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Thinstuff XP/VS Terminal Server for Windows

Turn any Windows system into a full-blown Remote Desktop Server!

XP/VS Server is a cost effective multi-user Remote Desktop access solution for Windows using the standard Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).

Installing XP/VS Server allows an unlimited number of users to remotely access all their Windows Desktops and Applications simultaneously.

Because compatible Remote Desktop Connection client software is already preinstalled on most devices and operating systems, seamless integration into existing networks without any hardware or software changes is assured.

XP/VS Server is suitable for small and medium enterprises and offers premium support services.

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Cost savings in your IT infrastructure

Deployment of Thinstuff´s XP/VS Terminal Server enables cost savings in licensing, hardware, service and support:

  • A big cost saving potential in licensing because XP/VS Server is very cost effective compared to most other Server Based Computing (SBC) solutions and even more cost effective compared with traditional client/server installations

  • A big cost saving potential on hardware because you can use cost effective Thin Clients instead of full Windows PCs on the client side

  • A big cost saving potential in service and support because you can centralise application and user management on the server side instead of maintaining many individual client PCs

Basic features:

The following table shows the basic features of the 3 different XP/VS versions

XP/VS Server versions:




Features Version 1.x

Remote Control
Mirroring of Remote Desktop sessions for support purposes (not supported in Windows 8/Server 2012; limited available since Windows 8.1)

Starting single applications instead of a full Windows Desktop in Remote Desktop sessions (not seamless)

Access to server devices and resources in Remote Desktop sessions

Following client devices and resources can be used inside of Remote Desktop sessions: printers, clipboard, smart cards, ports (COM, LPT), drives*

Remote audio from server to client in Remote Desktop sessions (audio downstream)*

Audio recording from client to server in Remote Desktop sessions (audio upstream)**

Windows Media Player redirection from server to client in Remote Desktop sessions**

TS Easy Print (Client side printer driver support)
With TS Easy Print no printer drivers have to be installed on the server**

TS RemoteApp (Seamless Windows):
Same as TSX RemoteApp but does not work if XP/VS Server is installed on Windows XP, Vista or Server 2003

True Multimonitor support Applications behave in RDP sessions spanning over multiple monitors the same as locally (maximize over just 1 monitor etc.)**

Aero Glass Remoting Support of 3D effects and transparency over RDP (not on Windows 7 Starter and Home Basic - only works on certain operating systems.
Aero Glass Remoting FAQ entry

Enhanced Application Compatibility
Compatibility mode for legacy applications which are not Terminal Server capable

Domain authentication of Remote Desktop users
(The XP/VS Server system must be member of a Windows Server Domain - does not work on Windows Home Editions)

* not supported if XP/VS Server is installed on Vista Home operating systems
** only works if XP/VS Server is installed on Windows 7 or Server 2008 R2

Advanced features:

The following table shows the optional features of the 3 different XP/VS versions per 07/12/2010

XP/VS Server versions:




TSX RemoteApp (Seamless Windows)
Allows publishing of single applications seamlessly instead of publishing a complete desktop session. Applications published with TSX RemoteApp appear on the client desktop as if they were local
Works on all operating systems including Windows XP, Vista and Server 2003 (not supported in Windows 8/8.1/10 and Server 2012 (R2)/2016/2019)
(requires TSX Remote Desktop Connection client on the client system)

TSX Session Broker (Load Balancing)
Based on server load values incoming RDP sessions are automatically assigned to individual servers in multiple server environments
(The XP/VS Server system must be member of a Windows Server Domain - does not work on Windows Home editions, Windows 8/8.1./10/ Windows Server 2012 (R2)/2016/2019)

Allows you to use all client attached USB devices in your Remote Desktop session as if they were directly attached to the local USB port of the server. This is useful for e.g. USB flatbed scanners, MFC devices (printer, scanner, fax), handhelds, mobile phones, webcams etc. (Please note USB 3.0 is not supported)

Basically RemoteFX for Thinstuff XP/VS Terminal Services gives you the same features as Microsoft RemoteFX on Windows 2008R2 Remote Desktop Session Host (RemoteFX/RDSH). Please also note that RemoteFX for Thinstuff Terminal Services requires a XP/VS Professional license to work.

TSX Gateway
A highly secure RDP-VPN solution for Windows which encapsulates the standard Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) over HTTPS.

Supported operating systems:

Note !!! Standard Single Language Packages are right now NOT supported ! The following table shows the supported operating systems

XP/VS Server Versions:




Supported Server Operating Systems
x86 (32-Bit) and x64 (64-Bit)

Windows XP
All versions including XP Home

Windows Vista
All versions including Vista Home Basic and Home Premium

Windows 7, 8,8.1,10
All versions including Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic and Home Premium / Windows 8/8.1/10 Home (Standard), Professional and Enterprise

Windows Server 2003/2008/2008 R2/2012/2012 R2/2016/2019
All versions including Small Business Server (also 2011), Web Server and Foundation Server (without the Terminal Services / Remote Desktop Services Role), Windows Server 2012 (R2) /2016 / 2019 - all versions, also Essentials and Foundation

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New XP/VS Server release!

Support for Windows 10 20H2 (October Update)

Latest Version: 1.0.916
2020, Oct. 13


XP/VS Product Folders

User manual

XP/VS Pricing and conditions

TSX USB Product Folders


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