Use Windows Thin PC to:
Help reduce the costs of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) while providing a rich remote desktop experience.
Help improved security with locked-down PCs and take advantage of existing management resources.
Windows Thin PC enables customers to repurpose existing PCs as thin clients by providing a locked-down version of Windows 7 with a smaller footprint.
Before you use:
Reduced end point costs for VDI
Windows Thin PC enables Software Assurance customers to repurpose existing PCs as thin clients, thereby reducing the need for new thin client hardware. These PCs retain their existing Software Assurance coverage, so they do not need additional Windows Virtual Desktop Access licenses for VDI.
Excellent thin client experience
Windows Thin PC uses write filters to prevent data from being written to disk and provides users with a superior remote desktop experienced through RemoteFX, enabling delivery of high-fidelity multimedia content from centralized desktops.
Windows Thin PC is built on the proven Windows 7 platform and includes Enterprise features such as BitLocker, AppLocker, and DirectAccess, which help you capture savings through improved asset management, policy control, and reduced support costs.
When you use:
Deploy with Windows 7 capable devices
Windows Thin PC is a locked-down version of Windows 7. As a result, it will be able to run on any device that is capable of running Windows 7.
Manage Windows Thin PC images seamlessly
Windows Thin PC integrates into your existing deployment and management infrastructure, with built-in support for System Center Configuration Manager. Additionally, you can use the Windows Embedded Device Manager to help manage Windows PC patches and updates.
Use the VLSC
When you are ready to deploy Windows Thin PC, use the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) to access and download this product.