. You'll see the IUanyWare Desktop.
  2. Open your desired application:
    • From the Windows 10 desktop, click Start to gain access to Windows 10 tools as well as applications available by default.
    • To use an application that you don't see on the list, use a browser to navigate to and open the IUanyWare application of your choice.

To use the Windows 10 desktop on your mobile device, add the IUanyWare Desktop to your FAVORITES menu.

Save your files

To use a USB flash drive on the thin client, you must plug in the flash drive before you launch your application (the port is on the front). However, UITS recommends that you instead use IU Cloud Storage to store your files; see Work with files when using an IUanyWare application.

Log out

To log out of your thin client desktop, click the Start menu, then the avatar on the left, and then click Sign out.

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Last modified on 2019-12-09 10:25:35.