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Dell Wyse Configuration
(WCM) Manager
Release 1.3.0.0
Administrator’s Guide
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Notes
NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of
your computer.
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Contents
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Introduction .
Overview .
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Key Features .
What’s New
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Supported Dell Wyse Thin Client Systems
Supported Operating Systems .
Dell Wyse Technical Support
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Related Documentation and Services
Dell Wyse Online Community .
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Installing and Configuring Dell Wyse
Configuration Manager (WCM) . . . . .
Pre-requisites to Install WCM .
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Downloading and Installing WCM
Downloading WCM .
Installing WCM Server Application
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Installing WCM Client
The WCM Environment
Configuring the Repository Server
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Configuring the Repository Server on a
Windows 2003/Windows 2003 R2 Server .
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Configuring the Repository Server on a
Windows 2008/Windows 2008 R2 Server .
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Configuring the Repository Server on a
Windows 7 System . . . . . . . . . . .
Discovery Settings for the WCM Server .
DNS Service Record Lookup
DNS Hostname Lookup .
DHCP Option Tags Lookup
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Configuring the WCM Thin Client Systems
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Configuring the Dell Wyse Device Manager
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Using the Dell Wyse Configuration
Manager (WCM) GUI Application .
About the WCM Application GUI
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Device Configuration
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OS Configuration
Using Your Configuration Files
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Setting Up Manual Configuration .
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Setting Up Automatic Configuration
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Configuration Details
Agent Settings
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Editing Existing Configuration Files .
Connections .
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Using the Dell Wyse Configuration
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Launching the WCM Client
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Importing Thin Client Configurations
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Fallback Mechanism for Failed Download of
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Exporting Thin Client Configurations
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Manually Setting Debug Options on a Thin Client
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Typical Use Case Scenarios
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Case 1 - Using a Single Configuration for Multiple
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Case 2 - Using Multiple Configuration Files for Multiple
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Case 3 - Editing Specific Configuration Files for
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Case 4 - Selecting Specific Configuration Files Using a
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A Appendix
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Troubleshooting Devices That Cannot Locate
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Introduction
Dell Wyse Configuration Manager (WCM) is an innovative self-configuring
client technology for the cloud and Dell Wyse Enhanced Embedded virtual
desktop environments. WCM provides a simple solution to create and apply
configuration files to Dell Wyse thin clients running supported Microsoft
Windows Embedded operating systems.
WCM is mainly used by IT Administrators who create configuration files
using a simple standalone GUI or capture them from an already configured
Dell Wyse thin client running a supported Windows Embedded operating
system. The thin client system connects to the remote file folder location that
contains the configuration file and downloads the same to update the
configuration. WCM enables configuration of multitude of thin clients
without a management server.
This guide is intended for administrators of Wyse thin clients running
WES2009, WES7, WES7p, or WE8S. It provides the necessary information
for using the tool to create and apply configuration files to Wyse thin clients.
The supported Windows Embedded operating systems are:
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Wyse Embedded Standard 2009 (WES2009)
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Wyse Enhanced Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 7 (WES7)
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Wyse Enhanced Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 7 p (WES7p)
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Wyse Enhanced Microsoft Windows Embedded 8 Standard(WE8S) (32bit and 64-bit)
Overview
WCM helps you to easily deploy thin client configurations either manually or
through a server environment and is an easy-to-use solution for supported
Windows Embedded thin clients from Dell Wyse.
WCM consists of two components:
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WCM Application GUI — is a standalone GUI to create new
configuration files as well as edit existing configuration files. These files
can be placed on an FTP server (for FTP) or on a Web server (Microsoft
IIS Web server for HTTP or HTTPS) in order to be deployed on thin
clients running the WCM Client.
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WCM Client — is a client component that is pre-installed or deployed in
the supported thin client systems by using the Dell Wyse Device Manager
(WDM). After you log in to the thin client system, the WCM Client
downloads the latest configuration file and applies the configurations. As
an administrator, you can also use the WCM Client Control Panel applet
to export the current customized configurations of a thin client as a
configuration file, and to manually import configuration files into the thin
client.
You can deploy the WCM configuration files to your thin clients both
automatically and manually. For more information, see Setting Up Automatic
Configuration, Setting Up Manual Configuration, and Importing Thin Client
Configurations.
The following diagram describes the deployment of configuration files on a
WCM thin client.
Key Features
The WCM has the following features:
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Provides granular control to deploy:
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Universal, or user-specific settings
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Stationary or mobile thin clients
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Local or remote devices
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Provides the ability to:
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Create configuration files from a standalone GUI or capture the
configuration from an already configured device
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Maintain history of configurations
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Update existing configurations or revert to previous configurations
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Use the Appliance mode to configure one or more Windows
Embedded thin clients to function as a simple-to-use, dedicated kiosk
for one of the following:
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Citrix Clients
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VMware View Clients
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vWorkspace Clients
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Microsoft RDS/RDP Clients
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Internet Explorer
Use the Generic Appliance mode for any user-specified application.
What’s New
The new features in this release of WCM are:
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Support for thin clients running WE8S (32 bit and 64 bit)
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Support for Appliance Mode for any user-specified application (Generic
Appliance Mode)
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Support for configuring Quest vWorkspace clients
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Support for creating Internet Explorer URL shortcuts on the desktop for
the selected favorites
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Support for configuring an Exit button on the Citrix Enterprise Receiver
Appliance Mode in the Published Apps or Desktops dialog box. This
button enables you to exit from the Appliance Mode
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Support for Exit button for all Appliance Modes applications. This allows
the user to exit, log off, shut down or restart from the client while in
Appliance Mode. This feature is also supported for other Citrix
XenDesktop and VMware Horizon View Appliance Mode applications with
some limitations. This release also supports the ability to configure the exit
buttons and shortcuts per user.
