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Downloads:

2,976

Downloads of v 3.9.6.2:

590

Last Update:

20 Jul 2018

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Era Software SC
  • OTC S.A.

Tags:

winflector remote application execution terminal server rdp

Winflector Client / Winflector Virtual Terminal(Install)

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3.9.6.2 | Updated: 20 Jul 2018

Downloads:

2,976

Downloads of v 3.9.6.2:

590

Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Era Software SC
  • OTC S.A.

Winflector Client / Winflector Virtual Terminal(Install) 3.9.6.2

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests


Validation Testing Passed


Verification Testing Passed

Details

Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

Details
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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Winflector Client / Winflector Virtual Terminal(Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To upgrade Winflector Client / Winflector Virtual Terminal(Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To uninstall Winflector Client / Winflector Virtual Terminal(Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

Deployment Method:

NOTE

This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)


2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade winflector-client -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:


choco upgrade winflector-client -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0
}

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install winflector-client
  win_chocolatey:
    name: winflector-client
    version: '3.9.6.2'
    source: INTERNAL REPO URL
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.


chocolatey_package 'winflector-client' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '3.9.6.2'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


cChocoPackageInstaller winflector-client
{
    Name     = "winflector-client"
    Version  = "3.9.6.2"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'winflector-client':
  ensure   => '3.9.6.2',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 20 Jul 2018.

Description

Screenshot of Winflector

Winflector is innovative, secure and easy to use software, which allows effective sharing and remote execution of choosen applications through local and wide area networks. Its basic features include:

  • low costs: applications executed remotly over a network
  • works over LAN, Internet, as well as dedicated connection, also at low throughput
  • application is exectuted on a main server, while a remote user acesses only its windows
  • the application server administrator decides which program(s) to share

Winflector allows sharing of any Windows application, which can be executed by remote users without any modification of the application code, preserving its original appearance and functionality.

Thanks to Winflector server, the applications are executed only on the central machine, while the remote users, using a lightweight client supporting Linux, Windows, Android and HTML5 browser access them the same way they would do locally. Winflector does not use Remote Desktop Services (earlier Windows Terminal Services), RemoteApp or Citrix products (XenApp).

Winflector Console is a special Winflector version designed exclusively for 32-bit text applications executed in the Windows console environment. The Winflector Console is the optimal, simple and low-cost solution for those who plan on using console applications only.

Remote desktop - is it the best solution?

A business application user needs to access applications and their functionality. In this case it is preferable to use a Winflector server, which enables the Windows application to be accessed as if they were locally displayed on the user's desktop. This way, a middle layer of remote desktop is eliminated, along with its increased bandwith usage and heavy interface, which makes it harder to use the actual application and increases the server load. Another advantage of this solution is limiting user access only to application functionality, hence increasing the server security.
Remote desktop is a good solution when one wishes to remotely administrate the computer. In this case, it is efficient to use VNC software or single-user Terminal Services, which is included in the operating system.

This is a fully functional version of Winflector software for two concurrent workstations for free.

Winflector Server

PACKAGE NOTES


Click here to Patreon-ize the package maintainer.



tools\ChocolateyInstall.ps1
$packageName    = 'winflector-client'
$global:packageMaintainer = 'BCURRAN3'
$softwareName   = 'Windows Driver Package - Era software*'
$installerType  = 'EXE'
$toolsDir       = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url            = 'http://www.winflector.com/store/free-version/index/id/374' 
$checksum       = '0DFF1C631801C5463D3C1DFF40D95E782CA6A62F1C5D03B88696F663EF8E7DD8'
$silentArgs     = '/VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART /SP-'
$validExitCodes = @(0, 3010, 1641)

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  fileType      = $installerType
  url           = $url
  validExitCodes= $validExitCodes
  silentArgs    = $silentArgs
  softwareName  = $softwareName
  checksum      = $checksum
  checksumType  = 'sha256' 
}

Show-Patreon "https://www.patreon.com/bcurran3"
Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs  
Show-ToastMessage "$packageName installed." "Version $env:packageVersion."
tools\ChocolateyUninstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$packageName    = 'winflector-client'
$softwareName   = 'Windows Driver Package - Era software*'
$installerType  = 'EXE' 
$silentArgs     = '/VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART /SP-' 
$validExitCodes = @(0, 3010, 1605, 1614, 1641)
$file           = "$env:appdata\Winflector\uninst\unins000.exe"
$toolsDir       = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$ahkExe         = 'AutoHotKey'
$ahkFile        = Join-Path $toolsDir "WFCuninstall.ahk"

Start-Process $ahkExe $ahkFile

 Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName $packageName `
                                -FileType $installerType `
                                -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" `
                                -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                                -File "$file"
 
tools\WFCuninstall.ahk
#NoEnv 
SendMode Input  ; Recommended for new scripts due to its superior speed and reliability.
SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir%  ; Ensures a consistent starting directory.
 
WinWaitActive, Uninstall,, 60
WinActivate
BlockInput On
Send !y
BlockInput Off


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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Winflector Client / Winflector Virtual Terminal(Install) 3.9.4.9 274 Saturday, April 21, 2018 Approved
Winflector Client / Winflector Virtual Terminal(Install) 3.9.4.04 400 Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Approved
Winflector Client / Winflector Virtual Terminal(Install) 3.9.3.4 364 Sunday, April 16, 2017 Approved
Winflector Client / Winflector Virtual Terminal(Install) 3.9.3.3 393 Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Approved
Winflector Client / Winflector Virtual Terminal(Install) 3.9.0.0 242 Friday, June 1, 2018 Approved
Winflector Client / Winflector Virtual Terminal(Install) 1.0.9.6 365 Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Approved
Winflector Client / Winflector Virtual Terminal(Install) 1.0.9.3 348 Sunday, November 13, 2016 Approved
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