Convert any modern web browser into an HTML5 Remote Desktop Client

ThinRDP allows you to access any application or desktop from anywhere in the world, using the device of your preference.

Users will have a full Remote Desktop Experience by listening to the sound that plays on the remote machine in real-time, mapping remote drives to easily exchange files between the remote machine and their portable device and even printing from the remote host to the local device.


Cross-browser and Cross-OS

Thanks to ThinRDP's cross-browser, cross-platform capability, Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android and iOS users can remote into any Windows Desktop or work with single Windows Applications through their favorite browser.
ThinRDP supports Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and other HTML5-based web browsers. IE8 and earlier versions may be enhanced with HTML5 features by the addition of the Chrome Frame plug-in.

Chromebook, Android and iOS ready

ThinRDP can be used from any PC and almost any device. Users can take their Chromebook, Android tablet, iPad, iPhone and other smartphones to connect to their remote computers from anywhere and have access to all their programs, documents, files, and network resources as if they were in front of the host PC. All you need is an HTML5 compatible browser.

Access RDS/VDI/App-V platforms

ThinRDP grants access to applications and desktops running on Remote Desktop Services (Windows Terminal Services). With ThinRDP you can even remote into RDS / VDI platforms, such as session-based applications or virtual desktops.

Zero client setup

ThinRDP is a pure-web solution and does not require Flash, Java, ActiveX, Silverlight or any other setup on the end-user side.

Secure entry point to LAN desktops

ThinRDP Server edition enables secure, high-performance HTML5-based Remote Desktop Access to any PC on the local area network, through a single published IP address, using http(s) and WebSockets protocols.

Embed ThinRDP on your Web

ThinRDP Server features an easy-to-use JavaScript SDK library that allows you to embed Windows Applications and Desktops to your own websites and applications.

Besides the Desktop and Application Publishing capabilites, ThinRDP provides many more features that will help you integrating itself with your own environment. Read the For Developers section, and find out more about it.

Active Directory integration

ThinRDP credentials can be integrated with an existing Active Directory, also with the possibility to set up a single-sign-on schema.

Manage Access Profiles

You can define sets of accesses to desktops and Windows applications and assign to the Active Directory permissions, creating profiles that will fit to every end-user need.

Load Balancing capabilities

ThinRDP supports three different Load Balancing architectures so that your environment can achieve optimal resource utilization, avoid overload and allow the system to operate properly in the event of failure of some of its components. Donwload the Load Balancing White Paper and get to know more about it.

Support to multiple languages

4 different languages:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Japanese

Do you want your language to be supported? Contact us.

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There are two ThinRDP editions: ThinRDP Server and ThinRDP Workstation.
Both editions take advantage of the HTML5 Web browser technology to deliver high-performance RDP access, using only web standards like Ajax, WebSockets and JSON. Compare the editions.

ThinRDP Workstation can be used for personal or commercial use at no charge. Ask for a ThinRDP Workstation free license.


  • Windows TS: Enables access to applications and desktops running on Windows Terminal Services.
  • Virtual Desktops: Allows users to remotely connect to RDS/VDI platforms (i.e. virtual desktops or applications).
  • Performance: Delivers the best available performance of all RDP HTML5 Web clients.
  • Active Directory: Allows you to integrate your Active Directory with the ThinRDP authentication system
  • Remote Audio: Users of Chrome and Firefox browsers can listen to the sound playing on the remote machine in real-time.
  • File transfer: Users can map remote drives to easily exchange files between the remote machine and their portable device.
  • Remote printing: Users can print from the remote host to the local device.
  • SDK: Allows companies to publish their Windows applications to the Web.
  • Acess Profiles: Enables Access Profiles Management.
  • User interface: The redesigned Start page allows users to quickly assign pre-designed icons to remote computers and/or applications, making ThinRDP more intuitive to use. The connection toolbar simplifies navigation to the remote machine.
  • Touch-Keyboard: Touchscreen users can use familiar finger gestures to easily page through presentations, quickly scroll through documents, and complete standard navigation tasks.
  • Analytics: Assigned users can view historical data regarding Logins, Sessions and Connections established within ThinRDP in a period of time.
  • Support to other languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese and Japanese.
  • Secure access: Provides secure access through just one public IP address and port.
  • SSL VPN's: Supports all industry-standard SSL VPNs, including Cisco and Juniper.
  • High performance Server: Driven by a high-performance, firewall-friendly, HTTP/WebSockets server.
  • Load Balancer: RDP connections can be evenly distributed across multiple Connection Servers. This ThinRDP architecture provides performance for overloaded systems and increases the system reliability through redundancy.
  • Cross-browser client: Works with any HTML5-compliant Web browser and intelligently delivers cross-browser support by automatically switching to HTTPS for Android native browsers, Microsoft IE9, and any other browsers that don’t use WebSockets.
  • Cross-plataform and Cross-Device client: Supports PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Chromebook, and Android devices.
  • Linux: Linux machines can be accessed remotely through the use of XRDP Servers.
  • 32/64 Windows editions: ThinRDP Server can be deployed in all 32-bit/64-bit editions of Windows XP and newer.

