What’s everyone using for RDP thin clients and how are you configuring them? We are working a comanaged project with a client to take care of a few remote locations for them that are near us but it has turned into someone’s full-time job to deal with their endpoint RDP solution and talking to their team it’s the same for them. I would like to present them with a better option.
My first thought was use windows 10 machines like they have been but it takes so much time each month to keep them up and running I don’t want to go down that path again.
My second thought was could I network boot a bunch of Rasberry PIs that automatically create a RDP session where the user just has to enter the login information once. In my mind, this sounds much cleaner and simpler. If a PI dies we just replace it. Most of the endpoints only need a keyboard and a touchscreen monitor to operate everything else is connected via the network to the server. Then we just have to handle updating a master image.
Things I haven’t answered yet.
- Is having an auto-login on the PI to much of a security issue?(If so how do I make it not an issue.)
- Has anyone ever done something similar in production? If so what was your experience?
- Is Active Directory going to have a hard time authenticating something like this?
I’m sure there are other things that I have forgotten. I’m going to play around with the concept tonight when I get home and see what happens. Let me know what you think and if you have any suggestions.