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Is there an equivalent of PocketCloud for Windows?

Is there an equivalent of PocketCloud for Windows?

I'm boggled by all the products on the website. I've been using PocketCloud on my iPad to do remote admin work on various windows machines and love the fact I can connect to them without having to deal with VPN or NAT.

For the PC, I've been using Microsoft Remote Desktop Manager, but I have to set up NAT rules for each machine I want to get to, or use a VPN. I'd love to have the same ability on a desktop as I do on an iPad.

Does Wyse offer a product that allows this? I'm an independent IT consultant supporting a dozen businesses, so I don't want to have to build some sort of complex infrastructure for some Enterprise type solution at each site, all I'm looking for is to be able to do from a Windows PC what I can do from my iPad without having to install anything further on each client PC than the Wyse client that is already installed.

Thanks!

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Suchitha
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RE: Is there an equivalent of PocketCloud for Windows?

Robr, That is a great idea! we are thinking about it. Please stay tuned .
We will update you with our progress! 
We do not have any ETA as of now.

Thank you! 

 

 


Wyse PocketCloud Team

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rawbar1
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RE: Is there an equivalent of PocketCloud for Windows?

thanks very much, i figured there must be something and I was just missing it. I look forward to hearing from you at some point in the future if/when perhaps a beta is available. While you're taking requests on this subject.... I don't know how possible this is, but it might actually speed up development for you if something like this was doable....

rather than develop a whole new windows RDP client, perhaps you could find a way to set up existing clients to proxy through your services that allow the NAT/firewall transparency so I could continue to use my current RDP client for example but use WYSE's technology to traverse the firewall/NAT. Dunno how difficult/possible that would be, but just a thought.

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Suchitha
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RE: Is there an equivalent of PocketCloud for Windows?

Hi Robr, I am just trying to clarify the requirements. You want the existing pocketcloud companion to work like the rdp client ? 

 

 


Wyse PocketCloud Team

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rawbar1
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RE: Is there an equivalent of PocketCloud for Windows?

Minimally I'd like a Windows based RDP client that works like the pocketcloud ipad client

But on a more extreme scope, I'd rather WYSE build an RDP proxy that uses your NAT/Firewall traversal technology that would allow ANY already existing RDP client to be able to connect to RDP sessions via your server agent. This means you don't need to worry about building and maintaining RDP clients for any platform, those already exist. This would allow you to leverage all existing RDP client software today and instead of those clients connecting directly to a server as they do today (and require NAT rules or VPN), it would instead connect to your technology which then allows that client to traverse firewall/NAT to connect to your agent running on any server.

Basically the latter I think would create something MUCH more useful to everyone and broaden your audience and potential revenue stream. Does my explanation make sense?

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Suchitha
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RE: Is there an equivalent of PocketCloud for Windows?

If you are using autoconnection then you dont need to vpn or abide by NAT rules. Are you connecting right now using manual connection? 

 

 


Wyse PocketCloud Team

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rawbar1
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RE: Is there an equivalent of PocketCloud for Windows?

Sorry I definitely lost you. I'm not sure if I can explain something this technical in simpler terms though. I suspect your developers will be able to understand what I'm trying to explain though. I'm on my phone now, I'll take one more stab at it when I'm back in front of a pc.

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rawbar1
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RE: Is there an equivalent of PocketCloud for Windows?

OK, one more attempt. Right now wyse has a technology that nobody else has that I'm aware of. RDP normally cannot traverse a firewall or NAT without VPN or setting up a NAT rule to forward port 3389. Wyse has created something to get around that limitation. 

Rather than just write a Windows RDP client that mimics the behavior of the ipad client, I'm suggesting don't write a windows RDP client at all, just write a windows RDP network driver that intercepts requests from existing RDP clients written by 3rd parties and reroute that traffic through your firewall traversing technology. 

The trick to that is how to map clients behind a firewall to the entry in the RDP client.... haven't figured out that part yet, but that's Wyse' job, not mine  . I think building something like this would be more useful than just building your own RDP client.... but I'd take that too if my idea is too complex  .

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Suchitha
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RE: Is there an equivalent of PocketCloud for Windows?

Ok. Thank you Robr for the clarification! Thats what I understood first, but later misunderstood. As i mentioned before we are thinking about it. Dont have an ETA as of now. But we love to hear great ideas like yours! 

 

 


Wyse PocketCloud Team

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tmagsadie
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RE: Is there an equivalent of PocketCloud for Windows?

further request

I would also be interested in a Windows version of the client. I have many customers that use SmartPhones to access their desktop machines (via WiFi or 3G/4G), but I also have some that have aircards for their notebooks and would like to access the Windows machine in their office.

However, I need to have them use VNC, not RDP, when accessing the host.

Essentially what I am looking for in the Windows (XP/7) environment is the same thing you currently have for Android and iOS:
The operator opens PocketCloud and the Auto Discovery shows his computer(s) that are connected. He picks the computer and enters his VNC password and is in!
I am looking for the simplest method possible for my customers to access their desktop machine, and this seems pretty simple.

Thank you

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