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Support to configure share drives from the WCM Client. You can add or
remove share drive connections and also map the remote machine drive by
using Share Drive.
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Single sign-on (SSO) for domain joined devices. This version of WCM
provides the single sign on feature for domain joined devices to connect
using RDP, VMware View, Citrix Xenapp.
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Support for Adobe Flash Player settings. You can use the WCM 1.3 Client
to configure Adobe Flash player for Citrix sessions.
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Flash Remoting: Enables HDX Media Stream Flash Redirection on
the user device.
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Server Http Cookies: Enables synchronization of the client-side
HTTP cookies with the server-side in order to download HTTP
cookies from the server.
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Server Side Content Fetching: By default, the HDX Media Stream
Flash Redirection downloads Adobe Flash content to the user device
and plays the content.
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URL rewriting rules for client-side content fetching: One can redirect
an attempt to obtain Flash content using the URL rewriting rules for
client-side content fetching setting which is a second generation Flash
Redirection feature.
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Removal of WebDAV dependency for both HTTP and HTTPS protocol to
download the configuration files or resource files.
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Ability to block or unblock the popups on a Citrix Session when
connecting to a full screen ICA session on the WCM Client.
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Support for RDP 8 settings.
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WCM 1.3 client supports RDP8 and its new features. The settings given
below are supported for RDP8 functionality by WCM.
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Detect Connection Quality automatically
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Remote Desktop Gateway KDC proxy and Edit box option for KDC
Proxy Name
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Enable Workspace Reconnect
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Ability to configure Citrix Standard Receiver using the WCM Client.
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Enhanced speed of download and applying of configuration on the thin
client systems.
Supported Dell Wyse Thin Client Systems
WCM is supported on the following thin client systems that run:
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Wyse Enhanced MicrosoftWindows Embedded Standard 2009 build 684,
685, 686, 703, 704, 716, 718, 719, 720, 723, 716, 727 or later:
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C90LEW
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D90DW
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R90LW
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R90LEW
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R90LW Fiber-NIC Ready
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V90LEW
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X90cw
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X90mw
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X90LW
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X90LeW
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Z90DW
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Z90SW
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Wyse Enhanced MicrosoftWindows Embedded Standard 7 build 818, 827,
830, 832, 833, 846, 858 or later:
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C90LE7
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D90D7
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D90Q7
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R90L7
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R90LE7
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X90C7
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X90M7
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Z90D7
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Z90DE7
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Z90S7
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Z90Q7
Wyse Enhanced MicrosoftWindows Embedded Standard 7p build 850 or
later:
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X90M7p
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Z90D7p
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Z90DE7p
Wyse Enhanced Microsoft Windows Embedded 8 Standard build 904,
907, and 908:
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D90D8
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D90D8x
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D90Q8
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Z90D8
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Z90D8x
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Z90Q8
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NOTE: If you have thin clients running earlier builds where the WCM Client was not
pre-installed on your thin client, you can:
- Re-image the thin clients with the latest firmware to include the WCM Client in
those builds.
- Use WDM to push the WCM Client package to each thin client.
- Install the WCM Client manually. Ensure that you disable the File Based Write
Filter on the thin client before installing the WCM Client.
Supported Operating Systems
WCM is supported on Dell Wyse thin clients running the following operating
systems:
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WE8S (32-bit and 64-bit)
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WES7P
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WES 7
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WES 2009
Dell Wyse Technical Support
To access Dell Wyse technical resources, visit http://www.wyse.com/support.
If you still have questions, you can submit your questions using the Dell
Wyse Self-Service Center at http://support.wyse.com/selfservice.html or call
Customer Support at 1-800-800-WYSE (toll free in U.S. and Canada). Hours
of operation are from 6:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Pacific Time, Monday through
Friday.
To access international support, visit http://www.wyse.com/global.
Related Documentation and Services
Fact Sheets containing features of hardware products are available on the Dell
Wyse Web site. Go to http://www.wyse.com/products and use the Cloud
clients tab to locate and download the Fact Sheet for your hardware product.
If you need to upgrade your Windows Embedded Standard operating system,
contact Dell Wyse Customer Support at: http://www.wyse.com/support.
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Dell Wyse Online Community
Wyse maintains an online community where users of our products can seek
and exchange information on user forums. Visit the Wyse Online
Community forums at: http://community.wyse.com/forum.
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Installing and Configuring Dell
Wyse Configuration Manager
(WCM)
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This section provides information about installing and configuring WCM in
your environment. Depending on your environment and intended
deployment, you can choose one of the following:
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Server Deployment — if you want a server environment that uses FTP,
HTTP, or HTTPS servers and intend to create configuration files that thin
clients can access automatically to update themselves.
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Manual Deployment — if you want a non-server environment and intend
to create configuration files that thin client systems can access locally to
update themselves manually using the Import feature of the WCM Client
Control Panel applet on the thin client system.
Pre-requisites to Install WCM
The pre-requisites mentioned in this section are applicable to both manual
and server deployment modes.
To install WCM on a server, ensure that the server meets the following
requirements:
1 Ensure that the following hardware requirements are met on the server:
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CPU — A minimum of 1 GHz Intel or AMD X86. We recommend a
2.4 GHz Dual Core Intel or AMD X86 CPU.
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RAM — A minimum of 512 MB. We recommend 2GB.