There's a ThinRDP edition for you.
Take a look at the comparison table for ThinRDP editions.


General description:

The architecture for a ThinRDP deployment is composed of:

  • ThinRDP Server / ThinRDP Workstation
  • ThinRDP Web Client

Both ThinRDP Server and ThinRDP Workstation are secure, high-performance HTTP / WebSockets server, which serve the web pages needed to run the ThinRDP Web Client on the web browser.

When the end-user accesses the ThinRDP main page and enters the appropiate connection parameters, the ThinRDP Web Client connects to the ThinRDP Server /ThinRDP Workstation using Ajax and WebSockets (if available) to start the connection to the remote-end.

Once the connection is established, ThinRDP Server /ThinRDP Workstation will receive RDP commands, optimize them for the web, and send the resulting data stream to the ThinRDP Web Client.

Architecture differences:

As the graphic shows, ThinRDP Server edition provides access to all LAN PC's through a single installation.

On the other hand, ThinRDP Workstation edition architecture requires an installation on each machine that should be accessed.

These are only architecture differences. To read more and compare its features, visit our comparison table for ThinRDP editions.

Load Balancing Architectures for ThinRDP Server:

ThinRDP Server can be configured in three different load balancing architectures:

  • ThinRDP's Load Balancer only
  • Round-Robin DNS only
  • Round-Robin DNS + ThinRDP's Load Balancer

Download the Load Balancing White Paper to learn more about the ThinRDP Distributed capabilities.


Scenarios for ThinRDP Server:

  • ThinRDP Client and ThinRDP Windows Server communication
  • Terminal Server Scenario




ThinRDP Server

ThinRDP Workstation

Web RDP Client, HTML5-Based    
Remote Audio Support    
File Transfer    
Remote Printing    
Remote Drive Mapping    
Access RDS/VDI/App-V platforms    
Single setup to access all LAN PC's    
App Publishing    
SDK Enhancements & APP Integration    
Access Profile Management    
Load Balancer    
Active Directory Integration    
HTTP/s protocol and SSL Encryption    
Digest/NTLM Authentication    
Citrix Ready    
Windows Vista / Windows 7 UAC Support  
Support to other languages  
Compatible with XRDP Server    
HTML5 Web Client for Mobile    
License Type Per Concurrent User Per Seat

ThinRDP Workstation can be used for personal or commercial use at no charge. Ask for a free license.

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ThinRDP Web Client

  • OS independent
  • HTML5-compliant Web Browser

ThinRDP Server / ThinRDP Workstation

  • Windows XP 32-bit / Windows XP 64-bit
  • Windows Vista 32-bit / Windows Vista 64-bit
  • Windows 7 32-bit / Windows 7 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2003 32-bit / Windows Server 2003 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2008 32-bit / Windows Server 2008 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2012

Live Demo

ThinRDP can be embbeded into any web page, allowing the integration of any Internet/Intranet website or application with any legacy windows application.

The published windows application will be available to any device with a modern web browser, PC, MAC, Chromebooks, iPad, iPhone, Android devices, etc.

As a simple demonstration, you can access our demo website where you'll be able to access a virtual desktop.

For developers

There are many ways of integrating ThinRDP with your current environment. Find below some of the features designed to help with this task:


ThinRDP Server includes an SDK library that allows you to publish Windows applications and desktops to the web. Through ThinRDP's SDK you will be able to integrate your own Website or application with an existing Windows application.

The integration is made via a JavaScript library. Take a look on our live demo page, to see an example.
For further reference about ThinRDP SDK, read the ThinRDP help SDK section.

External Authentication

ThinRDP Server incorporates a mechanism to validate users in a corporate environment so that the user will not need to authenticate every time he enters ThinRDP.
The previous coorporate authentication method (Active Directory or any other) can be seamlessly and securely integrated to ThinRDP.
Learn more on the ThinRDP Guide External authentication page.

Customizing the Web Interface

ThinRDP Server and Workstation Web interface can be completed customized and tailored to your branding scheme. Help section.

Web Services API

The Web Services API is intended to allow external applications to access and manipulate some of ThinRDP data and settings.
ThinRDP has two different Web Services modules available:

Access Profiles Web Service

The ThinRDP Server Access Profiles integration enables external applications to:

  • Retrieve any information about the configured profiles at ThinRDP Server
  • Create new profiles
  • Delete existing profiles
  • Modify any information of an existing profile
The Web Service Transaction Manager enables you to execute a series of operations as a single unit of work.
The Transaction Manager will guarantee that either the series of operations will be executed all together, or no one will be executed.

Analytics Web Service

The Analytics Web Service allows external applications to access historical data regarding ThinRDP logins, sessions, connections and used browsers.

Read the Web Services API section on the ThinRDP Administrator Guide, for further reference.


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ThinRDP Workstation can be used for personal or commercial use at no charge. Ask for a free license .

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