ThinManager 8.0 User Guide
THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL THIN CLIENT MANAGEMENT PLATFORM
ThinManager 8.0
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1. ThinManager Introduction ...................................................................................................................... 6 1.1. ThinManager................................................................................................................................... 6 1.2. Access ............................................................................................................................................ 8 1.3. Relevance ....................................................................................................................................... 8 2. ThinManager Interface ........................................................................................................................... 9 2.1. Menus ........................................................................................................................................... 11 2.2. Customizing the Toolbar ............................................................................................................... 14 3. Users in a ThinManager System ......................................................................................................... 16 3.1. Windows Users ................................................................................................................................ 16 3.2. ThinManager Security Group Users................................................................................................. 16 3.3. TermSecure Users ........................................................................................................................... 16 4. Sources - Terminal Servers ................................................................................................................. 17 4.1. Microsoft Configuration ................................................................................................................. 17 4.2. Defining Terminal Servers in ThinManager .................................................................................. 18 4.3. Terminal Server Graph ................................................................................................................. 30 4.4. Terminal Server Status ................................................................................................................. 30 5. Sources – IP Cameras ......................................................................................................................... 35 5.1. Configure the Camera .................................................................................................................. 35 5.2. Define the Camera as a Display Server ....................................................................................... 36 6. Sources - Workstations ........................................................................................................................ 41 7. Sources – VCenter Servers ................................................................................................................. 43 7.1. Adding a Virtual Server ................................................................................................................. 49 8. Content – Terminal Services Display Client ........................................................................................ 53 8.1. Desktop ......................................................................................................................................... 54 8.2. Single Application Deployment with AppLink ............................................................................... 60 8.3. Deployment Options ..................................................................................................................... 70 8.4. Allow Auto-Login ........................................................................................................................... 70 8.5. Application Link............................................................................................................................. 71 8.6. SmartSession ............................................................................................................................... 74 8.7. Enforce Primary ............................................................................................................................ 79 8.8. Failover ......................................................................................................................................... 80 8.9. Instant Failover ............................................................................................................................. 83 9. Content – Camera Display Clients....................................................................................................... 84 9.1. 10. Camera Overlay Template ........................................................................................................... 87 Content – Terminal Shadow ........................................................................................................... 108 10.1. Shadow Any Terminal ............................................................................................................. 109 10.2. Shadow a Specific Terminal ................................................................................................... 112 ThinManager 8.0 User Manual
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10.3. 11. Shadow of the Terminal .......................................................................................................... 117 Content - Workstation Deployment ................................................................................................ 120 11.1. Step 1 – On the PC ................................................................................................................. 120 11.2. Step 2 – Workstation Display Client........................................................................................ 122 11.3. Adding the Workstation Display Client to the Terminal........................................................... 128 12. Devices – Terminal Configuration .................................................................................................. 135 12.1. Terminal Configuration in ThinManager ................................................................................. 136 12.2. User Accounts in the Terminal Configuration Wizard ............................................................. 153 12.3. Copy Settings from another Terminal ..................................................................................... 165 12.4. Using Groups for Organization ............................................................................................... 168 12.5. Using Groups for Configuration .............................................................................................. 176 13. Devices – IP Configuration ............................................................................................................. 186 13.1. ThinManager Ready Thin Client IP Configuration .................................................................. 187 13.2. Adding and Configuring Thin Clients ...................................................................................... 192 13.3. PXE Server and PXE Boot...................................................................................................... 193 13.4. Local WinTMC Configuration .................................................................................................. 208 13.5. WinTMC Configuration in ThinManager ................................................................................. 211 14. Devices – Mobile Devices .............................................................................................................. 216 14.1. Configuring an iPad in ThinManager ...................................................................................... 216 14.2. Configuring an Android Device in ThinManager ..................................................................... 224 15. Active Directory and ThinManager Users ...................................................................................... 230 15.1. Using Active Directory for Terminal Server Account............................................................... 232 15.2. Using Active Directory for Terminal Users .............................................................................. 237 15.3. Password and Account Management ..................................................................................... 242 16. TermSecure Overview.................................................................................................................... 255 16.1. TermSecure Functions ............................................................................................................ 255 16.2. User Accounts in TermSecure ................................................................................................ 255 16.3. Deploying TermSecure Quick List .......................................................................................... 256 16.4. TermSecure User Configuration Wizard ................................................................................. 257 17. TermSecure Users Accounts ......................................................................................................... 266 17.3. Create the TermSecure User using Active Directory .............................................................. 272 17.4. TermSecure Groups ............................................................................................................... 278 17.5. Shortcut Method of Adding TermSecure Access Groups ....................................................... 284 17.6. Adding a TermSecure User to a TermSecure User Group ..................................................... 287 17.7. Batch Create TermSecure Users using Active Directory OU ................................................. 291 18. Using Access Group Permissions to Deploy Apps ........................................................................ 299 18.1. Create Access Group .............................................................................................................. 299 ThinManager 8.0 User Manual
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18.2. Add Access Group to a Display Client .................................................................................... 303 18.3. Configure Terminals for TermSecure...................................................................................... 306 18.4. TermSecure Results ............................................................................................................... 311 18.5. Logging On to TermSecure..................................................................................................... 312 18.6. Logging Out............................................................................................................................. 317 19. Using TermSecure to Provide Roaming Applications .................................................................... 318 19.1. Using TermSecure to Provide Roaming Applications ............................................................. 318 19.2. Logging On.............................................................................................................................. 329 19.3. Logging Out............................................................................................................................. 331 19.4. TermSecure User Schedule.................................................................................................... 332 20. Card Readers and Fingerprint Scanners ....................................................................................... 335 20.1. Card and Badge Configuration for a TermSecure User.......................................................... 335 20.2. Fingerprint Reader .................................................................................................................. 351 21. Packages ........................................................................................................................................ 363 21.1. Firmware, Packages and Modules.......................................................................................... 363 21.2. Configuring Packages for a Model of Thin Client ................................................................... 373 21.3. Configuring Packages for an Individual Thin Client ................................................................ 376 22. Modules .......................................................................................................................................... 379 22.1. Adding a Module (Keyboard>Key Block Module) ................................................................... 380 22.2. Keyboard>Key Block Single Key Module ............................................................................... 385 22.3. Keyboard>Keyboard Configuration Module ............................................................................ 386 22.4. Local Storage>USB Flash Drive Module ................................................................................ 387 22.5. Miscellaneous>Redundant Ethernet Module .......................................................................... 388 22.6. Miscellaneous>Second Network Module ................................................................................ 388 22.7. Mouse>Locate Pointer Module ............................................................................................... 389 22.8. RDP>RDP Serial Port Redirection Module ............................................................................. 390 22.9. Screen Saver>MultiSession Screen Saver Module ................................................................ 390 22.10. Screen Saver>Screen Saver Module ..................................................................................... 391 22.11. Sound>Universal Sound Driver .............................................................................................. 392 22.12. TermSecure> DigitalPersona UareU Fingerprint Reader ....................................................... 393 22.13. TermSecure>RF Ideas pcProx Modules................................................................................. 394 22.14. Touch Screen>Serial Drivers .................................................................................................. 398 22.15. Touch Screen>USB Touch Screen Driver .............................................................................. 400 22.16. Video>Custom Video Mode Module ....................................................................................... 402 23. MultiMonitor .................................................................................................................................... 403 23.1. Override Function.................................................................................................................... 412 23.2. Moving Applications ................................................................................................................ 417 ThinManager 8.0 User Manual
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23.3. Share Keyboard and Mouse Module ...................................................................................... 419 24. ThinManager Server Configuration Wizard .................................................................................... 423 25. Reports and Schedules .................................................................................................................. 442 25.1. Selecting Reports .................................................................................................................... 442 25.2. Report Tab .............................................................................................................................. 443 25.3. Print Report ............................................................................................................................. 444 25.4. Report Template Installation ................................................................................................... 445 26. Scheduling...................................................................................................................................... 447 26.1. System Scheduling of Reports................................................................................................ 447 26.2. Scheduling Configuration Backups ......................................................................................... 453 27. TermMon ActiveX Data .................................................................................................................. 456 27.1. Registering the Control ........................................................................................................... 456 ThinManager 8.0 User Manual
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1. ThinManager Introduction
1.1.
ThinManager
ThinManager is an content delivery system. ThinManager delivers content from a source to a device
where a user can view and interact with the content.
ThinManager is the management system.
This manual will cover the variations of content deployment using ThinManager.
ThinManager
ThinManager is the tool that allows you to define sources, deploy content, configure devices, and allow
user access. ThinManager is a software program that is installed on a computer in your system. Each
device connects to it to receive its configuration and instructions.
The simplest use of ThinManager is to deploy a Windows application from a Windows terminal server to a
ThinManager Ready device.
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Typical Simple Deployment
However ThinManager provides many more options for deploying applications.
ThinManager Options
Standard Industrial Architecture
An industrial network will pull the I/O to the PLCs. The Terminal Server will host the sessions that run the
HMI and talk to the PLCs to gather and display the data.
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1.2.
Access
Access
ThinManager has an additional security system that controls deployment of applications to users. This is
called TermSecure in ThinManager and is integrated as Access in Relevance.
1.3.
Relevance
Relevance builds on the ThinManager system by adding location to the application delivery. This allows
content to be sent to the right person at the right place at the right time.
Relevance
You create Locations in Relevance and send content to the locations. These can be assigned locations
with a tethered terminal or can be unassigned locations that have no terminal at the location and are
accessed solely by mobile devices.
Locations can be resolved manually or by using bar codes, QR codes, Bluetooth beacons, or GPS.
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2. ThinManager Interface
The ThinManager interface was changed in ThinManager 7.0 to a style based on the Microsoft Outlook
template. This section will lead you through the important sections. You may find specific information by
pressing the F1 key while in the ThinManager program.
ThinManager Interface
The ThinManager Interface has several components.
1. Application Button – This launches the ThinManager Server Configuration wizard to configure
global ThinManager settings.
2. Quick Access Toolbar – This lets you add icons of commonly used tasks from the menu bar,
like Restart, Send Message, Modify, Backup, and Shadow. Select the Quick Access drop-down
arrow to customize this tool bar.
3. Menu Bar – The menu bar separates the functions into categories.
4. Ribbon Bar – The menu bar now has the ribbon with icons for the functions. The ribbon can
remain visible or hidden when unused. This is controlled by the Minimize the Ribbon command
on the Quick Access drop-down arrow menu.
5. Detail Pane Tabs - The Detail Pane has tabs that allow you to choose what details you want to
display. The tabs and detail selections change depending on what is selected in the tree. You can
drag the tabs to change the order.
6. Detail Pane – The Detail Pane displays the information for the selected tab for the highlighted
tree component. You can tear away the detail pane by dragging the tab away from ThinManager.
You can re-dock the pane by dragging the pane title bar back to the tabs.
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7. Tree – The tree shows the components of ThinManager. The tree now uses the Outlook Bar Tab
control so the branches of the ThinManager tree are shown one at a time.
8. Tree Selector – The selector buttons at the bottom of the tree control select which branch is
active and visible. These can be pulled upwards to stack the buttons, or pulled down to minimize
the buttons.
Tree Selector Buttons
Minimized Buttons at the Bottom
Buttons Stacked
Stacking the buttons is provides quicker switching but the minimized buttons allows more room to show
components in a larger system
There is an arrow that allows customization, tasks like hiding branches or reordering the branches of the
tree
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2.1.
Menus
The menus of ThinManager use the Microsoft Outlook ribbon but contain similar functions as previous
versions.
This is a brief description. Many of these functions will be explained in greater details in the sections of
the manual that cover setup and configuration.
Edit
Edit includes:
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Add ThinManager Server – This allows you to connect to, and manage other ThinManager
Servers from your local interface. You need the appropriate permissions on the remote computer
for access.
Disconnect – This breaks the connection to the remote ThinManager Server.
Remove – This deletes the remote ThinManager Server from the local list. It doesn’t affect the
remote ThinManager Server.
Refresh – This refreshes the data.
Modify – This will open the configuration wizard for whatever item is highlighted in the tree.
Add – This will launch a new configuration wizard for whatever branch is highlighted in the tree.
Add Group – This will launch a group configuration wizard for whatever branch is highlighted in
the tree.
Rename – This allows you to rename a highlighted item.
Delete – This will allow you to delete a highlighted item.
Find – This will allow you to search for names, descriptions, IP addresses, and other data in the
tree.
Find Next – This allows you to repeatedly search for a term.
Manage
Manage includes:
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Restore – This opens a file browser to let you restore a previously saved ThinManager
configuration.
Backup – This opens a file browser that lets you backup and save a ThinManager configuration
for emergency restoration. This backup can be automated using the Scheduler.
Synchronize – This allows you to manually synchronize a pair of ThinManager Servers if you
aren’t using the recommended automatic synchronization.
PXE Server – This launches the PXE Server configuration wizard.
ThinManager Server List – This opens the ThinManager Server configuration wizard for
automatic synchronization.
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DNS Configuration – This opens the DNS configuration wizard to allow ThinManager to resolve
names using your DNS.
Configure Default Terminal – This allows configuration of the default terminal if you are using
auto-creation of terminals.
Web Management – This allows the configuration of Screentronix access.
Manage Accounts – This allows you to manage passwords of Active Directory accounts. See
Active Directory and ThinManager on page 230 for details.
Synchronize Passwords – This allows you to synchronize the passwords between ThinManager
and the Active Directory for the chosen accounts. See Active Directory and ThinManager on
page 230 for details.
Settings (Active Directory) – This allows you to use Active Directory, set Password Settings,
and select whether to use Windows Security Groups or Active Directory Organizational Units for
TermSecure. See Active Directory and ThinManager on page 230 for details.
Access Groups – This opens the Access Groups for TermSecure or Relevance access. See
TermSecure Overview on page 255 for details.
Install
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Firmware Package – This allows you to update your firmware packages. The firmware package
is a firmware version and the modules for that version.
Firmware – This allows you to update the firmware without updating modules.
Modules – This allows you to update a module without updating the firmware.
Boot Loader – This allows you to update the boot loader used in PXE boot.
Chain Loader – This allows you to update the chain loader used in PXE boot.
License – This launches the Licensing window to add licenses to ThinManager.
TermCap Database – The TermCap Database has information on the abilities of every
ThinManager Ready thin client. A new version is released with every newly supported thin client.
Service packs update the TermCap but this allows you to update the TermCap if a new unit you
have isn’t listed.
Reports – This allows you to add a report and sql query if you need a newly released one before
it is added in a service pack.
Tools
Tools includes:
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Restart – This will resend the configuration to a highlighted terminal.
Reboot – This will cycle power to a highlighted terminal and reload the firmware and
configuration.
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Power On – This will power on a highlighted virtual machine.
Reboot Server – This will cycle power to a highlighted terminal server. Although it will give you a
warning prompt, don’t select this unless you are serious about restarting a terminal server.
Calibrate Touchscreen – This will initiate the calibrate touchscreen program on a highlighted
terminal.
Send Message – This will send a message to a highlighted terminal.
Enable – This command will re-enable a disabled terminal, terminal server, or location.
Disable – This will disable a highlighted terminal, terminal server, or location.
A terminal will stop showing the session but will show an ACP splash screen instead. The session
will continue running on the terminal server.
A disabled terminal server will kick all the ThinManager thin clients off the terminal server, forcing
them to a backup server. The terminal server is still functional and will allow RDP connections
from other sources. This is useful for forcing failover to a backup so you can update your terminal
servers on the fly.
A location will stop showing the session when disabled.
Clear – This will allow you to clear the event log for the highlighted terminal or terminal server.
View
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Status Bar – This checkbox shows the status bar at the bottom of the ThinManager interface.
Show Connected Only – This will hide any unpowered or unconnected thin clients. Although it
can be useful it is best left checked as it can be confusing when the unpowered terminal as
hidden.
Reports – This opens the Select Reports window that lets you select the reports for the various
components. Select the Report tab for a highlighted component to see the actual report or use
the Scheduler to generate a report automatically.
Application – This lets you choose the color scheme for ThinManager.
Tabs – This allows you to choose the tab scheme for ThinManager.
Print – This allows you to print a highlighted Report tab.
Print Preview – This allows you to preview the print format of the highlighted Report tab.
Remote View
Remote View includes:
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Interactive – This allows you to click into a shadowed session and control the session.
Unchecking this will make it a “look but don’t touch” system.
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Scaled to Window – This shrinks the shadowed terminal to fit into the details pane. Unchecking
this will show it in the correct resolution with scroll bars to give you a closer view.
Go Full Screen – This will make the shadowed terminal’s image full screen. This can be
reversed by selecting the CTL+ALT+Break buttons. If you go full screen and forget the key
sequence use ALT+F4 to close ThinManager. It will close the full screen session.
Send Keys – This sends the selected key sequence to a shadowed terminal.
Connect Options – This allows you to configure the RDP settings when you connect to a
terminal server console from ThinManager.
Help
Help includes:
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About ThinManager – This shows the version and build number of ThinManager.
2.2.
Customizing the Toolbar
The ThinManager toolbar has a Quick Access area in the title bar that can be customized by adding icons
of your most commonly used functions.
Launch the Customize window by selecting the small drop-down arrows to the left of the ThinManager
title.
Customize Quick Access Toolbar Menu
Select More Commands… from the Customize Quick Access Toolbar Menu. This will launch the
Customize window.
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Customize Window
The Commands list on the left are the available command options. Selecting one and moving it to the
right list will add it to the Quick Access bar.
The Choose commands from drop-down allows you to select commands from each menu group.
Once you have selected your commands, and adjusted the order using the Up and Down arrows, you
can save your commands by selecting the OK button.
Quick Access Tool Bar
The icons for the selected functions will appear in the Quick Launch menu. Clicking one will launch that
function or wizard.
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3. Users in a ThinManager System
There are three types of users in a ThinManager system. They are Windows Users, TermSecure Users,
and ThinManager Security Group Users. The Windows users may be local accounts or domain accounts.
3.1.
Windows Users
Windows Users are the Microsoft accounts created in Windows that allow access to the Windows
terminal servers. These are configured within Windows and authenticated by Windows. They can be
given varying levels of access and power using Windows User Groups and Group Policies.
All users and terminals need a Windows account to log in to a terminal server.
ThinManager 8 introduced Active Directory integration to the ThinManager system. This is covered in
Active Directory and ThinManager Users on page 230.
3.2.
ThinManager Security Group Users
ThinManager Security Group Users are Windows User Group members who have been configured in
the ThinManager Server Configuration Wizard to have varying levels of access and control within the
ThinManager program.
ThinManager Security Groups are configured on the ThinManager Security Groups page of the
ThinManager Server Configuration wizard. See ThinManager Server Configuration Wizard on page
423.
3.3.
TermSecure Users
TermSecure Users are users who can go to a ThinManager Ready thin client and receive access to
specific Display Clients due to their membership in a TermSecure Access Group. The login and
authentication is done by ThinManager a level above the Windows login.
TermSecure gives additional powers to grant or deny access to Windows applications but still relies on a
Windows user account to login to a terminal server.
There are different strategies for TermSecure Users.
 If a user is using a Terminal-specific Application then they don’t require a Windows account
since they will be accessing the application on the terminal. They do need the Permission from an
Access Group to open a hidden application.
 If a user is accessing their own User-specific Applications then they need a Windows account
associated with them so they can log in and start these sessions.
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The TermSecure User can be created from an Active Directory account.
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The TermSecure User can be created to match the name of a Windows account and use that
Windows account without using Active Directory.
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The TermSecure User can be created with one name and be associated to a Windows
account of a different, aliased name.
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4. Sources - Terminal Servers
Microsoft servers with the terminal services or remote desktop role provide the foundation of thin client
computing. It consolidates management of the Windows environment to mainframe architecture. This was
originally called Terminal Services but is now called Remote Desktop Services. This document will use
Terminal Server for the computer and operating system and will use Remote Desktop Services for the
connection using the Remote Desktop Protocol.
First you need to build and configure the server using standard Microsoft practices.
Second, you need to define the server as a Display Server in ThinManager.
4.1.
Microsoft Configuration
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Microsoft is the authority on their servers and you should refer to them for instructions on the
use and configuration of their server.
Here are a few common tips.
 Build a terminal server with Microsoft 2008, 2008R2, or 2012 Server operating system. Enable
Terminal Services in 2008 Server or Remote Desktop Services in 2008R2 and 2012 Server.
The 2012 Server usually requires a domain.
 Create a Microsoft Licensing Server and add a Terminal Server Client Access License, or TS
CAL, for each thin client. These are called RDS CALs (Remote Desktop Services CALs) in Server
2008R2 and later.
The servers also require a normal CAL.
 Create a unique Microsoft user profile for each terminal on the terminal server. Make sure that the
user is a member of the Remote Desktop Users Windows group.
 Apply appropriate security to each user profile using the standard Microsoft techniques.
 Install all applications in the Install Mode. This can be done by typing change user
/install in a command window or by using the Add or Remove Programs in Server 2003
or by using the Install Application on Terminal Server in Server 2008.
Make sure that the following network ports are unblocked, including in the Windows firewall:
 UDP/4900 - TFTP - Used for the TFTP download of the firmware.
 TCP/2031 - Configuration - Used to pass the configuration from the ThinManager Server to the
thin client.
 TCP/2032 – ThinServer Proxy Service – used by the Mobile ThinManager iPad and iPhone apps.
 UDP/67 – IP Address Assignment – Used by the PXE Server (if using PXE boot).
 UDP/69 – TFTP – Used by the PXE Server (if using PXE boot).
 TCP/1494 - Citrix - Used by the ICA protocol (if using ICA instead of RDP).
 TCP/3389 - RDP - Used by the RDP protocol (if using RDP in v2.4.1 or later).
 TCP/5900 - Shadowing - Used to shadow terminals. This can be changed on the Shadow
Configuration page of the ThinManager Server Configuration Wizard.
 UDP/1758 – Used if the default Multicast is used. The MTU packet size can be changed on the
Multicast Configuration page of the ThinManager Server Configuration Wizard.
 ICMP Echo Packets (Ping) – Used by WinTMC and Enforce Primary.
 DHCP - This needs configured, as needed.
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4.2.
Defining Terminal Servers in ThinManager
Once the terminal servers are built you must define them as Display Servers in ThinManager.
Display Server Branch of the ThinManager Tree
Go to the Display Server branch of the ThinManager tree.
Right Click on the Terminal Servers branch to open the menu.
Select Add Terminal Server to launch the Terminal Server Wizard to define the terminal server.
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Run the wizard for each terminal server you want to add to the system.
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Introduction - Terminal Server Wizard
The first page of the wizard talks about DNS. Go to Manage > DNS Configuration to define your DNS
server if you are using one. If this is done you just need to use the name and not the IP addresses.
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4.2.1.
Non-Domain Terminal Server
Terminal Server Name - Terminal Server Wizard – Non-Domain
List your terminal server in the Terminal Server Name field of the Terminal Server Name page.
 Use the Discover button to validate the server name and automatically fill in the IP addresses.
Clicking the Discover button will validate the name and will fill in the Terminal Server IP if the name is
correct and the server is reachable. This is a great tool that checks spelling mistakes and prevents
connection problems.
 Add an administrative account to the Log In Information fields.
The Log In Information fields are for an administrative account on the terminal server. This is needed for
SmartSession load balancing and server management from ThinManager. The ThinServer will connect to
the terminal server to retrieve CPU, Memory, and Session status for load balancing but the Microsoft
server will only give the information to an administrator. By entering an administrative account from the
remote server the ThinServer will be able to access the information that is critical for SmartSession load
balancing.
The wizard will warn you if the passwords don’t match.
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4.2.2.
Domain Member Terminal Server
Terminal Server Name - Terminal Server Wizard –Domain
A ThinManager Server is a domain has a Search button in addition to the Discover button. This launches
a series of windows that allow you to select a domain user account for the administrative login.
 Use the Search button to add an administrative account to the Log In Information fields.
Selecting the Search button will launch a Search for AD User window that allows you to select an Active
Directory user.
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Search for AD User Window
The Search for AD User window has a Location button that allows you to search the Active Directory
locations.
Select the Locations… button to launch the Select AD Location to Search window.
Select AD Location to Search Window
Continue with the wizard by selecting the branch of the Active Directory tree that contains your
administrative user account.
Highlight it and select the OK button.
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Search for AD User Window
Highlighting an Active Directory branch in the Select AD Location to Search window and selecting the
OK button will re-open the Search for AD User window with the list of domain users from that branch.
Highlight the desired user and select OK. This will add the domain user to the User Name field of the
Terminal Server Wizard.
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Terminal Server Name - Terminal Server Wizard –Domain
Once the domain user is in the User Name field of the Terminal Server Wizard you need to add the
correct password to the Password field.
The Verify button will check the entered password and tell you if it is valid or incorrect. Once you have
received a positive result select the Next button to continue with the wizard.
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Terminal Server Capabilities - Terminal Server Wizard
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Check the “Available for Display Clients using SmartSession” checkbox to use the terminal
server with SmartSession
SmartSession load balancing uses the CPU levels, Memory usage, and Session count to calculate the
resources available for the terminals. ThinManager needs to poll the server every 8 seconds to maintain
accurate status levels. However, you don’t need to poll the server if you aren’t using SmartSession. For
this reason SmartSession polling is turned off by default. You need to check the Available for Display
Clients using SmartSession checkbox to activate SmartSession.
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Data Gathering Page - Terminal Server Wizard
The Data Gathering page allows you to set the speed and frequency that ThinManager polls the terminal
servers. This covers both SmartSession and the data on the Users, Sessions, and Processes tabs of the
server.
The default Fast interval should be fine but it can be changed for less frequent polling or set to custom
values.
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SmartSession Configuration Page - Terminal Server Wizard
If you activate SmartSession load balancing by checking the Available for Display Clients using
SmartSession checkbox on the Terminal Server Capabilities page then the wizard will show the
SmartSession Configuration page that allows you to tweak SmartSession load balancing.
See SmartSession on page 74.
Select the Finish button to accept the changes and close the wizard.
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Repeat for each terminal server that you will use.
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4.2.3.
Automatically Find Terminal Servers
ThinManager has a search function that will find terminal servers on the network to speed your
configuration.
Go to the Terminal Server branch of the Display Server tree.
Terminal Server branch of the Display Server tree
Right click on Terminal Servers and select Edit Terminal Servers. This will launch the Terminal Server
List Wizard.
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Terminal Server List Wizard
Click the Find Servers button on the Terminal Server List Wizard. This will launch the Available
Terminal Servers list.
Available Terminal Servers list
The Available Terminal Servers list will show all the terminal servers that ThinManager can
communicate with in a workgroup. This does not work in a domain.
Highlight the one you want to add and select OK. This will launch the Terminal Server Wizard with the
name and IP address filled in.
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There is a Domain or Workgroup field to allow you to expand the search. Enter the domain or
workgroup and click the Find button to search again.
4.3.
Terminal Server Graph
Highlight a terminal server in the Terminal Servers branch of the ThinManager tree and select the Graph
tab to see the performance levels of the server CPU usage, memory usage, and session count. These
are the values that ThinManager uses to calculate the SmartSession resource load.
Terminal Server Performance Graph
4.4.
Terminal Server Status
Highlighting the Terminal Servers branch of the ThinManager tree will show the connection status
between ThinManager and the servers. Ideally the terminal servers are configured properly so that
ThinManager will communicate with them and be able to pull load status into ThinManager for use in
management and SmartSession load balancing.
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Terminal Server Status
A properly connected terminal server will show a green bar in its icon and show “OK” in the Status tab.
Sometimes the connection fails and the icon shows red.
Terminal Server Status Lights
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Green – This means that the ThinServer can talk to the terminal server and pull data using the
administrative account you are using.
Gray – This shows that the administrative account was left blank and the ThinManager Server
isn’t trying to communicate with the server.
Red – This means that the server is offline or the administrative account failed to connect to the
server.
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A Red or Gray icon do not mean that the terminals can’t login and run on the servers. This
only indicates the ability of ThinManager to access the resources on the server.
Fixes:
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If your icon shows gray re-open the Terminal Server Wizard and enter an administrative account in the
Log In Information fields on the Terminal Server Name page.
If your icon shows red and the status message says that the “User specified does not have permission to
connect” re-open the Terminal Server Wizard and correct the administrative account in the Log In
Information fields on the Terminal Server Name page.
If your icon shows red and the status message says “The RPC Server is unavailable” or the
“WTSAPI32.dll failed” then the terminal server is offline or is missing the Terminal Services/Remote
Desktop Protocol role.
4.4.1.
Local Administrative Login for ThinServer
Large domains sometimes have issues where the connection will time out before the domain controller
can validate the user name. A simple solution is to create a local administrative user account on each
server. Then have the ThinServer login in with this account. This will speed up the data retrieval.
You change the ThinServer service login in Microsoft Services on your ThinManager Server. This may be
found in the Administrative Tools or in the Server Manager.
Services in Windows 2008 Server Manager
Double click on the ThinServer service on your ThinManager Server to open the Service Properties
window.
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ThinServer Properties
Select the Log On tab on the ThinServer Properties window.
Change the log in account from the Local System account and specify the local administrative account
you want to use. Make sure it is a member of the Administrative Group.
Select the OK button and restart the ThinServer service to apply the changes to the login.
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4.4.2.
Disabling Terminal Servers for Failover Tests and Updates
ThinManager allows you to disable a terminal server by highlighting the terminal server icon in the
ThinManager tree and selecting Tools > Disable. This will force ThinManager controlled thin clients to
drop their connection to the server and switch to an alternate server.
Display Client Tree Showing Disabled Terminal Servers
This is a useful tool for testing Failover and Instant Failover. The terminals should switch to their back up
server. The network card on the server isn’t disabled and you can make RDP connections from a PC but
the ThinManager thin clients will stop using the server.
You can also use this for updates during the normal production hours. Once you disable the terminal
server you can reset the sessions by right clicking on the sessions on the Sessions tab and selecting
Reset Session. Once the server is clear of sessions you can patch and update the server and
applications, and even reboot it if necessary. This won’t impact production as all the terminals are using a
backup server.
Once your updating is finished you can enable the server from Tools > Enable to allow the terminals to
use the server again.
This Disable/Enable tool allows you to move servers offline one at a time for updating.
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5. Sources – IP Cameras
ThinManager allows the integration of IP cameras into the ThinManager system. There are three steps.
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First, configure the camera and add it to your network using the guidelines from the
camera maker.
Second, add the configured camera to ThinManager as a Display Server source.
Third, deploy the content of the cameras by creating a camera display client and applying
it to the terminals.
5.1.
Configure the Camera
Each camera manufacturer sends out their cameras with a default IP address and a default administrative
account. This will need to be configured to add the camera to your network. Methods vary from vendor to
vendor but a web interface id common.
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Please follow the instructions from the camera manufacturer to configure your camera for
use.
Browser Based Camera Configuration
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5.2.
Define the Camera as a Display Server
The Camera Configuration Wizard is launched from the Camera branch of the Display Server tree.
Open the Display Server tree by selecting the Display Server icon at the bottom of the ThinManager
tree.
Camera Branch of the Display Server Tree
Right click on the Cameras branch and select Add Camera to launch the Camera Configuration
Wizard.
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Camera Name Page
Enter a name for the camera.
Select the protocol that the camera will use. The choices are:
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Legacy Motion JPEG.
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Motion JPEG
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RTSP-HTTP
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RTSP-TCP
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RTSP-UDP
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RTSP-UDP multicast
5.2.1.
Legacy Motion JPEG
This was the original method of configuring IP cameras in ThinManager. Cameras were testing and
verified by the ACP development team and the information was added to the TermCap database.
One selected a Make and Model from a list contained in the TermCap database and ThinManager filled in
the necessary URL
This method has been updated.
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5.2.2.
Motion JPEG
Improved deployment of Motion JPEG in the ThinManager system
Motion JPEG URL specified by the camera manufacturer.
More flexible are you aren’t required to us a camera from the termcap.
5.2.3.
Real Time Streaming Protocol
ThinManager now supports the Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) for IP cameras.
RTSP has several transport layers, RTSP-http, RTSP-tcp, RTSP-udp, and RTSP-udp multicast. One
needs to specify the URL that that specific camera uses for the video stream.
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Select the desired transport method.
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Enter the IP address of the camera and select the Next button.