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Free Space — A minimum of 500 MB. We recommend a free space of
720 MB. The actual free space required depends on:\
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The number and size of the configuration files you store
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The number of thin client devices you manage
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2 Install the supported operating system on the server for the WCM
Application. The supported operating systems are:
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Windows 7 Professional Enterprise Edition
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Windows Server 2008
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Windows Server 2008 R2
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Windows Server 2003
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Windows Server 2003 R2
The supported operating system languages to install the WCM
Application are:
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Chinese Simplified
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English
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French
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German
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Japanese
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Spanish
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Russian
3 Install Microsoft .NET framework 3.5 or higher on the server.
4 Ensure that Internet Information Services (IIS) version 6.0, 7.0, or 7.5 is
installed.
5 Ensure that all required communication ports are available and open for
proper communication between servers, routers, and switches. The server
port requirements for FTP, HTTP, and HTTPS are:
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FTP – Port 21 with defaults
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HTTP – Port 80 with defaults
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HTTPS – Port 443 with defaults
NOTE: Steps 4 and 5 are not required for Manual Deployment.
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Downloading and Installing WCM
Downloading WCM
The WCM software package includes:
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The installer for WCM Server Application
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The installer for locally installing the WCM Client on an individual thin
client.
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Packages for remotely deploying the WCM Client onto multiple thin
clients using Dell Wyse Device Manager (WDM).
To download the WCM software package:
1 Launch the internet browser and navigate to the Dell Wyse support site at
http://www.dellwyse.com/serviceandsupport/support/downloads.asp.
2 Select Wyse Configuration Manager from the Product Downloads 
Active drop-down box.
3 Click Search. The downloads for WCM are displayed.
4 Click the latest version of the WCM build. The EULA page is displayed.
5 Select the I Agree option and click Next.
6 Navigate to the location where you want to save the .zip file that contains
the WCM installer.
7 After you download the .zip file, extract the contents.
Installing WCM Server Application
To install the WCM server application, run the Wyse Configuration
Manager Application.msi file and follow the wizard to install the application.
The default location for installation is C:\Program
Files\Wyse\WCM\Application.
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Installing WCM Client
The WCM Client is included in supported Windows Embedded thin clients.
To update them you can:
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Install them manually on each thin client, as an administrator.
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Deploy them remotely, to multiple thin clients, using the Dell Wyse
Device Manager (WDM). Register the WCM Client into WDM and then
deploy it to multiple devices remotely. For more information on registering
the WCM Client into WDM, see the WDM Administrator’s Guide.
To install the WCM Client manually:
1 Log in to the thin client system as an administrator.
2 Disable the file based write filter (FBWF).
3 Run the Wyse Configuration Manager Agent_LaunchPad.exe file and
follow the wizard to install the WCM client.
4 Restart the thin client system when prompted.
5 When the installation is complete, re-nable the FBWF. The WCM service
does not work when the FBWF is disabled as it does not download and
apply the XML configuration file.
The WCM Environment
The WCM environment consists of the following components:
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Repository Server — This is the server where the WCM configuration files
are copied and the WCM GUI is installed.
NOTE: You can install the WCM GUI on a separate server and store the WCM
configuration files on a separate server.
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DNS/DHCP Server — This is the server where you configure the Domain
Name Server (DNS) or the Domain Host Configuration Protocol(DHCP).
DNS or DHCP settings are used by the WCM client to find the
Repository server with WCM configuration files. For more information,
see Discovery Settings for the WCM Server.
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WCM Client Software on Thin Client Systems — These are the thin
clients with WCM Client software, which download the configuration
files from the repository server.
For WCM to work, you need to configure each of the components.
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Configuring the Repository Server
Configuring the Repository Server on a Windows 2003/Windows 2003 R2
Server
1 Log in to the repository server as Administrator.
2 On the Start menu, go to Control Panel Add or Remove Programs and
click Add/Remove Windows Components.
3 Select Application Server in the Windows Components Wizard and click
Details.
4 In the Application Server window, select Internet Information Services
(IIS) and click Details.
5 In the Internet Information Services (IIS) window, select File Transfer
Protocol (FTP) Service, Internet Information Services Manager, and
WorldWide Web Service.
6 Click OK to go back to the Application Server window, and OK again to
go back to the Windows Components Wizard.
7 Click Next to install IIS.
8 Navigate to C:\inetpub\ftproot\ directory and create the following
directory structure under them:
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Wyse
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WE8S
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WES
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WES7
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9 Launch IIS Manager, select Default Web Site, right click and select New
 Virtual Directory on the menu.
a
In the Virtual Directory Creation Wizard, enter WCM under Alias
and click Next.
b
Navigate to the physical location of the Wyse folder structure that you
created in step 8. For example, C:\inetpub\ftproot\.
c
Click Next.
d
Enter the type of access to the folder such as Read, Write, Browse etc.
e
Click Next to complete the wizard. The virtual directory is created
with the Wyse folder structure.
10 Verify the FTP virtual directory structure under FTP Sites Default FTP
Site. It is automatically created.
a
Right-click Default FTP Site and select Properties on the menu.
b
In the Default FTP Site Properties window, click the Home Directory
tab to verify the virtual directory.
11 Set up the ports for FTP, HTTP, and HTTPS.
Setting up the FTP port on a Windows 2003 Server
1 Launch IIS Manager, right click Default FTP.
2 Select New FTP Site on the menu. In the FTP Site Creation Wizard
click Next.
3 Type WCM in Description, and click Next.
4 The default Port number is displayed as 21. Leave the default port
number.
5 Under Enter the IP address to use for this FTP site leave the default value
and click Next.
6 Leave the default settings for FTP User Isolation and click Next.
7 Browse to the FTP Directory (C:\inetpub\ftproot\) and click Next.
8 Enter access to the FTP Directory and click Next to complete the setup.
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Setting up the HTTP and HTTPs Ports on a Windows 2003 Server
1 Launch IIS Manager, select Default Web Site and right click.
2 Select New Web Site on the menu. In the Web Site Creation Wizard
click Next.
