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ThinManager Configuration and Maintenance

Course Number: SPE201-LD

ThinManager® is a thin client platform with an architecture that allows for deployment of less-expensive hardware. This gives users familiar applications and tools in a format that reduces management and maintenance costs while increasing security.

This course is designed to teach you how to set up and use the hardware in the demonstration kit to provide effective ThinManager integration with existing systems. While the focus is system configuration, some of the topics covered will introduce system maintenance. Along the way, you will have an opportunity to explore a number of ThinManager features.

In this course, you will learn how to run Windows-based applications for Rockwell software via Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Services, as well as other content sources including VNC servers, IP cameras and terminalto-terminal shadowing.

ThinManager’s wizard-based configuration also allows administrators to set up advanced functionality and to customize the content delivered to the terminal based on who is logged in and what role they play in your work environment.

2 Days Duration
N/A Credits
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Upcoming Dates

Date Time Location Registration Deadline
June 8 - 9, 2021 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Green Bay May 21, 2021

Who Should Attend

Individuals who are responsible for system configuration or are interested in learning more about the ThinManager architecture should attend this course.


To successfully complete this course there are no prerequisites needed.

Technology Requirements

All technology is provided for student use in the classroom by Rockwell Automation. It is not necessary for students to bring any technology with them when attending this course. 

Hands-On Practice

Throughout this course, you will have the opportunity to practice the skills you have learned through a variety of hands-on exercises using an ABT-TDTHINMGR workstation. Exercises focus on the skills introduced in each lesson.

Student Materials

To enhance and facilitate the students’ learning experiences, the following materials are provided as part of the course package

  • Student Manual – Includes the key concepts, definitions, examples, and activities presented in this course
  • Lab Book – Provides learning activities and hands-on practice. Solutions are included after each exercise for immediate feedback

Course Agenda

Day 1

  • ThinManager Overview
  • Value Proposition

Server Configuration Lab

  • Installation of the Remote Desktop Services Role
  • Installation of an HMI (FactoryTalk™ View SE)
  • Installation of ThinManager

Basic ThinManager Lab

  • Defining and Configuring Remote Desktop Servers, Display Clients, and Terminals
  • AppLink for Single Applications
  • MultiSession and Tiling
  • MultiMonitor and Virtual Screens
  • Terminal Replacement

Day 2

Architecture and Best Practices

  • ThinManager Server Versus Remote Desktop Server
  • ThinManager in a Rockwell Automation System
  • Licensing
  • Troubleshooting

Relevance and Mobility Lab

  • Relevance User Services
  • Relevance Location Services
  • Relevance and Geo-Fencing

Advanced ThinManager Lab

  • DHCP Server, Redundancy, Firewalls, and Ports
  • Firmware Packages and Modules
  • TermMon ActiveX, PXE Server, and Wireshark

Contact Information

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