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Maintainer: TrevorB

Contrib 10:
Contrib 9:
The latest version of smeserver-thinclient is available in the SME repository, click on the version number(s) for more information.


This contribution adds a server manager panel that allows an administrator to manage thinclient workstations (ie. workstations that are using the pxeboot protocol to retrieve a boot image from the server).

For usage see Thinclient usage.


  • smeserver >= 10.0
  • smeserver-pxe (will be installed as a dependency when installing smeserver-thinclient)
  • The thinclient workstations are receiving their dhcp info from your smeserver.
  • A tftp-server, either on your smeserver or another server in your domain (I have also created a contrib to install a tftp server on your smeserver).
  • The thinclient workstations have a PXE capable NIC and BIOS. (although booting from usb stick, floppy & CD is possible. Please refer to the documentation of your thinclient OS).


This contrib is held in the smecontribs repository, so the following commands will install on your smeserver.

yum --enablerepo=smecontribs install smeserver-thinclient

Go to the Thin Clients panel on Server Manager (within the Configuration section) and 'enable' etc. Usage (Thinclient usage).

Related Contribs

Requires smeserver-pxe

Can work with and use smeserver-tftp-server


yum remove smeserver-thinclient

If you no longer need to do any pxe booting, please also remove smeserver-pxe

yum remove smeserver-pxe

And to remove all traces, you can

rm /home/e-smith/db/thinclient
rm /etc/dhcpd.thinclient


The source for this contrib can be found in the smecontribs CVS on sourceforge.


Please raise bugs under the SME-Contribs section in bugzilla and select the smeserver-thinclient component or use this link .

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