3 Type WCM in Description, and click Next.
4 The default Port number is displayed as 80. Leave the default port
number. This is the default HTTP port.
5 Under Enter the IP address to use for this FTP site leave the default value
and click Next.
6 Browse to the website home directory C:\inetpub\ftproot\ and click Next.
7 Enter access to the website home directory and click Next to complete the
setup.
8 To configure the HTTPS port:
a
Right-click on the newly created website, and select Properties on the
menu.
b
In the Properties window, on the Web Site tab, enter the SSL port as
443.
c
Click the Directory Security tab and click Edit in the Secure
Communications section.
d
In the Secure Communication window, select Require secure channel
(SSL) and click OK.
e
Click Server Certificate to create an SSL certificate, if you have not
downloaded a certificate for the server. For more information on
creating an SSL certificate, see Microsoft KB article 228991 available
at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/228991.
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Configuring the Repository Server on a Windows 2008/Windows 2008 R2
Server
1 Log in to the repository server as administrator.
2 Launch the Server Manager by navigating to StartAdministrative Tools
 Server Manager.
3 Select Roles on the left pane and click Add Roles on the right pane to
launch the Roles Wizard.
4 Select Server Roles on the Roles Wizard and select the Web Server (IIS)
option.
5 Click Install to install the Web Server (IIS).
6 Click Role Services on the Roles pane in Server Manager to launch the
Role Services Wizard.
7 Select the FTP and HTTP options and click Install.
8 Navigate to C:\inetpub\ftproot\ or C:\inetpub\ftproot\ directories and
create the following directory structure under them:
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Wyse
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WE8S
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WES
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WES7
9 Launch IIS Manager, right click Default Web Site and select Add Virtual
Directory on the menu.
a
In the Add Virtual Directory window, enter WCM under Alias.
b
Navigate to the physical location of the Wyse folder structure that you
created in step 8. For example, C:\inetpub\ftproot\.
c
Click OK. The virtual directory is created with the Wyse folder
structure.
10 Verify the FTP virtual directory structure under defaultFTP. The virtual
directory is automatically created.
11 Set up the ports for FTP, HTTP, and HTTPS.
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Setting up the FTP Port on a Windows 2008 Server
1 Launch IIS Manager, right click defaultFTP.
2 Select Bindings on the menu options.
3 In the Site Bindings window, click Add. The Add Site Binding window is
displayed.
a
Select FTP under Type.
b
The default Port number is displayed as 21. Leave the default port
number.
c
Click OK.
4 Click Close to exit from the Site Bindings window.
Setting up the HTTP and HTTPs Ports on a Windows 2008 Server
1 Launch IIS Manager, right click Default Web Site.
2 Select Bindings on the menu options.
3 In the Site Bindings window, click Add. The Add Site Binding window is
displayed.
a
Select http under Type.
b
The default Port number is displayed as 80. Leave the default port
number.
c
Click OK.
d
For setting up the HTTPS port, select https under Type.
e
The default Port number is displayed as 443. Leave the default port
number.
f
Under SSL certificate, select the SSL certificate that you have
downloaded for the server. For more information on creating an SSL
certificate, see Microsoft KB article 228991 available at
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/228991.
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Configuring the Repository Server on a Windows 7 System
1 Log in to the repository server as Administrator.
2 Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features.
3 Click Turn Windows features on or off to launch the Windows Features
dialog box.
4 Expand the Internet Information Services (IIS) option to display the
additional categories of the IIS features.
5 Select the following options under IIS:
–
FTP Server
–
Web Management Tools
–
World Wide Web
6 Ensure that the WebDAV Publishing option under World Wide Web
Services Common HTTP Features is unchecked.
7 Click OK to start the installation. After the installation completes, IIS is
installed with a default configuration on Window 7.
Setting up the FTP Port on a Windows 7 System
1 Launch the IIS Manager.
2 Under Connections, right click Sites and click Add FTP Site.
3 In the FTP Site Window, enter FTP under FTP site name, and enter the
physical path as C:\inetpub\ftproot, and click Next.
4 Enter All Unassigned under IP Address, and 21 under Port.
5 Select the option Start FTP Site Automatically.
6 Select the No SSL radio button and click Next.
7 Select Anonymous and Basic Authentication.
8 Select Allow access to All Users.
9 Grant the Read and Write permissions and click Finish.
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Setting up the HTTP and HTTPS Ports on a Windows 7 System
1 Launch the IIS Manager.
2 Under Connections, right click Default Websites and click on Add
Application.
3 In the Add Application window, enter the following details:
–
Alias Name – WCM
–
Physical Path – C:\Inetpub\wwwroot
4 Click OK and go to the WCM Directory created under Default Web Site.
5 Expand Compression under the WCM Directory and uncheck the options
Enable Dynamic Content Compression and Enable Statis Content
Compression.
6 Click Apply and confirm the IIS installation by typing http://localhost in
your browser.
7 Navigate back to the IIS Home Page and click Server Certificates.
8 Click Create Domain Certificate on the right side of the window to
display the Create Certificate window.
9 Enter significant values for all the fields and click Next to display the
Online Certificate Authority Window.
10 On the Online Certification Authority window, in the Specify Online
Certification Authority box, select the Domain Certificate and click OK.
11 Enter a user friendly name such as HTTPS and click Finish.
12 Go to Default Web Site on the IIS Manager and right click.
13 Select Bindings on the menu options.
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14 In the Site Bindings window, click Add. The Add Site Binding window is
displayed.
a
Select https under Type.
b
The default Port number is displayed as 443. Leave the default port
number.
c
Under SSL certificate, select the SSL certificate that you have
downloaded for the system. For more information on creating an SSL
certificate, see Microsoft KB article 228991 available at
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/228991.
d
Click OK.