Enter an account for the camera that allows streaming unless the camera allows anonymous
access.
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Enter the RTSP URL specified by the camera manufacturer.
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Select Finish to close the wizard and finish the configuration.
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Camera Authentication Page
Enter an account for the camera that allows streaming unless the camera allows anonymous access. The
thin client will be unable to access the video feed without it.
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Camera Management Screen
One the camera is defined in ThinManager properly you can access the camera’s browser control panel
by highlighting the camera in the ThinManager tree and selecting the Connect tab. You can make
changes as needed.
Note: If a camera uses a 32-bit ActiveX then it can be connected and viewed within a 32-bit ThinManager
but not a 64-bit ThinManager.
If a camera uses a 64-bit ActiveX then it can be connected and viewed within a 64-bit ThinManager
but not a 32-bit ThinManager.
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6. Sources - Workstations
Microsoft built RDP connectivity into the XP Pro, Vista Pro, and Windows 7 Pro workstations. You can
make an RDP connection to them and transfer the desktop to another computer. ThinManager takes
advantage of this feature to allow you to port a workstation to a thin client. These may be physical
workstations or virtual workstations.

Go to the workstation and activate the remote desktop function.
Workstation System Properties
Open the workstation System Properties either by right clicking on the My Computer icon and select
Properties or by double clicking on the System icon in the Control Panel.
 Check the Allow users to connect remotely to this computer checkbox.
You can specify which users can access the workstation by clicking the Select Remote Users button.
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Remote Desktop Users
Clicking the Select Remote Users button will open the Remote Desktop Users window. Use the Add
button to grant permission to users.
This makes the workstations a source. You deliver the workstation to the thin client by defining
Workstation Display Clients as shown in the Content section.
See Content - Workstation Deployment on page 120.
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7. Sources – VCenter Servers
ThinManager plays well with virtual machines. The easiest way to handle virtual machines is to treat them
as physical machines. ThinManager doesn’t care if they are physical or virtual.
If you use VMware’s ESXi you can connect using the ThinManager interface to access several of the
management features provided by VMware’s VCenter.
Select the VCenter icon on the ThinManager tree to open the VCenter Server tree.
VCenter Server Tree
Right click on the VCenter Server branch and select Add VCenter Server to open the VCenter Server
wizard.
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VCenter Server Wizard
Enter a name and the IP address for your ESXi server.
Enter the administrative account in the Log In Information fields and select Finish to accept the changes
and close the wizard.
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Populated VCenter Server Tree in ThinManager
It will take a few minutes to connect and populate once you select finish. You can highlight the VCenter
Server to see the connection status in the Summary tab.
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VCenter Server Functions
Once the VCenter Server tree has populated you can right click on a virtual machine and do the following:
Power Operations:
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Power On – Turns on a stopped or suspended virtual machine.
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Power Off – Turns off a stopped or suspended virtual machine.
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Suspend – Suspends a running virtual machine and stores the state.
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Reset – Cycles power to the virtual machine to restart the virtual machine.
Snapshot:
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Take Snapshot – Captures and stores the state of the virtual machine.
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Revert to Current Snapshot – Reapplies the stored state of a previously saved virtual machine.
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Snapshot Manager – Launches the Snapshot management tool.
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Rename – Allows the virtual machine to be renamed.
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Remove from Inventory – Removes the virtual machine from the tree WITHOUT deleting the
files.
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Delete – Removes the virtual machine from the tree AND deletes the file system.
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Snapshots
Snapshots save the state of the virtual machine in a file. Snapshots allow you to preserve a working
status before applying new applications, programs or updates. If the changes fail or are undesired, then
the snapshot can be restored allowing the virtual machine to return to the pre-change state.
Right-clicking on the virtual machine and selecting Snapshot>Take Snapshot will launch the Create
Snapshot window.
Create Snapshot Window
The Create Snapshot window allows you to name the snapshot and enter a description.
Select OK to save the snapshot or Cancel to close without saving.
Multiple snapshots of a virtual machine can be taken.
Right-clicking on the virtual machine and selecting Snapshot>Revert to Current Snapshot will apply the
last snapshot taken.
Right-clicking on the virtual machine and selecting Snapshot>Snapshot Manager will launch the
Snapshot Manager window.
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Snapshot Manager
The Snapshot Manager window shows all saved snapshots for the selected virtual machine. The
Snapshot Manager window shows the name, description, and creation date of a highlighted snapshot.
The buttons on the Snapshot Manager include:
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Revert To – This applies the selected saved snapshot.
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Delete – This deletes a highlighted snapshot.
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Delete All – This deletes all saved snapshots.
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Edit – Opens the Create Snapshot window to allow changes to the name and description.
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OK – Closes the Snapshot Manager.
A dialog box will require confirmation before changes are made.
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Revert to Snapshot Warning
You will receive a warning when you initiate a snapshot restoration.
7.1.
Adding a Virtual Server
Virtual terminal servers that reside on a VCenter Server can be defined using a wizard.
Select the Terminal Server icon on the ThinManager tree to open the Terminal Server tree.
Right click on the Terminal Servers branch and select Add Virtual Terminal Server.
Terminal Server Tree
Selecting the Add Virtual Terminal Server command launches the Terminal Server Wizard.
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Virtual Machine Selection Page
The Terminal Server Configuration Wizard shows an additional page when you select the Add Virtual
Terminal Server command.
Select your VCenter Server in the drop-down if you have multiples defined.
The VCenter Server tree will populate the selection box.
Select the virtual terminal server you want and select the Next button.
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Terminal Server Name Page
Finish the configuration as you do other terminal servers by adding the administrative account in the Log
In Information fields. The IP address should fill automatically.
Finish the wizard as you would regular terminal servers by clicking Finish or by clicking Next and
checking the SmartSession load balancing checkbox.
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Terminal Server Icons
The tree will show a different icon for a terminal server configured as a virtual terminal server. A virtual
terminal server treated as a physical terminal server will show the same icon as a physical terminal
server.
Display Server Tree
Once added a virtual terminal server can be used in display clients just like physical terminal servers.
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8. Content – Terminal Services Display Client
Content is sent to devices through Display Clients. The most common content sent to a device is a
Windows application. These are sent as terminal services display clients. You can either give a person a
full desktop or limit them to a specific application with AppLink.
ThinManager allows you to deploy several applications to a device at once using MultiSession.
Launch the Display Client Configuration Wizard
Applications are defined using the Display Client Configuration Wizard. It is launched by selecting the
Display Client icon at the bottom of the ThinManager tree, right clicking on the Terminal Services
branch, and selecting Add Display Client.
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8.1.
Desktop
You can present a desktop to a device for the user. The device can automatically login with the terminal
account or you can allow the user to login manually so that they receive the desktop that is associated
with their user account.
Client Name Page of the Display Client Wizard
Enter a name for the display client in the Client Name field.
The Type of Display Client is automatically filled if you right click on the Terminal Services branch. If you
right click on the top level Display Clients branch then you will have to select the type of display client you
want.
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Display Client Options Page of the Display Client Wizard
The checkbox settings are:
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Allow group to be tiled – This allows the display client to be tiled when checked.
Allow Group to be moved (MultiMonitor) – This allows the display client to be moved from
screen to screen when using MultiMonitor. A display client that allows it to be moved can be
anchored with a setting on the Screen Options page of the Terminal Configuration Wizard.
Include IP Camera Overlays –This allows an IP Camera overlay to be added to this display
client.
Always maintain a connection – This keeps a session active, reconnecting and restarting if it is
closed. If unchecked, the user can close a session and another session won’t start automatically.
Connect at boot-up – This starts a session for this display client at boot up. Otherwise a user
action is required to start the session if unchecked.
Disconnect in background – If checked, a display client being used in a MultiSession
configuration will disconnect once it is moved into the background. This could be done to require
fewer resources.
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Terminal Services Display Client Type Page of the Display Client Wizard
ThinManager thin clients can use the default Microsoft RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) or the Citrix
ICA (Independent Computing Architecture).
Select the protocol you wish to use with the display client.
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Terminal Services and Workstation Options Page of the Display Client Wizard
The Terminal Services and Workstation Options page of the Display Client Wizard is the key page in
Display Client configuration. These settings control how terminal server content is deployed to the
terminal.
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Leave the Application Link checkbox uncheck to deploy a desktop.
Uncheck “Allow Auto-Login” if you want to provide the login prompt and force manual
login.
These are the configurations that this page controls:
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Allow Auto-Login – This automatically logs into the session if a user account is applied to the
terminal.
Unchecking this shows the login window and forces a manual login. This is useful to provide a
user with a login based on their group policy.
Application Link – AppLink launches a single application instead of a desktop. The session
lacks the Explorer shell and does not show desktop icons or the Start menu. Closing the AppLink
program will kill the session and re-spawn a new session with the application running. This allows
the administrator to control content to the user in a simple manner without needing to use group
policies.
SmartSession – This adds SmartSession to the display client which provides load balancing
between member terminal servers.
SmartSession uses CPU availability, memory, and the number of sessions on the member
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terminal servers to determine the load on the servers. Thin clients connect to the terminal server
with the most available resources.
Enforce Primary – This setting tells a thin client to reconnect to its original terminal server if that
terminal server has failed and recovered. This is not available if SmartSession is selected.
Instant Failover – This provides Instant Failover where the terminal will connect to two terminal
servers in the Display Client. The terminal will have an active session on two terminal servers but
will only display one session. If the first terminal server fails, the session of the second terminal
server session is immediately displayed, eliminating any downtime due to terminal server failure.
An Instant Failover display client will want to have two active sessions so if one terminal server
fails the display client will start a session on a third terminal server if you have one in the server
list.
Display Client Members Page of the Display Client Wizard
The Display Client Members page of the Display Client Wizard allows the selection of terminal servers
that you want the application to run on.
Move the terminal servers you want to use from the Available Terminal Server list to the Selected
Terminal Server list by highlighting the desired server and using the Left or Right arrow.

If your defined terminal servers do not show in the list then you probably selected
SmartSession on the previous page without checking the “Available for Display Clients
using SmartSession” on the Terminal Server Capability page of the Terminal Server
Wizard.
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You can click the Edit Server List button to open the Terminal Server List Wizard to open each
terminal server wizard to check the needed checkbox.
Adding two terminal servers to the Selected Terminal Server list will provide failover. In normal failover
the terminal will connect to the first terminal server. If it fails it will connect to the second.
SmartSession load balancing does not follow the list order but instead goes to the terminal server with the
lightest load.
Select the Finish button to complete the wizard and save the configuration.
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8.2.
Single Application Deployment with AppLink
ThinManager uses its AppLink function to launch a single application instead of a desktop. This allows
you to control what the user can see and interact with.
The application is launched instead of the Windows Explorer desktop. Closing the application will cause
the terminal to disconnect and re-launch a new connection to the server with the application running.
To create a single application display client launch the Display Client Configuration Wizard by selecting
the Display Client icon at the bottom of the ThinManager tree, right clicking on the Terminal Services
branch, and selecting Add Display Client.
Client Name Page of the Display Client Wizard
Enter a name for the display client in the Client Name field.
The Type of Display Client is automatically filled if you right click on the Terminal Services branch. If you
right click on the top level Display Clients branch then you will have to select the type of display client you
want.
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Display Client Options Page of the Display Client Wizard
The checkbox settings are:
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Allow group to be tiled – This allows the display client to be tiled when checked.
Allow Group to be moved (MultiMonitor) – This allows the display client to be moved from
screen to screen when using MultiMonitor. A display client that allows it to be moved can be
anchored with a setting on the Screen Options page of the Terminal Configuration Wizard.
Include IP Camera Overlays –This allows an IP Camera overlay to be added to this display
client.
Always maintain a connection – This keeps a session active, reconnecting and restarting if it is
closed. If unchecked, the user can close a session and another session won’t start automatically.
Connect at boot-up – This starts a session for this display client at boot up. Otherwise a user
action is required to start the session if unchecked.
Disconnect in background – If checked, a display client being used in a MultiSession
configuration will disconnect once it is moved into the background. This could be done to require
fewer resources.
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Terminal Services Display Client Type Page of the Display Client Wizard
ThinManager thin clients can use the default Microsoft RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) or the Citrix
ICA (Independent Computing Architecture).
Select the protocol you wish to use with the display client.
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Terminal Services and Workstation Options Page of the Display Client Wizard
The Terminal Services and Workstation Options page of the Display Client Wizard is the key page in
Display Client configuration. These settings control how terminal server content is deployed to the
terminal.


Check the “Application Link” checkbox to deploy a single AppLink application.
Uncheck “Allow Auto-Login” if you want to provide the login prompt and force manual
login.
These are the configurations that this page controls:

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
Allow Auto-Login – This automatically logs into the session if a user account is applied to the
terminal.
Unchecking this shows the login window and forces a manual login. This is useful to provide a
user with a login based on their group policy.
Application Link – AppLink launches a single application instead of a desktop. The session
lacks the Explorer shell and does not show desktop icons or the Start menu. Closing the AppLink
program will kill the session and re-spawn a new session with the application running. This allows
the administrator to control content to the user in a simple manner without needing to use group
policies.
SmartSession – This adds SmartSession to the display client which provides load balancing
between member terminal servers.
SmartSession uses CPU availability, memory, and the number of sessions on the member
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terminal servers to determine the load on the servers. Thin clients connect to the terminal server
with the most available resources.
Enforce Primary – This setting tells a thin client to reconnect to its original terminal server if that
terminal server has failed and recovered. This is not available if SmartSession is selected.
Instant Failover – This provides Instant Failover where the terminal will connect to two terminal
servers in the Display Client. The terminal will have an active session on two terminal servers but
will only display one session. If the first terminal server fails, the session of the second terminal
server session is immediately displayed, eliminating any downtime due to terminal server failure.
An Instant Failover display client will want to have two active sessions so if one terminal server
fails the display client will start a session on a third terminal server if you have one in the server
list.
Display Client Members Page of the Display Client Wizard
The Display Client Members page of the Display Client Wizard allows the selection of terminal servers
that you want the application to run on.
Move the terminal servers you want to use from the Available Terminal Server list to the Selected
Terminal Server list by highlighting the desired server and using the Left or Right arrow.

If your defined terminal servers do not show in the list then you probably selected
SmartSession on the previous page without checking the “Available for Display Clients
using SmartSession” on the Terminal Server Capability page of the Terminal Server
Wizard.
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You can click the Edit Server List button to open the Terminal Server List Wizard to open each
terminal server wizard to check the needed checkbox.
Adding two terminal servers to the Selected Terminal Server list will provide failover. In normal failover
the terminal will connect to the first terminal server. If it fails it will connect to the second.
SmartSession load balancing does not follow the list order but instead goes to the terminal server with the
lightest load.
AppLink Page of the Display Client Wizard
The AppLink Page of the Display Client wizard has a field for the path to the executable to launch the
desired application.
 Enter the path to the application in the “Program Path and Filename” field.
There is a Browse button that launches a file browser to allow you to select the executable file.
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File Browser
Select the Browse button to open the file browser. Navigate to the executable file, highlight it, and select
the Open button.
This will populate the Program Path and Filename field.
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Filled Program Path and Filename Field
Select the Finish button to complete the wizard and save the configuration.
There are a few factors to consider when entering the application in the Program Path and Filename
field:
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The file browser is on the ThinManager Server and not the Terminal Server unless you installed
ThinManager on your Terminal Server.
The path to the application needs to be the same on each terminal server.
If the file is different on different servers you may need to use a batch file to launch the
application using different paths.
A batch file is created and put in the same location on each terminal server.
The batch file can be as simple as 3 lines:
CD "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14"
Start EXCEL.EXE
CD \
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The batch file may need different paths on different servers. The first line is changed to reflect the location
on that particular terminal server.
CD "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14"
Start EXCEL.EXE
CD \
This first line uses the Program Files (x86)instead of Program Files to reflect the
location on that particular terminal server.
When a terminal connects to a terminal server it will be directed to the batch file.
The batch file will direct the terminal to the right location.
Batch File as the Program Path
Point to the batch file in the common location if using a batch file to launch the application from different
paths.
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Created Display Clients in ThinManager Tree
Once you have created a display client it will show in the Display Client branch of the ThinManager tree.
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8.3.
Deployment Options
Terminal Services Display Clients have a variety of deployment options. These are controlled on the
Terminal Services and Workstation Option page of the Display Client Wizard.
Terminal Services and Workstation Option page of the Display Client Wizard
Which checkbox you select changes the way applications are deployed.
8.4.
Allow Auto-Login
Allow Auto-Login – This automatically logs into the session if a user account is applied to the terminal.

Check the “Allow Auto-Login” checkbox to allow the session to start without needing user
interaction if a user account is assigned to the terminal.
Using Auto-Login is the default setting. It is important for instant failover so that the backup session is
immediately displayed without user intervention.
Unchecking this shows the login window and forces a manual login. This is useful to provide a user with a
login based on their group policy, like when desktops are deployed.
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8.5.
Application Link
Application Link – AppLink launches a single application instead of a desktop. This allows you to control
a user’s access. If the Display Client uses AppLink the user will not get a desktop or icons but will be
limited to the application specified. Closing it will re-launch the program, assuring that it is always running.
This allows the administrator to control content to the user in a simple manner without needing to use
group policies.
AppLink Page of the Display Client Wizard
The AppLink Page has three fields.
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Program Path and Filename - Enter the path to the desired application in the field.
Note: Quotation marks may be needed when there is a space in the path.

Command Line Options – This field provides a space for command line options and switches.
This field may not be required.

Start in the following folder - This field is provided in case you need to specify the working
directory for the program when using a relative path for the initial program. This field may not be
required.
It has one button:
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Browse – The Browse button will allow you to select the executable file using a file browser.
Make sure the path is correct on all terminal servers.
Note: If a Terminal Services Display Client contains several terminal servers, the path must be valid on all
terminal servers. If different terminal servers have different paths to the desired program, write a
batch file to open the program.
Command Prompt Shortcut Properties
The AppLink fields can be explained by looking at the properties of a shortcut.
The Command Prompt shortcut property has a Target field and a Start In field. The Target is the path to
the executable. The Start In field is the home directory for the application.
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AppLink Paths
This shows how the path data from the shortcut is used in AppLink.
The Target field is equivalent to the Program File and Filename field.
The Start In field is equivalent to the Start in the following folder field.
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Web Site Deployment
A browser can launch by including the URL of the desired site in the Command Line Options field.
8.6.
SmartSession
SmartSession – This adds SmartSession to the display client which provides load balancing between
member terminal servers.
SmartSession uses CPU availability, memory, and the number of sessions on the member terminal
servers to determine the load on the servers. Thin clients connect to the terminal server with the most
available resources.
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SmartSession Load Balancing Graph
The formula that ThinManager uses to calculate SmartSession load balancing is
SmartSession Load = (CPUwt X CPU%) + (RAMwt X RAM%) + (SessionWt X Session%)
The load = (CPU weight x the CPU Use %) + (Memory weight x Memory Use %)
+ (Session weight x Session Number %)
The Weight is configurable in the Display Client Wizard. The % range is configurable in the Terminal
Server Wizard.
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8.6.1.
Weight in SmartSession
If you are concerned with one of the SmartSession measurements, either processor, memory, or
sessions, you can increase the weight of that component to make its measurement a bigger factor. This is
done on the SmartSession Setting page of the Display Client Wizard.
SmartSession Settings Page of the Display Client Wizard
Once you have selected the SmartSession checkbox on the Terminal Services and Workstation Options
page of the Display Client wizard a SmartSession Settings page will be added before the AppLink page.
This allows you to change the weight of each SmartSession load balancing component.
Changing the weight of one of the components will increase its value and make it more sensitive to
overload of that resource.
If, for example, you are concerned with the CPU being taxed on the servers you can increase the CPU
Utilization Weight to make that value increase the SmartSession load number more.
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8.6.2.
SmartSession Ranges
Normally ThinManager uses the full range of CPU and RAM to determine the SmartSession load. You
can adjust that in the Terminal Server Wizard.
Open the Terminal Server Wizard by double clicking on the desired server on the Terminal Servers
branch of the Display Server tree. Navigate to the SmartSession Configuration page.
SmartSession Configuration Page of the Terminal Server Wizard
Each resource that ThinManager measure for SmartSession load balancing has an adjustable range. The
CPU Utilization and the Memory Utilization uses 0% to 100% as its scale. The Sessions resource is
based on 50 sessions, where 0 sessions is 0%, 25 session sis 50%, and 50 sessions is 100% used.
If you are concerned about using all your resources on a server you can lower the Maximum setting.
Changing the Sessions maximum to 25 would mean that 25 sessions is 100% utilized and ThinManager
will consider the server less available. Likewise, changing the CPU Utilization maximum to 75% will tell
ThinManager that the server is loaded at 75% CPU utilization, leaving some spare CPU available.
These numbers can be left at the default settings, or can be tweaked through trial and error to determine
the best performance.
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The settings can be left at the defaults unless you notice a performance problem that
changing the Weights or Ranges may correct.
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8.6.3.
Queuing
Another SmartSession feature is Queuing. This was developed to smooth the transition from one server
to another during failover.
A starting session usually takes more resources to initialize than it takes to run. If a server fails and all or
its terminals switch to a backup the many starting sessions may overload and tax the new server. This is
especially true with HMIs, SCADAs, and other resource demanding applications.
When a terminal first starts an application that uses SmartSession ThinManager will check the resources
of the member servers and ThinManager will send the terminal to the server with the lightest load, the
most available resources.
Queuing acts like an intelligent bottleneck. When ThinManager sees that if all the servers have maxed out
their resources then ThinManager will wait to give the server assignments to the terminals. It will wait until
the loads drop and resources become available. Then ThinManager will send another terminal to the
server.
Without Queuing the terminals would switch immediately, taxing the system and greatly slowing
performance until all the sessions initialized and reached stable load levels.
SmartSession Settings Page of the Display Client Wizard
The Queuing function is automatically applied to SmartSession Display Clients. The default settings will
give a minimum wait of 0 seconds and will let terminals connect after 120 seconds, even if the load has
not lowered.
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 If the server bogs down with the default settings then try a longer interval.
Checking the Infinite checkbox will keep the terminal waiting until the load lowers to an acceptable level.
However, this may not be a good idea because if the server has problems, like a memory leak, then the
resources may never lower enough to allow the terminals to connect. It would be better to move the Max
field to a higher interval.

SmartSession load balancing and Queuing can be applied to a display client with a single
member terminal server.
This allows the single server to have the terminals connect in an orderly fashion spreading the demand
for startup resources instead of all connecting at the same time and overloading the server.
8.7.
Enforce Primary
ThinManager uses a list of assigned terminal servers that the terminal can connect to. The top terminal
server is considered the primary terminal server.
Primary Terminal Server
The thin client will connect to the terminal servers in order. If the terminal fails to connect to the first one it
will try the second, then third, until it finds a listed server that allows a connection.
With Enforce Primary the top terminal server in the list is considered the Primary Terminal Server and the
terminal will always try to connect to this server. If the terminal is running on the primary server and the
server fails then the terminal will switch to a backup. However, the terminal will monitor the primary
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terminal server. If the primary terminal server becomes available then the terminal will switch back to its
assigned Primary Terminal Server.
8.8.
Failover
ThinManager has a failover feature where you can assign two or more terminal servers to a terminal. If
the first server fails the terminal will detect it and switch to the backup server. This prevents downtime and
loss of productivity.
 It is a best practice to use Failover in every ThinManager system.
Failover requires:
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Two or more servers
The same applications installed with the same path
The same Windows accounts on each server
Display Client Without Failover
Display Client With Failover
Configuring Failover is a simple as defining multiple terminal servers using the Terminal Server Wizard
and adding two or more servers in the Selected Terminal Server list on the Display Client Member
page of the Display Client Wizard.
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Terminal Connected to First Terminal Server
The terminal connects to the first terminal server in the Selected Terminal Server list.
Terminal Connected to Second Terminal Server
If the first terminal server fails the terminal will detect it, disconnect, and try the next server in the list. It
will launch the same display client with the same credentials.
The speed in which server failure is detected can be modified on the Monitoring Configuration page of
the Terminal Configuration Wizard.
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Monitoring Connection Page of Terminal Configuration Wizard
When a ThinManager Ready thin client or ThinManager Compatible thin client connects to a terminal
server and starts a session it forms a secure socket connection with a heartbeat. It the connection is lost
the terminal will try to reconnect. If it fails it will connect to the next terminal server in the list.

The Monitor Interval is how many seconds the terminal will wait before attempting to reconnect.
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The Monitor Retry is the number of times the terminal will try to reconnect before switching,
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The Monitor Timeout is the interval between reconnection attempts.
Using the Fast setting a terminal will wait five seconds, try, wait a second, try a second time, wait a
second, try a third time, then switch to the other server. This takes 10 to 20 seconds in a real world
scenario.
There are other settings, including a custom setting but the slower settings are usually not needed with
today’s fast networks.
The terminal can switch to a backup in 10 to 20 seconds but the applications need to load. If you don’t
want to wait for the application to load you can use Instant Failover.
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8.9.
Instant Failover
A Display Client configured with the Instant Failover checkbox will send the terminal to connect to two
terminal servers at startup, giving it two active sessions.
Instant Failover with Two Active Sessions
If the first terminal server fails, the session of the second terminal server session is immediately
displayed, eliminating any downtime due to terminal server failure.
Terminal with Instant Failover and Backup Sessions
An Instant Failover display client will want to have two active sessions so if one terminal server fails the
display client will start a session on a third terminal server if you have one in the server list.
Instant Failover requires:
 Two or more servers
 The same applications installed with the same path
 The same Windows accounts on each server
 The Display Client needs the Instant Failover checkbox checked on the Terminal Services and
Workstation Options
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Use the Auto-Login function so switching is automatic and doesn’t require a user to login
to start the session
Instant Failover is free from ThinManager but you will probably need a second license
from your application vendor.
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9. Content – Camera Display Clients
IP camera video feed can be displayed on ThinManager Ready thin clients and ThinManager Compatible
thin clients.
 Configure the camera device according to the camera vender guidelines and add to your network.
 Define the camera as a Camera Display Server.
 Create a Camera Display Client and add camera output as overlays.
See Content – Camera Display Clients on page 84.
 Add the Camera Display Client to a terminal.
See Terminal Configuration in ThinManager on page 136.
Display Client applications for the terminal are defined using the Display Client Configuration Wizard
Add Camera Display Client
It is launched by selecting the Display Client icon at the bottom of the ThinManager tree, right clicking
on the Terminal Services branch, and selecting Add Display Client.
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Camera Display Client Name Page of the Display Client Wizard
Name your display client by entering a name in the Client Name field.
The wizard starts like the Terminal Services Display Client Wizard but changes at the Overlay Outline
page.
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Overlay Layout Page of the Display Client Wizard
Camera feeds are laid out on the Overlay Layout page of the Display Client Wizard.
You can either use a camera overlay template or lay out a custom overlay.
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9.1.
Camera Overlay Template
The wizard has a number of layouts pre-configured. Use the Choose Camera Layout drop-down to select
from one to sixteen camera grids. These run from 1x1, through 2x2 and 3x3, to 4x4 cameras.
2x1 Grid Template
3x3 Grid Template
One you have selected a template the wizard lets you add a camera per grid.
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Overlay Cameras Page of the Camera Display Client Wizard
The wizard will show an Overlay Camera page for each overlay. The gray overlay is the one you are
assigning cameras to.
You can leave the default All Cameras Available checked and all of the cameras are available in that
overlay.
The Set Initial Camera button opens a list of the cameras that lets you select which camera you want to
be displayed first.
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Select Initial Camera Window
The Select Initial Camera window shows the cameras in a tree. Select the one you want to be displayed
first and select the OK button to close.
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Overlay Cameras Page
To limit the overlay to a smaller set of cameras you uncheck the All Cameras Available checkbox and
use the Add button to select the desired camera or cameras.
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Select Camera or Group Window
Clicking the Add button in the Cameras to Show frame will launch the Select Camera or Group
window.
Select a camera and click the OK button. Repeat until all the desired cameras are selected.
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Selected List of Cameras
If you select multiple cameras the top listed camera will be the camera that is shown first.
Select the Finish button when you have selected cameras for each overlay.
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9.1.1.
Overlay Options
Once you add a camera or cameras to the overlay you can select the Overlay Options button to
configure the overlay options.
Overlay Options
The Overlay Options page has setting to alter the camera display.
General Options:

Enable Overlay – This option allows the overlay to be visible at startup.
Unchecking this setting will start the display client with the camera in a disabled non-visible state.
The TermMon ActiveX Control can be used by an application to enable the overlay.

Interactive – This option allows the user on the terminal to interact with the overlay. If the user
clicks in the overlay area, he can perform functions such as switching cameras and making the
overlay full screen.

Scale – This option will scale camera frames to be to the size of the overlay window. Aspect ratio
will be maintained.
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Crop – This option will crop the camera frame if it is larger than the camera overlay. This option
when combined with the Scale option will always fill the entire overlay area.

Show Complete Camera Name – Using this option allows the entire path of the camera to be
displayed. The path includes any groups of which the camera is a member.
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Border Size – This setting determines the size of the overlay outside border.
Title Options:
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Title Position – This is the position of the camera name within the overlay.
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Title Size – This is the size of the camera name when displayed within the overlay. Set this to
Don’t’ Show Title if you do not want the camera name displayed.
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Cycling Options:
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Enable Cycling – Check this setting to cycle between the cameras assigned to the overly.

Cycle Time – This is the time in seconds that the overlay will display each camera before
switching to the next camera.
Note: The Cycling Options are not available if you check the All Cameras Available checkbox on the
Overlay Cameras page. You must individually list the cameras in the Camera to Show window.
Shadow of a Terminal with a Camera Display Client
Once a terminal has a Camera Display Client added and is rebooted, the cameras become visible.
When the Camera Display Client is selected the terminal will make a connection to the camera and
request the feed using the administrative account you entered when you defined the camera as a display
server. This connection will only be active if the camera display client is active. If you switch to another
display client then the terminal will drop the connection to the camera.
The overlays and cameras will show green lightning bolts when active and red when inactive.
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9.1.2.
Custom Overlays
You can create custom overlays instead of using the pre-configured templates.
Create a new Camera Display Client by right clicking on the Camera branch of the Terminal Services
branch of the Display Client tree and selecting Add Display Client.
Overlay Layout Page of the Camera Display Client Wizard
Select the Add Overlay button to open the Custom Overlay window.
Custom Overlay Window
The Custom Overlay window allows you to define the boundaries of the overlay.
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Select the position of the overlay in pixels using the Left and Top fields.
Define the size of the overlay in pixels in the Width and Height fields
Click the OK button when done.
Overlay Layout Page of the Camera Display Client Wizard
Once the Custom Overlay window is closed the Overlay Layout page will show the boundaries of the
custom overlay.
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Overlay Cameras Page
The Display Client Wizard will continue to add a camera or cameras to the overlays just like it did for the
pre-configured templates.
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Multiple Custom Camera Overlays
You can add as many custom overlays as will fit on a display client screen.
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Multiple Custom Camera Overlays
The wizard will allow you to add cameras to each overlay in turn.
Select the Finish button when done.
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9.1.3.
Adding a Camera to an Existing Application
Camera overlays can be added to an application using the Terminal Server Display Client Wizard. This is
an overlay. IT will cover the screen of that display client is the area you define. You can hide and reveal
the overlay with the TermMon ActiveX from ACP.
 Use the TermMon ActiveX to hide and reveal the camera overlay
See Cameras and the TermMon ActiveX on page 106.
Open a Terminal Server Display Client wizard and navigate to the Display Client Options page.
Display Client Options Page of the Terminal Server Display Client Wizard
Check the Include IP Camera Overlays checkbox.
This will add an Overlay Layout page to the end of the wizard.
Navigate to the Overlay Layout page of the wizard.
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Overlay Layout Page of the Display Client Wizard
Select the Add Overlay button to launch the Custom Overlay window.
Select the position of the overlay in pixels using the Left and Top fields.
Define the size of the overlay in pixels in the Width and Height fields
Click the OK button when done.
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Overlay Layout Page of the Terminal Server Display Client Wizard
Once the custom overlay is defined and the Overlay Layout page is closed you will have the Overlay
Layout Page showing the boundaries of the custom overlay.
Select the Next button to continue the wizard.
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Overlay Cameras Page of the Terminal Server Display Client Wizard
Specify the cameras as before, either using the All Cameras Available checkbox or the Add button.
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Select Camera or Group Window
The Select Camera or Group window is launched from the Add button and allows you to select a
camera for the overlay.
Highlight the desired camera and select the OK button.
Repeat as needed.
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Overlay Cameras Page of the Terminal Server Display Client Wizard
When the cameras are selected and the options configured you can select the Finish button to close the
wizard.
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Embedded Camera in Application
The camera will be displayed in the display client when it is added to a terminal configuration and the
terminal is restarted.
9.1.4.
Cameras and the TermMon ActiveX
Camera overlays that are added to an application using the Terminal Server Display Client Wizard will
cover the screen of that display client in the area you define. You can hide and reveal the overlay with the
TermMon ActiveX from ACP.
The TermMon ActiveX Control can be found on the ThinManager CD as termmon.ocx. It is also
available in the Download section at http://downloads.thinmanager.com/.
The Control must be registered before it can be used. Copy the file termmon.ocx to the computer
where you want to use it. Register the OCX by executing
regsvr32 <path\termmon.ocx>
Once it is registered it can be added to the application and used to control the camera overlays.
These are the commands available to use with the cameras:
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CameraOverlayEnable - This method is used to enable a camera overlay. This method requires
two parameters. The first parameter is the name of the Display Client the overlay is on. The
second parameter is the name of the overlay.
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CameraOverlayDisable - This method is used to disable a camera overlay. This method requires
two parameters. The first parameter is the name of the Display Client the overlay is on. The
second parameter is the name of the overlay.
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CameraOverlayCycleStart - This method is used to start camera cycling for a camera overlay.
This method requires two parameters. The first parameter is the name of the Display Client the
overlay is on. The second parameter is the name of the overlay.
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CameraOverlayCycleStop - This method is used to stop camera cycling for a camera overlay.
This method requires two parameters. The first parameter is the name of the Display Client the
overlay is on. The second parameter is the name of the overlay.
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CameraOverlaySwitchNext - This method is used to switch to the next camera in a camera
overlay list. This method requires two parameters. The first parameter is the name of the Display
Client the overlay is on. The second parameter is the name of the overlay.
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CameraOverlaySwitchPrev - This method is used to switch to the previous camera in a camera
overlay list. This method requires two parameters. The first parameter is the name of the Display
Client the overlay is on. The second parameter is the name of the overlay.
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CameraOverlayFullscreenEnter - This method is used to make the current camera in a camera
overlay enter full screen. This method requires two parameters. The first parameter is the name
of the Display Client the overlay is on. The second parameter is the name of the overlay.

