Third party middleware, such as ActivID ActivClient, is not required on Windows 7 or later versions of Windows. Only Windows XP, Vista, or earlier Windows OS versions require middleware. If ActivClient is required on an operating system, personnel can usually obtain a free copy from their agency’s support desk or military installation. Alternatively, Mac OS X users can obtain middleware for free from Mac OS forge or Centrify (external links).
Thus, there is no need to purchase middleware regardless of what type of operating system runs on a PC. Church tech is not new. The idea that the use of technology in the church is somehow wrong, ineffective or unprecedented is a misconception. God’s people have always used technology to further the kingdom. Perhaps the confusion comes in the definition of technology.