15 Confirm the IIS installation by typing https://localhost in your browser.
Discovery Settings for the WCM Server
When the WCM client starts after log in it searches network services (DNS
and DHCP) for an FTP/HTTP/HTTPS server to download the file, or uses a
locally available file on the device. The process by which the configuration
files are obtained by the WCM agent on the thin client is in the following
order:
1 DNS Service Record Lookup
2 DNS Hostname Lookup
3 DHCP Option Tags
DNS Service Record Lookup
The DNS Service Record Lookup method (also known as SRV record) obtains
information about the WCM Repository Server and the configurations that
utilize DNS. For example, the information and parameters are obtained from
a DNS server. The method uses a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) for this
purpose. For example, a URL obtained from the DNS server. Due to the
restrictions on the data that can be specified for DNS service record and a
DNS hostname record, it is assumed that the authentication (username/log
in) used on the Repository Server is Anonymous.
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In the DNS service record lookup, an administrator can configure the DNS
server to provide the server and port number for a service that is referred to as
_WCM._tcp. Multiple configuration repository server/port values can be
provided. The WCM agent accesses them in order, according to the weight
and priority associated with each entry.
Since the DNS server may not supply a protocol string associated with each
server/port entry, the WCM agent determines the protocol based on the port
specified. For example, if port 80 is specified, the WCM agent determines
that the protocol being used is HTTP. If the DNS service record lookup for
_WCM._tcp <full domain> fails, the WCM agent attempts _WCM._tcp
<sub-domain> and so on upon further failures. For example, if the domain
name is x.y.z, the WCM agent issues a DNS service location lookup using the
following names in the order shown until the DNS server returns a valid
answer:
1 _ WCM._tcp.x.y.z
2 _ WCM._tcp.y.z
3 _ WCM._tcp.z
Configuring the DNS Service Lookup
For more information on installing DNS on a Windows 2003 Server, go to
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/814591.
For more information on installing DNS on a Windows 2008 Server, go to
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc725925.aspx.
To configure the DNS Service (SRV) lookup:
1 Open the DNS Manager after installing the DNS Server.
2 Under the Domain, right click and select Other New Records.
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3 In the Resource Record Type dialog box, select SRV Location and click
Create Record.
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4 In the New Resource Record dialog box, enter the following values:
–
Service Name – _WCM
–
Protocol – _tcp
–
Port Number – either 21, 80, or 443 depending on whether you choose
FTP, HTTP, or HTTPS protocols.
–
Host Offering this Service – enter the hostname of the repository
server.
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5 Click OK.
DNS Hostname Lookup
If the WCM agent is unable to obtain a valid answer to DNS service record
lookup requests, it then attempts a DNS Hostname lookup.
An administrator can configure the DNS server to provide the server IP for a
host name. With the DNS Hostname record it is not possible to supply
protocol or port. Therefore, the retrieval module first uses the HTTPS on port
443. If this fails, the WCM agent then uses the HTTP on port 80. If the
lookup for host name WCM in the client’s domain fails, the WCM agent
then attempts to look for WCM for each sub-domain name. For example, if
the domain name is x.y.z, the WCM agent issues a DNS host name lookup
using the following names in the order shown until the DNS server returns a
valid answer:
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1 WCM.x.y.z
2 WCM.y.z
3 WCM.z
Configuring the DNS Hostname
To configure the DNS Hostname:
1 Under DNS Host, select New Host. The New Host dialog box is displayed.
2 In the New Host dialog box, enter wcm under Name and provide the IP
address of the IIS Server.
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3 Click Add Host.
DHCP Option Tags Lookup
When configuring the DHCP server for use with WCM, use the DHCP
option tags listed in Table 2-1.
Ensure that the DHCP option tags that you create are activated within the
DHCP scope. This can be done using the Scope Options dialog box on the
DHCP server (after you add them) or the Configure Options command
(before you add them). For details on your network environment and DHCP
layout, contact your network administrator.
Table 2-1. DHCP Option Tags
Option Tag
Description
Examples of Values to Use
6
Domain Name Server
(DNS). Optional, but
recommended. Can be
either an IP address or a
string .
IP Address example: 192.168.1.20
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String example: MyDNSServer.com
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Table 2-1. DHCP Option Tags
Option Tag
Description
Examples of Values to Use
183
Defines protocol to be used
for downloading the
configuration file to the
client and any custom items
in the folder from the server
specified in DHCP Option
195. Valid protocols are FTP,
HTTP, and HTTPS. The
default protocol is FTP.
Use only one of the following values:
• FTP example: FTP
• HTTP example: HTTP
• HTTPS example: HTTPS
184
Server username. Optional String example: MyServerUsername
string. This is the username
to use when authenticating
to the server specified in
Option 195.
185
Server Password. Optional
String example: MyServerPassword
string. Password to use when
authenticating to the server
specified in Option 195. If
the server allows
Anonymous log in, you can
leave this option blank.
195
Server (ftp/http/https).
IP Address example: 192.168.100.7
Optional IP Address or
String example: MyServer.com
string. Can be either the IP
Address or the fully
qualified domain name
(FQDN) of the Repository
server. If a name is given, the
name must be resolvable by
the DNS server(s) specified
in Option 6. If the option
provided by the server is
blank or the server provides
no value for the field, the
machine on which the
DHCP server resides is
assumed to be the server.