CameraOverlayFullscreenExit - This method is used to make the current camera in a camera
overlay exit full screen. This method requires two parameters. The first parameter is the name of
the Display Client the overlay is on. The second parameter is the name of the overlay.
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CameraOverlaySwitchByName - This method is used to change cameras in a camera overlay.
This method requires three parameters. The first parameter is the name of the Display Client the
overlay is on. The second parameter is the name of the overlay. The third parameter is the name
of the camera. The camera name must include the full path if the camera is in a camera group.

CameraOverlayMove - This method is used to change the position of a camera overlay. This
method requires four parameters. The first parameter is the name of the Display Client the
overlay is on. The second parameter is the name of the overlay. The third parameter is the x
location. The forth parameter is the y position.
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CameraOverlayResize - This method is used to change the size of a camera overlay. This
method requires four parameters. The first parameter is the name of the Display Client the
overlay is on. The second parameter is the name of the overlay. The third parameter is the width.
The forth parameter is the height.
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CameraOverlayResizeMove - This method is used to change the size and position of a camera
overlay. This method requires six parameters. The first parameter is the name of the Display
Client the overlay is on. The second parameter is the name of the overlay. The third parameter is
the x position. The forth parameter is the y position. The fifth parameter is the width. The sixth
parameter is the height.
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10. Content – Terminal Shadow
The Terminal Shadow display client allows one ThinManager thin client to shadow another. You can
shadow one specific thin client or have a menu of terminals to shadow at will.
Terminal Shadow is valuable because it allows a user to shadow another terminal without needing to
launch ThinManager to use the ThinManager shadow function.
The ThinManager Terminal Shadow sends the screen display from the shadowed terminal to the
shadowed. It doesn’t redirect the display from the terminal server but sends the images from the actual
shadowed terminal.
Terminal to terminal shadowing is set up and configured as a Terminal Shadow Display Client.
Display Client Tree of ThinManager
Launch the Display Client Wizard by right clicking on the Terminal Shadow branch of the Display
Clients tree and selecting Add Display Client.
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10.1.
Shadow Any Terminal
The Terminal Shadow display client can be created with a list of terminals that can be shadowed. This is
a great troubleshooting tool because a station can be given a chance to view other terminals to monitor
problems or to analyze problems without having to travel to the specific problem area.
Right clicking on the Terminal Shadow branch of the Display Clients tree and selecting Add Display
Client will launch the Display Client wizard for Terminal Shadow.
Client Name Page of the Terminal Shadow Display Client Wizard
Enter a name for the Terminal Shadow display client and select Next to continue.
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Display Client Options Page of the Terminal Shadow Display Client Wizard
The Display Client Options page of the Terminal Shadow Display Client wizard is the same as the
Terminal Server Display Client wizard.
Select Next to continue.
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Terminal Shadow Display Client Page of the Terminal Shadow Display Client Wizard
The Terminal Shadow Display Client page of the Terminal Shadow Display Client wizard is unique.
Leaving the All Terminals Available checkbox selected will add all of the terminals to the Shadow menu.
You can unselect the All Terminals Available checkbox and use the Add button to launch the Select
Terminal or Group window to select specific terminals.
See Shadow a Specific Terminal.
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10.2.
Shadow a Specific Terminal
You can use the Terminal Shadow Display Client to shadow a specific terminal, duplicating the display to
another thin client. This can be helpful to provide a worker access to his HMI in various places in a large
station, like a commercial oven at a baking line.
Launch the Display Client wizard for Terminal Shadow by right clicking on the Terminal Shadow branch
of the Display Clients tree and selecting Add Display Client.
Client Name Page of the Terminal Shadow Display Client Wizard
Enter a name for the display client in the Client Name field and select the Next button.
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Display Client Options Page of the Terminal Shadow Display Client Wizard
The Display Client Options page of the Terminal Shadow Display Client wizard is the same as the
Terminal Server Display Client wizard.
Select Next to continue.
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Terminal Shadow Display Client Page of the Terminal Shadow Display Client Wizard
The Terminal Shadow Display Client page of the Terminal Shadow Display Client wizard is unique.
Unselect the All Terminals Available checkbox and use the Add button to launch the Select Terminal
or Group window to add specific terminals.
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Select Terminal or Group Window
The Select Terminal or Group window allows you to select a single group or a terminal and add to the
Shadow menu. Highlight your selection and click the OK button.
If you select a terminal you can repeat until you have selected all the terminals you want.
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Terminal Shadow Display Client Page of the Terminal Shadow Display Client Wizard
The selected Group or terminals will be displayed in the Terminal to Shadow frame.
You can allow the shadower to interact with the shadowed terminal by leaving the Interactive Shadow
checkbox selected.
Unchecking the Interactive Shadow checkbox will allow the shadower to “look, but not touch.”
You can use the Screen to Shadow drop-down to control which screen of a MultiMonitor thin client you
shadow.
Click the Finish button to complete the wizard.
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10.3.
Shadow of the Terminal
The Terminal Shadow display clients are added to the terminal like other display clients.
Display Client Selection Page of the Terminal Configuration Wizard
The Terminal Shadow display clients have an icon of a terminal and a monitor session.
Move the desired Terminal Shadow display clients to the Selected Display Clients list by double clicking
on them or using the arrows on a highlighted display client.
Click the Finish button to save the configuration and restart the terminal to send the configuration to the
terminal.
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Shadow Menu
A Terminal Shadow Display Client with more than a single terminal will open with a Select Terminal to
Shadow menu.
Highlight the terminal you want to shadow and select the OK button. You will connect to the terminal and
display the screen from the shadowed thin client.
10.3.1.
Display Client Group Selector During Shadow
The Terminal Shadow display client will be displayed in the Group Selector Menu of the terminal it is
assigned. The group selector shows the local display clients assigned to the terminal.
Local Terminal Menu Selector
When the local Group Selector menu is shown the Group Selector of the remote terminal is hidden.
If you want to use the remote terminal’s Group Selector you select Hide on the local Group Selector. This
will hide the local selector and show the remote Group Selector.
Remote Terminal Menu Selector
Once the remote group selector menu is used the local terminal will revert back to the local group
selector.
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ThinManager Interface Showing Group Selector Menus
The picture shows the Group Selector for both the local 1_PXE terminal and the remote 02_Logic
terminals.
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11. Content - Workstation Deployment
Microsoft built RDP into their workstation operating systems so that a permitted user can make a
connection to a workstation and transfer the desktop session to another computer. This allows
ThinManager to capture a session on a Windows XP Pro, Vista Pro, or Windows 7 computer and transfer
it to a thin client. This is very helpful. It allows applications that aren’t terminal services compliant to be run
on a workstation but the user can receive the session on a hardened industrial thin client instead of a PC.
Transferring a workstation session to a thin client requires:

Turning on the Remote transfer on the PC.

Creating a Workstation Display Client.

Applying the Workstation Display Client to a terminal..
The workstation can be a physical computer or a virtualized desktop.
11.1.
Step 1 – On the PC
The workstation needs to have the Remote Desktop function enabled in Systems Properties.
Go to the workstation Control Panel and open the System Properties. It can also be opened by right
clicking on My Computer and selecting Properties.
System Properties for XP Workstation
Select the Allow users to connect remotely to the computer checkbox to enable remote connections.
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The Select Remote Users… button opens a Remote Desktop Users window that allows you to
specified authorized users.
Remote Desktop Users Window
The Remote Desktop Users window shows the users authorized to connect to the computer to transfer
the session.
Add users by selecting the Add… button that opens a Select Users window. This window allows you to
pick the users to add and authorize.
Select Users Window
Add the desired users to the text box.
Use the Check Names button to validate.
Click OK to add the user.
Close all the windows to finish the tasks.
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11.2.
Step 2 – Workstation Display Client
You need to create a Workstation Display Client to act as a template for the workstations you want to
transfer to a thin client.
Right click on the Workstation branch of the Display Client branch of the ThinManager tree and select
Add New Display Client.
Workstation Display Client Wizard
The Workstation Display Client acts as a template for the behavior of the connected workstations.
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Client Name Page of the Workstation Display Client Wizard
The Client Name Page of the Workstation Display Client wizard is similar to other Display Client
Option pages. Enter a unique name and select the Next button.
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Display Client Options Page of the Workstation Display Client Wizard
The Display Client Options Page of the Workstation Display Client wizard is similar to other Display
Client Option pages except for the Start Virtual Machine if necessary checkbox. It is a good idea to
check this checkbox.
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Terminal Services and Workstation Options Page
The Terminal Services and Workstation Options page of the Workstation Display Client is similar to
other display clients.
You can deploy the workstation as a desktop by leaving the Application Link checkbox unchecked.
You can deploy a specific application by checking the Application Link checkbox and specifying an
application on the AppLink page.
Note: This function is not available with all workstation operating systems.
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AppLink Page of the Workstation Display Client Wizard
If you select the Application Link checkbox on the Display Client Options page you will need to enter
the path of the desired application in the Program Path and Filename field on the AppLink page.
This application will launch as the initial program instead of the desktop, locking the operator to a single
application of your choosing.
Note: This function is not available with all workstation operating systems.
Select the Finish button to close the wizard.
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ThinManager with Workstations in the Display Client Tree
The completed display clients will be displayed in the Workstation branch of the Display Client tree in
ThinManager.
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11.3.
Adding the Workstation Display Client to the Terminal
Open the Terminal Configuration Wizard by double clicking on the terminal in the Terminal branch of
the ThinManager tree.
Navigate to the Display Client Selection page.
Display Client Selection Page of the Terminal Configuration Wizard
The Workstation display clients can be added like the other display clients by moving them to the
Selected Display Clients list on the Display Client Selection page of the Terminal Configuration
Wizard.
If the workstation uses a different account then the terminal use the Override button to change the
Windows account that is used for logging in.
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Override Settings
The Override button on the Display Client Selection page will launch the Override Settings page.
Check the Override checkbox in the Windows Login Settings frame and add the workstation’s correct
user account to the Username and Password fields.
You may enter a Windows user account manually or use the Search button to pull a user account from
the Active Directory as shown in Domain Member Terminal Server.
Click OK to accept.
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Override Indicator
Display clients with an override will display a yellow plus sign on their icon.
Select the Next button to continue.
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Complete the Workstation Display Client Configuration Page
The Workstation display client will show a new page, the Complete the Workstation Display Client
Configuration page. This is where you add the workstation you want to transfer to the terminal.
There are two options, using a physical workstation or a VCenter virtual workstation.
Select the Add Workstation button to add a physical workstation.
Add Workstation Window
The Add Workstation window allows you specify a workstation by IP address and name.
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Enter the IP address and name in the Workstation IP Address field and the Workstation Display Name
field.
You may also use this to point to a virtual workstation. Just add the virtual machine’s IP address and
name to the Workstation IP Address field and the Workstation Display Name field.
If your virtual machines are on a VCenter Server that is defined in ThinManager you can use the Add
Virtual Workstation button.
Add Virtual Machine Window
The Add Virtual Workstation button opens an Add Virtual Workstation window that is populated by
any VCenter Servers you have defined in ThinManager.
Select the VCenter Server in the Select VCenter Server dropdown.
Expand the VCenter tree.
Highlight the desired virtual workstation and click the Add button.
This will select the workstation.
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Complete the Workstation Display Client Configuration Page
The workstation will be displayed in the Selected Workstations textbox on the Complete the
Workstation Display Client Configuration page.
You can add a second workstation as a backup, if desired.
Duplicate Workstation Warning
Workstations can only have one connection to a remote user. They use a one-to-one model instead of the
one-to-many model of terminal services.
ThinManager has an error check system that prevents a workstation from being deployed twice.
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Note: A workstation can be added multiple times as a backup but only once as the primary workstation.
XP Workstation on a Thin Client
Once the Workstation Display Client is added to a terminal and the terminal is restarted the terminal will
connect to the workstation and transfer the workstation display to the terminal.
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12. Devices – Terminal Configuration
There are five types of terminals that can be used in a ThinManager system. They are:

ThinManager Ready thin clients

ThinManager Compatible thin client

iTMC client for iOS iPads and iPhones

WinTMC client for Windows PCs

AndroidTMC for Android Devices
Adding a device is a two-step process. First the device needs to be pointed to the ThinManager Server to
receive a configuration. The second step is to have a configuration created in ThinManager for the device
to download.
We will cover the configuration of the device in ThinManager first then show how to connect each device
to ThinManager second.
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12.1.
Terminal Configuration in ThinManager
The Terminal Configuration Wizard is launched from the Terminals branch of the ThinManager tree.
Open the Terminals tree by selecting the Terminal icon at the bottom of the ThinManager tree.
Terminal Branch of the ThinManager Tree
Right click on the Terminals branch and select Add Terminal to launch the Terminal Configuration
Wizard.
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Terminal Name Page of the Terminal Configuration Wizard
Enter a name for the terminal in the Terminal Name field. It should be 15 characters or less.
The Description button launches a Terminal Description window that allows you to add extra
information about the terminal.
Terminal Description Window
The Terminal Description field is handy to add extra information when the terminal names are
industrialized, like USP_MX10_L1_qty or Prod_TrayPkgShrkWrp_OIT.
Select OK to close the Terminal Description window.
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Select the Next button to configure the configuration.
Terminal Hardware Page of the Terminal Configuration Wizard
The Terminal Hardware page allows you to specify the make and model of the terminals you are adding.
Use the correct Make and Model if you can. This allows you to configure the terminal to match the
capabilities of the hardware you will be using.
Note: When a terminal connects to its configuration for the first time ThinManager will adjust the
configuration to match the actual hardware used and not the pre-configured hardware selected to
prevent errors. ThinManager will “dumb down” the configuration if needed.
The default model, the ACP DC-40-100, is used because it has limited video resolutions that every
modern terminal can use.
If a different model is assigned to this configuration it may end up with the lower video resolutions.
ThinManager uses the MAC address (Media Access Control address) to identify the terminals. The
Terminal ID will be automatically filled when hardware is associated with the configuration.
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PXE Boot Configuration for ThinManager Compatible Thin Clients
PXE boot ThinManager Compatible thin clients need to be configured at Generic / PXE. You also
need to configure the PXE Server in ThinManager by selecting Manage > PXE Server.
See PXE Server and PXE Boot on page 193.
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Hardware Configuration for Android Devices
ThinManager has an Android application that allows the Android to run an RDP session that is controlled
and managed by ThinManager. Select GENERIC / Android Device as the Make and Model of the client.
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Hardware Configuration for Apple iPad
ThinManager has an iOS application that allows the iPad to run an RDP session that is controlled and
managed by ThinManager. Select Apple / iOS Device as the Make and Model of the client.
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Hardware Configuration for WinTMC Clients
ThinManager has a PC application that allow the PC to run an RDP session that is controlled and
managed by ThinManager. Select GENERIC / WinTMC as the Make and Model of the client.
Select the Next button to configure the configuration.
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Terminal Options Page of the Terminal Configuration Wizard
The Terminal Options page has a few settings of interest.

Allow replacement at terminal if offline – This allows the terminal to show up in the
replacement list during a new terminal connection

Put Terminal in Admin Mode at Startup – This turns the terminal on without showing the
display clients. This is useful to use as the terminal to register HID cards or registering fingerprint
scans.

Set Schedule – This will allow the Schedule button to become active.
See Scheduling on page 447.

Enable Terminal Effects - This allows the desktops in MultiSession to slide smoothly into the
desktop instead of appearing instantaneously.

Show terminal status messages - This allows the terminal to display status messages in the
upper left corner of the screen.

Allow terminal to be shadowed – This dropdown sets the Shadowing setting allowing the
configuration of Shadowing Options.
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No – This will prevent the terminal from being shadowed by anyone.
o
Ask – This will ask the user to allow shadowing. The user will need to say Yes on a
message window before the shadowing is allowed.
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o
Warn - Will display a message window alerting the terminal that it is to be shadowed, but
doesn’t require user input before the shadowing is allowed.
o
Yes – Will allow shadowing to occur without warning or user input.
Allow Interactive Shadow – This allows users with Shadowing permission to interactively
shadow the terminal.
Select the Next button to configure the configuration.
Terminal Mode Selection of the Terminal Configuration Wizard
ThinManager uses Display Clients to deploy applications. Keeping the Use Display Clients checkbox
allows you to use these. If you uncheck this checkbox you will lose other functions like MultiMonitor,
TermSecure, MultiSession, and Instant Failover.
Select the Next button to configure the configuration.
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Display Client Selection Page of the Terminal Configuration Wizard
Display Clients are assigned to the terminal on the Display Client Selection page.
The created display clients are in the left hand Available Display Clients list. Moving them to the right
hand Selected Display Clients list will add the display client to the terminal configuration.
Select the Next button to configure the configuration.
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Display Client Selection Page of the Terminal Configuration Wizard
Display clients can be moved by double clicking on them or by highlighting them and using the left and
right arrows.
Adding two or more display clients is MultiSession. It gives you to ability to deploy applications from
different servers with ease.
The Override button launches the Override Settings window that allows you to modify the login settings.
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Override Settings Page
The Override Settings page allows you to change the user account used for logins, add a command line
option, or change the resolution.
If you are in a domain you can use the Search button to pull a user account from the Active Directory.
See Using Active Directory for Terminal Users on page 237.
Select the OK button to close the Override Settings window.
Select the Next button on the Display Client Selection page to configure the configuration.
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Terminal Interface Options Page of the Terminal Configuration Wizard
A single display client needs no additional navigation on the terminal. If you have multiple display clients
on the terminal you need to have a method to switch between the sessions. The Terminal Interface
Options page and Hotkey Configuration page allow you to configure switching methods.
The mouse options for switching are:

Show Group Selector on Terminal – This checkbox, if selected, will display an on-screen dropdown menu that can be activated by mouse.

Enable Tiling – This checkbox, when selected, allows the Display Clients to be tiled on the
monitor to provide an overview of all the sessions at once.

Screen Edge Group Selection – This checkbox, if selected, will activate a feature that will switch
windows if the mouse is moved to the edge of the screen.
The Selector Options button launches the Group Selector Options window that has the settings for
switching between sessions when using MultiSession.
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Display Client Selector Options
The Group Selector is hidden in the top center of the terminal screen and can be revealed by moving the
mouse to the center of the top edge.
The Group Selector will remain visible if the Auto-hide Selector checkbox is unchecked.
Checking the Tile on Selector activation will put the the Tile Command on the Group Selector.
The Group Selector font size can be adjusted with the Selector Menu Size dropdown.
Select the OK button to accept changes or the Cancel button to close.
The Tiling Options button launches the Tile Options window that has the settings for tiling sessions
when using MultiSession..
Tiling Options
The Tile Options window has several settings.

Show Grid – This checkbox, when selected, will show the tiled sessions in a grid with each grid
labeled with the session name as while the session is loading.

Tile Inactivity Time – This field sets the length of time that the terminal screen will stay focused
on a selected session before reverting back to a tiled state due to inactivity.

Tile Display Clients at startup – This checkbox, when selected, will show the sessions tiled
when the terminal first connects to its sessions.

Include Main Menu as tile – This checkbox, when selected, will include a session displaying the
TermSecure Main Menu.

Tile on Right click (mouse or touchscreen) - This checkbox, when selected, will initiate tiling
when a session is right clicked.

Tile Interactive – This checkbox, when selected, will allow a user to click into a tiled session and
control it interactively without switching focus to a single session. To focus on a single session
use the Group Selector Dropdown or the tiling hotkey (CTL + T), if enabled.
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Select the OK button to accept changes or the Cancel button to close.
Select the Next button on the Terminal Interface Options page to configure the hotkeys.
Hotkey Configuration Page of the Terminal Configuration Wizard
Terminal Hotkeys on the Hotkey Configuration page allows the selection of keyboard combinations
that allow switching between sessions.

Enable Instant Failover Hotkeys - This checkbox, if selected, allows the hot key switching
between the two active sessions of a Display Client that is using Instant Failover. The terminal
needs to be using a display client with Instant Failover for this to be active.

Enable Group Hotkeys - This checkbox, if selected, allows the hot key switching between
different sessions of a terminal using MultiSession.

Enable Tiling Hotkey – This checkbox, if selected, allows SessionTiling to be activated by a
hotkey combination. Tiling has to be selected on the Terminal Interface Options page for this to
be active.
Selecting the Change Hotkeys button when Enable Instant Failover Hotkeys is selected will allow the
hotkeys to be changed from the default.
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Select Hotkeys for Instant Failover
The default hotkey for Instant Failover switching is set to Control+F9. This can be changed by selecting
the Alt Key radio button or using the drop-down to select another function key.
Select the OK button to accept changes or the Cancel button to close.
Selecting the Change Hotkeys button when Enable Group Hotkeys is selected will allow the
MultiSession switching hotkeys to be changed from the default.
Select MultiSession Switching Hotkeys
The default hotkey for MultiSession switching is set to Control+Page Up and Control+Page Down. This
can be changed by selecting the Alt Key radio button or using the drop-down to select another hot key.
Select the OK button to accept changes or the Cancel button to close.
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Selecting the Change Hotkeys button when Enable Tiling Hotkeys is selected will allow the hotkeys to
be changed from the default.
Select SessionTiling Hotkeys
The default hotkey for SessionTiling activation is set to Control+t. This can be changed by selecting the
Alt Key radio button or using the drop-down to select another hot key.
Select the OK button to continue or the Cancel button to close without accepting changes.
Select the Next button on the Hotkey Configuration page to configure the configuration.
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12.2.
User Accounts in the Terminal Configuration Wizard
Each terminal needs a unique Windows account to start sessions on Windows Terminal Servers.
These Windows accounts can be created locally on each Terminal Server or in an Active Directory for
domain accounts using standard Windows procedures. You may apply Microsoft security as desired.
Log In Information Page of the Terminal Configuration Wizard
Leaving the Windows Log In Information fields blank will force the user to manually log into their
sessions. This is useful for office settings or shared terminals. Each user logs in with their personal
account and gets the privileges that the administrator granted them.
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12.2.1.
Local Windows User Accounts
Filling the Windows Log In Information fields with an established Windows account allows the terminal
to automatically log in and start sessions without user action. This is useful in industrial settings where the
terminals are public and running 24/7.
Log In Information Page of the Terminal Configuration Wizard
Enter a local Windows account in the Username field. Enter its password in the Password and Verify
Password fields if you want to have the terminal automatically log in.
Leaving these fields blank will require the user to manually logon each time the terminal connects.

Individual display clients can be set to require a manual login by unselecting the Allow AutoLogin checkbox on the Terminal Services and Workstation Options page of the Display
Client Wizard.

You may use a domain Windows account by adding the domain to the Domain field.

Individual display clients can be set to use a different Windows account than the terminal by using
the Override button on the Display Client Selection page of the Terminal Configuration
Wizard.
Select the Next button to configure the configuration.
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12.2.2.
Active Directory User Login Account
A ThinManager Server in a domain may pull an Active Directory account into the Username field using
the Search button. This launches a series of windows that allow you to select a domain user account for
the terminal login account.
Selecting the Search button will launch a Search for AD User window that allows you to select an Active
Directory user.
Search for AD User Window
The Search for AD User window has a Location button that allows you to search the Active Directory
locations.
Select the Locations… button to launch the Select AD Location to Search window.
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Select AD Location to Search Window
Continue with the wizard by selecting the branch of the Active Directory tree that contains your
administrative user account.
Highlight it and select the OK button.
Search for AD User Window
Highlighting an Active Directory branch in the Select AD Location to Search window and selecting the
OK button will re-open the Search for AD User window with the list of domain users from that branch.
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Highlight the desired user and select OK. This will add the domain user to the Username field of the
Terminal Configuration Wizard.
Terminal Server Name - Terminal Server Wizard –Domain
Once the domain user is in the User Name field of the Terminal Configuration Wizard you need to add
the correct password to the Password field.
The Verify button will check the entered password and tell you if it is valid or incorrect. Once you have
received a positive result select the Next button to continue with the wizard.
Invalid Account Message
If you receive a message of an invalid account try the correct password.
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Valid Password Message
Once you have a valid user account select the Next button to continue the configuration wizard.
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Video Resolution of the Terminal Configuration Wizard
The Video Resolution page of the Terminal Configuration Wizard lets you chose the Resolution, Color
Depth, and Refresh Rate for your monitor.
The resolutions in the dropdown are dependent on the make and model of hardware used.
Select the Next button to configure the configuration.
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Mobile Device Options
The Mobile Device Options window has several settings that control the user experience on mobile
devices. It will only be displayed when configuring an Android or iPad terminal.
This page allows you to disable features normally displayed in the mobile apps.
Toolbar Buttons

Show Scan Data Button – This checkbox, when unselected, will hide the Scan Data button.

Show Scan Resolver Button– This checkbox, when unselected, will hide the Scan Resolver
button.

Show User Login Button– This checkbox, when unselected, will hide the User Login button.
Sound Options

Play Location Sounds – This checkbox, when selected, will play a sound when a location is
entered..

Play User Login Sounds – This checkbox, when selected, will play a sound when the user logs
in as a TermSecure or Relevance user.
User Interface Settings

Show Zoom Map – This checkbox, when unselected, will hide the screen map while zooming.

Show Toolbar – This checkbox, when unselected, will hide the app toolbar.

Allow Exit to ThinManager Server List – This checkbox, when unselected, will prevent the user
from leaving the app to switch ThinManager Servers.
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Module Selection Page of the Terminal Configuration Wizard
Modules are components that provide addition functions to a terminal but aren’t required for the running
the basic configuration.
Modules include touchscreen drivers, sound drivers, dual Ethernet port modules, USB drives, screen
savers and other functions.
The Add… button launches the Attach Module to Terminal window.
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Attach Module to Terminal Window
The Attach Module to Terminal window allows you to select a module to add to the terminal.
Select the Next button on the Module Selection page to configure the configuration.
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ThinManager Server Monitor List Page
The ThinManager Server Monitor List page is a legacy page from early versions of ThinManager and is
not used.
This page was used before Auto-Synchronization was added to ThinManager. This page was needed to
list the ThinManager Servers for the terminals. Auto-Synchronization does this automatically so the page
will not show if using Auto-Synchronization.
This page was left to prevent problems when upgrading from an old ThinManager system to a modern
one.
Select the Next button to configure the configuration.
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Monitoring Connection Page of the Terminal Configuration Wizard
The Monitoring Configuration page sets the speed that failover is detected and initiated. A thin client
creates a socket connection to the terminal server. If the socket is disconnected the terminal will try to
reconnect and failover based on these settings.
 The “Fast” setting is a good setting to use.
These are the settings in case you want to tweak your system.

Monitor Interval
o
Monitor Interval (Fast/Medium/Slow) – These settings have a set rate for the frequency
that the terminal server status is checked.
o
Monitor Interval (Custom) – This setting allows the administrator to change the settings
from the defaults.

Monitor Interval – This is the period of time the terminal will wait after losing the socket
connection before it tries to reconnect.

Monitor Timeout– This is the period of time the terminal will wait between tries.

Monitor Retry- This is the number of times the terminal will try to reestablish a connection before
failing over.

