I recently purchased a number of HP t5135 Thin Clients. The project once completed will have these thin clients using RDP to talk to a Windows 2003 Server for their sessions. Currently, there are dumb terminals deployed talking back to a SCO server.
My dilemma (due to my own failure to research what I was told) is these unit do NOT have any terminal emulation software native. I had planned to deploy the new thin clients and have them use terminal emulation to talk to the existing SCO server, and/or the Windows 2003 Server when it came online.
Since I need to have parallel systems for a couple of months, I will either have to have a thin client AND the old dumb terminal on the desk -OR- run additonal cabling. Neither solution is particularly attractive or feasible.
Now to my plee for help ...
These unit can boot from a USB flash drive, so I would like to create a bootable flash drive running linux or WinPE and have it either present a terminal emulation window to the user or give them an icon they can click on to launch a terminal emulation software.
Can anyone offer me direct advice or point me to resources so I can get this show on the road?
I appreciate any and all help!