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Table 2-1. DHCP Option Tags
Option Tag
Description
Examples of Values to Use
196
Default configuration path
(ftp/http/https). Optional
string. The relative directory
starting from the root
directory must be given. If
196 is not defined and is left
For custom configuration paths use
only one of the following string
values where Finance is your custom
defined path for DHCP Option 196:
blank:
FTP custom example:
C:\inetpub\ftproot\Wyse\WES7\Fin
ance
• FTP: For FTP, the default HTTP custom example:
configuration path is
C:\inetpub\ftproot\Wyse\ C:\inetpub\ftproot\Wyse\WES7\Fin
ance
WES7.
HTTPS custom example:
• HTTP or HTTPS: For
HTTP or HTTPS, the
C:\inetpub\ftproot\Wyse\WES7\Fin
default configuration path ance
is the path specified by
the virtual directory in IIS;
usually wwwroot. For
example,
C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Wys
e\WES7.
Configuring DHCP Options
On the DHCP server, you need to add three Wyse vendor tags – 183, 195 &
196. Option Tag 183 defines the protocol to use with WCM. Valid protocols
are FTP, HTTP, and HTTPS. Option Tag 195 identifies the IP address of the
FTP server that the thin client system connects to. Option Tag 196 contains
the directory details of the configuration file that the thin client system
downloads.
Configuring DHCP Options on a Windows 2003 Server
1 Right-click My Computer and select Manage.
2 Expand Services and Applications.
3 Highlight DHCP and click Set Predefined Options.
The Predefined Options and Values screen is displayed.
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4 Click Add to add an option in the Option Type window.
5 Add the following details one at a time in the Option Type window:
Table 2-2. DHCP Options
Name
Data Type
Code
Description
DNS Server
String
6
DNS Server
WCM Protocol
String
183
WCM Protocol
WCM Server
Username
String
184
WCM Server Username
WCM Server
Password
String
185
WCM Server Password
WCM Server
String
195
WCM Server
WCM Path
String
196
WCM Path
6 On the Predefined Options and Values screen, scroll down to verify that
the options have been added.
7 Select option tag 6 and enter the IP address of the DNS Server or the
name of the DNS Server.
8 Select option tag 183, and enter the protocol you will be using on your
server.
9 Select option tag 195 and enter the IP address of your FTP, HTTP or
HTTPS server that contains the WCM configuration files and press OK.
10 Select option tag 196 and enter the string “/ ” (forward slash) and press
OK. This sets the default path to ftproot/wyse/wes7 directory if you are
using FTP as the protocol or webroot/wyse/wes7 if using HTTP or HTTPS
as the protocol.
11 Select option tag 184 and enter the username to use when authenticating
to the server specified in step 9 (option tag 195). If the server allows
Anonymous log in, you can enter the value Anonymous.
12 Select option tag 185 and enter the password to use when authenticating
to the server specified in step 9 (option tag 195). If the server allows
Anonymous log in, leave this field blank.
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13 Add the options to the DHCP scope. Navigate back to DHCP in the
Computer Management screen, right click Scope Options and select
Configure Options.
14 Ensure to select options 183, 195, and 196. Press OK to save and exit.
Configuring DHCP Options on a Windows 2008 Server
1 Launch Server Manager from the Start menu.
2 Under Roles, expand the DHCP Server, select your server and expand it.
3 Select IPv4 and expand it.
4 Right click Scope Options and select Configure Options. The Scope
Options window is displayed.
5 Select option tag 6 and enter the IP address of the DNS Server or the
name of the DNS Server.
6 Select option tag 183, and enter the protocol that you want to use on your
server.
7 Select option tag 195 and enter the IP address of your FTP, HTTP or
HTTPS server that contains the WCM configuration files and click OK.
8 Select option tag 196 and enter the string “/ ” (forward slash) and click
OK. This sets the default path to the ftproot/wyse/wes7 directory if using
FTP as the protocol or webroot/wyse/wes7 if using HTTP or HTTPS as the
protocol.
9 Select option tag 184 and enter the username to use when authenticating
to the server specified in step 9 (option tag 195). If the server allows
Anonymous log in, enter the value Anonymous.
10 Select option tag 185 and enter the password to use when authenticating
to the server specified in step 9 (option tag 195). If the server allows
Anonymous log in, leave this field blank.
11 Click OK.
Configuring the WCM Thin Client Systems
To manually configure the DHCP options on thin client systems:
1 Log in as Administrator into the thin client systems and launch the WCM
from the Control Panel.
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2 Click Advanced Options and set the following values:
–
Server – The default DHCP option is 195. This is the server IP
Address or the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the server.
–
Path – The default DHCP option is 196. This is the root path to the
server; ftp, http, or https.
–
Username – (Optional) The default DHCP option is 184. This is the
server username of the server specified in DHCP option 195.
–
Password – The default DHCP option is 185. This is the password of
the server specified in DHCP option 195. If the server allows
Anonymous log in, leave this option blank.
–
Protocol – The default DHCP option is 183. This is the protocol
(ftp/http/https) used for downloading the configuration file (and any
custom items in the folder) from the server specified in DHCP option
195 (the default protocol is FTP)
3 Click Save Settings.
NOTE: You must ensure that the DHCP options that you specify in the thin client
systems are identical to the options specified in the DHCP server. This is needed for
the discovery of the thin clients by the Repository Server.
Configuring the Dell Wyse Device Manager
(WDM) Server
If you are using the WDM Server to push the configuration files to the thin
clients, you need to edit the WES_ApplyConf.rsp, WES7_ApplyConf.rsp, or
WE8S_ApplyConf.rsp files for the WES2009, WES7 or WE8S thin client
systems respectively.
There are two ways in which you can push the configuration files to the thin
clients:
•
Through the Remote Path (RP) Command — This method sets the
repository path to that of WDM server and the thin client system picks up
the latest configuration from this path on every log in.
