So have a thin client where the user normally has a fujitsu usb scanner connected to a XP workstation. And we’d like to keep the scanner there so we can have the ease of use for the user. But how does one connect a scanner to a thin client that is hanging off a Multipoint?
So here’s how you do this… Step one get this – http://www.remote-scan.com/installing-terminal-server.php There’s two parts of the software – one is for the server one is for the client. But you don’t install it where you think you might. The “Server” is installed on the THIN client along with the scanner driver. Because the thin client is a Win7 embedded and I got a “plus” version there’s enough room for this driver.
You then install the “Client” software on the MultiPoint server.
Next you go to the thin client and figure out what firewall port that the scanner “server” is talking through.
On the thin client there’s a “help about” on this remote scanner software and inside it says what port it’s talking to.
Go into the firewall on the thin client and poke a hole through port 6077 (and check to see if your port is the same as that). Now do the same on the MultiPoint server.
Now launch the software on the Multipoint and it should find the Remote-scan scanner. You have to hit edit and add the “Hostname” and save the name.
Go into your application, in this case Adobe and in the “scan to scanner” you’ll now see that you can connect to this remote scanner and it will scan just as if it was physically attached to a normal workstation.
This is where you need to understand what each person does and what apps they use. Need more options go with the thin clients. Need less options? Go with zero clients.
One nice advantage to thin client and multipoint is that it forces you to really design a much better managed network. No more local admin rights, no more loosey goosey permissions, you make sure you are setting up a network right.