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Thin Client using local devices

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I have a thin client, the Neoware Capio, running Neoware Rev 7.0.1, WinCE 4.20.  I'd like to get local devices, attached either via com port or USB, to be available for use on Windows 2003 Terminal Services.  According to Neoware it's possible but they can't provide me with any information.  Can anyone point me in the right direction?
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I haven't tried using com ports, but I have used local USB printers and also local LPT printers.

All 'local' devices exist as a ports. Best way to see this is if you go to printers on the TS system, and select one of the printers. Right click and select properties, and then the ports tab. You will see ports for all sorts of local devices.

For Windows 2000 Server TS, getting printers to be automatically recognised was a headache in itself trying to match the drivers, however this is vastly improved for Windows 2003 Server TS.

The main grip that I had with trying to automate this type of connection to a local system is that the port identity can change every time you log in, so the connection to say your USB scanner will be different betwen the connection that you make on monday to the connection that you make on Tuesday. As a result, you often need to reconfigure the TS for the correct port every time you log in.

A useful tool to help with this is redmon (port redirection software). You can configure the device (printers in my case to be fixed to a redmon port, and then just redirect the (variable) port to the correct one (to the local device created on login) - relatively(ish!) simple. Link for Redmon is here:

http://www.cs.wisc.edu/%7Eghost/redmon/index.htm

Basically, it's fiddly to get everything matching from every PC, but it is possible!....HAve fun:)



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Thanks I will check that out.  The printers i've been able to work out without incident.  The possiblity that I'm looking for is, is it possible to connect say, a modem, that would be connected to the thin client and available when logged into terminal services?
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