•
Through the Apply Configuration (AC) Command — This method
enables the thin client system to download the configuration file from the
WDM server and apply it on every log in.
To register the RP Command package in the WDM server:
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1 Create an XML file from the WCM Application GUI by enabling the Use
WDM option under Agent Settings.
2 Log in to the WDM Server system as an Administrator.
3 Place the XML file in the RP Command folder. For example, C:\Program
Files\WDM\WDM_WCM\RP
Command\TestRP_WES\Wyse\WES\WESConfig.xml.
4 Register the .rsp package in the WDM server and apply it on the thin
client system.
5 Restart the thin client system for the changes to take effect. You will notice
that the Remote/WDM option in the Import Configuration screen of the
WCM Client is disabled and populated with the WDM server details.
To register the AC Command:
1 Create an XML file from the WCM Application GUI by editing any of the
existing XML files.
2 Open the XML file in a text editor and change the <uiProtocol> tag to
<uiProtocol>local</uiProtocol>. Save the file.
3 Log in to the WDM Server system as an Administrator.
4 Place the XML file in the AC Command folder. For example, C:\Program
Files\WDM\WDM_WCM\AC
Command\WES7_AC\WES7_AC\temp\WES7Config.xml.
5 Open the WES_ApplyConf.rsp, WES7_ApplyConf.rsp, or
WE8S_ApplyConf.rsp file from the location where you have installed
WDM in a text editor. For example, C:\Program
Files\WDM\WDM_WCM\WES_ApplyConf\WES_ApplyConf.rsp.
6 Under the Copy over new files section, enter the location of the
configuration XML file against the AC command. For example: AC
"C:\temp\WES7Config.xml". This is the local path on the thin client
system to which the configuration file gets downloaded.
7 Save and close the file.
Your WDM server is now configured to push the configuration files to the
thin clients. You also need to configure the Agent Settings in the WCM
Application GUI to complete the setup. For more information, see Agent
Settings. For more information on registering a .rsp package, see the WDM
Administrator’s Guide.
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3
Using the Dell Wyse Configuration
Manager (WCM) GUI Application
This chapter discusses in detail how to use the WCM GUI Application that is
installed on the Repository Server. You can create configuration files, edit
existing configuration files, and save the configuration files in a central
location. The thin client system connects to the central location and
downloads the respective configurations.
About the WCM Application GUI
The WCM Application GUI is installed and available on the repository server.
You must log in to the repository server as the administrator to launch and
access the WCM Application GUI. The GUI consists of the following
components:
•
Configuration Explorer — Contains the Configurations tab that consists
of the names of the areas you can configure for your configuration files.
The names of the areas that you can configure are displayed as a tree
structure with the main areas as the main nodes and the sub-areas as subnodes.
•
Toolbar — Contains icons that are located on top of the Configurations
tab and can be used for the main nodes and sub-nodes in the
Configurations tab. Each icon has a tool-tip description for easy
identification.
•
Right-click Menus — Provides easy access to perform the various tasks.
You can right-click certain items on the Configurations tab to view the
menu of the available tasks.
•
Details Pane — Displays the detailed configuration settings for the
selected nodes and sub-nodes in the Configurations tab on the right pane
of the GUI. You can modify these settings to create a new configuration
file or edit an existing configuration file.
•
Menu Bar — Provides the various menu options for you to effectively use
the WCM Application GUI.
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Table 3-1. Menu Options
Option Name
Description
New
You can select the operating system you want to use with your
new configuration file from this option. You can select from the
following options:
• Windows Embedded Standard 8 (WE8S)
• Windows Embedded Standard 7 (WES7)
• Windows Embedded Standard (WES 2009)
Open
You can use this option to load an existing configuration file to
make modifications.
Save
You can use the Save or Save As functions to save the
configuration files.
Options
This has the following sub-options:
• Append Settings – You can use this to switch Append Settings
on (checked) and off (cleared). When Append Settings is ON
(default setting), the settings of the configuration file that you
are not changing are retained from the last saved configuration,
and only the new changes get appended. When Append
Settings is OFF, the settings of the configuration file that you
are not changing are set back to the default values.
• Agent Settings – You can click this to open and use the Agent
Settings dialog box to configure your default client agent
settings.
For more information, see Agent Settings.
Help
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You can use this to open Help and the About Dell Wyse
Configuration Manager dialog box displaying the software
version.
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Creating New Configuration Files
You can use the WCM Application GUI to create new configuration files to
be applied to thin clients.
To create new configuration files:
1 Log in to the repository server or the system where you have installed
WCM and launch the WCM Application GUI.
2 Click one of the following options to create a new configuration file:
–
New Windows Embedded Standard 8 Configuration (WE8S)
–
New Windows Embedded Standard 7 Configuration (WES7)
–
New Windows Embedded Standard Configuration (WES2009)
You can also choose the preceding options from the New menu.
3 In the Configurations tab, check the options that you need to configure
and provide the corresponding values in the Details pane.
For more information, see Configuration Details.
4 After providing the Configuration details, click the Save menu and enter a
name for the configuration file.
The path where the file is saved is dependent on the option you choose in
step 1 and the protocol you have chosen for the file transfer.
