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Thinstuff Support News:

Issues after recent Windows Updates with XP/VS Server?

Have you experienced any issues with XP/VS Server after recent Windows Updates, 

  XP/VS Terminal Server
Version 1.0.926 - 2021, November 09:
- FIX: Resolved compatibility issues affecting Windows Server 2012 after
       installing the November 2021 monthly rollup (KB5007260) or the
       corresponding security-only update (KB5007245)

As usual the latest version of XP/VS Server can be downloaded from here.

Contact Support

For any issues and questions related to our software please feel free to contact our support team.

License reactivations

Usually an activated license is bound to the hardware of each machine.
In case you need to migrate your license to a new server follow this guide.

Report an issue

Before reporting an issue have a look into our FAQs.

Please provide following information when contacting our support team:

  1. Describe the issue
  2. Steps to reproduce the behavior
  3. Expected behavior
  4. Screenshots
  5. Environment
  6. License ID or Thinstuff Account ID


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2021-11-23 01:11

Common questions:

Error: Operating system update level is not combatible

There have been some reports when using Windows Server 2019 as host system, that the error message "Your current operating system update level is not combatible" appears. Please check if you have installed all latest Windows updates and follow this guide.

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Error: License can't be activated

During the activation process, some information of the hardware is transferred to the web server, which generates the license file. Once this process is completed, the download of new license starts automatically.

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Invalid hardware key?

Usually an activated XP/VS license is bound to the hardware of each machine. Based on manual requests we do allow reasonable reactivation requests.

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RemoteApp on Windows 10

On Windows 10 RemoteApp is supported by default and you do not need to install our TSX RemoteApp Add-on. However, unfortunately there is no easy way to configure RemoteApp's in the Microsoft Remote Desktop Client, so we have developed our own RDP Client, called TSX Client. 

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Transfer a license.

License releases are done by our webserver --- and this machine uses the Thinstuff registered email address
(license is tied to). If you want to move the license to a different machine the license needs to be released for reactivation
and reactivated on the new server.

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Warning: No valid license found

First, please check if you have installed the latest version of XP/VS Server. Second, did you reboot your machine after installing XP/VS Server? Third, please verify if our Service is running. Under "services.msc" --> Check if Start-up type from "Thinstuff XP/VS Server for Windows" is started and set to automatic.

Performance Issues

Under Windows 7 the first user logon usually takes less then 35 seconds for each user and the initial user profile weighs approx. 5MB. With Windows 10 this has increased dramatically. The first user logon now usually takes up to 2 minutes or more for each user and the resulting user profile weighs approx. 130MB!

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How can I become a Thinstuff Reseller?

If you want to become a Thinstuff Reseller or are interested in reselling our software just contact our sales team and tell us something about your company.

Contact Sales

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