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The minimal hardware requirements and recommendations that Windows Thin Client must have are provided in the following subsections.
  1. RAM:The Windows Thin Client system software and the Microsoft RDP client together require at least 6 MB of RAM. This requirement does not reflect the amount of RAM that is required for the video frame buffer or the OEM-supplied software. This memory requirement supports a Windows Thin Client that is running one or two RDP sessions.
  2. Nonvolatile memory: The Windows Thin Client requires sufficient nonvolatile memory, such as flash memory or nonvolatile RAM, to store the universally unique identifier (UUID) and Windows Thin Client configuration settings. The UUID requires 128 bytes of memory. The amount of memory that is required to store the configuration settings, which is the registry, depends on the device, the software that is installed, and the number of Windows Thin Client connections that are defined. A typical Windows Thin Client device that has the RDP client installed and that has five connections defined requires approximately 20 KB of storage. Microsoft recommends that you provide sufficient nonvolatile memory for the registry to grow to at least 50 KB in size.

DSL modems usually connect to your computer through an Ethernet or other network card in your computer. If you don’t have one, add another $20 (for a desktop computer) or $50 (for a laptop) to your cost. Many newer computers come with built-in Before the advent of dial-up PPP accounts, most Internet accounts were text-only UNIX shell accounts, and these accounts are still available from a few ISPs.

There are many desktop machines available to fulfill your client hardware needs.

Internet-enabled portable devices and appliances such as the popular Android and iPhone make up the client hardware infrastructure.

Common Network Interface Cards such as the Ethernet and token ring are significant components of the hardware infrastructure.

Various types of modems to facilitate Internet access include analog modems used with telephone lines, CDU/DSU used for T1 or fractional lines, digital modems used with ISDN or DSL lines, and cable modems.

Twisted pair coaxial and fiber optic are a few examples of the types of necessary cable needed to connect modems to telecommunications infrastructure, or networks to the internet.