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Winflector (Install)

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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 2/14/2019.

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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 remotely over a network
  • works over LAN, Internet, as well as dedicated connection, also at low throughput
  • application is executed on a main server, while a remote user accesses 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 Client


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

C:\> choco install winflector

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

C:\> choco upgrade winflector


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $packageName    = 'winflector'
    $softwareName   = 'Winflector*'
    $installerType  = 'EXE'
    $toolsDir       = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $url            = '' 
    $checksum       = 'B1BD04CEE4670BB70948622BDE467DFC1D51FDBFE89D0BA9C5E501870055C293'
    $validExitCodes = @(0, 3010, 1641)
    $ahkExe         = 'AutoHotKey'
    $ahkFile        = "$toolsDir\WinflectorInstall.ahk"
    Start-Process $ahkExe $ahkFile
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $packageName
      fileType      = $installerType
      url           = $url
      validExitCodes= $validExitCodes
      silentArgs    = $silentArgs
      softwareName  = $softwareName
      checksum      = $checksum
      checksumType  = 'sha256' 
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs  
  • tools\WinflectorInstall.ahk Show
    SendMode Input  ; Recommended for new scripts due to its superior speed and reliability.
    SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir%  ; Ensures a consistent starting directory.
    ;BlockInput On 
    WinWaitActive, Setup,Would you like to enable Winflector server in Windows Firewall?, 60 
    Send !y
    WinWaitActive,Windows Security,, 30
    Send !i
    WinWaitActive, Setup,Winflector printer driver has not been installed properly, 10
    Send {Enter}
    WinWaitActive, Setup - Winflector,, 30
    Send !n
    Send !a
    Send !n
    Send !n
    Send !n
    Send !n
    Send !i
    ;BlockInput Off

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • OTC S.A.


Copyright OTC S.A.


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Winflector (Install) 32046 Friday, July 20, 2018 approved
Winflector (Install) 1870 Friday, June 1, 2018 approved
Winflector (Install) 1722 Saturday, April 21, 2018 approved
Winflector (Install) 4527 Wednesday, June 7, 2017 approved
Winflector (Install) 918 Sunday, April 16, 2017 approved
Winflector (Install) 328 Tuesday, February 14, 2017 approved
Winflector (Install) 247 Tuesday, January 10, 2017 approved
Winflector (Install) 241 Saturday, November 19, 2016 approved

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