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Thin Client

Thin Clients are compact, lightweight computers which are optimized for remoting into servers. Thin clients are frequently used in companies to access servers and perform tasks by system administrators. Additionally, Thin Clients are also frequently used by employees. Instead of laptops or desktops, employees use a Thin Client connected to a virtual machine on a central server. Thin Clients can be configured to use a Windows or Linux based operating system.

Scanned Thin Client Information

The information retrieved from Thin Clients depends on the operating system used. When scanning a Linux based Thin Client, Lansweeper will retrieve the information using the Secure Shell or SSH protocol, Linux commands are then sent via port 22. For Windows-based Thin Clients, Lansweeper will scan the asset using Windows Management Instrumentation or WMI. WMI is a management framework built into most Windows operating systems. By default, Windows sends WMI data over random ports. Scanned Thin Client data can include, but is not limited to:
  • Disks
  • Network interfaces
  • Manufacturer
  • Model
  • Memory
  • OS
  • Processor
  • Serial number
  • Software
  • Uptime

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