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Using WebPoint allows you to connect to the ThinPoint Host via a web browser. If you have selected Typical ThinPoint Installation or Custom install with WebPoint selection, then you can access ThinPoint using a web browser by typing ThinPoint host IP address and adding :4333 immediately after the address; example: http://192.168.32.100:4333

 

Important:

WebPoint currently supports Windows client operating systems. Support for other client operating systems is provided with the following limitations:

WebPoint currently is not supported on Apple Mac. 
When connecting from a Linux client using Firefox 3, WebPoint complains that the Java runtime environment is not installed. Please use another browser, such as Opera, while we correct this issue.
The latest Java runtime environment is required for all of the Windows, Linux and Mac clients.
Please make sure to add the IP address or a fully qualified hostname of the ThinPoint Host machine to the Trusted Sites (or equivalent) of Internet Explorer or other web browsers before connecting to ThinPoint from a Windows client. This is specially required when using a Vista client to connect.
By default TCP port 4333 is required to connect to ThinPoint using WebPoint.

 

 

To use WebPoint, please follow the steps below:

1. Open your web browser client and on adress bar insert ThinPoint server hostname or IP address following :4333 (see example below). When connected, you will see the following web page asking for the WebPoint session username and password.

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2. This username and password are the same as the Windows Desktop user credentials, created locally on the ThinPoint Host machine using the User Accounts applet in the Control Panel, or the credentials of the Active Directory or e-Directory user account if the ThinPoint Host is a part of a domain.

Important:

Windows user accounts with blank passwords are not allowed when using ThinPoint. Please make sure the user password is not blank before trying to connect to the ThinPoint Host remotely using any connection method, including WebPoint.

 

3. After WebPoint has authorized the user credentials, WebPoint starts preparing the client desktop to connect to the ThinPoint session

Important:

While preparing the client desktop, WebPoint might display an error as shown below or with a similar error number. It indicates the lack of adequate permissions for WebPoint to prepare the client. Usually it indicates that the IP address or hostname of the ThinPoint Host was not added to the client Internet Explorer's or other web browser's Trusted Sites or equivalent. Please correct this setting before trying again.

 

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4. When preparing the client is completed, the ThinPoint session is initiated in seamless mode. You are then presented with a Windows look-a-like desktop inside your client browser window with a number of application icons.

These applications are published from the ThinPoint Host using the ThinPoint Application Provisioning Engine as discussed before in this guide in the ThinPoint Service Provisioning Manager section.

You will notice that the WebPoint WebDesktop includes its own Start Menu, Log Off button and background wallpaper.

Important:

The three icons at the top-center of the screen are from left-to-right: 'Toggle between the Remote and Local Desktop (when the Remote Desktop is run)', 'Disconnect from the Remote ThinPoint Session without Logging Off', 'Logoff from the Remote Session'.

 

5. The screenshot below shows a remote Internet Explorer published from a Windows XP host running in seamless mode inside WebPoint. Please notice the remote application integration with the local desktop taskbar.

If the remote application window is minimized, it will be neatly stacked to the WebPoint WebDesktop taskbar and also to the taskbar of the local desktop as if it was a locally running application. It feels and looks exactly the same as a local application.

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6. When you minimize the local WebPoint WebDesktop Internet Explorer window, you notice the local Windows Vista Desktop and the remote Internet Explorer published from a ThinPoint Windows XP host running in seamless mode, as seen below.

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7. While connected via WebPoint or any other method from a Windows client, the remote applications published from the ThinPoint Host will be added to the client Start Menu. You can also access these applications using a ThinPoint Application Menu added to the Taskbar Notification Area of the Windows client, as seen in this screenshot:

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8. For security reasons all the remote ThinPoint application menus are removed when the session is closed or disconnected.

9. You can watch an online video demonstrating the Web Desktop and PrintPoint by visiting the following link:

http://www.netleverage.com/Videos/Demo.html .