Primary Up Delay Multiplier- This is a constant used to generate the Primary Up Delay time.
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
Primary Up Delay- This is a delay added (usually set to 30 or 60 seconds) to allow a Terminal
Server to get fully booted before the terminal will try to login. This time period is equal to the
Monitoring Interval times the Primary Up Delay Multiplier.
This prevents a terminal using Enforce Primary from switching back to its primary terminal server
before it is ready.
Faster rates will cause a quicker failover but will check on terminal server status more often, causing
more network traffic. Slowing down the rate will cause less traffic but will slow the failover speed a little.
Select Finish to save and close or Cancel to close without saving.
12.3.
Copy Settings from another Terminal
You can copy the settings from one terminal during the creation process to speed the configuration.
Create a new terminal by right clicking on the Terminals branch and select Add Terminal to launch the
Terminal Configuration Wizard.
Terminal Name Page of Terminal Configuration Wizard
The Terminal Name page has a Copy Settings from another Terminal checkbox. Select this checkbox
and click the Copy From button to launch the Select Terminal window.
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Select Terminal Window
The Select Terminal window will show a tree with all of the created terminals. Highlight a terminal and
click the OK button. This will close the window and apply the configuration from the highlighted terminal to
the new terminal.
Select the Next button to navigate to the Terminal Hardware page.
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Terminal Hardware page of the Terminal Configuration Wizard
The new terminal will need terminal hardware applied to it.
You will need to select the hardware Make and Model before the Finish button is available.
You should also check the Username and Password on the Login Information page since every
terminal needs a unique Windows account for logging in.
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12.4.
Using Groups for Organization
ThinManager allows the consolidation of terminals into Terminal Groups. Groups can be used like folders
to organize the terminals into functional or geographic groups. The Group Setting checkbox allows
settings to be applied to all members of the group to speed configuration and change deployment.
Any group setting is passed down to its members.
The Group Terminal Configuration Wizard is launched from the Terminals branch of the ThinManager
tree.
Open the Terminals tree by selecting the Terminal icon at the bottom of the ThinManager tree.
Add Group Command
Right click on the Terminals branch and select Add Group to launch the Group Terminal Configuration
Wizard.
The wizard for the Group parallels the Terminal Configuration Wizard since the group is a collection of
terminals.
A group can be used as a folder to group and organize terminals.
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Add Group Menu
You can create sub-groups by highlighting a group, right clicking, and selecting Add Group. It will add a
group under the selected group.
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Change Group Button
A terminal can be added to a group by clicking the Change Group button to launch the Select Terminal
Group window.
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Select Terminal Group Window
The Select Terminal Group window will list the groups and subgroups. Expand the tree as needed,
highlight the desired group, and select the OK button.
The terminal will be assigned to the selected group.
Select the Finish button to close the wizard and apply the changes before continuing. If you need to
adjust the configuration, close the wizard then re-open it.
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Group Membership
The Terminal Configuration Wizard will show the group in the Terminal Group field.
The Terminals tree will show the terminal nested in the group.
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12.4.1.
Moving Out of a Group
A terminal can be removed from a group by moving it to the Terminals branch of the Select Terminal
Group window.
Double click on the terminal you want to change by double clicking on it in the Terminals tree to launch
the Terminal Configuration Wizard.
Change Group Button on the Terminal Name Page
A terminal can be removed from a group by clicking the Change Group button to launch the Select
Terminal Group window.
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Select Terminal Group Window
Select the top level Terminals in the Terminal Group tree. This will move the terminal from a group to the
terminals.
Select the OK button to finish.
Select the Finish button to close the Terminal Configuration Wizard and apply the changes before
continuing. If you need to adjust the configuration, close the wizard then re-open it.
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Terminals Tree Showing Ungrouped Terminal
Once the wizard is closed the ThinManager Terminals tree will show the terminal under the Terminals
branch and the Terminal Group field of the Terminal Name page will be empty.
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12.5.
Using Groups for Configuration
ThinManager Terminal Groups can be used for configuration. Every setting in the Group Configuration
Wizard has a Group Setting checkbox. If this is checked the setting will be applied to every member of
the group.
This speeds configuration as you only have to make a configuration change once to have it deployed to
all the terminals in the group.
Display Client Deployed With Group Settings
This picture shows the Line_1 group has two terminals with a single display clients assigned.
Adding display clients is easy when using Group Settings. You open the Group Configuration Wizard,
navigate to the Display Client Selection page, change the selected display clients, and then restart the
terminals.
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Display Clients Deployed With Group Settings
This picture shows that the Line_1 group had its group display clients changed once and the change was
propagated to all of the member terminals.
The following section will show the Group Configuration Wizard on the left and the Terminal
Configuration Wizard of a member terminal on the right to show the effects of using the Group Setting
checkbox.
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Terminal Group Name
Terminal Name
The left shows the opening screen of the Group Configuration Wizard.
The right shows the Terminal Configuration Wizard.
The Group will not show the Terminal Hardware page since that is an individual selection, not a group
selection. The terminal will show the Terminal Hardware page to allow you to select the hardware for the
individual device.
Terminal Group Options
Terminal Options
The Group Configuration on the left has had the Group Settings selected.
The terminal on the right has the settings grayed out because it is inheriting the Group Settings.
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Group Terminal Mode Selection
Terminal Mode Selection
Use MultiMonitor is shown on the Terminal Configuration Wizard on the right because that is based
on the hardware selected and not the group membership.
Group Display Client Selection
Terminal Display Client Selection
Selecting display clients on the Group Configuration Wizard and checking the Group Setting checkbox
will assign those display clients to all member terminals. You cannot add or subtract from the list on the
terminal.
This is great when all members of a group run the same applications. If they need different applications
then leave the Group Setting unchecked and assign the display clients individually.
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Group Terminal Interface Options
Terminal Interface Options
The Group Configuration on the left has had the Group Settings selected.
The terminal on the right has the settings grayed out because it is inheriting the Group Settings.
Group Hotkey Configuration
Terminal Hotkey Configuration
The Group Configuration on the left has had the Group Settings selected.
The terminal on the right has the settings grayed out because it is inheriting the Group Settings.
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Group Log In Information
Terminal Log In Information
The Group Log In Information page is grayed out and doesn’t allow a group user account to be added.
This is because each terminal needs a unique Windows account to log in to terminal servers.

Use a unique Windows account for each terminal.
Group Video Resolution
Terminal Video Resolution
The video resolution can be applied to all members of a group. However, if you have to add a different
sized monitor in an emergency you would have to uncheck the Group Settings and apply the resolutions
individually.
Since switching monitors is a task that almost anyone might be able to do it might be better to set the
video resolutions individually.
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WinTMC Settings
The Group Configuration Wizard will have a WinTMC Settings page to allow WinTMC clients to be
configured with Group Settings.
This page will not show up on the Terminal Configuration Wizard unless the terminal had
GENERIC/WinTMC selected as the Make and Model on the Terminal Hardware page.
Mobile Device Group Options
The Group Configuration Wizard will have a Mobile Device Group Options page to allow mobile
clients to be configured with Group Settings.
This page will not show up on the Terminal Configuration Wizard unless the terminal has
GENERIC/Android Device or Apple/iOS selected as the Make and Model on the Terminal Hardware
page.
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Group Module Selection
Terminal Module Selection
Modules can be added at the group level and at the terminal level. Modules selected for a group will
display a Group icon on the Module Selection page of its members.
The picture on the left shows a module added to the group configuration.
The picture on the right shows that module on the terminal with the Group icon to show where is
originated from. The USB touch screen module was added to the terminal and won’t show a group icon.
Terminal Group Name
Terminal Name
The Group Configuration on the left has had the Group Settings selected.
The terminal on the right has the settings grayed out because it is inheriting the Group Settings.
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12.5.1.
Deleting Old Groups
An unneeded group can be deleted by right clicking on the group and selecting Delete.
Delete Option on Group Right Click Menu
Selecting Delete will launch a dialog box for deletion.
Delete Dialog Box
The Delete dialog has two options.
Selecting Yes will delete the group AND the member terminals.
Selecting No will delete the group but leave the terminals under the Terminals tree.
Selecting Cancel will close the dialog without deletion.
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
Read the dialog box before clicking to prevent the loss of needed terminals.
Terminal Tree Showing Terminals without the Group
The terminals from Line_1 are now nested under the Terminals branch of the tree.
Note: The two terminals from the Line_1 group are showing the Alert icon indicating that they need to be
restarted to load the changed configurations.
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13. Devices – IP Configuration
There are four types of terminals that can be used in a ThinManager system. They are:

ThinManager Ready thin clients

ThinManager Compatible thin client

WinTMC client for Windows PCs

iTMC client for iOS iPads and iPhones
Each has a different method of connecting to ThinManager to receive its configuration.
A ThinManager Ready thin client is shipped from the factory with the ACP BIOS onboard. A
ThinManager Ready thin client requires two things to connect to the ThinManager system:

An IP Address for the client

The ThinManager Server Address to retrieve the needed boot file and configuration
A ThinManager Ready thin client can use DHCP or static for the client and ThinManager Server IP
address. Its BIOS will instruct it to download the firmware.
A ThinManager Compatible thin client is a common off-the-shelf thin client that lacks the ACP BIOS.
ThinManager Compatible thin clients do not store static IP addresses so each of them require DHCP
(Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) to assign the client IP address. The ThinManager Server IP
address and bootfile name can be provided by a DHCP server, or by the ThinManager PXE Server.
A ThinManager Compatible thin client requires three things to connect to the ThinManager system:

PXE Boot enabled in ThinManager

An IP Address for the client

The ThinManager Server Address to retrieve the needed boot file
The WinTMC client is a ThinManager client that runs on a Windows operating system and provides a
centrally managed connection to the terminal server.
Each client PC requires two things to connect to the ThinManager system:

The installation of the WinTMC program

The IP address of the ThinManager Server
The iTMC client is a ThinManager client that runs on an Apple iOS operating system and provides a
centrally managed connection to the terminal server.
Each iPad requires three things to connect to the ThinManager system:

The installation of the iTMC program from the Apple App Store

Membership on the ThinManager Server network

The IP address of the ThinManager Server
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13.1.
ThinManager Ready Thin Client IP Configuration
13.1.1.
DHCP
A ThinManager Ready thin client is shipped from the factory set to use DHCP (Dynamic Host
Configuration Protocol).
When the terminal is turned on it will display a screen telling you to press any key to enter the IP
Configuration menu.
IP Configuration Prompt Page
Press the space bar to open the menu.
IP Configuration Menu Page
The ThinManager Ready thin clients uses DHCP out of the box.
DHCP passes out IPaddresses but the thin client also needs the IP address of the ThinManager Server.
This can be provided by the DHCP server using Option 066, Boot Server Host Name.
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Microsoft DHCP Server
Option 066 provides the Boot Server Host Name. Enter the IP address of the ThinManager Server in
the Option 066 field to have the DHCP server send this to the ThinManager Ready thin clients.
PCs and laptops that use DHCP will ignore this setting.
13.1.2.
Static IP Addressing.
Most models of ThinManager Ready thin clients allow the usage of static IPs. These are set on the IP
Configuration Menu.
Open the IP Configuration Menu by selecting any key at the IP Configuration Prompt page.
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IP Configuration Menu – Static IP
Press the A to allow the client IP to change from DHCP to static by assigning a static IP address to the
terminal.
Type in the static IP address for the client, including the separating periods and press the Enter key.
Once the Terminal has a static IP assigned, the IP Configuration Menu will be shown to allow the setting
of other values.
(A) Terminal IP Address - This should be a unique address for the terminal.
(B) Primary ThinManager Server IP Address - This should be the unique address for your
main ThinManager Server.
(C) Secondary ThinManager Server IP Address - The Secondary ThinManager field allows
the terminal to use two ThinManager Servers. If the terminal cannot connect to the Primary
ThinManager Server, it will connect to the Secondary ThinManager Server to receive its
configuration. If you are not using a Secondary ThinManager Server, set the IP address to
0.0.0.0.
(D) Router IP Address - Fill in the IP address of the router or gateway if one is being used. If
not this should be set to 0.0.0.0.
(E) Subnet Mask - Set this to your subnet mask. 255.255.255.0. is a standard setting.
(F) Password Status - Allows a password to be set to prevent unauthorized people from
changing the configuration.
Note: Forgetting this password is a bad thing.
(G) Load Default Values – This resets the ThinManager Ready thin client to the original IP
values.
(H) Help - Will launch a Help to explain the IP Configuration Menu.
(Q) Abort Changes and Exit - This will cancel any setting changes and let the terminal continue
to boot with the old settings.
(S) Save Changes and Exit - This will apply any changes and allow the terminal to continue to
boot with the new settings.
Type the letter of the desired setting and type the IP address, with periods. Press the Enter key on the
keyboard to accept each change.
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13.1.3.
Hybrid IP Addressing
ThinManager Ready thin clients with Boot Loader 5.01 and later can use DHCP to assign the terminal IP
address, but can assign the ThinManager Server IP address as a static IP in the IP Configuration Menu.
Boot your thin client and press the spacebar when prompted on the IP Configuration Prompt page.
This will open the IP Configuration Menu.
Boot Loader Default Values
Select the B key to add a static IP for the ThinManager Server. Type the numbers and periods for the
address.
3
DHCP with Static ThinManager Server
Once a ThinManager Server is assigned, selecting C will allow a redundant secondary ThinManager
Server to be assigned.
Select S to save the changes and allow the connection to the ThinManager Server.
The terminal will now boot using DHCP.
Note: The Escape key will let you exit the entry field and return to the IP Configuration Menu.
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13.1.4.
Firmware Download
Once the ThinManager Ready thin client is configured, the terminal will connect to the ThinManager
Server and download the firmware and configuration.
Firmware Download
If the static IP address for the terminal is a duplicate of another IP address on the network, it will display
an error message instead of downloading the firmware.
Duplicate IP Address Error
A terminal with this error message needs to be rebooted and the IP address corrected.
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13.2.
Adding and Configuring Thin Clients
13.2.1. Connect and Start Wizard
Turning on a terminal for the first time will initiate the Create New Terminal mode if:

No terminals are defined in ThinManager, or

All the defined terminals are currently connected, or

All the defined terminals that are turned off have the Allow This Terminal To Be Replaced If Off
Line check box unselected.
Create New Terminal Mode Screen
When a terminal enters the Create New Terminal Mode, the terminal will launch the Terminal
Configuration Wizard on the ThinManager Server. The terminal will display a screen indicating that it will
wait until the configuration is finished before progressing further.
13.2.2. Pre-configure and Select Configuration
Turning on a terminal for the first time will initiate the Replace or Create New Terminal Mode if one or
more of the defined terminals are offline and they have the Allow This Terminal To Be Replaced If Off
Line check box selected.
Replace or Create Mode
The screen will display all the offline terminals that the terminal can replace. Groups will be displayed,
requiring a drill down to the desired terminal. Highlight the desired terminal name using the keyboard and
press the Enter button. The terminal will retrieve the selected configuration and assume its identity.
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If a terminal has previously connected to ThinManager and received its configuration, rebooting it will not
give it a choice of configurations, but will apply its normal configuration.
13.3.
PXE Server and PXE Boot
A ThinManager Ready thin client is shipped from the factory with the ACP BIOS onboard. A
ThinManager Ready thin client can use DHCP or static for the client IP address and the ThinManager
Server IP address. Its BIOS will instruct it to download the firmware.
A ThinManager Compatible thin client is a common off-the-shelf thin client that lacks the ACP BIOS.
ThinManager Compatible thin clients do not store static IP addresses so each of them require DHCP
(Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) to assign the client IP address. The ThinManager Server IP
address and bootfile name can be provided by a DHCP server, or by the ThinManager PXE Server.
A ThinManager Compatible thin client requires three things to connect to the ThinManager system:

An IP Address for the device.

The ThinManager Server Address to retrieve the needed boot file.

The Boot File name.
13.3.1.
PXE Server Modes
There are three modes or methods that a ThinManager Compatible thin client can use to receive this
information.
Using standard DHCP server
This mode will allow the client to use an existing DHCP server to provide the client IP address while the
ThinManager PXE server will provide the ThinManager IP and boot file name.
Using standard DHCP server with Boot Options
This mode allows the DHCP server to provide all the information needed. It will use Option 066 to provide
the ThinManager IP and will use Option 067 to provide the boot file name in addition to the client IP
address.
Not using standard DHCP Server
This gives ThinManager the power to provide all the necessary information, including client IP addresses.
ThinManager Compatible Thin Client IP Sources
Device IP
ThinManager IP
Boot File Name
Using Standard DHCP
DHCP Server
ThinManager
ThinManager
DHCP with Boot Options
DHCP Server
DHCP Option 066
DHCP Option 067
Not Using Standard DHCP
ThinManager
ThinManager
ThinManager
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13.3.2.
Using standard DHCP server
The Using standard DHCP server mode is used when you have an existing DHCP server in your
system to pass out the IP addresses.
Select Manage > PXE Server to open the PXE Server Wizard.
PXE Server Configuration Wizard
Select the Enable PXE Server checkbox on the PXE Server Configuration page.
Select Next to continue with the wizard.
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Network Interface Configuration Page of PXE Server Configuration
The Network Interface Configuration page allows you to select the network interface if the
ThinManager Server has multiple network cards.
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Synchronized Network Interface Configuration Page
A synchronized ThinManager Server will have a dropdown for the network interface on both ThinManager
Servers.
The easiest method of PXE boot is if you have an existing DHCP server.
Select the Using standard DHCP server radio button and click Finish.
PXE Server Initialization Dialog
The PXE server will initialize and become active.
The ThinManager Compatible thin client will make a request for the DHCP and PXE information when it is
turned on. The DHCP server will respond with the client IP address. The ThinManager will respond with
the PXE boot information and the thin client will connect to ThinManager.
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13.3.3.
Using standard DHCP server with Boot Options
The Using standard DHCP server mode is used when you have an existing DHCP server and want it to
provide all the information.
On the DHCP Server:
Open the Microsoft DHCP Service by selecting Start > Administrative Tools > Computer Management
on your Microsoft DHCP server.
Microsoft 2012 Server DHCP Scope Options
Right click on the Scope Options in the Scope tree and select Configure Options.
Scroll to Option 066 Boot Server Host Name, check the check box, and enter the IP address of the
ThinManager Server in the String Value field. If you use a redundant pair of ThinManager Servers enter
both IP addresses separated by a space.
Scroll to Option 067 Bootfile Name, check the check box, and enter “acpboot.bin” in the String
Value field.
Configuring a DHCP to provide IP addresses, the ThinManager Server IP address as Option 066, and
the acpboot.bin bootfile as Option 067 will allow the DHCP server to provide the boot information to
both ThinManager Ready thin clients using the default DHCP and ThinManager Compatible thin clients
using PXE boot.
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In ThinManager:
Select Manage > PXE Server to open the PXE Server Wizard.
Select the Enable PXE Server checkbox on the PXE Server Configuration page.
Select Next to continue with the wizard.
Network Interface Configuration Page of PXE Server Configuration
Select the Using standard DHCP server with Boot Options radio button on the Network Interface
Configuration page.
Select the Finish button and the PXE server is configured.
The ThinManager Compatible thin client will make a DHCP request when it is turned on. The DHCP
server will respond with the client IP address, the ThinManager address, and the name of the bootfile to
download. The ThinManager Compatible thin client will connect to ThinManager.
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13.3.4.
Not using standard DHCP server
The Not using standard DHCP server mode is used when you do not have an existing DHCP server.
This mode is configured to give ThinManager the ability to pass all the information needed to boot.
In ThinManager:
Select Manage > PXE Server to open the PXE Server Wizard.
Select the Enable PXE Server checkbox on the PXE Server Configuration page.
Network Interface Configuration Page of the PXE Server Wizard
Select the Not using standard DHCP radio button on the Network Interface Configuration page.
Select the Next button to navigate to the IP Address Range Configuration page.
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IP Address Range Configuration Page of the PXE Configuration Wizard
The ThinManager Server needs to have a range of IP addresses added so that it can give the
ThinManager Compatible thin client their IP addresses. This is done on the on the IP Address Range
Configuration page.
Select the Add button on the IP Address Range Configuration page to launch the IP Address Range
window.
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IP Address Range Window
Enter the first IP address of the range in the Starting IP Address fields.
Enter the last IP address of the range in the Ending IP Address fields.
You may also configure the Subnet Mask and add the IP address for a router.
If you are done select the OK button to set the range and close the IP Address Range window.
If you want to add an Exclusion select the Exclusion button to open the Exclusions window.
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13.3.5.
Exclusions
Exclusions, IP addresses not to be assigned, can be configured by selecting the Exclusions button to
launch the Exclusions window.
Exclusions Window and Exclusion Range Window
Select the Add button on the IP Address Range Configuration page to launch the IP Address Range
window.
Select the Exclusions button to launch the Exclusion window.
Select the Add button to launch the Exclusion Range window.
Enter the range of IP addresses to exclude from assignment by putting the first and last IP address in the
Exclusion Start IP Address and Exclusion Stop IP Address fields and click the OK button.
If you are excluding a single IP address then enter it in the Exclusion Start IP Address field and click the
OK button.
If you are done select the OK button to set the range and close the Exclusion window.
If you want to add a Reservation close the Exclusion window and select the Reservation button to open
the Reservations window.
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13.3.6.
Reservations
Reservations allows you to assign a specific IP address to a thin client each time it boots.
This can be done in the PXE Server or in the Terminal Configuration Wizard.
13.3.7.
Reservations in the PXE Server:
Select the Add button on the IP Address Range Configuration page to launch the IP Address Range
window.
Select the Reservations button to launch the Reservations window.
Select the Add button to launch the Reservation window.
Reservation Window in the PXE Server
Enter the MAC address from the ThinManager Compatible thin client in the Hardware Address (MAC)
field. Enter a secondary MAC if it has two NICs. These are often on the serial number label.
Enter the IP address you want to assign to it in the IP Address fields and click the OK button.
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IP Address Range in PXE Server
The IP address range will be displayed when you close the IP Address Range window.
Note: The ThinManager PXE server is not a true DHCP server. It will only issue IP addresses to PXE
boot devices. It will not assign IP addresses to other computers, laptops, or devices.
13.3.1.
Reservations in the Terminal Configuration Wizard
ThinManager has an easy way to reserve IP addresses for PXE boot thin clients.

Turn on the device and associate it with a configuration.

Turn off the device so the terminal icon in the tree is red.

Open the Terminal Configuration Wizard and assign the IP address on the Terminal Hardware
page.

Restart the device.
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Original Assigned IP Address
This picture shows the original IP address.
Turn off the device. You cannot change the IP address of a terminal that is turned on.
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Edit Terminal ID Window
Double click on a turned off terminal in the ThinManager tree to open the Terminal Configuration
Wizard.
Navigate to the Terminal Hardware page and click the Edit button to launch the Edit Terminal ID page.
It will only be active on terminals that are off.
Check the Statically assign IP address checkbox. This allows you to set a static IP reservation.
Select OK to close the Edit Terminal ID page and the Finish button to close the Terminal
Configuration Wizard.
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Newly Assigned IP Address
Restart the terminal. It will now be assigned the new IP address.
Note: An advantage of using ThinManager to assign IP addresses is that if you do a replacement, the
replacement terminal will be assigned that reserved IP address.
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13.4.
Local WinTMC Configuration
WinTMC is a PC application that allows ThinManager to manage the RDP connections between the PC
and terminal servers. It also provides enhanced features lacking in standard RDP connections like
failover and Instant Failover.
The WinTMC needs installed on the PC then it needs to be configured to point to ThinManager to receive
its configuration.
When WinTMC starts, a Configure button will be displayed on the splash screen.
WinTMC Splash Screen
Click on the Configure button to specify the ThinManager Server(s) to use.
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WinTMC ThinManager Server List Configuration
The ThinManager Server List allows the WinTMC to be pointed to one or more ThinManager Servers to
retrieve its configuration.
Enter the IP address or name of your ThinManager Servers in the Enter new ThinManager Server
Name or IP Address field and click the Add button to add them to the Current ThinManager Servers list.
The WinTMC will try to connect to the ThinManager Servers in the order listed, so the order can be
changed with the Move Up and Move Down buttons.
Unneeded ThinManager Servers can be removed with the Delete button.
This configuration menu can be password protected by selecting the Set Password button. Once the
password is set, when WinTMC is started and the Configure button is clicked, a password will be required
to change the configuration.
No ThinManager Server Specified
If the OK button is selected without entering a ThinManager Server, an error window will remind you to
enter a ThinManager Server address.
Once the local configuration is set, WinTMC will connect to a ThinManager Server and attempt to retrieve
its configuration.
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Terminal Replacement Dialog
If the WinTMC PC has not been defined, the user will be prompted with a dialog box to allow for the
creating a new configuration or replacing an existing terminal configuration on the ThinManager Server.
This functionality is similar to that of the create/replacement menu on a Thin Client. Select the thin client
configuration you want to assume. Once the WinTMC has been assigned a configuration you will not
need to make a selection again.
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13.5.
WinTMC Configuration in ThinManager
If you want to pre-create a WinTMC client in ThinManager using the Terminal Configuration Wizard,
select GENERIC for the Make/OEM and WinTMC for the Model on the Terminal Hardware page of the
Terminal Configuration Wizard.
WinTMC Settings in Terminal Hardware
The Terminal ID will fill in with the name of the PC once the WinTMC client is tied to a PC..
The Terminal Configuration Wizard for a WinTMC client is the same as for a thin client with a few
exceptions. These include the Video Resolution page and the WinTMC Settings page.
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Video Resolution for WinTMC
The Video Mode for WinTMC includes a setting for FullScreen. This will fill whatever resolution the PC
client is running.
You may also select from set resolutions.
Note: WinTMC running on computers with multiple monitors can run as MultiMonitor WinTMC clients.
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WinTMC Settings
The Terminal Configuration Wizard includes a WinTMC Settings page for WinTMC clients. These only
apply to connections made by the WinTMC application.
The settings include:
Redirect Local Resources:

Redirect Serial Ports - This checkbox, if selected, will make local serial ports available in a
session. Serial Port redirection does not work when you connect to a terminal server running
Windows 2000 or earlier.

Redirect Drives - This checkbox, if selected, will make local drives available in a session. Drive
redirection does not work when you connect to a terminal server running Windows 2000 or
earlier.

Redirect Printers - This checkbox, if selected, will make your local printer available in a session.

Redirect Sound - This checkbox, if selected, will allow audio played in your session to play
locally. Sound redirection does not work when you connect to a terminal server running Windows
2000 or earlier.

Redirect Smart Cards - This checkbox, if selected, will make your smart card available in a
session. Smart card redirection does not work when you connect to a terminal server running
Windows 2000 or earlier.
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Client Control Settings:

Allow Client to be closed - This checkbox, if selected, will enable your user to close the client
(WinTMC program).

Allow client to be sized - This checkbox, if selected, will enable your user to resize the client.

Always maintain monitor connection – Enable this setting to keep the monitoring connection
active when WinTMC is closed to allow shadowing. Unselecting this checkbox will release the
WinTMC license when the WinTMC program is closed but will deny shadow access.

Show groups in separate windows – This checkbox, if selected, will display multiple Display
Clients as separate windows rather than in one window shell.
Experience Settings:
 Show Desktop Background - This checkbox, if selected, will enable your user to select a
Windows Desktop Background. If not selected, the background will be a solid color.

Show window contents while dragging - This checkbox, if selected, will show the window
contents to be shown while the window is being dragged.

Show menu/window animations - This checkbox, if selected, will enable menu/window
animations on the client.

Show Themes - This checkbox, if selected, will enable your user to select a Windows Theme.
Note: These functions may be denied by user policies or terminal server configuration. Check the
Microsoft Local Policy, Group Policy, and Terminal Services Configuration. See Non-ThinManager
Components for details.
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13.5.1.
MultiMonitor WinTMC
ThinManager supports MultiMonitor for WinTMC if the PC has Windows running on multiple video cards.
If the PC is successfully running multiple monitors on the host OS then WinTMC can run MultiMonitor
using up to five monitors.
MultiMonitor – Enable MultiMonitor
Selecting the Enable MultiMonitor checkbox on the Terminal Mode Selection page will allow you to
configure a WinTMC client for MultiMonitor use.
MultiMonitor requires the use of Display Clients. Once the Use Display Clients checkbox is selected on
the Terminal Mode Selection page the Enable MultiMonitor checkbox becomes visible.
Select the Use Display Clients and the Enable MultiMonitor checkboxes, and then select the Next
button.
The Terminal Configuration Wizard will display the MultiMonitor Video Settings page, Monitor Layout
page, and Display Client Selection page like it does for thin clients. See MultiMonitor for details.
13.5.2.
WinTMC Modules
WinTMC clients cannot use the ThinManager modules because they are running Windows locally. One
must install touch drivers, sound drivers, printers, and etc. through the local Windows operating system
instead of relying on ThinManager modules.
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14. Devices – Mobile Devices
ThinManager supports Apple iPads, Apple iPhones, and Android devices.
Apple iPad 2 is supported but Bluetooth requires iPad 4.
Currently we support Android 4.0 and higher. That includes Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0), Jelly Bean (4.14.3), KitKat (4.4) and Lollipop (5.0-5.1). However, Bluetooth Beacons and iBeacons are only supported on
4.4 and higher. This is a limitation in the OS, not our app.
14.1.
Configuring an iPad in ThinManager
A configuration needs to be created in ThinManager so that the mobile device can join the system as a
terminal.
Open ThinManager and select the Terminal icon to show the Terminal branch of the tree.
ThinManager Terminal Configuration Wizard
Right click on the Terminals branch and select Add Terminal to launch the Terminal Configuration
wizard.
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Enter the name for your mobile device and select Next.
Terminal Hardware Page
Select Apple / iOS for the make and model of hardware.
Navigate to the Terminal Mode Selection page by clicking Next.
Complete the wizard as you would for any other thin client.
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14.1.1.
Configuring an iPad for ThinManager
The iPad needs to have the iTMC client installed. The iTMC application can be downloaded from the
Apple App Store for free.
ThinManager in the Apple App Store
Go to the Apple App Store.
Enter ThinManager in the search field.
Select the iTMC application and select Open. It will download and install on your iPad.
The ThinManager app shown on the left is the ThinManager Mobile app that lets you control
ThinManager from a mobile device.
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ThinManager iTMC Configuration Screen
Select the Settings button at the bottom to launch the Settings page.
Settings Page
Select New Configuration to launch the New Configuration page.
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New Configuration Page
Enter your ThinManager Server name from your Station Sheet in the Configuration Description field.
Enter the IP address of the ThinServers (usually the ThinManager Server) in the Primary ThinServer IP
field.
Enter the IP address of a secondary ThinManager Server, if you have one.
Select the Save button in the corner. This will return you to the Settings page.
Select the Configurations button in the top left corner to return to the configurations screen.
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14.1.2.
Associating the iPad to the Configuration
Once the ThinManager Server is defined on the iPad you need to associate the hardware to the iTMC
configuration you created.
Defined ThinManager Servers
The defined ThinManager Server will be displayed on the configuration screen.
Select the ThinManager Server. You will be connected to that ThinManager Server.
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Pick Replacement
A Pick Replacement window will be shown allowing you to select the newly created terminal
configuration or to launch the Terminal Configuration Wizard by selecting Create New Terminal.
Touch your newly defined terminal to choose the configuration you created for the iPad.
iTMC Client Session
Once the iTMC client connects it will launch the display client assigned in ThinManager.
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ThinManager iTMC Home Screen
Configurations with MultiSession, using more than one display client will allow you to minimize the display
client and switch display clients using a finger swipe.
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14.2.
Configuring an Android Device in ThinManager
A configuration needs to be created in ThinManager so that the mobile device can join the system as a
terminal.
Open ThinManager and select the Terminal icon to show the Terminal branch of the tree.
ThinManager Terminal Configuration Wizard
Right click on the Terminals branch and select Add Terminal to launch the Terminal Configuration
wizard.
Enter the name for your mobile device and select Next.
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Terminal Hardware Page
Select Generic / Android Device for the make and model of hardware.
Navigate to the Terminal Mode Selection page by clicking Next.
Complete the wizard as you would for any other thin client.
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14.2.1.
Configuring an Android for ThinManager
The Android device needs to have the AndroidTMC client installed. The AndroidTMC application can be
downloaded from the ThinManager Download page at http://downloads.thinmanager.com/ .
Android ThinManager Compatible thin client on an Android Desktop
The AndroidTMC program is launched from an icon on the desktop.
The first action will be to define the ThinManager Server.
Add ThinManager Server Window
The Add ThinManager Server window will launch with fields for the ThinManager Server name and IP
address.
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Enter ThinManager in the Title field and the IP address of the Primary and Secondary ThinManager
Server in the Primary and Secondary address field and select Done. If you have only one ThinManager
Server you will need to select the Next button to cycle to the Done button.
Add ThinManager Server Window
Select the Add button and the AndroidTMC app has your ThinManager Server listed.
14.2.2.
Associating the Android Device to the Configuration
Once the ThinManager Server is defined on the iPad you need to associate the hardware to the iTMC
configuration you created.
AndroidTMC Start Screen
The AndroidTMC Start Screen will show the registered ThinManager Server.
Touch the ThinManager Server to connect.
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Connecting Status
The AndroidTMC will connect to the ThinManager Server.
Select a Terminal to Replace
Once the AndroidTMC had connected to the ThinManager Server you will get the Select a Terminal to
Replace window. You may choose an existing terminal configuration or you may choose Create New
Terminal. If you choose Create New Terminal then a Terminal Configuration Wizard will launch on the
ThinManager Server that will let you configure the AndroidTMC as a new terminal.
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AndroidTMC Client
Once connected the Android device will display the applications assigned in ThinManager.
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15.
Active Directory and ThinManager Users
ThinManager 8.0 adds Active Directory integration to make user management easier. It is not full active
directory integration in the sense that there is still configuration for each user stored in the ThinManager
database. However, you can automatically synchronize AD users with the ThinManager database. Users
added to AD will be added to the ThinManager tree, users deleted from AD will be removed from the
ThinManager tree.
You can

Reference domain user account information in the Terminal Configuration Wizard

Reference domain user account information in the Terminal Server login.

Use domain accounts as TermSecure User accounts.
The ability to Reference domain accounts into TermSecure gives the administrator quite a few powerful
tools.

You can import a single Windows Security Group or multiple OU organizational units.

You can convert pre-existing TermSecure accounts to domain accounts.

You can manage and update passwords from ThinManager
For handling AD passwords there are two basic modes for TermSecure users:

No password stored. In this mode ThinManager does not keep/store the AD users password. The
user is prompted to enter the password when needed.

