IGEL Shared Workplace (SWP) allows user-dependent configuration using profiles created in the IGEL Universal Management Suite and linked to the AD user accounts. In the process, user-specific profile settings are passed on to the device along with the device-dependent parameters. You will find an overview of the parameters that can be individually configured for a user here.
Licensing with IGEL OS 11
For use with IGEL OS 11 devices, Shared Workplace requires a valid license from the IGEL Enterprise Management Pack (EMP). This license must be present on every IGEL OS 11 device on which Shared Workplace is to be used. When the license expires, users will no longer be able to login to a Shared Workplace session.
Licensing with IGEL OS 10
For use with IGEL OS 10 devices, Shared Workplace requires an add-on license for Shared Workplace. This license must be present on every IGEL OS 10 device on which Shared Workplace is to be used. The license is perpetual.
Typical Uses for Shared Workplace
- Workstations used for shift work or in call centers, where different staff members at a workstation need their own individual settings, e.g. session types or mouse-button settings for right/left-handed operation.
Roaming environments, where users frequently switch workstations, such as in hospitals and at service/ticket counters, checkouts or reception areas. After a user has logged on, the thin client licensed for Shared Workplace automatically configures itself. It does this via the UMS server using the individual or group profile stored in the UMS database. These profiles can easily be assigned to a user with the help of the IGEL Universal Management console using a convenient drag-and-drop procedure.In environments with an increasing number of Shared Workplace workstations, IGEL recommends using the UMS High Availability Extension. The high level of UMS server availability achieved ensures that users receive their user-specific profile at all times.