Application Scenarios for UCC


Univention Corporate Client (UCC) is a flexible solution for the operation and administration of PCs, notebooks, and thin clients. The software is perfectly suited to use in both enterprises and institutions. It is a Ubuntu-based desktop environment optimized for business use, which can be managed conveniently via a web-based management console. Use of UCC as a Citrix client or managed Linux desktop also proves practical in many cases.

UCC as a thin client

You have a Citrix environment comprising XenDesktop or XenApp and want to access this environment remotely from a thin client. The user rights are administrated centrally.

Advantages of using UCC as a thin client

  • The Citrix Receiver Client for Linux is preinstalled and verified as Citrix Ready.
  • Access to RDP terminal services is integrated; additional clients can be added.
  • The rollout can be performed quicker and simpler thanks to the image-based procedure. Devices can be exchanged with minimal efforts.
  • UCC’s Ubuntu basis permits extensive support of a wide range of thin client devices and ensures reduced dependence on Windows-oriented thin client hardware.
  • Administrative efforts are reduced thanks to fully automatic installation and updates are managed centrally.
  • Commercial support is guaranteed by the provider for the client operating environment and its management via UCS.
  • UCC supports the construction of your own desktop images and thus allows customizing of the client in accordance with individual requirements. This is particularly interesting for large environments.
Screenshot Univention Management Console with UCC in UCS 4.2

UCC as a managed Linux desktop

You want to introduce a centrally managed Linux desktop and keep the associated maintenance efforts as low as possible.

Advantages of using UCC as a managed Linux desktop

Screenshot Univention Corporate Client Setup in UCS 4.2
  • UCC reduces the administrative efforts required thanks to fully automatic installation, centralized update management, and consistent user and rights management via policies.
  • UCC is a centrally managed Linux desktop which is particularly well suited to use in environments where there are large groups of users with the same requirements on the desktop.
  • The use of Ubuntu LTS for the basis ensures a high degree of hardware support for PCs and notebooks.
  • Support for Linux desktop (for details, please see UCC Enterprise Support) is guaranteed.

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