ThinManager maintains password. ThinManager can store the AD password, and manage the
password. This means that ThinManager will generate a new password and rotate the password
in AD when necessary. This allows you to conform to your standard password policy and still use
the account with ThinManager.
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Use of the Active Directory tools requires:

ThinManager 8 or later

The ThinManager Server (ThinServer) must be on a domain computer

The ThinManager Server user does not need to be a domain administrator. They do need to
know the password for any account they reference. Certain actions may require a domain
administrator login to complete.
Selecting Manage > Manage Accounts from the menu will open the Manage Active Directory
Accounts window. It will be empty until you reference user accounts from the Active Directory.
Manage Accounts with Empty Window
Manage Accounts with Populated Window
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15.1.
Using Active Directory for Terminal Server Account
The Windows login for the terminal is integrated with Active Directory on the Log In Information page of
the Terminal Configuration Wizard.
Terminal Server Name Page of Terminal Server Wizard
To reference an Active Directory account, select the Search button by the User Name field. This will
launch the Search for AD User window.
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Search for AD User Window
The Search for AD User Window has a Locations button that allows you to search sections of the Active
Directory tree by launching a Select AD Location to Search window.
Select AD Location to Search Window
Highlight the desired AD branch and select the OK button.
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Search for AD User Window
Highlighting an AD location on the Select AD Location to Search window will enter the location in the
Search for AD User window.
Select the Search button to populate the Search for AD User window.
Search for AD User Window
Select a user account from the Active Directory accounts and select the OK button to add them to the
User Name field on the Terminal Server Name page.
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Terminal Server Name Page
The Terminal Server Name page has a Password field. Enter the password for the AD user account and
select the Verify button.
Account Verify Dialog
If the password is incorrect a message will be displayed saying that the account is not valid.
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Account Verify Dialog
If the password is correct a message will be displayed saying that the account is valid.
You may proceed at this point.
Terminal Server Name Page
This shows the result of adding an Active Directory account as the administrative user for a Terminal
Server.
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15.2.
Using Active Directory for Terminal Users
The Windows login for the terminal is integrated with Active Directory on the Log In Information page of
the Terminal Configuration Wizard.
Log In Information Page of the Terminal Configuration Wizard
The Log In Information page has Search, Verify, and Password Options buttons.
The Search button will open will open the Search for AD User window.
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Search for AD User
The Search for AD User window allows you to reference users from the Active Directory.
Click the Locations… button to choose where to select users.
Select AD Location to Search
Clicking the Locations… button will launch the Select AD Location to Search window.
Highlight the domain branch you want to use and select the OK button.
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Search for AD User Window
Highlighting the domain branch you want to use and select the OK button will add the Location for the
search.
Selecting the Search button will fetch the user accounts and populate the Search for AD User window.
Populated Search for AD User Window
Highlight the domain user you want and select the OK button. This will reference the user for the terminal
log in account.
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Log In Information Page of the Terminal Configuration Wizard
Highlighting the domain user you want and selecting the OK button will load the domain user into the
Username field of the Log In Information window of the Terminal Configuration Wizard.
You can enter the password and select the Verify button to check its accuracy.
Account Verify Dialog
If the password is incorrect a message will be displayed saying that the account is not valid.
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Account Verify Dialog
If the password is correct a message will be displayed saying that the account is valid.
You may proceed at this point.
Terminal Server Name Page
This shows the result of adding an Active Directory account as the user account of a terminal.
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15.3.
Password and Account Management
ThinManager has tools to manage domain accounts and passwords.
15.3.1.
Active Directory - Manage Accounts Management
The first tool is the Manage Accounts tool.
Manage Active Directory Accounts
Selecting Manage > Manage Accounts will launch the Manage Active Directory Accounts window. It
lists all the AD user accounts that have been referenced in ThinManager.
Double click on an account to launch the Password Maintenance Options window.
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Password Maintenance Options Window
The Password Maintenance Options window allows you to have ThinManager manage the password
for the account.
Check the Allow ThinManager to manage password checkbox to add this account to the list of
managed accounts.
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Password Maintenance Options
Once the Allow ThinManager to manage password checkbox is checked you can use the system
defaults or uncheck the Use System Default Password Settings to customize the password settings.
The password settings include
Password Complexity Requirements:

Minimum Password Length – This is the minimum number of characters a password may have.

Maximum Password Length – This is the maximum number of characters a password may
have.
Password Maintenance:

Rotate Password every – This is the number of days before the password must be changed.
Select the OK button to accept the changes or select the Cancel button to close the dialog without
saving.
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Manage Active Directory Accounts
Once the Allow ThinManager to manage password checkbox is checked then the account will be
displayed as a managed account.
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15.3.2.
Active Directory – Convert Accounts
Domain accounts that were used in previous versions of ThinManager can be converted to a managed
account with the Convert function.
Legacy Domain Log In
This shows a domain account that was entered in an earlier version of ThinManager that didn’t have
Active Directory integration.
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Manage Active Directory Accounts
Open the Manage Active Directory Accounts window by selecting Manage > Manage Accounts.
Highlight the legacy account and select the Convert button.
This will launch the Convert Accounts to Managed Accounts window.
Convert Accounts to Managed Accounts Window
Highlight the legacy account and select the Convert button.
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Manage Active Directory Accounts Window
The Manage Active Directory Accounts Window will show that the account is now managed by
ThinManager.
Double click on a legacy domain account to launch the Password Maintenance Options window for that
account.
Password Maintenance Options Window
Once the Allow ThinManager to manage password checkbox is checked you can use the system
defaults or uncheck the Use System Default Password Settings to customize the password settings.
The password settings include
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Password Complexity Requirements:

Minimum Password Length – This is the minimum number of characters a password may have.

Maximum Password Length – This is the maximum number of characters a password may
have.
Password Maintenance:

Rotate Password every – This is the number of days before the password must be changed.
Re-synch Account Button – This will launch the Synchronize Active Directory Account window that
allows you to re-synchronize the password in ThinManager with the password in the Active Directory.
Select the OK button to accept the changes or select the Cancel button to close the dialog without
saving.
Selecting the Re-synch Account button will launch the Synchronize Active Directory Account window.
Synchronize Active Directory Account
Synchronizing the Active Directory account requires a Domain Administrator password. Enter domain
admin credentials.
You can have the ThinManager program automatically create a password by checking the Auto-Generate
Password checkbox.
You can create a password of your choosing by un-checking the Auto-Generate Password checkbox and
entering the password in the New Password field.
Select the OK button to synchronize the password or select the Cancel button to close the dialog without
saving.
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Password Reset Dialog
A dialog box will acknowledge a successful synchronization.
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15.3.3.
Active Directory - Synchronize Password
Selecting Manage > Synchronize Passwords will launch the Synchronize Active Directory
Passwords window.
Synchronize Active Directory Passwords Window
This allows the synchronization of passwords for many accounts at once.
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Active Directory Domain Administrator Log In Window
This action requires a Domain Administrator account.
Active Directory Domain Administrator Log In Window
Enter the credentials in the appropriate fields.
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Synchronizing Passwords Window
The selected accounts will have their passwords synchronized between ThinManager and the Active
Directory.
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15.3.4.
Active Directory - Settings
Selecting Manage > Settings (Active Directory) will launch the Active Directory System Settings
window.
Active Directory System Settings
The Settings (Active Directory) button launches the Active Directory System Settings window. This has
the settings for the passwords. They include:
Active Directory Default Password Settings

Password Change Interval – This is the number of days before the password must be changed.

Minimum Password Length – This is the minimum number of characters a password may have.

Maximum Password Length – This is the maximum number of characters a password may
have.
Active Directory Synchronization Mode

Choose AD Synchronization Mode – This is used when batch creating TermSecure Users. You
may generate users from one Windows Security Group or multiple Organizational Units.

Synchronize every X Minutes – This is how often that ThinManager will synchronize with the
Active Directory. Password communication is encrypted for security.

Start Sync Now – This will manually start the synchronization between the ThinManager Server
and the Active Directory.
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16. TermSecure Overview
TermSecure is a ThinManager feature that allows users to use a ThinManager Ready thin client to
access user-specific or terminal-specific Display Clients. This does not replace the Windows logon, but
adds an additional layer of security and control to the Window login.
16.1.
TermSecure Functions
TermSecure has two main functions, hiding applications from unauthorized users and deploying
applications to a user at any location.

SecureAccess or Permission Deployed Applications: You can assign a display client to a
terminal and keep it hidden from operators with Permissions.
A user with the proper TermSecure credentials will be able to reveal and access the hidden
application.
An example would be a recipe program that would allow a supervisor to initiate a product change.
This belongs to the station on the floor but you want to prevent users from initiating the change.

SmartContext or User-specific Applications: You can assign Display Clients to a TermSecure
user and they can get access to it from any terminal in the system. This can be initiated by either
manual login or the use of an authentication device.
This allows a user to leave one terminal, logon to a different terminal, and reconnect to their
session, essentially having the session follow him from terminal to terminal.
An example would assign a session with reports to a quality control worker who could login
anywhere and retrieve their reports.
SecureAccess or Permission Deployed Applications are controlled with Permissions. This is covered
in Using Access Group Permissions on page 299.
SmartContext or User-specific Applications are controlled by adding the Display Client to the
TermSecure User configuration. This is covered in Using TermSecure to Provide Roaming Applications
on page 318.
16.2.
User Accounts in TermSecure
TermSecure has three user account strategies.

The application can belong to the terminal and TermSecure is used to grant access to the
application assigned to the terminal. The TermSecure account doesn’t need to tie to a Windows
account.

The applications can be assigned to a specific user who needs to use their Windows account to
access their applications. The TermSecure account is created to match the user’s Windows
account.

The applications can be assigned to a specific user. Instead of the Windows account matching
the TermSecure account, the TermSecure User is assigned a different aliased Windows account
to hide the credentials from the user.
The user account s will be covered in TermSecure Users on page 266.
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16.3.
Deploying TermSecure Quick List
TermSecure may require a number of steps to configure and deploy:

TermSecure Access Groups can to be created to use Permissions (optional).

Terminals can be assigned TermSecure Access Groups to limit access to specific users
(optional).

Display Clients can be assigned TermSecure Access Groups to limit access to specific users
(optional).

TermSecure Users need to be created (required).

TermSecure Users can be assigned to TermSecure Access Groups (optional).

A Login strategy needs to be put in place. The TermSecure User can use the Terminal Login, a
TermSecure login, or a Windows login to access the terminal servers (required).

USB drives and ProxCards, if used, need to have the identification number entered in their
configuration (optional).

The TermSecure User can then login to a ThinManager Ready thin client using TermSecure.
TermSecure prompts the TermSecure User to login to the terminal servers using a Windows User
account, or it will pass the pre-configured Windows User account information to the terminal
server for auto-login, based on the login strategy selected.

The TermSecure User is granted access to all Display Clients that share the same TermSecure
Access as the TermSecure User, and is denied access to Display Clients that they don’t share a
TermSecure Access Group membership.
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16.4.
TermSecure User Configuration Wizard
This section will show the TermSecure User Configuration Wizard that allows you to create and
configure TermSecure Users.
Open the TermSecure User tree by clicking on the TermSecure User icon at the bottom of the
ThinManager tree.
TermSecure User Tree
Right click on the TermSecure Users branch of the ThinManager tree and select the Add User
command to open the TermSecure User Configuration Wizard.
The first page of the TermSecure User Configuration Wizard is the TermSecure User Information
page that creates the TermSecure User account.
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TermSecure User Information
Selecting the Active Directory User checkbox allows you to draw the user account from the Active
Directory. See Create the TermSecure User using Active Directory on page 272.
Unselecting the Active Directory User checkbox allows you to create a TermSecure User with a different
name than its Windows account. See Create the TermSecure User with a Non-Domain Windows Account
on page 270.
Select the Next button to continue the wizard.
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Card/Badge Information
You can tie a TermSecure User to a HID card and validate with a card scan or you can associate a user
fingerprint to the account and have a fingerprint scan validate the user.
These methods are covered in Card Readers and Fingerprint Scanners on page 335.
Select the Next button to continue.
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Display Client Selection Window
The Display Client Selection window has one setting, Add User-specific Display Clients?

If No is selected for Add User-specific Display Clients? then the user will only be able to
access display clients that belong to the terminal they log in to. This is used with Permissions to
grant access to applications hidden with Access Group Permissions.

If Yes is selected for Add User-specific Display Clients? then the user can be assigned display
client of their own that they can access from any terminal that has TermSecure enabled. You may
also assign the user Permissions to let them access hidden applications.
Select the Next button to continue.
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Display Client Specification Page
The Display Client Specification page allows Display Clients to be assigned to the TermSecure User if
the Add User specific Display Clients? radio button is set to Yes.
Move a Display Client you want the TermSecure User to use into the Selected Display Clients list by
double-clicking on it in the Available Display Clients list or by highlighting it and clicking the Right
Arrow button.
To add a new Display Client, select the Edit Display Clients button to launch the Display Client Wizard.
See Display Client List for details.
Select the Next button to continue.
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Terminal Interface Options
The Terminal Interface Options page sets the menus and hotkeys for the TermSecure User so a
terminal using MultiSession will need to have a method to switch between sessions. This is similar to the
page in the Terminal Configuration Wizard.
Group Selector Options allow on-screen switching of sessions.
Use Terminal Settings - This checkbox, when selected, will let the TermSecure User inherit the
properties that were configured for use with the terminal.

Show Group Selector on Terminal - This checkbox, if selected, will display an on-screen dropdown menu that can be activated by mouse.

Enable Tiling - This checkbox, if selected, allows the sessions to be tiled so that the user can
make a visual selection of the desired selection.

Screen Edge Group Selection - This checkbox, if selected, will activate a feature that will switch
windows if the mouse is moved off screen.

Selector Options - This button, if selected, will launch the Group Selector Options window.
 Tiling Options - This button, if selected, will launch the Tile Options window.
The Main Menu Options button will launch the Main Menu Options window that allows configuration of
the TermSecure Main Menu.
Select the Next button to continue.
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Terminal Hotkey Options
Terminal Hotkeys on the Hotkey Configuration page allows the selection of keyboard combinations
that allow switching between sessions. This is similar to the page in the Terminal Configuration Wizard.
Use Terminal Settings - This checkbox, when selected, will let the TermSecure User inherit the
properties that were configured for use with the terminal. If unselected the user receives the settings as
configured for them.

Enable Instant Failover Hotkeys - This checkbox, if selected, allows the hot key switching
between the two active sessions of a Display Client that is using Instant Failover.

Enable Group Hotkeys - This checkbox, if selected, allows the hot key switching between
different sessions of a terminal using MultiSession.

Enable Tiling Hotkey – This checkbox, if selected, allows SessionTiling to be activated by a
hotkey combination.
Selecting the Change Hotkeys button when Enable Instant Failover Hotkeys is selected will allow the
hotkeys to be changed from the default.
Select the Next button to continue.
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User Options
The User Options page has a few options for the user experience.
Log In / Log Out Options

Inactivity Timeout - TermSecure will log a TermSecure Users off the terminal after this much
inactive time has passed.

Reset Sessions at Logout - This checkbox, if selected, will logoff a session when the
TermSecure User logs off.

Activate User Group at Log In - This checkbox, if selected, will display the TermSecure User’s
first Display Client when the user logs in to the terminal.
User Schedule

Set Schedule -
Selecting the Schedule button on the User Options page will launch the Event Schedule window and
allow a schedule to be created for terminal events.
See Terminal Schedule for details.
Terminal Effects

Enable Terminal Effects - This allows the use of Terminal Effects. This currently includes sliding
Windows and message rollups.
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Shadowing


Allow terminal to be shadowed - This drop-down box allows the configuration of Shadowing
Options.
o
No - Prevents the TermSecure Users from being shadowed.
o
Ask - Will display a message window that will prompt for a positive response before the
shadowing is allowed.
o
Warn - Will display a message window alerting the terminal that it is to be shadowed, but
doesn’t require a positive response before the shadowing is allowed.
o
Yes - Allows shadowing to occur without warning or recipient input.
Allow Interactive Shadow - This checkbox, if selected, will allow members with Interactive
Shadow privileges to shadow this TermSecure User.
Shadowing is initiated from the Shadow tab on the Details pane of the ThinManager program.
Unselecting this will prevent shadowing from within ThinManager.
Select Finish to finish the configuration.
Select the Finish button to accept the changes.
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17. TermSecure Users Accounts
TermSecure User accounts may grant the user access to a restricted program or may give a user a
program session that follows them from terminal to terminal. The terminal will not display restricted
applications until an appropriate TermSecure User has logged in.
There are several methods of TermSecure User creation.

Users can be created without being tied to a Window account. They are assigned membership in
an Access Group. This gives them a Permission level to access display clients that are hidden by
Access Groups

Users can be created and tied to non-domain Windows user accounts.

Users can be created from Active Directory user accounts.
Note: TermSecure Users need to be associated with a Windows account if they are to access a display
client that is assigned to them and not the terminal.
Using Access Groups and Permissions to control application access is discussed in Using Access Group
Permissions on page 299.
Assigning specific applications to an individual TermSecure User is discussed in Using TermSecure to
Provide Roaming Applications on page 318.
Creating a TermSecure User who is not a member of a domain is discussed in Create the TermSecure
User with a Non-Domain on page 270
Using Active Directory to create TermSecure User accounts will be discussed in Create the TermSecure
User using Active Directory on page 272.
Create the TermSecure User using Active Directory on page 272 contains the entire TermSecure User
wizard.
Using Card Readers with TermSecure Users is covered in Card and Badge Configuration for a
TermSecure User on page 335.
Using Fingerprint Scanners for TermSecure Users is covered in Fingerprint Reader on page 351.
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17.1.
TermSecure User without Windows Accounts
If the TermSecure User is only accessing Terminal-specific display clients and not launching display
clients of their own then the TermSecure User does not need to be tied to a Windows account.
Open the TermSecure User tree by clicking on the TermSecure User icon at the bottom of the
ThinManager tree.
TermSecure User Tree
Right click on the TermSecure Users branch of the ThinManager tree and select the Add User
command to open the TermSecure User Configuration Wizard.
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TermSecure User Configuration Wizard
The TermSecure User Configuration Wizard allows a TermSecure User to be created and configured.
If the TermSecure User is only accessing Terminal-specific display clients and not launching display
clients of their own then the TermSecure User does not need to be tied to a Windows account.
Uncheck the Active Directory User checkbox.
Enter a user name in the User Name field.
Select the Permission button to launch the Permission window.
Note: The full description of the TermSecure User Configuration Wizard is described in TermSecure User
Configuration Wizard on page 257.
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Permissions Window
Add your TermSecure Access Group to your created user by double clicking on the Access Group in the
Available text box to move it to the Member Of list.
Select the OK button to accept the changes.
These are the only settings needed for a TermSecure User to unlock hidden applications, a TermSecure
User name and membership in a TermSecure Access Group. The wizard has other settings that will be
described in TermSecure User Configuration Wizard on page 257.
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17.2.
Create the TermSecure User with a Non-Domain Windows Account
The first page of the TermSecure User Configuration Wizard is the TermSecure User Information
page that creates the TermSecure User account.
TermSecure User Information Page
To create a TermSecure User that is not an Active Directory user you first uncheck the Active Directory
User checkbox.
Enter a name in the User Name field.
Enter a password in the Password and Verify Password fields.
Note: This is not a Windows account but is a TermSecure account to be used within ThinManager.
Select the Permissions button to launch the Permissions window.
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Permissions Window
Add your TermSecure Access Group to your created user by double clicking on the Access Group in the
Available text box to move it to the Member Of list.
Select the OK button to accept the changes.
These are the only settings needed for a TermSecure User to unlock hidden applications, a TermSecure
User name and membership in a TermSecure Access Group. The wizard has other settings that will be
described in the next section.
Note: The full description of the TermSecure User Configuration Wizard is described in TermSecure User
Configuration Wizard on page 257.
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17.3.
Create the TermSecure User using Active Directory
ThinManager Active Directory integration allows a TermSecure User to have its Windows user account
drawn from the Active Directory. You allow ThinManager to store the password to streamline password
management.
The first page of the TermSecure User Configuration Wizard is the TermSecure User Information
page that creates the TermSecure User account.
TermSecure User Information
Selecting the Active Directory User checkbox allows you to draw the user account from the Active
Directory.
Select the Search button to begin the Active Directory process by launching the Search for AD User
window.
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Search for AD User Window
Select the Locations button on the Search for AD User window to choose a location.
This will launch the Select AD Location to Search window.
Select AD Location to Search Window
Highlight the AD location you want to select the user from and select the OK button. This will enter the
location into the Locations field in the Search for AD User window.
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Search for AD User Window – Location Selected
Once the Location has been selected click the Search button to populate the user field with users from
the highlighted location.
Search for AD User Window – Users
Highlight the desired user account from the Active Directory members and select the OK button. This will
enter the user account in the AD User Name field of the TermSecure User Information page.
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TermSecure User Information Window
This shows an Active Directory user in the AD User Name field.
Select the Permission button to apply membership in Access Groups as shown in Using Access Group
Permissions to Deploy Apps on page 299.
Select the Finish button if you only need a Permission applied.
Select the Next button if you want to apply user-specific display clients.
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Active Directory Password Page
The Active Directory Password page has an Allow ThinManager to store password checkbox. If this
is unchecked then ThinManager does not store the account and you must enter a password each time
the session logs on. This is fine if you are logging in with a TermSecure password anyhow.
If the Allow ThinManager to store password checkbox is checked then you can have the Windows
password stored in ThinManager. This allows a fingerprint scan to send the Windows password
automatically for authentication.
If the Allow ThinManager to store password checkbox is checked you can use the system defaults or
uncheck the Use System Default Password Settings to customize the password settings.
The password settings include
Password Complexity Requirements:

Minimum Password Length – This is the minimum number of characters a password may have.

Maximum Password Length – This is the maximum number of characters a password may
have.
Password Maintenance:

Rotate Password every – This is the number of days before the password must be changed.
Enter a the user password in the Password field and select the Verify button.
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Account Verify Dialog - Fail
Selecting the Verify button will check your password against the Active Directory. If it is incorrect it will
show a failed dialog.
Account Verify Dialog - Pass
If the password is correct the dialog will show a positive result.
The rest of the TermSecure User Configuration Wizard follows the instructions in TermSecure User
Configuration Wizard on page 257.
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17.4.
TermSecure Groups
TermSecure Users can be organized into TermSecure User Groups, just as Terminals can be organized
into Terminal Groups. This section will show the configuration of a TermSecure User Group.
The TermSecure Users Group Configuration Wizard can be launched by right clicking on the
TermSecure Users branch of the tree and selecting Add TermSecure User Group.
Add User Group Command
TermSecure User Groups are defined using the TermSecure User Configuration Wizard. It is launched
by selecting the User icon at the bottom of the ThinManager tree, right clicking on the TermSecure User
branch, and selecting Add User Group.
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ThinManager User Information
The TermSecure User Group, like the Terminal Group, has a Group Setting checkbox. Selecting the
Group Setting checkbox will apply the setting to all members of the group.
The Permission button allows you to apply permissions to the group.
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Permissions Window
Highlight the desired permission and move it to the Member Of list to add.
Highlight the group and check the Also apply to users in group checkbox to apply the permission to all
group members.
Click the OK button to close and apply.
Select Next on the TermSecure User Group Information page to go to the Display Client Selection
page.
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ThinManager User Information
Select Yes to specify Display Clients for this user.
Select Next to go to the Display Client Specification page.
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ThinManager User Information
Select the display clients for the group and move them to the Selected Display Clients list by double
clicking on them.
Select the Group Settings checkbox.
Select Next to continue the group configuration.
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Windows Log In Information Page
The Windows Log In Information page has a Group Setting checkbox for the Use Terminal
Configuration Login Information checkbox and Same as TermSecure User username/password
checkbox.
The Username and Password fields are inactive because every user needs a unique Windows account
and so a group setting isn’t allowed.
The rest of the wizard follows the TermSecure User Configuration wizard. Select the Next button to
continue or select the Finish button to close and save the settings.
Note: Any member of this group will receive the Group Settings. Change a Group Setting will change that
Group Setting for all members.
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17.5.
Shortcut Method of Adding TermSecure Access Groups
Members can be added to TermSecure Access Groups quickly through the TermSecure Access Group
Wizard.
Open the TermSecure Access Group Wizard by selecting Manage> Access Groups from the
ThinManager menu.
This will launch the Access Groups window.
Access Groups Window
TermSecure Access groups can be added, deleted, or edited by highlighting the access group and
selecting the appropriate button.
Highlight the desired TermSecure Access Group and select the Edit button.
Access Group Window
Select the Edit Members button to launch the Access Group Members window.
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Access Group Members Window
Select the Terminals, Display Clients, or TermSecure Users radio button to configure that category
and select the Add button.
Select Terminal Window
A Select window will be displayed with a tree of the configured terminals and terminal groups.
Select the desired TermSecure User and select OK for each addition.
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Access Group Members
The Access Group Members window will show the members of the TermSecure Access Group. These
can be removed by highlighting and selecting the Remove button.
Display Clients and TermSecure Users can be added by the same process of adding.
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17.6.
Adding a TermSecure User to a TermSecure User Group
TermSecure Users can be added to the TermSecure Group.
Create a new TermSecure User by right clicking on the TermSecure Users branch in the ThinManager
tree and select the Add TermSecure User option.
TermSecure User Information Page
Enter a name for the TermSecure User in the User Name field.
Select the Change Group button.
This will launch the Choose User Group window.
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Choose User Group Window
Highlight your TermSecure Users Group and select OK to close the window and accept the changes.
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TermSecure User Information Page
The TermSecure User Group will now be displayed in the Group field.
Select the Finish button to accept the configuration.
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Group Membership
Once a TermSecure User has joined a group it will be displayed in the tree under the group.
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17.7.
Batch Create TermSecure Users using Active Directory OU
You can create TermSecure Users in a batch, either by selecting one Windows Security Group or multiple
Active Directory organizational units (OU).
You can select multiple OUs but only one Security Group because a user can only reside in one OU but
they can be members in multiple Security Groups. Limiting to a single Security Group prevent duplicate
accounts.
Active Directory System Settings
Select Manage > Active Directory Settings to launch the Active Directory System Settings window.
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Active Directory System Settings window
Select either Organizational Unit or Security Group in the Choose AD Synchronization Mode dropdown.
This manual will show the batch creation of TermSecure Users using Active Directory Organizational
Units.
Select OK to close.
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Add User Group Command
TermSecure User Groups are defined using the TermSecure User Configuration Wizard. It is launched
by selecting the User icon at the bottom of the ThinManager tree, right clicking on the TermSecure User
branch, and selecting Add User Group.
This will launch the TermSecure User Configuration Wizard for the TermSecure User Group.
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TermSecure User Group Information Page
Check the AD Synchronization Group checkbox on the TermSecure User Group Information page.
This will change the User Name field to an Organizational Unit field.
TermSecure User Group Information Page
Select the Search button to launch the Select AD Location to Search window.
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Select AD Location to Search Window
The Select AD Location to Search window will list the Organizational Units for the domain that the
ThinManager Server is a member.
Highlight the desired Organizational Unit and select the OK button.
TermSecure User Group
This will name the TermSecure User Group after the Organizational Unit. Select Next.
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Group Settings
Once a TermSecure User Group is created a Group Setting checkbox appears on each page. Selecting
this checkbox will apply the setting to all members of the group. This speeds configuration by have a
change applied to all members at once.
You may select Finish now or select Next to complete the entire wizard.
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TestOU_1 TermSecure User Group
Once the Finish button is selected the TermSecure User Group will be created. It may take some time to
populate the TermSecure User Group depending on the Active Directory size.
Once populated all members of the Organizational Unit will show up as members of the TermSecure User
Group.
Users added to AD will be added to the ThinManager tree, users deleted from AD will be removed from
the ThinManager tree.
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TermSecure User Group Created but Not Populated
One way to see if the users are created is to monitor the Total Users count by highlighting the
TermSecure User branch in the ThinManager tree.
When the TermSecure User group is first created it won’t have an expansion box and the user count
won’t have increased.
TermSecure User Group Created and Populated
Once ThinManager has imported the TermSecure Users the user count will increase and the expansion
box will appear.
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18. Using Access Group Permissions to Deploy Apps
SecureAccess provides terminal-specific Applications. This allows you to assign an application to a
terminal and hide it with permissions. It will only be revealed when a user logs in with the appropriate
permission set.
Steps:

Create a TermSecure Access Group

Add the Access group to a Display Client

Configure a terminal for TermSecure

Create a TermSecure User and apply TermSecure Access Group permissions

Login and log out of TermSecure
These steps are best illustrated in an example. This section will use these for demonstration:
TermSecure Access Group
Display Client
TermSecure User
Maintenance
Form01
Mike, Matt, Bob
Supervisor
Form02
Steve, Sam, Bob
18.1.
Create Access Group
TermSecure Access Groups are created in the Access Group window. Open it by selecting
Manage>Access Groups from the ThinManager menu.
Access Group Window with Default Groups
The Access Group window shows the default Access Groups.
Select the Add button to open the Access Group window.
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Access Group Popup
Enter the name of the Access Group you wish to add. Maintenance is used in this example.
Select the OK button to add the group.
Access Groups Window
The Access Groups window will show the added TermSecure Access Groups.
18.1.1.
Create Access Group using Windows Security Group
TermSecure Access Groups can be created using Windows Security Groups. Open the Access Group
window by selecting Manage>Access Groups from the ThinManager menu.
The Access Groups window shows the default Access Groups.
Select the Add button on the Access Groups window to launch the Access Group window.
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Access Group Creation Wizard
The Access Group window has a Select Windows Security Group button that launches the Select AD
Locations to Search window.
Select AD Locations to Search
The Select AD Location to Search window will be displayed.
Select the Users group and expand the tree.
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Select AD Locations to Search
The Windows User Groups will be shown once the Users branch is expanded. Select a Windows Group
to add as a ThinManager Access Group and select the OK button.
Access Groups
The Windows User Group will be added to the ThinManager Access Groups.
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18.2.
Add Access Group to a Display Client
You need to add the Access Group to the Display Client that you want to hide from un-authorized users.
This example will use Form1 and Form02.
Double click on the desired display client in the ThinManager tree to launch the Display Client Wizard.
Client Name Page of the Terminal Configuration Wizard
Select the Permissions button on the Client Name page to open the Permissions window.
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Display Client with Permissions Window
Display clients are members of the Unrestricted group by default.
Remove Unrestricted from the Member Of list by highlighting it and selecting the left arrow or double
clicking.
New Group Membership
Add the desired Access Group to the Member Of list by highlighting it and selecting the right arrow or
double clicking. A display client can have several TermSecure Access Groups added to it.
The Permissions window will show the TermSecure Access Group membership.
Select the OK button to accept the change.
Select the Finish button to close the Display Client Wizard and accept the changes.
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Display Client Configuration Properties
You can see TermSecure membership quickly by highlighting the display client in the Display Client tree
and selecting the Configuration tab. The TermSecure Access Group membership is at the bottom.
This was repeated to assign Supervisors to Form02 for this example.
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18.3.
Configure Terminals for TermSecure
Each terminal can be configured to allow TermSecure logins.
Double-click on a terminal in the ThinManager tree to open the Terminal Configuration Wizard.
Default Terminal Permissions
Terminals are members of the Unrestricted Access Group by default. This allows any user to use the
terminal. Leave it this way unless you want to require a TermSecure login to allow any access at all.
TermSecure Access is configured on the Terminal Mode Selection window.
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Terminal Mode Selection
Select the Enable TermSecure checkbox to enable TermSecure logins on the terminal.
Note: You must use Display Clients with TermSecure.
Select Next and navigate to the Display Client Selection page.
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Display Client Selection
Add the display clients to the terminal. In this example HMI_1 is Unrestricted, Form01 is restricted to
Maintenance, and Form02 is restricted to Supervisors.
Select Next and navigate to the Terminal Interface Options page.
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Terminal Interface Options Page
When Enable TermSecure is selected on the Terminal Mode Selection page, a Main Menu Options
button will be displayed on the Terminal Interface Options page.
The Main Menu Options configures the TermSecure Login Menu.
Select the Main Menu Options button to launch the Main Menu Options window.

