For one of the largest north west social housing associations who were tired of managing a thin client estate made up of various technical solutions; A4S Cloud Solutions delivered a thin client image based on Microsoft’s Windows 10 IoT Enterprise platform that is deployed directly from the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) and controlled centrally via Group Policy, negating the need for 3rd party software.
Historically, thin clients have not been joined to the domain to enhance security by minimising access to the corporate network while sacrificing the ability to maintain central control using known technologies, in reality the security threat is increased due to lack of Windows updates and ongoing security refinements. This is no longer the case as A4S Cloud Solutions have provided the client with the required thin client solution that can access either Microsoft Terminal Server, VMware Horizon View or Citrix client as required at that point in time, reconfiguration can be delivered using group policy changes.
Another major issue for clients has been the ongoing security updates required to keep the base Operating Systems secure and compliant, this can now also be handled centrally using Windows Update Server, so you never need to worry about patch Tuesday again!
Realtime configuration and tweaking has often been an issue with Thin Clients, this is no longer the case, on-going refinement, switching to a Disaster Recovery configuration and tweaking the entire Thin Client estate with a single click is now a reality, all within the tool sets already known to the clients internal IT departments.
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