Bug 4803 - Client support for Windows 8.1 and Windows 2012 R2
Summary: Client support for Windows 8.1 and Windows 2012 R2
Alias: None
Product: ThinLinc
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Client (show other bugs)
Version: trunk
Hardware: PC Windows
: P2 Enhancement
Target Milestone: 4.1.1
Assignee: Peter Åstrand
Keywords: hean01_tester, relnotes
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-09-11 08:27 CEST by Peter Åstrand
Modified: 2013-10-24 11:05 CEST (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Peter Åstrand cendio 2013-09-11 08:27:12 CEST
Windows 8.1 will be released on October 18. Sooner or later, the ThinLinc client should support this platform.
Comment 2 Peter Åstrand cendio 2013-09-23 11:27:19 CEST
Sigh. Windows 8.1 has version number 6.3, but in most cases, GetVersionEX() will report version 6.2 instead. From 


"The main cause of issues with changes to the operating system version was a result of how developers performed version checking. However due to the poor checks, the message would often show that the app needed to be run on XP or later, which of course the newest OS is. More often than not, the newest OS would run the app without any issues if it were not for these checks."

Their "solution" is also to deprecate GetVersionEx and introduce a new VersionHelper Win32 API. Well, perhaps. The documentation is only preliminary and only applies to the 8.1 preview. Sigh.
Comment 3 Peter Åstrand cendio 2013-09-23 16:21:50 CEST
Documentation and tlclient version check updated in 27941. Brief testing was fine:

* Sound
* Local Drives
* Printing
* Smart card auth
* Smart card tunnel

Not tested on 2012R2 yet; can be done in test cycle.
Comment 4 Henrik Andersson cendio 2013-10-11 09:13:00 CEST
Tested ThinLinc client 4109 on Windows 8.1

> * Sound
Works as expected

> * Local Drives
Works as expected

> * Printing
Works as expected both with and without local printer dialog.

> * Smart card auth
Works as expected

> * Smart card tunnel
Works as expected
Comment 5 Henrik Andersson cendio 2013-10-11 09:15:14 CEST
I had one case were tlclient.log couldn't be renamed to tlclient.log.old and this was NOT while the logfile was selected in a explorer view. Couldn't reproduce this and I verified it during my tests and it worked as expected...
Comment 6 Henrik Andersson cendio 2013-10-15 15:57:55 CEST
Tested using client 4113 on Windows 2012 Server 64bit (Virtual machine).

> * Sound
Not tested

> * Local Drives
Works as expected

> * Printing
Works as expected.

> * Smart card auth
Not tested

> * Smart card tunnel
Not tested
Comment 7 Henrik Andersson cendio 2013-10-15 16:03:59 CEST
(In reply to comment #3)
> Documentation and tlclient version check updated in 27941.

Verified documentation.

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