The Allow reboot/restart checkbox will add Reboot and Restart to the menu.

The Show Main Menu on Selector checkbox will add the TermSecure Main Menu to the
Display Client drop-down selector.

The Show Virtual Keyboard checkbox will show a virtual keyboard to the login process.
 Use the Show Virtual Keyboard to display an on screen keyboard for touch screens.
Select the OK button to accept the changes.
Select Next on the Terminal Interface Options page to navigate to the Hotkey Configuration page.
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Hotkey Configuration Page
When Enable TermSecure is selected on the Terminal Mode Selection page, an Enable Main Menu
Hotkey checkbox is displayed on the Hotkey Configuration page. This allows you to set a keyboard
hotkey to launch the TermSecure menu.
Select Finish to apply the changes.
Reboot the terminal after changes are made.
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18.4.
TermSecure Results
This example has the following created:
TermSecure Access Group
Display Client
TermSecure User
Maintenance
Form01
Mike, Matt, Bob
Supervisor
Form02
Steve, Sam, Bob
The 02_Terminal and 04_ Terminal are using TermSecure with the unrestricted HMI_1 display client and
the restricted Form01 and Form02 display clients.
ThinManager Shadow of Thin Client Example
The example shows the ThinManager tree and the shadowed display of the thin client.

The Terminal tree shows three display clients assigned to 4_Terminal. The lightning bolt
indicator for the hidden display clients are red to show that it doesn’t have a connection. Only
HMI_1 is visible on the terminal because it is unrestricted.

The picture shows the group selector in the shadow and displays the “public” display client in
the selector, along with the option to launch the Main Menu.
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18.5.
Logging On to TermSecure
To log in a TermSecure User on a terminal, go to a terminal that has the Enable TermSecure checkbox
selected on the Terminal Mode Specification page.
You can log in by:

Opening the display client selector drop-down and selecting Main Menu.

Typing the CTL+m hotkey to launch the Main Menu if the hotkey checkbox was selected..
The Main Menu will be displayed on the terminal.
TermSecure Main Menu
Select the Log In button to login.
TermSecure Log On Screen with Virtual Keyboard
A virtual keyboard will be displayed if Show Virtual Keyboard was selected on the Main Menu Options
window when configuring the terminal for TermSecure on the Terminal Interface Options page.
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TermSecure Log On Screen
Enter your TermSecure User name in the Enter User Name field.
Select OK.
Password Screen
Enter the password in the field.
Select the OK button.
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ThinManager with TermSecure Log On
The example shows Matt logged in to the terminal.
Notice that the Terminal displays the name of the TermSecure User in parentheses.
Notice that the group selector on the shadowed terminal now has the hidden display client showing in the
drop-down selector. The lightning bolt indication now shows a connection.
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TermSecure User Tree
The TermSecure User tree will list the users.
A user that is logged in to a terminal with TermSecure will show a different icon and will show the name of
the terminal that it is logged in to.
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Membership in Multiple TermSecure Access Groups
A TermSecure User can be a member of multiple TermSecure Access Groups.
In this example Bob is a member of both Maintenance and Supervisors. When he is logged in the
display clients for both Maintenance and Supervisors are displayed. They will be hidden when he logs
off.
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18.6.
Logging Out
The TermSecure User can be logged out by:

Opening the TermSecure Main Menu on the terminal and selecting Log Off.

Right clicking on the TermSecure User in the ThinManager tree and selecting Logoff User.

Restarting or rebooting the terminal that has a TermSecure User logged in.
Main Menu
The Switch User button will log off the TermSecure User and disconnect any sessions from Display
Clients assigned to the user. It opens the Login screen for another TermSecure User.
The Log Off button will log off the TermSecure User and log off any sessions form Display Clients
assigned to the user and return to the terminal’s display.
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19. Using TermSecure to Provide Roaming Applications
The second function of TermSecure is to allow a user to access their applications from any terminal. You
do this by creating a TermSecure User and assigning a Display Client to the user. The session resides on
the terminal server but is able to be accessed from any terminal configured with TermSecure.
Each TermSecure User that is assigned its own Display Client needs to be tied to a Windows account to
authenticate the Windows login.
There are four methods of Windows Logins for a TermSecure User:

Use the Terminal Login

Use a TermSecure User account that matches a Windows User account

Use an aliased Windows account.

A blank Windows account
19.1.
Using TermSecure to Provide Roaming Applications
Each TermSecure User that has its own display client assigned need to be tied to a Windows User
account.
19.1.1.
Use Terminal Configuration Login Information checkbox
The TermSecure User can use the terminal’s username and password to auto-log on to the terminal
server. To do this, check the Use Terminal Configuration Login Information checkbox
Since a different account is used at each terminal this doesn’t keep a consistent session for the
TermSecure User.
19.1.2.
Same as TermSecure User username/password checkbox.
The TermSecure User can use the TermSecure User username and password to auto-log on to the
terminal server. To do this, check the Same as TermSecure User username/password checkbox.
The TermSecure User username and password must match a Windows User username and password to
get authenticated by Windows.
If the TermSecure User is selected from the Active Directory then this is the default behavior.
19.1.3.
Use the Username and Password fields.
The TermSecure User can use an aliased username and password to auto-log on to the terminal server.
To do this, use the fields for the Username, Password, and Domain that are provided.
This allows you to tie the TermSecure User account to a different Windows account. This allows you to
alias the login, hiding the actual Windows account from the user.
19.1.4.
Blank Username and Password fields.
The TermSecure User can be required to manually log onto the terminal servers. To do this, leave the
checkboxes unchecked and the Username, Password, and Domain empty.
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Three Window Login Methods
The Windows Log In Information page of the TermSecure User Configuration Wizard.
This page will not be displayed if the TermSecure User is selected from the Active Directory then this is
the default behavior.
Number 1 is the Use Terminal Configuration Login Information checkbox for section 19.1.1
Number 2 is the Same as TermSecure User username/password checkbox for section 19.1.2.
Number 3 is the Username, Password, and Domain fields for sections 19.1.3 and 19.1.4
.
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Add User Command on the TermSecure User Tree
Launch the TermSecure User Configuration Wizard by right clicking on the TermSecure Users branch
of the ThinManager tree and selecting Add TermSecure User.
Note: The complete TermSecure User Configuration Wizard is shown in TermSecure User Configuration
Wizard on page 257.
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TermSecure User Information Page
If you select the Active Directory User checkbox and use the Search button to select an Active
Directory user then the TermSecure User name will match the Windows account.
Active Directory Password Page
If you check the Allow ThinManager to store password checkbox and verify the password then
ThinManager can store the password allowing the TermSecure User to loogin without entering the
password. This can be helpful using the DigitalPersona UareU Fingerprint Reader.
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TermSecure User Information Page
If you unselect the Active Directory User checkbox then you can manually name the TermSecure User.
This can match a Windows account, or be a TermSecure only name.
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Display Client Selection
The Display Client Selection page allows Display Clients to be assigned to the TermSecure User. When
the TermSecure User logs onto a terminal, these Display Clients will be available on the terminal for him.
Add User specific Display Clients? - This setting will allow the selection of Display Clients for the
TermSecure User that will be opened when the TermSecure User logs in to the terminal.
Select Yes to specify Display Clients for this user.
If you select No then the TermSecure User will only display the terminal display clients and won’t need
tied to a Windows account.
Select the Next button to continue with the configuration.
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Display Client Specification Page
The Display Client Specification page allows Display Clients to be assigned to the TermSecure User.
Move display clients you want the TermSecure User to use, Form03 in this example, by double-clicking
on it in the Available Display Clients list, or by highlighting it and clicking the Right Arrow button.
Select the Next button to continue with the configuration.
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Windows Login Information
The Windows Log In Information page allows the configuration of how the TermSecure User will log on
to the Windows terminal servers.
There are several Windows login options for the TermSecure User that were discussed earlier. To use the
Windows account as the TermSecure User you need to check the Same as TermSecure User
username/password checkbox.
The Domain field is included to use domain authentication.
Select the Next button to continue with the configuration.
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Windows Login Information
The Windows Log In Information page allows the configuration of how the TermSecure User will log on
to the Windows terminal servers.
Enter the Windows account that you will use for the TermSecure User in the Username and Password
fields.

Enter a Windows account on the Windows Log In Information page and keep it secret from
the TermSecure User. They will think their TermSecure User account is providing the
access.
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Pre-Configured Windows Accounts
The alias lets you reuse Windows accounts without having to customize for every temporary user. It also
lets hide the actual account to prevent them from using it improperly.
In this example the administrator has pre-configured five Contractor accounts and applied the needed
group policy. Instead of creating a new account for every temporary contractor the administrator can tie a
TermSecure User for the new worked to an established pre-configured Windows account.
Select the Next button on Windows Log In Information page to continue with the configuration.
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ThinManager with TermSecure Log On
Open ThinManager and select the TermSecure User tree.
The tree shows TermSecure Users.
Pburns is a Windows account that is a member of the Foreman group and has the Foreman permission
from that group. He has the Maintenance permission added individually, along with Form03 added as its
personal display client.
These accounts are created and can be logged on through a terminal.
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19.2.
Logging On
To log in a TermSecure User on a terminal, go to a terminal that has the Enable TermSecure checkbox
selected on the Terminal Mode Specification page.
You can log in by:
 Opening the display client selector and selecting Main Menu.

Typing the CTL+m hotkey to launch the Main Menu.
The Main Menu will be displayed on the terminal.
TermSecure Main Menu
Select the Log In button to login.
TermSecure Log On Screen
Enter your TermSecure User name in the Enter User Name field.
Select OK.
Password Screen
Enter the TermSecure password in the field.
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Windows Password Screen
If the Window password isn’t supplied by the TermSecure User configuration the terminal will display a
login window requesting the Windows password.
Select the OK button.
TermSecure User Logged On Successfully
In this example the user logged on with the TermSecure User account that matches their Windows
account.
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The terminal shows the changed icon and the name of the TermSecure user. The user’s personal display
client is displayed.
19.3.
Logging Out
The TermSecure User can be logged out by:

Opening the TermSecure Main Menu on the terminal and selecting Log Off.

Right clicking on the TermSecure User in the ThinManager tree and selecting Logoff User.

Restarting or rebooting the terminal that has a TermSecure User logged in.
Main Menu
The Switch User button will log off the TermSecure User and disconnect any sessions from Display
Clients assigned to the user. It opens the Login screen for another TermSecure User.
The Log Off button will log off the TermSecure User and log off any sessions form Display Clients
assigned to the user and return to the terminal’s display.
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19.4.
TermSecure User Schedule
TermSecure Users and TermSecure User Groups have a schedule on the User Options page of the
TermSecure User Configuration Wizard.
TermSecure User Terminal Configuration Wizard – User Options Page
Check the Set Schedule checkbox and select the Schedule button to launch the Event Schedule
window.
Note: The Schedule for TermSecure User Groups is the same as for individual TermSecure Users. It has
an advantage of applying the scheduled events to a whole group of users instead of requiring a
configuration for each event on each user.
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Event Schedule
The Event Schedule will list events for the TermSecure User or TermSecure User group. It has four
buttons:

The Add button will launch a Schedule window to allow an event to be configured.

The Edit button will allow a highlighted event to be changed.

The Delete button will remove a highlighted event.

The OK button will accept changes and close the Event Schedule window.
Events can be added by selecting the Add button to launch the Schedule window.
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Schedule Window
The Schedule window has several configuration settings.
Event Type is a drop-down box that allows event selection:

Disable User - This will prevent a user from logging in through TermSecure or will disconnect an
existing session.

Enable User - This will allow a user to become active again.
The Repeat Interval radio buttons allow the event in the Event Type drop-down to be run Once Only,
Weekly/Daily, Monthly, or Yearly.

Selecting Once Only will show a Select Date field for the event.

Selecting Weekly/Daily will show a Weekly Schedule list for the event to run. The Every Day
button will select all the days in the list.

Selecting Monthly will show a Select Day of Month field for the event.

Selecting Yearly will show a Select Date field for the event.

The Time field allows the selection of the time that the event should occur.
Select the OK button to close the Schedule window.
Select Add to add another event to the Event Schedule or select OK to close the Event Schedule
window and return to the terminal configuration.
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20. Card Readers and Fingerprint Scanners
20.1.
Card and Badge Configuration for a TermSecure User
ThinManager has the ability to use Prox (proximity) cards for TermSecure logins. This requires:

Adding a card reader to the ThinManager Ready thin client

Adding the card reader module to the terminal configuration

Associating the card number to the TermSecure User configuration.
ThinManager has support for the RF Ideas Inc. serial RDR-6081AK2 pcProx card reader and the USB
RDR-6081AKU and RDR-80582AK0 pcProx card reader (www.rfideas.com).
20.1.1.
Configure a Terminal with the Card Reader Module
Open the Terminal Configuration Wizard by double clicking on the terminal in the tree.
Navigate to the Module Selection page.
Module Selection Page
Select the Add button to launch the Attach Module to Terminal window.
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Attach Module to Terminal Window
Scroll to the RF Ideas pcProx Module in the TermSecure section.
Highlight the RF Ideas pcProx Module and select the OK button.
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Module Selection Window
The module can be configured once it is attached to a terminal.
Highlight the RF Ideas pcProx Module and select the Configure button to launch the Module
Properties window.
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Serial pcProx Card Module Properties Window
The RF Ideas Serial pcProx Module has parameters that can be configured:

Port - This selects the port that the serial RF Ideas pcProx card reader is installed.

Number of Data Bits – Different cards use different numbers of data bits in their format. This
sets the number of data bits to match that used by the card as an identifier. The choices are 26,
37, or Raw.
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Use Facility Code - This value, when set to Yes, will add the card’s Facility Code to the Card /
Badge ID number.

Allow Manual Login - This, when set to Yes, will allow a TermSecure user to log into a terminal
without a TermSecure ID device. If set to No, TermSecure users must use a TermSecure ID
device to log in.

Prompt for Password - This, when set to Yes, will require a TermSecure to enter their password
for access, even if the password is configured in ThinManager.
Note: The USB RDR-6081AKU does not have the Facility Code option. Do not use the Facility code on
serial pcProx card readers if you are using a mix of both USB RDR-6081AKU and RDR-6081AK2
serial devices.
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USB pcProx Card Module Properties Window
The RF Ideas USB pcProx Module has parameters that can be configured:

Model - This allows you to select between the RDR-6081AKU and RDR-80582AK0 USB pcProx
card reader.

Mode – This allows you to select between TermSecure, Wedge, and TermMon modes.
o
TermSecure Mode – This allows the card to be used with TermSecure as a login device.
o
Wedge Mode – This allows the data to be sent to the session as a character string.
o
TermMon Mode – This allows the data to be sent to the TermMon ActiveX.

Bits in ID Number (AK0 Only) – Different cards use different numbers of data bits in their
format. This sets the number of data bits to match that used by the card as an identifier.

Bits in Facility Code (AK0 Only) - Different cards use different numbers of data bits in their
format. This sets the number of data bits of the Facility Code.

Zero Pad Facility Code and ID (AK0 Only) – This adds a leading 0 to the Facility Code if
needed.
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Allow Manual TermSecure Login - This, when set to Yes, will allow a TermSecure user to log
into a terminal without a TermSecure ID device. If set to No, TermSecure users must use a
TermSecure ID device to log in.

Prompt for TermSecure Password - This, when set to Yes, will require a TermSecure to enter
their password for access, even if the password is configured in ThinManager.

Expose Card ID to TermMon ActiveX Control – Allows the card data to be sent to the
TermMon ActiveX without incorporating TermSecure.
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To configure a parameter:
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Highlight the parameter.

Change the value.

Select the Set button to apply the new value.

Select Done to accept the changes.
Once the terminal has the module added it will need to restart to apply the changes.
Select the Finish button to close the Terminal Configuration Wizard.
Right click on the terminal in the ThinManager tree and select Restart.
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20.1.2.
Configure ThinManager for Automatic User Configuration
A card reader can be used to associate cards with TermSecure Users using wizards.
Select View > Options from the ThinManager menu to open the Options window.
Options Window
Select the Display “Create New User” dialog for unknown users check box.
Select the OK button to accept the change.
The Display “Create New User” dialog for unknown users check box will launch the TermSecure
User Configuration Wizard on the ThinManager Server when an unknown ID device (USB key or ID
card) is read by a terminal. Once this checkbox is selected, scanning a new ID card or inserting an
undefined USB key will launch the TermSecure User Configuration Wizard with the Enter Card/Badge
ID number automatically filled in.
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20.1.3.
Automatically Applying the Card to a Configuration
Once ThinManager has the Display “Create New User” dialog for unknown users checkbox selected
the card on a terminal it can be used to associate cards with TermSecure Users using wizards.
Pass a Prox card over the card reader on the terminal to launch the TermSecure User Configuration
Wizard.
Card / Badge Information Page
Once the card reader has scanned an unknown Prox card a TermSecure Configuration Wizard will be
launched associated with the new card number.
Select the Assign Card Number to Existing User button to launch the TermSecure User Replacement
page.
If you want to create a new TermSecure User for this card instead of associating it with a pre-created
TermSecure User, then select the Next button to navigate to the TermSecure User Configuration
Wizard.
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TermSecure User Replacement Page
The TermSecure User Replacement Page allows you to select an existing TermSecure User to
associate the card.
Select a TermSecure User from the tree and select the OK button.
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TermSecure User Configuration Wizard
The TermSecure User Configuration Wizard for the selected user will be displayed.
The Password and Permissions can be modified at this time if it isn’t an Active Directory user.
Select Next to continue to the Card/Badge Information page.
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Card/Badge Information Page
The Card/Badge Information page will now have the This user will use a card or badge to login
checkbox selected. The serial number of the HID card will be entered in the Enter Card/Badge ID
number field.
Checking the Always Prompt for Password checkbox will require the user to enter a password manually
each time the card is used.
Select Finish to accept the changes.
The card can now be used to login at terminals configured with card readers.
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20.1.4.
Manually Applying the Card to a Configuration
Although the easiest method for assigning a card or badge is automatic as described in the previous
section, ThinManager can be configured for manual entry.
If the Display “Create New User” dialog for unknown users check box on the Options window is
unselected, the Enter Card/Badge ID number field will need to be entered manually. The Card/Badge ID
number is accessible in the event log. To configure a terminal to allow a device one needs to:

Turn the TermSecure User Event Log on in the ThinManager Server Configuration Wizard.

Have the appropriate hardware on the terminal, either a USB or Serial ProxCard reader.

Add the appropriate module.

Use the device once to have the device’s identifier entered to the event log.

Open the TermSecure User Configuration Wizard and enter the ID number to tie the TermSecure
User to the device.

Login with the ID device.
20.1.5.
Event Log
The Event Log is configured in the ThinManager Server Configuration Wizard.
Go to the ThinManager Server branch of the ThinManager tree by selecting the ThinManager Server
icon.
Open the ThinManager Server Configuration Wizard by double clicking on the ThinManager Server
icon, or by selecting Edit > Modify from the menu.
Navigate to the Historical Logging page.
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Historical Logging Page
All events may be selected to be logged, but the TermSecure User Configuration changes checkbox is
critical to the TermSecure Device detection.
Select the TermSecure User Configuration changes checkbox and select the Finish button.
20.1.6.
Device Identifier Number
Next the Prox card needs to be scanned to help find the ID number.
Pass the Prox card over the pcProx Card scanner attached to a terminal.
A TermSecure message should be displayed.
TermSecure Message
The ID device will not work so the terminal will send a message with the ID device’s identifier number.
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Record the number displayed.
This number is also entered in the event log if the Terminal Events were selected in the ThinManager
Server Configuration Wizard.
Open ThinManager.
Highlight the terminal in the tree and select the Event Log tab.
The ID for the device is entered in the log.
ThinManager Event Log
Next the ID number needs to be associated with the TermSecure User.
Open the TermSecure User Configuration Wizard for the user you want to have use that ID device.
Navigate to the Card / Badge Information page.
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Card / Badge Information Page
Select the This user will use a card, badge, or other device to log in checkbox.
Enter the ID Identifier from the earlier steps into the Enter Card/Badge ID number field.
Select the Always Prompt for Password checkbox, if desired.
Now the Terminal is configured, the ID device is identified, and the TermSecure User is configured to use
the device.
Select the Finish button to complete the configuration.
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Event Log
Rescan the card now that is associated with a TermSecure User account.
The Event Log will show the results of the successful login. The terminal will have the TermSecure User
added to its icon in the tree, while the TermSecure User icon will show the name of the terminal that it is
logged into.
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20.2.
Fingerprint Reader
ThinManager supports the DigitalPersona UareU model 4500 fingerprint reader as a biometric reader.
This can be used as an identifier for TermSecure.
The DigitalPersona UareU model 4500 fingerprint scanner requires:

Activation in the ThinManager Server Configuration Wizard.

The unit plugged into a terminal and the DigitalPersona UareU Fingerprint Reader module added
to the terminal.

The user fingerprint scanned in TermSecure to associate a user with the fingerprints.
20.2.1.
Fingerprint Reader in ThinManager
The DigitalPersona UareU fingerprint reader needs activated in the ThinManager Server Configuration
Wizard.
ThinManager Server Configuration Wizard
Open the ThinManager Server Configuration Wizard by double clicking on the ThinManager Server
icon in the ThinManager branch of the ThinManager Server tree.
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Biometric Device Configuration Window
Navigate to the Biometric Device Configuration window.
Select the Support Finger Print Readers checkbox to enable the use of readers.
Select the data format you plan to use. There are two formats to choose, ISO_19794_2_2005 and
ANSI_378_2004.
The False Match Probability sets the sensitivity of the read. 1/100 is less sensitive than 1/1,000,000.
Select the Finish button to accept the changes.
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20.2.2.
Fingerprint Reader on the Terminal
You need to add the DigitalPersona UareU Fingerprint Module to a terminal if you plan on plugging a
DigitalPersona UareU fingerprint reader into the terminal.
Open the Terminal Configuration Wizard by double clicking on the terminal icon in the Terminal branch
of the ThinManager Server tree.
Terminal Mode Selection Page of the Terminal Configuration Wizard
Navigate to the Terminal Mode Selection Page of the Terminal Configuration wizard and select the
Enable TermSecure checkbox to make the fingerprint reader work with TermSecure.
Select the Next button to navigate to the Module Selection page.
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Attach Module to Terminal Window
Select the Add button on the Module Selection page to launch the Attach Module to Terminal window.
Select TermSecure in the Module Type drop-down and highlight the DigitalPersona UareU Fingerprint
Reader module. Select the OK button to add the module to the terminal.
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DigitalPersona UareU Fingerprint Reader Module Properties
Highlighting the DigitalPersona UareU Fingerprint Reader module and selecting the Configure button on
the Module Selection page will launch the Module Properties window.
The DigitalPersona UareU Fingerprint Reader module has several configurable settings:


Mode – This allows you to choose the Mode. The modes are:
o
TermSecure – This is used to identify a TermSecure User.
o
TermMon – This sends the fingerprint data to the TermMon ActiveX.
o
TermMon Lookup – This allows the TermMon ActiveX to identify the user without
logging them in.
Data Format – This sets the data format for the fingerprint reader. The data formats are:
o
ISO_19794_2_2005
o
ANSI_378_2004
o
DigitalPersona

Show Status Messages – Setting this will show a brief message in the upper right corner of the
terminal for each fingerprint reader event.

Allow Manual Logon – If set to No then a user must use the fingerprint reader to logon. If set to
Yes then you can use the fingerprint scanner or manually logon.

Prompt for TermSecure Password – If set to Yes then the user will be required to enter a
password in addition to the fingerprint scan. If set to No then the fingerprint scan is enough to
allow a logon.
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20.2.3.
Fingerprint Reader at the TermSecure User
Fingerprint data is associated with a user in the TermSecure User Configuration Wizard.
TermSecure User Configuration Wizard
Open the TermSecure Users branch of the ThinManager tree and double click on the TermSecure User
whose fingerprints you want to register. This will launch the TermSecure User Configuration wizard.
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Card / Badge Information Page
The Card / Badge Information Page has an Enroll Fingerprint button that begins the registration
process.
Select the Enroll Fingerprint button to launch the Enroll Fingerprint window.
Note: The Always Prompt for Password checkbox will force the user to enter their password at each
login if checked.
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Enroll Fingerprint Window
Select the Change button to open the Select Terminal Group window to select the terminal that has the
fingerprint scanner you will use for registration.
Select Terminal Group Window
Highlight the terminal that has the fingerprint scanner you will use for registration in the Select Terminal
Group window and select the OK button.
This terminal will be registered as the Enrollment Terminal.
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Enroll Fingerprint Window
Once you have selected the Enrollment Terminal select the finger you want to enroll in the Select Finger
to Enroll drop-down.
The selected finger will show a crosshair logo.
Select the Start Enrollment button to begin.
Enroll Fingerprint Window
The enrollment requires four scans of the fingerprint. Place it on the scanner. The blue light should turn
red, and then back to blue. Leave it on until the red light turns off.
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Enroll Fingerprint Window
The enrollment requires four scans of the fingerprint. Repeat until complete.
Enroll Fingerprint Window
Once the finger has been scanned and enrolled the scanned finger will show as green on the Enroll
Fingerprint Window. A new finger will be selected in the Select Finger to Enroll drop-down.
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Shadow of a Terminal Scan
Scanning a registered fingerprint will trigger a TermSecure logon. If the Always Prompt for Password
checkbox was checked then a dialog box will appear requesting the Windows password for the Windows
account.
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Shadow of a Terminal Scan
This picture shows a TermSecure User logged into a terminal using a DigitalPersona UareU Fingerprint
Reader.
The Terminal icon shows a user logged in, it names the user, and the Desktop2012 application shows a
user login to show that that display client was assigned through the TermSecure User.
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21. Packages
21.1.
Firmware, Packages and Modules
Firmware is the basic operating system that the thin clients run. It is downloaded and expanded into
memory where it serves as an operation system.
Modules are additional functions that a thin client may use. These include touch screens, keyboard
modules, and sound modules.
Packages contain a version of firmware and the modules that belong with it.
In the past ACP made all of the firmware changes backwards compatible so that a 12 year old x486 thin
client could run the same firmware as the latest model of thin client. This limits what ACP can do with to
take advantage of new hardware.
ThinManager 6.0 introduced a new approach to firmware and modules called Packages. ThinManager
has the ability to run different versions of the firmware on different thin clients. Legacy thin clients can run
Package 5 that is equal to the ThinManager 5 firmware while newer thin clients can run Package 6 and
later. As new hardware is released you will be able to run even newer packages to take advantage of new
features.
A package, the firmware version and the modules that go with it, can get assigned to by default to a thin
client, or you can override the setting and run a different package.
This will be particularly helpful in validated systems. If new hardware is purchased that requires a new
firmware you can assign a new package to the new hardware while the existing thin clients can continue
to run the original validated package.
Packages, firmware, and modules are included with ThinManager and are registered automatically during
ThinManager installation. Packages may be updated occasionally and can be downloaded from the
ThinManager web site at http://downloads.thinmanager.com/ and applied to ThinManager.
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21.1.1.
Updating Packages and Files
ThinManager allows the updating of Packages. You can also update just the firmware or specific modules
if needed.
Note: These get updated automatically during Service Pack upgrades. This shows how to do it without
updating with a Service Pack.


New components can be downloaded from the ThinManager web site at
http://downloads.thinmanager.com/
Install > Firmware Package will launch a file browser and allow you to install a *.pkg file.

Install > Firmware will launch a file browser and allow you to install a *.fw file. You also use this
command to load a new version of the legacy firmware.acp firmware file

Install > Module will launch a file browser and allow you to install a *.mod file.
ThinManager uses a Boot Loader and a Chain Loader during PXE boot.

Install > Boot Loader will launch a file browser and allow you to install a *.bin file.

Install > Chain Loader will launch a file browser and allow you to install a *.bin file.
ThinManager uses a Terminal Capabilities Database, or TermCap, to aid in configuring the thin clients.

Install > TermCap Database will launch a file browser and allow you to install a *.db file.
Package Installation
Install > Firmware Package will launch a file browser and allow you to install a *.pkg file.
This picture shows a folder with three firmware packages, v.5, v. 6, and v 7.
Highlight the desired firmware package and select the Open button.
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Firmware Installation
Install > Firmware will launch a file browser and allow you to install a *.fw file. You also use this
command to load a new version of the legacy firmware.acp firmware file
This picture shows a folder with several versions of firmware.
Highlight the desired firmware and select the Open button.
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Module Installation
Install > Module will launch a file browser and allow you to install a *.mod file.
This picture shows a folder with two sound modules.
Highlight the desired module and select the Open button.
21.1.2.
Customizing Packages
ThinManager allows you to run different packages on different models or individual terminals. You can
modify a package by copying it and making changes to it.
Modules and packages are normally updated with service packs and releases. You can download
updated modules at http://downloads.thinmanager.com/ when needed.
Open the Package Manager by selecting Manage > Packages.
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Package Manager Window
Select the Edit Packages button to launch the Edit Firmware Package window.
Edit Firmware Packages Window
Select the package you want to modify in the Select Package window and select the Copy button to
make a copy.
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New Package Name Window
Enter a name for the new package in the Enter name of new package field.
Success Dialog
Success will be confirmed with a dialog.
Close the Edit Firmware Packages and Package Manager windows.
Open the Modules window by selecting Install > Modules from the ThinManager menu bar.
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Modules Window
Select the Install Modules button on the Modules window. This will open a file browser.
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File Browser
Use the file browser to navigate to your downloaded modules.
Select the needed module and select the Open button. This will launch a dialog box.
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Select Firmware Package Window
A Select Firmware Package window will be displayed that allows the selection of which package you
want to add the module.
Highlight your copied module and click the Selected Packages button. This will add the new module to
that package.
Close the Modules window to finish.
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Edit Firmware Packages Window
You can lock a package on the Edit Firmware Packages window.
Open the Package Manager Window by selecting Manage > Packages on the ThinManager menu bar.
Select the Edit Packages button on the Package Manager window to launch the Edit Firmware
Packages window.
Highlight the package in the Select Package dropdown and select the Lock checkbox. This will lock the
package.
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21.2.
Configuring Packages for a Model of Thin Client
ThinManager allows you to change the package for all units of a make and model.
Select Manage > Packages to launch the Package Manager window.
Package Manager
Select your Manufacturer and Model in the drop-downs.
Set the package version you want in the Package dropdown. This becomes the Model Default.
Select OK to close the Package Manager window.
Older Makes and models will have less options than newer, more powerful makes and models.
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ACP DC-30-100 Firmware
The ancient DC-30-100 can only run package 5. This is set in the TermCap as the default package.
ACP TC3500 Firmware
The more recent ACP TC3000 can run firmware v.5, v.6, v.7, and custom firmware.
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New Default Firmware
Changing the firmware package in the Package dropdown will set that firmware as the default firmware.
Any terminal of that make and model will run that firmware.
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21.3.
Configuring Packages for an Individual Thin Client
Packages can be changed for an entire series of thin clients or for an individual thin client. This is done in
the Package Manager window.
Select Manage > Packages to launch the Package Manager window.
Package Manager
Select the Allow the setting of the Package in Terminal Configuration checkbox. This allows you to
override an individual thin client’s package setting.
Select OK to close the Package Manager window.
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Open the Terminal Configuration Wizard by double clicking on the terminal in the Terminal branch of
the ThinManager tree.
Navigate to the Terminal Hardware page.
Terminal Firmware Package Setting
The Terminal Firmware Package drop-down allows you to pick a different package to run once you
allow individual firmware on the Package Manager window.
The current setting shows the Package 7_b that was used in the previous example.
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New Terminal Firmware Package Setting
Once individual firmware is allowed on the Package Manager window the Terminal Package window the
Terminal Firmware Package dropdown becomes active and allows you to select a firmware for that
individual terminal.
Select the Terminal Firmware Package of your choice.
Select Finish to close.
Reboot the terminal by highlighting the terminal and selecting Tools > Reboot from the ThinManager
Menu.
The terminal will show the ThinManager splash screen for that firmware during the boot process.
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22.
Modules
Modules are components and drivers for the terminals that aren’t needed for the basic boot but can be
added to enhance the features and functions of the terminals.
Modules are added to terminals individually or through Terminal Groups.
This manual will cover a dozen modules. The first will cover the general steps with the Key Block
Module. The other modules will cover the individual configuration.

