Can I use a webcam on a Wyse C90 thin client in a RD session without Citrix?

Posted on 2012-08-28
Last Modified: 2013-11-21
Hi all,

My object is to let our Windows Remote Desktop Server / Wyse C90 users participate in GoToMeeting HDFaces meetings.
My Googling seems to indicate that we need to buy Citrix XenApp to accomplish this, at about $945 for every five users.
I just wanted to see if we must buy the Citrix software to get it done or if the C90 can recognize and use a webcam all by itself.

We are using LogiTech C260 webcams. Server 2008 Std running Remote Desktop Services.
Thanks in advance!
Question by:akus1
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    Which C90 do you have?  Also you may want to look at using Wyse TCX as this would be required to get a webcam to work properly under RDS.  Also depending on the device type you could potentially even run it locally off of the thin clients.

    I know on the HP windows embedded units this is possible but webcam through RDS is always tricky.   With Server 2012 it will work much better.

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    Ooops. I mis-typed. The Wyse Thin Client is Model C10LE. I am editing this post now.
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    With the Wyse TCX tools you can use the webcam through RDS or TS on older servers.  The # of webcams though are limited depending on which version of TS/RDS you are using and on which server.

    You cannot use the webcam locally on this unit though it will have to be through USB redirection.

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