Windows Thin Client Installation Tips

Robert Plamondon -

Installing the Workspot Windows Client on a Windows-based thin client system is generally the same as on any other Windows system except that the UWF write filter has to be dealt with.


  1. Sign into the thin client as an administrator.
  2. Disable the write filter
uwfmgr filter disable
uwfmgr volume unprotect c:
  1. Reboot
  2. Install the Workspot Client by executing the Workspot Client MSI file.
    • Copy the Workspot Windows Client distribution file (WorkspotClientSetup64.msi or WorkspotClientSetup32.msi, available from to the thin client.
    • With kiosk mode, some command-line options are mandatory. See Running Workspot Client in Kiosk Mode.
    • In Workspot mode, command-line options not mandatory. The “allusers=1” option is useful for shared systems. (See the kiosk-mode document for the switches for both modes.)
  3. Exclude Workspot Client folders and registry entries from write protection:
  uwfmgr file add-exclusion “C:\Program Files\Workspot”
  uwfmgr file add-exclusion “%LOCALAPPDATA%\Workspot”
  uwfmgr file add-exclusion “%HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%\AppData\Local\ Workspot”
  uwfmgr registry add-exclusion HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ Workspot
  1. Re-enable the write filter:
  uwfmgr filter enable
  uwfmgr volume protect c:
  1. Reboot
  2. Test the installation by launching the Workspot Client and having the user follow the sign-in prompts.
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