Keyboard>Key Block Module

Keyboard>Key Block Single Key Module

Keyboard>Keyboard Configuration Module

Local Storage>USB Flash Drive Module

Miscellaneous>Redundant Ethernet Module

Miscellaneous>Second Network Module

Mouse>Locate Pointer Module

RDP>RDP Serial Port Redirection Module

Screen Saver>MultiSession Screen Saver Module

Screen Saver>Screen Saver Module

Sound>Universal Sound Driver

TermSecure>DigitalPersona UareU Fingerprint Reader

TermSecure>RF Ideas pcProx Modules

Touch Screen>Serial Touch Screen Drivers

Touch Screen>USB Touch Screen Driver

Video>Custom Video Mode Module
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22.1.
Adding a Module (Keyboard>Key Block Module)
Double click on your terminal to launch the Terminal Configuration Wizard.
Navigate to the Module Selection page.
Module Selection Page
Select the Add button to launch the Attach Module to Terminal window.
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Attach Module to Terminal Window
The Attach Module to Terminal window has been organized with a drop-down box. The modules may
be viewed by category or as a whole.
Select a module category from the Module Type drop-down.
Highlight a module and select OK.
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Key Block Module
This pictures shows the Key Block Module in the Installed Modules window.
The Key Block Module has configurable settings.
Highlight the Key Block Module and select the Configure button to launch the Modules Properties
window.
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Module Properties
The Module Properties window shows the settings that can be configured.
You change a parameter by highlighting it and changing the Value, either through a dropdown or typing
the new setting.
By default CTL+ALT+DEL, CTL+ALT+ESC, and CTL+ESC are blocked. The other key combinations can
be blocked by highlighting the key combination and changing the Value to Yes and selecting the Set
button.
Note: You need to click the Set button to poke the value into the database.
Select Done to close the window.
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Modules Tab for a Terminal
The module and settings will be displayed on the Modules tab when the terminal is highlighted.
Note: The 4_Terminal shows the red Configuration Indicator icon to show that the configuration changed
when the module was added but it hasn’t been restarted yet to load the new configuration.
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22.2.
Keyboard>Key Block Single Key Module
The Key Block Single Key Module lets you block a single key combination from being send from the
terminal to the session.
Key Block Single Key Module Properties
You can block a single set of key combinations by adding and configuring the Key Block Single Key
Module.
You can set ALL, CTL, ALT, or CTL+ALT as the modifier key(s) and set A-Z, F1-F12, and ESC, Tab,
Backspace, etc. as the key to block.
If you have multiple keys to block add the Key Block Single Key Module once for each combination and
configure them accordingly.
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22.3.
Keyboard>Keyboard Configuration Module
The Keyboard Configuration Module allows you to set the keyboard language and control the behavior of
the Caps lock and Number lock on the terminal.
Keyboard Configuration Module Properties
The Keyboard Configuration parameters include:

Num Lock State – This allows the Number Lock to be set to On at startup, Off at startup, always
On, or always Off.

Cap Lock State – This allows the Caps Lock to be set to On at startup, Off at startup, always
On, or always Off.

Scroll Lock State – This allows the Scroll Lock to be set to On at startup, Off at startup, always
On, or always Off.

Repeat Delay (ms) – This parameter sets the amount of time that a key needs to be held down
before it starts repeating the keystroke. If this parameter is set to Disable a key will only send one
keystroke even if the key is held down.

Repeat Rate (char/sec) – This parameter sets the number of characters per second that a held
down key will send.

Disable Repeat for Enter Key – This parameter, when set to Yes, will prevent the Enter key
from repeating if it is held down.

Keyboard Layout – This parameter allows the thin client to use keyboards other than the default
English (United States) keyboard map.
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22.4.
Local Storage>USB Flash Drive Module
USB ports are disabled by default in the ThinManager system. You can use the USB ports for keyboards
and mice, but not USB drives. You need to allow the port to be used with the USB Flash Drive Module.
The USB port will also work with devices that work as a keyboard wedge.
USB Flash Drive Module Properties
The USB Flash Drive Module has several parameters.

Drive Access Rights in Session - ReadWrite allows the user to read and write to the flash
drive. ReadOnly allows the user to read data but not write data, and None sets the flash drive to
access only the unique serial number to make it usable as a TermSecure ID device.

Use with TermSecure - This needs to be set to YES to allow the device to be a TermSecure
identifier. A NO setting, in conjunction with a ReadWrite Access Rights setting, will allow the
device to be used as a remote storage drive

Allow Manual Login - This value, when set to Yes, will allow a TermSecure user to log into a
terminal without a TermSecure ID device. If set to No, TermSecure users must use a TermSecure
ID device to log in.

Prompt for Password - This value, when set to Yes, will require a TermSecure User to enter
their password for access, even if the password is configured in ThinManager.
Note: USB doesn’t map to the session like serial does. If you want to add a USB device that requires a
driver installed, like a printer, you can use a IP-to-USB converter that allows you to address the
device and mount the drives from the session.
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22.5.
Miscellaneous>Redundant Ethernet Module
Adding the Redundant Ethernet Module to a terminal with dual network ports will allow the terminal to
use the second port as a backup. The terminal will have one IP address but it can have the ports plugged
into two switches to have redundant paths to the terminal servers.
The Redundant Ethernet Module has no configurable settings. Plug each network port into different
switches on the same network.
The terminal will boot from the first available network port and download the configuration. If the first
network path fails it will seamless switch to the backup port to prevent interruption of service.
22.6.
Miscellaneous>Second Network Module
The Second Network Module allows you to use the dual network ports on a terminal on different
networks.
Add the Second Network Module and configure the second port. The terminal will always boot from the
first port but once booted it will enable the second port and allow communication on both networks. This
is useful for separating IP camera bandwidth from the process control network, for example.
Second Network Module
The settings include

IP Method – This allows the second port to use DHCP or a static IP.

IP Address (Static Only) – This allows the second port to be assigned a static IP address.

NetMask (Static Only) – This allows the second port to be assigned a subnet mask.

Router (Static Only) - This allows the second port to be assigned a router.
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22.7.
Mouse>Locate Pointer Module
The Locate Pointer Module adds a large crosshair to the cursor when it becomes active after being idle.
This allows you to see its location quickly. This is particularly helpful in a MultiMonitor system.
Locate Pointer Module
The settings include

Locate Pointer Hotkey – This allows you to set a hotkey to make the cursor appear.

Locate Pointer Hotkey Modifier – This allows you to set the modifier key to activate the hotkey
to show the pointer cursor.

Home Pointer Hotkey – This allows you to set a hotkey that will move the cursor to the center of
the main screen.

Home Pointer Hotkey Modifier – This allows you to set the modifier key that will move the
cursor to the center of the main screen.

Locate Inactivity Time (seconds) – This sets the length of the idle time before the locate pointer
cursor is activated.

Home Pointer Inactivity Time (seconds) – This sets the length of the idle time before the locate
pointer cursor is moved to the center of the main screen.

Locate Display Time (seconds) – This is the length of time that the locate pointer crosshair
cursor will be displayed when activated.
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22.8.
RDP>RDP Serial Port Redirection Module
Using serial ports on a thin client presents a paradox. The session is running on a terminal server and not
the thin client. If you connect a serial device to the thin client and reference it in the session, the session
will look at the local serial ports on the server and not the remote serial ports on the terminal where the
device is attached.
Adding the RDP Serial Port Redirection Module will map the remote ports on the terminal to the local
ports in the session. If the session references COM Port 1it will be sent to the terminal COM Port 1.
The RDP Serial Port Redirection Module has no configuration, adding it is enough to map the remote
COM Ports.
22.9.
Screen Saver>MultiSession Screen Saver Module
The MultiSession Screen Saver Module is a screen saver that allows a cycling of the different sessions
of a MultiSession client.
MultiSession Screen Saver Module
The MultiSession Screen Saver Module has two modes. It can be set to cycle through the MultiSession
windows when the terminal is inactive, or it can be set to return to the main MultiSession screen when the
terminal is inactive.
The parameters are:

Mode - The Cycle mode will switch between all active sessions on the terminal. The
GotoFirstGroup mode will switch the terminal to the main session when it is inactive.

Start Delay Time in secs - This is the number of seconds of inactivity that the terminal will allow
before starting the screen saver.

Switch Interval in secs (Cycle only) - This is the number of seconds that the terminal will
display each session when using the Cyclic mode.
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22.10.
Screen Saver>Screen Saver Module
Screen Saver Module is a module that loads a screen saver on the client. The screen saver will run
when the terminal is idle to protect the monitor. Since the screen saver runs on the client, it saves CPU
resources on the terminal server.
This module has a Disable Time Period function that will can disable the screen saver during working
hours so that the screen is visible during the working hours.
Screen Saver Module Parameters
The Screen Saver Module configuration includes:

Screen Saver - the graphic that is displayed when the screen saver is active.

Wait Time in Minutes - the length of time that the terminal needs to be idle before the screen
saver starts.

Use Disable Time Period - the screen saver can be set to be disabled or unavailable during a
time block. This could be used to prevent the screen saver from running during normal business
hours.
o
Disable Start Time (0-23) - This sets the start of the disabled time block. 0 is Midnight
and 23 is 11:00 p.m.
o
Disable End Time (0-23) - This sets the end of the disabled time block. 0 is Midnight and
23 is 11:00 p.m.
o
Force Off when Start Hour is Reached - If set to Yes, this will turn the screen saver off
when the Disable End Time is reached.
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22.11.
Sound>Universal Sound Driver
Many ThinManager Ready thin clients and ThinManager Compatible thin clients have audio ports for
speakers.
The use of sound from a thin client requires several things:

Hardware with a Line Out/Speaker plug

Amplified speaker(s)

The Universal Sound Driver Module
Plug the speaker(s) into the Line Out plug on the terminal, add the module, and connect to the terminal
server.
The Universal Sound Driver Module will activate ThinManager to send the correct sound driver for that
terminal. This module can be added to any thin client that has an audio jack to enable sound.
Universal Sound Driver Properties
The Universal Sound Module has several settings:

Audio Bandwidth (ICA Only) - This parameter can be set to Low, Medium, or High bandwidth
when using Citrix ICA.

Sound in Session - This setting, when set to Enabled, will allow sound generated within the
session to be played through the terminal. When this is set to Disabled the session sounds will
be turned off but system sounds will still be generated during TermSecure login for audio
feedback during the login process.

Terminal Sound Effects - This setting, when set to Enabled, will allow terminal sound effects
like TermSecure login sounds on the terminal.

Only Play sound in Foreground Session – This turns off the sound in background sessions
when using MultiSession.
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Master Volume Level (0-100) – This sets the master volume for the terminal.

Start Sound Volume Level (0-100) - This sets the starting volume for the terminal.

Sound Effects Volume Level (0-100) – This sets the level for sound effects on the terminal.

Sound Card Number – This lets you specify which sound card to use if you have multiple sound
cards.
22.12.
TermSecure> DigitalPersona UareU Fingerprint Reader
ThinManager supports the DigitalPersona UareU Fingerprint Reader biometric reader from Crossmatch to
add another element of security to a ThinManager system.
DigitalPersona UareU Fingerprint Reader Module
The DigitalPersona UareU Module has several settings:

Mode – This allows you to use the reader with TermSecure, the TermMon ActiveX, or as a
TermMon Lookup device.

Data Format – This allows you to choose the data format used by the biometric reader.

Show Status Messages – This will display activity messages in the upper right corner of the
terminal.

Allow Manual Logon This can be set to No to require access only through the biometric device.

Prompt for TermSecure Password – This will require a password in addition to finger print scan
when set to Yes.
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22.13.
TermSecure>RF Ideas pcProx Modules
ThinManager supports card readers from RF Ideas for use with badges in TermSecure.
There is a serial RF Ideas pcProx Module and a USB RF Ideas pcProx Module.
22.13.1.
Serial RF Ideas pcProx Module
This module is used with the RFIdeas pcProx Enroll Series 81 readers like RDR-xx81AKx.
RF Ideas pcProx Module Parameters
The parameters are:

Port - This selects the port that the RF Ideas pcProx card reader is installed.

Number of Data Bits – Different cards use different numbers of data bits in their format. This
sets the number of data bits to match that used by the card as an identifier. The choices are 26,
37, or Raw.

Use Facility Code - This value, when set to Yes, will require the addition of the card’s Facility
Code to the Card / Badge ID number.

Allow Manual Login - This, when set to Yes, will allow a TermSecure user to log into a terminal
without a TermSecure ID device. If set to No, TermSecure users must use a TermSecure ID
device to log in.

Prompt for Password - This, when set to Yes, will require a TermSecure to enter their password
for access, even if the password is configured in ThinManager.

Zero Pad Facility Code and ID – This will add a zero to the number string. This is rarely needed.
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22.13.2.
USB RF Ideas pcProx USB Module
This module is used with the RDR-6081AKU , RDR-80582AK0, and RDR-80082AK0 USB RFIdeas
pcProx readers.
RF Ideas pcProx USB Module
The parameters are:
The RF Ideas USB pcProx Module has parameters that can be configured:

Model - This allows you to select between the RDR-6081AKU, RDR-80582AK0, and RDR80082AK0 USB pcProx card reader.

Mode – This allows you to select between TermSecure, Wedge, and TermMon modes.
o
TermSecure Mode – This allows the card to be used with TermSecure as a login device.
o
Wedge Mode – This allows the data to be sent to the session as a character string.
o
TermMon Mode – This allows the data to be sent to the TermMon ActiveX.

Bits in ID Number (AK0 Only) – Different cards use different numbers of data bits in their
format. This sets the number of data bits to match that used by the card as an identifier.

Bits in Facility Code (AK0 Only) - Different cards use different numbers of data bits in their
format. This sets the number of data bits of the Facility Code.

Zero Pad Facility Code and ID (AK0 Only) – This adds a leading 0 to the Facility Code if
needed.

Allow Manual TermSecure Login - This, when set to Yes, will allow a TermSecure user to log
into a terminal without a TermSecure ID device. If set to No, TermSecure users must use a
TermSecure ID device to log in.
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Prompt for TermSecure Password - This, when set to Yes, will require a TermSecure to enter
their password for access, even if the password is configured in ThinManager.

Expose Card ID to TermMon ActiveX Control – Allows the card data to be sent to the
TermMon ActiveX without using it as a TermSecure User identifier.
To configure a parameter:

Highlight the parameter.

Change the value.

Select the Set button to apply the new value.

Select Done to accept the changes.
Once the terminal has the module added it will need to restart to apply the changes.
Select the Finish button to close the Terminal Configuration Wizard.
Right click on the terminal in the ThinManager tree and select Restart.
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22.13.3.
RFIdeas pcProx Sonar Module
RF Ideas has a sonar device that can be pointer to the operator. It becomes active when a TermSecure
User logs on and measured the time for a sonar echo. If the user walks away without logging off the
sonar will detect the absence because of the increase in the time interval of the echo.
RFIdeas pcProx Sonar Module
The Walk-Away Modifier and Walk-Away Key allow you to use a key combination to trigger to turn the
sonar off.
The Walk-Up Modifier and Walk-Up Key allow you to use a key combination to turn the sonar on.
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22.14.
Touch Screen>Serial Drivers
Each serial touch screen has a specific touch driver based on the touch controller of the monitor. You
need to add the appropriate driver that matches the touch controller. ThinManager supports over a dozen
serial touch screen controllers.
Note: The touch controller is the important component. May people make touch screen monitors but
fewer make the controller. You need the module that matches the controller.
Serial Touch Screen Driver
Some, but not all, touch screen modules have parameters that can be modified. These may include:
Connection

Serial Port – Sets the COM port that a serial touch screen is connected to.

Baud Rate - Sets the speed used for communication between the terminal and the touch screen
on some serial touch screens.

Monitor Number – Used to specify which monitor in a MultiMonitor scheme will use for the touch
screen. MultiMonitor thin clients with multiple touch screens will need a module loaded for each
touch screen used.
Touch Settings

Double Touch Area (pixels) – This sets the size of the area that a second touch will register as
a double touch.

Double Touch Time (milliseconds) - The amount of time between touches that qualifies as a
double touch.
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Touch De-Bounce Timeout - a time interval used to prevent a single touch from being registered
as multiple touches.

Swap XY Coordinates – If X and Y are reversed, this setting will correct the orientation.

Hold Down Time (milliseconds) - This setting, when enabled, will initiate the Hold Down
Action when the touch is held for the configured time

Hold Down Action - This sets the action that a long touch will initiate. These include Right Click
and OnBoard Keyboard..

Hold Down Area (pixels) - This sets the size of the area that a second touch will register as a
right click.
Calibration

Number of Calibration Points – This sets the number of calibration points that the calibration
program uses during the calibration process.

Calibration Margin Percentage – This sets the distance from the edge of the screen that the
calibration points are displayed.

Calibration Hotkey – This allows a function key to be set as a hotkey so that the calibration can
be launched from a keyboard.

Calibration Hotkey Modifier– This setting adds CTL or ALT to the hotkey to launch the
calibration from the keyboard, if desired.

Calibration Hold Down Time (seconds) – This setting, when enabled, will launch the calibration
program when the screen is touched and held for the assigned number of seconds. This cannot
be used with the Right Click Hold Time.

Clean Time – This sets an idle time before the calibration to allow you to clean and wash a touch
screen. The calibration will wait until you are done touching the screen while cleaning.

Calibration (entered automatically) – This is set automatically by machine. These are the
values set during the calibration process.
Miscellaneous

Hide Mouse Cursor – This hides the mouse cursor if a mouse is not present.

Orientation (entered automatically) - This is set automatically by machine. Used at the direction
of Tech Support in error correction.
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22.15.
Touch Screen>USB Touch Screen Driver
USB touch screens are easy to use as they use a standardized format. The USB Touch Screen Driver
should work for all USB touch screens.
USB Touch Screen Module
Some, but not all, touch screen modules have parameters that can be modified. These may include:
Connection

Monitor Number – Used to specify which monitor in a MultiMonitor scheme will use for the touch
screen. MultiMonitor thin clients with multiple touch screens will need a module loaded for each
touch screen used.
Touch Settings

Double Touch Area (pixels) – This sets the size of the area that a second touch will register as
a double touch.

Double Touch Time (milliseconds) - The amount of time between touches that qualifies as a
double touch.

Touch De-Bounce Timeout - a time interval used to prevent a single touch from being registered
as multiple touches.

Swap XY Coordinates – If X and Y are reversed, this setting will correct the orientation.

Hold Down Time (milliseconds) - This setting, when enabled, will initiate the Hold Down
Action when the touch is held for the configured time

Hold Down Action - This sets the action that a long touch will initiate. These include Right Click
and OnBoard Keyboard..
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Hold Down Area (pixels) - This sets the size of the area that a second touch will register as a
right click.
Calibration

Number of Calibration Points – This sets the number of calibration points that the calibration
program uses during the calibration process.

Calibration Margin Percentage – This sets the distance from the edge of the screen that the
calibration points are displayed.

Calibration Hotkey – This allows a function key to be set as a hotkey so that the calibration can
be launched from a keyboard.

Calibration Hotkey Modifier– This setting adds CTL or ALT to the hotkey to launch the
calibration from the keyboard, if desired.

Calibration Hold Down Time (seconds) – This setting, when enabled, will launch the calibration
program when the screen is touched and held for the assigned number of seconds. This cannot
be used with the Right Click Hold Time.

Clean Time – This sets an idle time before the calibration to allow you to clean and wash a touch
screen. The calibration will wait until you are done touching the screen while cleaning.

Calibration (entered automatically) – This is set automatically by machine. These are the
values set during the calibration process.
Miscellaneous

Hide Mouse Cursor – This hides the mouse cursor if a mouse is not present.

Orientation (entered automatically) - This is set automatically by machine. Used at the direction
of Tech Support in error correction.
The Right Click Hold Time (milliseconds) setting allows you to send a right click to the session. This
can be used with the Tile on right click setting on the Tile Options window to allow a user to switch
screens on a touch screen without keyboard or mouse.
Tile Options
The Tile Options page is found on the Terminal Interface Options page of the Terminal Configuration
Wizard.
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22.16.
Video>Custom Video Mode Module
ThinManager Ready thin clients are designed for use with traditional computer monitors. Some modern
monitors require the Custom Video Mode Module.
Custom Video Mode Module
The optional Video Mode Types include:

Default

ATSC-720-72p

Detect

ATSC-1080-59.94p

ATSC_Standard

ATSC-1080-60p

Extended_Widescreen

ATSC-1080-71.93p

1680x1050-60

ATSC-1080-72p

ATSC-720-59.94p

VESA-1080-60

ATSC-720-60p

VESA-1080-75

ATSC-720-71.93p
Use the setting that matches the resolution and refresh rate of your monitor.
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23. MultiMonitor
The MultiMonitor method uses specific ThinManager Ready thin clients that have multiple video ports
built into the hardware. Each MultiMonitor thin client can have from two to five monitors attached. These
monitors can be configured to merge into an expanded desktop (called “spanned” by ACP) or can display
individual desktops (called “screened” by ACP), or combinations of “spanned” and “screened” sessions.
MultiMonitor Thin Client with Four Monitors
WinTMC supports MultiMonitor sessions on PCs that have Windows running on multiple desktops.
MultiMonitor is configured in the Terminal Configuration Wizard or the Group Configuration Wizard.
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Terminal Hardware
MultiMonitor configuration is initiated in the Terminal Configuration Wizard when a MultiMonitor-capable
thin client is selected on the Terminal Hardware page.
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MultiMonitor – Enable MultiMonitors
MultiMonitor requires the use of Display Clients. Once the Use Display Clients checkbox is selected on
the Terminal Mode Selection page, the Enable MultiMonitor checkbox becomes visible.
Select the Next button to continue to the MultiMonitor Video Settings page.
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MultiMonitor – Video Settings
The MultiMonitor Video Setting allows the user to choose how many monitors will be connected to the
MultiMonitor thin client using the Number of Monitors radio button.
The Color Depth drop-down allows the color depth to be set for all the monitors.
The Video Port allows you to change the order of the output from the ports. It can be easier to change
the port order of the thin client configuration than it is to open a cabinet and re-arrange the video ports if
you connected them wrong.
Select the Number of Monitors you have connected.
Set the Resolution for each monitor.
Microsoft increased the supported resolution in 2012 Server to 8196 x 8196. The Use Session Size
Limits for dropdown allows you to use this higher resolution limit when spanning several monitors
connected to a 2012 Server. Previous versions were limited to 4196 x 2048.
Select the Next button to continue to the Monitor Layout page.
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Monitor Layout
The Monitor Layout page allows the configuration of MultiMonitor. This terminal is set to use four monitors
in a grid, with each monitor its own screen.
The Choose your monitor layout dropdown will display the various physical arrangements of the
monitors. Select the layout that matches your layout.
Sample Monitor Layouts
The Main Monitor radio button determines which screen is considered the main monitor. This monitor will
display the TermSecure login window, Main Menu, and ThinManager messages.
The Choose your screen layout dropdown will allow the assignment of sessions to the monitors. The
monitors can be combined into a “Spanned” session that contains two or more monitors, or they can be
configured to hold an individual session per monitor, called “Screened”, or a combination of the two.
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Samples of Four-Monitor Configurations
Note: The desktop of a spanned session is limited to 4096x2048 in Server 2008 R2 and earlier. The
resolution of a Server 2012 is 8196 x 8196. The Use Session Size Limits dropdown on the
MultiMonitor Video Setting page allows you to change to this higher resolution.
The selection of monitor resolution on the MultiMonitor Video Settings page can affect the number
of monitors that you can add to a spanned session.
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Monitor Layout
This terminal is set to use four monitors in a grid, with all monitors merged into one screen.
Select the Next button to continue.
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Display Client Selection
The Display Client Selection page will show the layout of the monitors and allow you to select the
display clients for each screen.
This example shows four monitors merged into a single screen. It has a single display client selected that
will display on the merged monitors.
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Display Client Selection
This example shows four monitors each running as a separate screen. It has display clients on each
monitor.
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23.1.
Override Function
MultiMonitor has an Override function that allows Display Clients on a MultiMonitor thin client to login with
different user accounts or video resolutions.
This may be needed to run duplicate copies of a program on the same thin client.
Microsoft Terminal Services Configuration\Server Settings Window
Microsoft restricts each user to a single session on a server by default. It is smart to keep this setting to
prevent conflicts.
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Users on a Terminal Server
In reality a user can log into a terminal server multiple times as long as they are running different
applications. Each Username/Application needs to be unique.
If you want to run the same application twice you will have a problem. This is a common desire on
MultiMonitor displays. The Override function solves this issue.
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Override Button on the Display Client Selection Page
Highlight a Display Client assigned to the MultiMonitor thin client on the Display Client Selection page.
Select the Override button to launch the Override Settings window.
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Override Settings Window
The Override Settings window allows you to configure the highlighted Display Client to use a different
login or screen resolution.
Check the Override checkbox for the Login Settings.
Add a valid Username and Password that is different than the main account used by the terminal. This
way the display client will run the same program with a different user account.
You can also add an individual Command Line Option or change the Video Resolution.
Select OK to save the changes.
Note: Using multiple user accounts on a terminal doesn’t affect the “Per Device TS/RDS CAL count but
will require more “Per User” TS/RDS CALs.
Select the Next button on the Display Client Selection page to continue to the Screen Options page.
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Display Client Selection
This shows the Override button and the icon for a Display Client that has its properties overridden.
Repeat for any display client that requires a different user account.
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23.2.
Moving Applications
23.2.1.
Terminal Configuration
Terminals using MultiSession can be configured to allow sessions to be moved from monitor to monitor
for user preference. Selecting the Allow groups to move to/from screen checkbox configures this. If left
unselected the sessions will stay in the assigned monitor.
MultiMonitor - Screen Options
Select the Screen Option button to launch the Screen Options window.
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Screen Options Window
The Screen Options settings are:

Show Display Client Selector – This checkbox, if selected, will display the Display Client
Selector to allow the user to switch between MultiSession groups.

Enable Tiling – This checkbox, if selected, allows multiple sessions to be tiled to allow a
visual selection.

Allow groups to move to/from screen – This checkbox will allow a session from a
MultiSession group to be moved to or from the monitor to suit a user’s preference.

Use Microsoft Extended Desktop – This uses the Microsoft style of full screen application
that fills a single monitor instead of the full desktop.

Main Desktop Monitor – This will allow you to select which your main screen is in a
spanned desktop.
The MultiStation Options settings are:

Station has a keyboard – Select this checkbox if each user in a MultiStation configuration
has a keyboard.

Station has a mouse – Select this checkbox if each user in a MultiStation configuration has
a mouse.

Screen Edge Display Client Selection – This checkbox will enable the Screen Edge
method of switching between display clients.
You can lock a display client to a monitor by leaving the Allow groups to move to/from screen
checkbox unchecked. If you check it then you can move display clients from the screen or off the screen,
allowing you to view any display client in any monitor.
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23.3.
Share Keyboard and Mouse Module
The Share Keyboard and Mouse module allows several ThinManager Ready thin clients to be controlled
with a single keyboard and mouse without the need of a KVM switch (Keyboard/Video/Mouse).
Shared Keyboard and Mouse Layout
The Share Keyboard and Mouse can be used by placing several monitors connected to ThinManager
Ready thin clients side-by-side or top-to-bottom. The Share Keyboard and Mouse Master module is
loaded on the center thin client. This module is configured by adding the IP addresses of the secondary
slave thin clients. The other terminals receive the Share Keyboard and Mouse Slave module.
Place three terminals and their monitors side-by-side.
23.3.1.
Master Thin Client Configuration
One thin client needs to be configured as the Master. It is the dominant terminal whose keyboard and
mouse will be used to control the grouped terminals.
Open the Terminal Configuration Wizard for the center terminal by double clicking on it in the
ThinManager tree.
Navigate to the Modules Selection page by selecting the Next button.
Select the Add button and select the Share Keyboard and Mouse Master module.
Highlight the Share Keyboard and Mouse Master module and select the Configure button to launch
the Module Properties window.
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Share Keyboard and Mouse Master Module
Highlight the Left Terminal IP Address parameter.
Enter the appropriate IP address into the Value field.
Select the Set button to apply the setting.
Highlight the Right Terminal IP Address parameter.
Enter the appropriate IP address into the Value field.
Select the Set button to apply the setting.
Select the Done button and Restart the ThinManager Ready thin client to apply the changes.
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23.3.2.
Slave Thin Client Configuration
The other terminals in the group need the Slave module.
Open the Terminal Configuration Wizard for the each terminal by double clicking on it in the
ThinManager tree.
Navigate to the Modules Selection page by selecting the Next button.
Select the Add button and select the Share Keyboard and Mouse Slave module.
Select the Done button and restart the ThinManager Ready thin client to apply the changes.
The Share Keyboard and Mouse Slave module has a parameter that allows the slaves to point to a
master.
Share Keyboard and Mouse Master Module Properties
Once the ACP Enabled thin clients are booted, the mouse on the master thin client can be moved
seamlessly into the other desktops. The keyboard will be active in the screen the mouse pointer is on.
This allows an operator to have control of several displays with only one keyboard and mouse. The
mouse movement is seamless, allowing access to displays without switching.
Note: A Master Share Keyboard and Mouse session cannot be interactively shadowed in ThinManager
unless that parameter is activated.
The keyboards and mice for the slave thin clients can be left attached, but stowed away until a multi-user
configuration is needed.
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23.3.3.
Shared Keyboard and Mouse with MultiMonitor
Using the Shared Keyboard and Mouse module fell out of favor when the MultiMonitor hardware was
introduced. It was easier to use a single MultiMonitor thin client to show multiple displays than using
several thin clients and the Shared Keyboard and Mouse module.
The Shared Keyboard and Mouse module made a comeback once people realized they could tie several
MultiMonitor thin clients together to provide a wall of monitors in a control room.
MultiMonitor with Shared Keyboard and Mouse
The configuration of the Slave and Master Shared Keyboard and Mouse modules are the same with
MultiMonitor.
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24. ThinManager Server Configuration Wizard
The ThinManager Server Configuration wizard allows the configuration of global ThinManager settings. It
can be launched by:

Selecting Edit > Modify while the ThinMan icon is highlighted in the ThinManager tree, or

Double-clicking on the ThinManager icon in the tree, or

Right clicking the ThinMan icon and selecting Modify.
ThinManager Server Configuration Wizard
Importance of Page: This displays introductory information
Select Next to Configure the ThinManager Server settings.
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Unknown Terminals
Importance of Page: Controls creation and replacement of terminals through use of passwords and
auto-creation.
Settings:

Allow unknown terminals to connect - This checkbox, if selected, lets new terminals be added
to the ThinManager Server. Replacements and new terminals are prevented if this box is unselected.

Require password on unknown terminals - This checkbox, if selected, allows use of a
password so that only authorized personnel can add terminals to the ThinManager Server. If
checked, the password fields become active and allow the addition of a password.

Enable AutoCreate - This checkbox, if selected, allows the auto-creation of an array of terminals
as described in Auto-Creation of Terminals.

AutoCreate Mask - This field is the base name used in the array of terminals when using AutoCreation of Terminals.
Why Change from Default Settings: requiring a password can control who adds terminals. Using autocreation can be helpful is some large deployments.
Select Next to continue, Finish to save and close, or Cancel to close without saving.
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Terminal Replacement
Importance of Page: Sets the global setting for enabling replacement of offline terminals.
Note: Terminals that are on cannot be replaced until they are turned off.
Settings:
 Enable Replacement – This checkbox gives global permission for terminals to be replaced.
Un-selecting this will prevent all terminals from showing up in the replacement list when a new
terminal is added, making Create New Terminal the only option. This feature is also available for
the Group and terminal level on the first page of the corresponding wizard. However, if this
checkbox is unselected in the ThinManager Server Configuration Wizard, checking it in a
Terminal Configuration Wizard will have no effect.

Allow Replacement only with like model – This checkbox prevents the replacement of a
terminal with a different model to prevent configuration changes, a PXE for a PXE or an Android
for an Android, for example.

Allow Terminal Creation during replacement – Normally a terminal displays the “Create New
Terminal” option during replacement. Unchecking this checkbox will remove that option and only
allow a terminal replacement, not a new configuration.
Why Change from Default Settings: Un-selecting this will prevent all terminals from showing up in the
replacement list when a new terminal is added, making Create New Terminal the only option.
Select Next to continue, Finish to save and close, or Cancel to close without saving.
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Historical Logging
Importance of Page: Sets the duration that logs are maintained.
Settings:

Maintain Historical Log for X days - This field determines the length of time that the terminal
server CPU and memory data from the Terminal Server Graph tab is stored. See Details Pane
for an example of the graph.

Maintain Event Log for X days - This field determines how long the event log is kept.

Choose events to log - These checkboxes determine what events are stored in the log.

Terminal Server Events - This checkbox, when selected, records events of the terminal
servers.

Terminal Events - This checkbox, when selected, records events of the terminal.

Terminal Configuration Changes - This checkbox, when selected, records changes to
the terminal configuration.

User Configuration Changes - This checkbox, when selected, records changes to the
TermSecure User configuration.
Buttons:

Clear History - This button will erase the Historical log.

Clear Event Log - This button will erase the Event log.
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Why Change from Default Settings: You can add Terminal Server events and TermSecure User events
that aren’t collected by default. You can change the duration of the logs.
Selecting the Event Log tab will show the events for the highlighted tree icon.
Event Log Tab
Details of an event can be obtained by double-clicking on an event.
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Event Detail
The Event Details window shows details of the selected event. Select either the OK or Cancel button to
close.
Select Next to continue, Finish to save and close, or Cancel to close without saving.
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System Schedule
Importance of Page: Allows schedules to be setup for ThinManager and the ThinManager system.
Buttons:

Edit Schedule – This button launched the Event Schedule window.
See Scheduling for details.
Why Change from Default Settings: Automating backups, reports, and actions with the Scheduler
saves time.
Select Next to continue, Finish to save and close, or Cancel to close without saving.
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Access to ThinManager can be assigned to Windows User Groups on the ThinManager Security
Groups page.
ThinManager Security Groups
Importance of Page: Normally administrators are the only people who have access to ThinManager
functions. This page allows access to be granted to people so they can perform specific jobs without
being elevated to the administrator role.
Settings:

Windows User Group – This dropdown shows the group that is being configured.
Fields:

Available – This list box shows the ThinManager functions that are available to the Windows
group displayed in the Windows User Group box. These functions can be added to the Allowed
list by double clicking.

Allowed – This list box shows the ThinManager functions that are granted to the Windows group
displayed in the Windows User Group box. These functions can be removed from the Allowed
list by double clicking.
Buttons:

Delete Group – This button will remove the highlighted group in the Windows User Group box.

Add Group – This button launched the New Window Group window where a new Windows©
group can be added to the configuration. See Add Windows Group for details.
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Why Change from Default Settings: Creating a Windows Group and granting access to ThinManager
functions allows people to use ThinManager without being an administrator.
ThinManager allows different levels of access and functionality based on standard Windows groups. By
default only members of the Windows Administrator group has the ability to connect to ThinManager and
use the application. The ThinManager Security Groups allows other Windows groups to be granted
privileges in ThinManager.
ThinManager comes with privileges pre-defined for six groups. Each of these groups (except
Administrators) needs to be created on the domain controller or in the Local Users and Groups on the
Computer Management console and members added before they can be used.

Administrators - The Microsoft defined Administrator group is given all privileges by default in
ThinManager. This may be denied by unselecting the various allowed Windows User Group
Permissions.

ThinManager Administrators have full permission to do anything within ThinManager including
the power to logoff sessions, kill processes, send messages, restart terminals, calibrate touch
screens, change terminal configurations, update firmware, update the TermCap, and restore
configurations. Administrators and members of ThinManager Administrators can shadow
terminals and interactively control the terminal session. These privileges may not be removed
and will be grayed out.

ThinManager Interactive Shadow Users - Members of this group may shadow a terminal
interactively.

ThinManager Power Users can logoff sessions, kill processes, send messages, restart
terminals, and calibrate touch screens. They cannot change terminal configurations, update
firmware, update the TermCap, and restore configurations. ThinManager Power Users can
shadow terminals from within ThinManager but cannot interact with the session.

ThinManager Shadow Users - Members of this group may shadow a terminal but not
interactively.

ThinManager Users can view only. They cannot logoff sessions, kill processes, send messages,
restart terminals, or calibrate touch screens. ThinManager Users cannot shadow a terminal.
Selecting the Add Group button in a non-domain ThinManager Server will launch the New Windows
Group window. This will allow the configuration of additional Windows User Groups.
New Window User Group Window
Adding a Windows Group name in the Enter Windows User Group Name field of the New Window
Group window and selecting the OK button will add the Windows User Group to the drop-down list.
Note: This doesn’t create the user group on any servers. This just adds the name of an existing group to
the list that ThinManager is maintaining.
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Selecting the Add Group button in a domain ThinManager Server will launch the Select Security Group
window. This will allow you to add Active Directory groups and configure their permissions in
ThinManager.
New Window User Group Window
Adding a Windows Group name in the Enter Windows User Group Name field of the New Window
Group window and selecting the OK button will add the Windows User Group to the drop-down list.
The Manual Entry field will allow you to enter a local Windows User Group.
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ThinManager Security Groups Page
Select the group from the Windows Users Group drop-down. Choose the permissions you want to grant
to the group by double clicking on the function in the Available Windows User Group Permissions list.
Members of the Windows User Group will have the selected permissions the next time they login.
Although ThinManager has Windows User Groups pre-configured with privileges, these groups have not
been created on the terminal servers.
To create a Windows User Group, open the Computer Management Console by selecting Start >
Settings > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management.
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Created ThinManager Security Groups
Highlight Groups in the tree and select Action > New Group to launch the New Group window.
Microsoft New Group Windows
Enter the group name in the Group name field.
Add Users to the Windows User Group by selecting the Add button.
Select the Create button to finish the Windows User Group creation. Members of the Windows User
Group will have the selected permissions the next time they login.
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Note: The ThinServer service may need to be stop and restarted to load the new ThinManager Security
Group settings.
Select Next to continue the ThinManager Server Configuration Wizard, Finish to save and close, or
Cancel to close without saving.
Event Selection
Importance of Page: ThinManager has event notification. E-mails or Windows messages can be sent by
ThinManager to identify changes in the setup, configuration or status.
Settings:

Email – Checking the E-mail checkbox will send an e-mail message when that event occurs. The
e-mail needs to be set up on the next page of the wizard.

Windows Messages – Checking the Windows Message checkbox will send a message to a
terminal when that event occurs. The terminal needs to be defined on the next page of the
wizard.
Why Change from Default Settings: Information about these events can be useful. The event needs
checked to add the notification.
The ThinManager Server Stop/Start, Terminal Server Monitor Connection, and Terminal Monitor
Connection events may indicate the failure of the ThinManager Server, Terminal Server, or terminal.
Sharing information on configuration changes, firmware, TermCap, or license installation can be useful
when management is shared among a group. Sending an e-mail to all group members keeps them
informed of all changes.
Select Next to continue, Finish to save and close, or Cancel to close without saving.
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Email or Windows Messaging Recipients
Importance of Page: This page defines what users are notified of event changes from the Event
Selection page.
Fields:

SMTP Server - Enter the SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) server to be used by the
ThinManager Server in the field.

E-Mail Return Addresses - Enter the return e-mail address to be used by the ThinManager
Server in the field

E-Mail Addresses - ThinManager will send an e-mail message to the addresses in this text box
when an event selected on the Event Select page occurs.

Terminals - ThinManager will send a message to the terminals in this text box when an event
selected on the Event Select page occurs.
Buttons:

Add (E-Mail Addresses) - Select this button to add e-mail addresses through the Enter the Email address window.

Delete (E-Mail Addresses) - Select this button to delete a highlighted e-mail address from the Email Addresses list.

Add (Terminals) - Select this button to add a terminal through the Select Terminal(s) window.
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Delete (Terminals) - Select this button to delete a highlighted terminal from the Terminals list.
Add (E-Mail Addresses) - Select this button to add e-mail addresses through the Enter the E-mail
address window.
Enter the E-mail Address Window
Enter the desired e-mail address in the entry form and select OK. Select the Cancel button to close the
window without making changes.
Add (Terminals) - Select this button to add a terminal through the Select Terminal(s) window.
Terminal Selection Window
The Select Terminal(s) windows will list the terminals configured on the ThinManager Server. Highlight
the desired terminal and select the OK button.
Why Change from Default Settings: You need to add recipients for event notification to work.
Select Next to continue, Finish to save and close, or Cancel to close without saving.
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Multicast Configuration Page
Importance of Page: Allows multicast to be configured for ThinManager Servers.
Fields:

Maximum Packet Size – This allows the firmware download packet size to be changed, if
needed.
Settings:

Enable Multicast - This checkbox, if selected, enables Multicast.

Enable Smart Multicast - This checkbox, if selected, enables Smart Multicast.
Buttons:

Advanced - This button, if selected, displays the advanced settings.

Set to Defaults - This button, if selected, sets the advanced settings back to the defaults.
Why Change from Default Settings: You may need to change the settings if there is a conflict with
another multicast server on the network.
Multicast provides the ability for an unlimited number of terminals to boot simultaneously from the same
data stream. This feature reduces the amount of network traffic and reduces the amount of load on the
ThinManager Server when multiple terminals are booting concurrently. This function is especially useful
for low bandwidth connections and highly utilized networks.
Smart Multicast allows the terminal firmware to be sent directly to the terminal while a single terminal is
booting. If additional terminals request the terminal firmware during this time, the firmware will be
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multicast so that all terminals can receive the firmware from a single data stream. If Smart Multicast is
disabled, the firmware will always be sent as a multicast transmission.
Multicast is only available on terminals with ACP Boot Loader Version 5.0 and later. No local terminal
configuration is needed to use Multicast.
Unicast – ThinManager has error checking that will switch a terminal’s firmware download to unicast if
the multicast download fails.
The thin client will continue to try to use multicast at each boot but will use unicast if multicast keeps
failing.
Advanced Settings – Selecting the Advanced button will reveal advanced settings for multicast.
Advanced Multicast Options
Importance of Page: This allows changing the multicast settings if there is a conflict with another
multicast server on the network.
Settings:


Multicast Settings
o
Address – This is the IP address that will be used for Multicast transmissions.
o
Port – This is the destination port that will be used for Multicast transmissions.
o
Time-to-Live (TTL) – This is the maximum number of router hops for Multicast packets.
Setting this value to 255 allows for unlimited hops.
IGMP Settings (Internet Group Management Protocol)
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o
Version – This sets the IGMP version for use with multicast capable routers.
o
Time-to-Live (TTL) – This sets the time-to-live value for IGMP packets.
Buttons:

Advanced - This button displays the advanced settings.

Set to Defaults - This button sets the advanced settings back to the defaults.
Why Change from Default Settings: Change these if a conflict develops.
Select Next to continue, Finish to save and close, or Cancel to close without saving.
Shadow Configuration Port
ThinManager allows the port used for shadowing to be configured.
Importance of Page: This allows the port that is used for shadowing to be changed.
Settings:

Shadow Port – ThinManager uses port 5900 as the default port for shadowing. Entering a
different port number into the Shadow Port field will change the port used if it is in conflict with
another processes use of the port.
Why Change from Default Settings: ThinManager uses the save port as VNC. If VNC is installed on a
WinTMC PC then there could be a conflict between shadowing services. If this happens the port can be
changed in ThinManager.
Select Finish to accept changes or select Cancel to close without making changes.
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Biometric Device Configuration
Navigate to the Biometric Device Configuration window.
Select the Support Finger Print Readers checkbox to enable the use of readers.
Select the data format you plan to use. There are two formats to choose, ISO_19794_2_2005 and
ANSI_378_2004.
The False Match Probability sets the sensitivity of the read. 1/100 is less sensitive than 1/1,000,000.
Select the Finish button to accept the changes.
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25. Reports and Schedules
ThinManager has the ability to run reports, show data, and collect data on the ThinManager system.
These reports can show the event log, configurations, uptimes, and other data.
A Reports tab on the Details pane will show a report for a highlighted ThinManager Server, terminal,
terminal group, terminal server, TermSecure user, or TermSecure user group.
Reports can be scheduled to be run and saved as *.html files for storage or further analysis.
25.1.
Selecting Reports
The reports are displayed on a Report tab in ThinManager. The Select Reports window allows the
selection of which report to display.
Select Reports Window
Select View > Reports from the ThinManager menu to launch the Select Reports window.
The Select Reports window has four fields that determine which report is displayed on the report tab.

System Report – This selects the report to display on the Report tab when the ThinManager
Server is highlighted.

Terminal Report – This selects the report to display on the Report tab when a terminal or
terminal group is highlighted.

Terminal Server Report – This select the report to display on the Report tab when a terminal
server is highlighted.

TermSecure User Report – This selects the report to display on the Report tab when a
TermSecure User or TermSecure User Group is highlighted.
Use the drop-down list to select the desired reports.
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25.2.
Report Tab
The reports selected in the Select Reports window will be displayed on the Report tab in ThinManager.
Report Tab
Highlight the desired ThinManager Server, terminal, terminal group, terminal server, TermSecure user, or
TermSecure group, and then select the Report tab to display the report.
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25.3.
Print Report
A Report can be printed by:
 Selecting the Report tab and selecting View > Print from the ThinManager menu. A Print window
will be displayed to allow the selection of the printer.

Right clicking on the report inside of the Details pane.
Print Window
A Print window will be displayed with all the printers defined on the ThinManager Server.
Highlight the desired printer and select the Print button to print the report.
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25.4.
Report Template Installation
ThinManager will install a number of reports into the ThinManager folder during installation. The default is
C:\Program Files\Automation Control Products\ThinManager\ReportTemplates.
Additional report templates can be downloaded from http://downloads.thinmanager.com/ as they become
available. New Reports are added to service packs and new releases.
New reports are installed by selecting Install > Reports from the ThinManager menu. This launches the
Reports window.
Reports Window
Select the Install button to launch a file browser.

Report Templates – If this radio button is selected the file browser will browse for *.html
files.

SQL Files – If this radio button is selected the file browser will browse for *.sql files.

Images, Finished Reports, etc. – If this radio button is selected the file browser will browse
for assorted files.
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File Browser
Each report has a *.html component and a *.sql component. Select the Report Templates radio
button, browse to the new *.html file, and select Open to install. Select the SQL Files radio button,
browse to the new *.sql file and select Open to install. Once these two components are added the report
will be available.
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26. Scheduling
Reports can be scheduled to be run once at a specified time or to be run regularly at a specific time. The
reports are saved as *.html files for storage or further analysis.
Scheduling is available for more than running reports. Schedules ca be created for:
 The System in the ThinManager Server Configuration Wizard.

Terminals in the Terminal Configuration Wizard.

Terminal Servers in the Terminal Server Configuration Wizard.

TermSecure Users in the TermSecure User Configuration Wizard.
26.1.
System Scheduling of Reports
Reports are scheduled on the ThinManager Server Configuration Wizard.
Open the ThinManager Server Configuration Wizard to schedule report generation by highlighting the
ThinManager Server icon, right clicking, and selecting Modify.
ThinManager Server Configuration Wizard – System Schedule
Navigate to the System Schedule page and select the Edit Schedule button to launch the Event
Schedule window.
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Event Schedule Window
Select the Add button to open the Schedule window.
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Schedule Window
The Schedule window allows system events to be configured.

Event Type – This drop-down allows the event to be chosen. There are two types:

Backup Configuration Database – This allows a scheduling of automatic configuration backups.

Run Report – This allows a report to be run and saved as a *.html file on a regular basis.

Report Template File - This drop-down allows the selection of the report to run.

Report Output File – This applies the naming convention to the saved reports.

Auto Generate Filename – This checkbox, if selected, will save the file to the ThinManager
folder with the report name and a time stamp as its title.

If the Auto Generate Filename is unselected, the field allows entry of the desired filename. The
filename needs to end in .html.
There are a few switches that allow the file name to be modified with a timestamp for identification
purposes. If you do not use a timestamp, the file will be overwritten each time the report is run.

%c – Adds date and time

%h – adds hour (0-24)
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
%M – adds minute (0-59)

%x – adds date

%X – adds time

Repeat Interval – These radio buttons allow the frequency of the report generation to be set.

Time – The fields to set the time of the report generation changes to match the Report Interval
selected by the radio button. The Time field may allow dates, days, hours, or intervals to be set
for the report.
Once the report is configured, select OK to accept the report schedule.
Event Schedule
The scheduled report will be displayed in the Event Schedule window.

Select Add to add another report schedule.

Select Edit to edit the schedule of a highlighted report.

Select Delete to delete the schedule of a highlighted report.

Select OK to accept the schedules and close the window.
When a report is run the files are saved for viewing.
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Saved Reports
Once the report has run it can be opened in a web browser.
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Report Shown in Browser
Once the report is generated the data can be saved or reformatted as desired using standard HTML
tools.
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26.2.
Scheduling Configuration Backups
It is a good idea to back up your ThinManager configuration before you make any major changes. You
can use the Scheduler to do this automatically.
Open the ThinManager Server Configuration Wizard to schedule report generation by highlighting the
ThinManager Server and selecting File > Modify.
ThinManager Server Configuration Wizard – System Schedule
Navigate to the System Schedule page and select the Edit Schedule button to launch the Event
Schedule window.
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Event Schedule Window
Select the Add button to open the Schedule window.
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Schedule Window
The Schedule window allows system events like configuration backups to be created.

Select Backup Configuration Database from the Event Type drop-down.

Select an interval. Weekly is adequate.

Select a day and time.

Select OK to accept the changes.
A weekly backup allows you to have a current configuration available in case you need one.
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27. TermMon ActiveX Data
Microsoft Terminal Services lacks the ability to monitor clients and provide much useful information. ACP
has written an ActiveX component to overcome this shortcoming. The TermMon (Terminal Monitoring)
ActiveX can be embedded into an application that will run on the terminal server. When a terminal starts a
session on the terminal server and launches the application with the TermMon ActiveX, the ActiveX will
create a socket connection to the terminal and is able to pull data from the terminal into the application for
display. You can create tags for the data and populate them with data from the client via the ActiveX
27.1.
Registering the Control
The TermMon ActiveX Control can be found on the ThinManager CD as termmon.ocx. It is also
available in the Download section of www.thinmanager.com.
The Control must be registered before it can be used. Copy the file termmon.ocx to the computer
where you want to use it. Register the OCX by executing regsvr32 <path\termmon.ocx>.
27.1.1.
Read-Only Properties
The following properties are read only strings. An event will be generated any time one of these
properties changes. The Enable method must be invoked prior to reading these properties.

TerminalName - This is the name of the terminal.

TerminalModel - This is the terminal model number.

TerminalIP - This is the terminal IP address.

TerminalMAC - This is the terminal MAC Address.

TerminalBootLoaderVersion - This is the terminal network boot loader version.

TerminalFirmwareVersion - This is the firmware version that the terminal is running.

TerminalWindowsUsername - This is the Windows Username that is specified in the terminal’s
ThinManager configuration.

TermSecureUsername - This is the TermSecure username of the TermSecure user currently
logged onto the terminal. If no TermSecure user is logged on, this value will be blank.

TermSecureWindowsUsername - This is the Windows Username associated with a
TermSecure user. This is the Windows Username for all TermSecure user sessions. If no
TermSecure user is logged on, this value will be blank.

TerminalServerGroupList - This is a comma-separated list of Display Clients currently running
on the terminal.

ConnectionState - This is the Control’s connection state with the terminal.

CurrentTerminalServerGroup - This is the Display Client that is currently being displayed on the
terminal.

CurrentWindowsUsername - This is the Windows Username of the session where the Control
has been executed. This property is not available when the RunInSession property is set to
False.

TerminalServerName - This is the name of the Terminal Server where the Control is running.
This property is not available when the RunInSession property is set to False.

UserID - This is the identifier associated with a TermSecure user. An example of this would be
the badge number of a security badge used by a TermSecure user when scanning the badge.
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Using this property may require enabling the “Expose ID” setting in the appropriate ThinManager
module (i.e. RFIdeas pcProx USB Module).

RelevanceLocationName - This is the complete path and name of the current Relevance
Location.

ScanResult – This property will contain the result of the Command Method Scan Code
commands.
27.1.2.
Read-Write Properties
These properties can be set by the application.

RunInSession - When the RunInSession property is set to True, the Control will be running in the
terminal’s terminal services session. The terminal IP address will be determined automatically by
the control.

OverrideIP - If the RunInSession property is set to False, the OverrideIP property specifies the IP
Address of the terminal that the Control will connect to.
Note: To use the OverrideIP property, the TermMon ActiveX Control Configuration Module must be
added to the terminal configuration in ThinManager. In the module configuration, Allow ActiveX
Connections must be set to YES, and Only Allow Connections from Session must be set to NO.

WatchdogTime – This is the number of seconds before the watchdog will reset the terminal
session. Once this property is set to a non-zero value, the property must be updated before the
watchdog time reaches zero. To disable the watchdog, set this property to zero. The watchdog is
disabled by default.
Note: The Enable Method does not need to be called for watchdog operation. Watchdog operation is
independent of the Enable and Disable Methods.

ActiveScreen – For MultiMonitor configurations, this is the active screen number. A value of zero
(default) will set the active screen to the screen the mouse pointer is on when a method or
command is executed. A non-zero value will set the Active Screen to the screen number
specified. All methods and commands will be executed on the specified screen.
27.1.3.
Events
When a property value changes, an event will be generated by the Control. When an Event occurs the
event code can be used to determine the property that changed. The Enable method must be invoked in
order to receive events (except for WatchdogTime). The event code is provided by the Control as follows:

TermMonEvent.TerminalName

TermMonEvent.TerminalModel

TermMonEvent.TerminalIP

TermMonEvent.TerminalMAC

TermMonEvent.TerminalBootLoaderVersion

TermMonEvent.TerminalFirmwareVersion

TermMonEvent.TerminalWindowsUsername

TermMonEvent.TermSecureUsername

TermMonEvent.TermSecureWindowsUsername
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TermMonEvent.TerminalServerGroupList

TermMonEvent.ConnectionState

TermMonEvent.CurrentTerminalServerGroup

TermMonEvent.CurrentWindowsUsername

TermMonEvent.TerminalServerName

TermMonEvent.WatchdogTime

TermMonEvent.RelevanceLocationName

TermMonEvent.ScanResult
27.1.4.
Methods

Enable - Invoking this method will enable the Control. The Control will attempt to connect to the
terminal and generate events to update the Control Properties. The Control will maintain a
connection to the terminal as long as it is enabled.

Disable - Invoking this method will cause the Control to break the connection with the terminal.
Events will be generated to clear the Control Properties.

Command - The Command method can be used to send terminal action commands. The
Command method requires one parameter which is the terminal command to be performed. The
Enable method must be invoked before these commands can be executed (except for noted
exceptions). The supported commands are:
o
Reboot - This command will initiate a terminal reboot.
o
Restart - This command will initiate a terminal restart.
o
Calibrate - This command will initiate a touch screen calibration.
o
GotoMainMenu - This command will cause the Main Menu to be displayed.
o
SwitchToNextGroup - This command will switch to the next Display Client.
o
SwitchToPrevGroup - This command will switch to the previous Display Client.
o
SwitchInstFailover - This command will switch the instant failover group.
o
ChangeTermSecureUser - This command will disconnect any current TermSecure user
sessions and then display the TermSecure Log On menu.
o
LogOffAndChangeTermSecureUser - This command will log off any current
TermSecure user sessions and then display the TermSecure Log On menu.
o
LogOffTermSecureUser - This command will log off any current TermSecure user
sessions and will return to a Display Client which is assigned to the terminal. If no Display
Clients have been configured on the terminal, the TermSecure Log On menu will be
displayed.
o
DisconnectTermSecureUser - This command will disconnect any current TermSecure
user sessions and will return to a Display Client which is assigned to the terminal. If no
Display Clients have been configured on the terminal, the TermSecure Log On menu will
be displayed.
o
DisconnectSession - This command will disconnect the Terminal Services Session
running on the terminal. This command does not require that the Enable Method be
invoked prior to execution.
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o
LogOffSession - This command will log off the Terminal Services Session running on
the terminal. This command does not require that the Enable Method be invoked prior to
execution.
o
TileStart - This command will tile the Display Clients on the current Screen.
o
TileEnd - This command will untile the Display Clients on the current Screen.
o
ScanCodeReturnData - This command will prompt the user to scan a QR or Barcode.
After the scan is complete, the scan data will be returned in the ScanResult property.
o
ScanCodeAndQueryLocation - This command will prompt the user to scan a QR or
Barcode. After the scan is complete, the location path and name will be returned in the
ScanResult property.
The Command Method constants are provided by the Control as follows:
o
TermMonCommand.Reboot
o
TermMonCommand.Restart
o
TermMonCommand.Calibrate
o
TermMonCommand.GotoMainMenu
o
TermMonCommand.SwitchToNextGroup
o
TermMonCommand.SwitchToPrevGroup
o
TermMonCommand.SwitchInstFailover
o
TermMonCommand.ChangeTermSecureUser
o
TermMonCommand.LogOffAndChangeTermSecureUser
o
TermMonCommand.LogOffTermSecureUser
o
TermMonCommand.DisconnectTermSecureUser
o
TermMonCommand.DisconnectSession
o
TermMonCommand.LogOffSession
o
TermMonCommand.TileStart
o
TermMonCommand.TileEnd
o
TermMonCommand.ScanCodeReturnData
o
TermMonCommand.ScanCodeAndQueryLocation

ChangeTerminalServerGroup - This method can be used to change the Display Client currently
displayed on the terminal. This method requires one parameter which is the name of the Display
Client that the terminal should switch to.

TermSecureCheckAccess - This method can be used to query the access rights of a
TermSecure user. This method requires two parameters. The first parameter is the name of the
user. The second parameter is the name of the Access Group. This method returns the result of
the query as follows:
o
TermMonConst.Timeout - The request timed out.
o
TermMonConst.Busy - The Control is busy with another request.
o
TermMonConst.InvalidMember - The user is not a member of the specified
TermSecure Access Group.
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o
TermMonConst.ValidMember - The user is a member of the specified TermSecure
Access Group.
o
TermMonConst.UserNotFound - The TermSecure Username was not found.
o
TermMonConst.GroupNotFound - The Access Group Name was not found.

GetGroupScreen - This method can be used to determine which screen the specified Display
Client is currently on for MultiMonitor configurations. This method requires one parameter which
is the name of the Display Client.

TermSecureLogonUser - This method can be used to Log On a specified TermSecure user.
This method requires two parameters. The first parameter is the name of the TermSecure user.
The second parameter is the password of the TermSecure user. The password will be encrypted
before being sent to the terminal. This method returns a result as follows:
o
TermMonConst.Success - The TermSecure user was successfully logged on.
o
TermMonConst.Timeout - The request timed out.
o
TermMonConst.Busy - The Control is busy with another request.
o
TermMonConst.UserNotFound - The TermSecure username was not found.
o
TermMonConst.BadPassword - The TermSecure password was invalid.
o
TermMonConst.NoPermission - The TermSecure user does not have permission to
use the terminal.
o
TermMonConst.PasswordChangeReq - The TermSecure user is required to change
his password.
o
TermMonConst.NoWindowsUsername - This TermSecure user does not have a
Windows Username specifed in the TermSecure user configuration. This is only required
for Terminal Services Display Clients assigned to the TermSecure User.
o
TermMonConst.NoWindowsPassword - This TermSecure user does not have a
Windows Password specifed in the TermSecure user configuration. This is only required
for Terminal Services Display Clients assigned to the TermSecure User.

CameraOverlayEnable - This method is used to enable a camera overlay. This method requires
two parameters. The first parameter is the name of the Display Client the overlay is on. The
second parameter is the name of the overlay.

CameraOverlayDisable - This method is used to disable a camera overlay. This method requires
two parameters. The first parameter is the name of the Display Client the overlay is on. The
second parameter is the name of the overlay.

CameraOverlayCycleStart - This method is used to start camera cycling for a camera overlay.
This method requires two parameters. The first parameter is the name of the Display Client the
overlay is on. The second parameter is the name of the overlay.

CameraOverlayCycleStop - This method is used to stop camera cycling for a camera overlay.
This method requires two parameters. The first parameter is the name of the Display Client the
overlay is on. The second parameter is the name of the overlay.

CameraOverlaySwitchNext - This method is used to switch to the next camera in a camera
overlay list. This method requires two parameters. The first parameter is the name of the Display
Client the overlay is on. The second parameter is the name of the overlay.

CameraOverlaySwitchPrev - This method is used to switch to the previous camera in a camera
overlay list. This method requires two parameters. The first parameter is the name of the Display
Client the overlay is on. The second parameter is the name of the overlay.
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CameraOverlayFullscreenEnter - This method is used to make the current camera in a camera
overlay enter full screen. This method requires two parameters. The first parameter is the name
of the Display Client the overlay is on. The second parameter is the name of the overlay.

CameraOverlayFullscreenExit - This method is used to make the current camera in a camera
overlay exit full screen. This method requires two parameters. The first parameter is the name of
the Display Client the overlay is on. The second parameter is the name of the overlay.

CameraOverlaySwitchByName - This method is used to change cameras in a camera overlay.
This method requires three parameters. The first parameter is the name of the Display Client the
overlay is on. The second parameter is the name of the overlay. The third parameter is the name
of the camera. The camera name must include the full path if the camera is in a camera group.

CameraOverlayMove - This method is used to change the position of a camera overlay. This
method requires four parameters. The first parameter is the name of the Display Client the
overlay is on. The second parameter is the name of the overlay. The third parameter is the x
location. The forth parameter is the y position.

CameraOverlayResize - This method is used to change the size of a camera overlay. This
method requires four parameters. The first parameter is the name of the Display Client the
overlay is on. The second parameter is the name of the overlay. The third parameter is the width.
The forth parameter is the height.

CameraOverlayResizeMove - This method is used to change the size and position of a camera
overlay. This method requires six parameters. The first parameter is the name of the Display
Client the overlay is on. The second parameter is the name of the overlay. The third parameter is
the x position. The forth parameter is the y position. The fifth parameter is the width. The sixth
parameter is the height.

RelevanceLocationLogon – This method is used to log into a relevance location. This method
requires two parameters. The first parameter is the complete path and name of the desired
location formatted as “top_level_location_name\sub_location_name\location_name”. This string
must match the location tree hierarchy in the ThinManager location tree. The second parameter is
the action to be performed as defined by the TermMonRelevance action constants.

RelevanceLocationLogoff – This method will log the device out of the current relevance
location.
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27.1.5.
Control Constants
Constant values provided by the Control are as follows:
TermMonEvent

TerminalName
1

TerminalModel
2

TerminalIP
3

TerminalMAC
4

TerminalBootLoaderVersion
5

TerminalFirmwareVersion
6

TerminalWindowsUsername
7

TermSecureUsername
8

TermSecureWindowsUsername
9

TerminalServerGroupList
10

ConnectionState
11

CurrentTerminalServerGroup
12

CurrentWindowsUsername
13

TerminalServerName
14

WatchdogTime
15

UserID
16

RelevanceLocationName
17

ScanResult
18
TermMonCommand

Reboot
100

Restart
101

Calibrate
102

GotoMainMenu
103

SwitchToNextGroup
104

SwitchToPrevGroup
105

SwitchInstFailover
106

ChangeTermSecureUser
107

LogOffAndChangeTermSecureUser
108

LogOffTermSecureUser
109

DisconnectTermSecureUser
110

DisconnectSession
111
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LogOffSession
112

TileStart
113

TileEnd
114

ScanCodeReturnData
115

ScanCodeAndQueryLocation
116
TermMonConst

Success
0

Fail
1

Disconnected
2

Connected
3

Timeout
4

Busy
5

Updating
6

RequestFailed
7

InvalidMember
8

ValidMember
9

UserNotFound
10

GroupNotFound
11

BadPassword
12

NoPermission
13

PasswordChangeReq
14

NoWindowsUsername
15

NoWindowsPassword
16
TermMonRelevance

ActionNone
0

ActionTransfer
1

ActionClone
2

ActionShadow
3
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