If you are using the Repository Server for automatic upgrades, then the
default folder locations are:
–
–
For FTP:
•
C:\inetpub\ftproot\Wyse\WES\WESConfig.xml
•
C:\inetpub\ftproot\Wyse\WES7\WES7Config.xml
•
C:\inetpub\ftproot\Wyse\WE8S\WE8SConfig.xml
For HTTP/HTTPS:
•
C:\inetpub\ftproot\Wyse\WES\WESConfig.xml
•
C:\inetpub\ftproot\Wyse\WES7\WES7Config.xml
•
C:\inetpub\ftproot\Wyse\WE8S\WE8SConfig.xml
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NOTE: The required names for each of the configuration files for each
platform should be WE8S - WE8SConfig.xml, WES7 - WES7Config.xml, and
WES2009 - WES2009Config.xml respectively. If the thin client system is a
domain user, then the name of the configuration file should be
administrator.xml to enable the domain user client systems to download the
configurations.
If you are using the WCM Client to import the files, then you can save the
configuration files in a local or remote folder location that is easily
accessible by the thin clients.
Editing Existing Configuration Files
To edit an existing configuration file:
1 Launch the WCM Application GUI and click the Open an Existing
Configuration option in the Details pane. You can also click the Open
menu to open an existing configuration file.
2 Navigate to the location to select your configuration file. For more
information on the default location, see step 4 in Creating New
Configuration Files.
3 Modify the configuration details and click the Save menu to save the file.
You can choose to save the file with the same name or with a different
name.
Configuration Details
You need to configure the various configuration areas to create or modify the
configuration files to be deployed on the thin client systems.
The Configurations tab on the WCM Application GUI displays the
configuration areas with the corresponding details on the Details pane. The
configuration areas are broadly classified as:
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•
Connections
•
Device Configuration
•
OS Configuration
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To enter configuration details:
1 Select the configuration area in the Configurations tab, and enter the
values in the Details pane for the selected area.
When you select any of the details in the Details pane, the corresponding
description is displayed at the bottom of the screen.
2 After you enter the values for the details, ensure that you click Apply
Changes to save your changes.
3 Click Discard Changes to reset the values back to the defaults.
NOTE: If you use a server environment (FTP, HTTP, or HTTPS) and intend to create
configuration files that thin clients can access automatically to update themselves,
ensure to name your file WESConfig.xml for WES2009, or WES7Config.xml for
WES7/WES7p, or WE8SConfig.xml for WE8S and place the file into the correct
folder according to the protocol you use. If the thin client system is a domain user,
then the name of the configuration file should be administrator.xml to enable the
domain user client systems to download the configurations.
Connections
The Connections area enables you to set the configurations for the different
types of connections that the thin client can use to connect to the servers.
This area consists of:
•
RDP — to configure the remote desktop protocol settings to connect to
any remote computer.
•
VMware View — to configure the VMware View client to connect to the
VMware View Connection Server.
•
Citrix— to configure the Citrix client to connect to the Citrix server.
•
vWorkspace — to configure the vWorkspace to connect to any Quest
vWorkspace server in your environment.
RDP
The RDP settings are grouped under Basic Settings, Display, Local Resources,
Other RDP Settings, and Unrecognized Settings.
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Table 3-2. RDP Details
RDP Setting
Description
Expected Value
Autostart
Starts the RDP connection
automatically when you log
in to the thin client.
True or False.
Connection Name
Name of the Desktop
shortcut for the connection.
This is mandatory.
Enter any name here.
Domain Name
Name of the domain to
which the thin client
connects. This is optional.
Enter the domain name.
Host Name or IP
Address
Host name or the IP address Enter the host name or the
of the remote computer. This IP address of the remote
computer.
is optional.
User Name
User name to be used for
connecting to the RDP
session. This is optional.
Enter a user name.
Password
Password to be used for
connecting to the RDP
session. This is optional.
Enter the password.
Single Sign On
Enables single sign-on for
True or False.
domain joined devices. You
can use this feature to
connect such devices using
RDP, VMware View or Citrix.
Basic Settings
Display
Display Connection Bar Display a connection bar at
the top of the screen in the
full-screen mode.
True or False.
Multi-Monitor Support Enable multiple-monitor
support for the connection.
True or False.
RDP Window Screen
Size
Select an option from the
drop-down list.
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Size of the RDP screen on
the host system.
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Table 3-2. RDP Details (continued)
RDP Setting
Description
Expected Value
Screen Color Depth (in The color depth and quality
bits)
of the connection.
Select an option from the
drop-down list.
Screen Mode Type
The remote connection
window mode.
Select an option from the
drop-down list.
Redirect Clipboard
Enables the local clipboard
on the thin client device to
be used in the remote
connection.
True or False.
Redirect COM Ports
Enables the local COM ports True or False.
to be used in the remote
connection.
Redirect DirectX
Determines whether the
True or False.
DirectX on the client system
is redirected and available in
the remote session when you
connect to a remote
computer by using the
Remote Desktop Connection
(RDC).
Redirect Drives
Enables the local drives of
the thin client device to be
used in the remote
connection.
True or False.
Redirect POS Devices
Enables the Point of Service
(POS) devices such as bar
code scanners or magnetic
readers that are attached to
the thin client device, to be
used in the remote
connection.
True or False.
Redirect Printer
Enables the printer attached True or False.
to the thin client device to be
used in the remote
connection.
Local Resources
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Table 3-2. RDP Details (continued)
RDP Setting
Description
Expected Value
Redirect Smart Card
Enables the smart cards
attached to the local device
to be used in the remote
connection.
True or False.
Other RDP Settings
Allows you to set up the
following details:
Click Apply Changes to
save the changes.
• Local and Program –
includes remote audio and
keyboard settings,
programs that start up on
connection, prompt for
credentials, negotiate
security layer, enable
compression, and enable
video playback options
• Experience – includes
performance options and
other desktop features to
be enabled.
• Advanced – includes server
details and remote desktop
gateway settings.
Unrecognized Settings
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If you have created specific
configuration settings in a
reference thin client system
and exported the
configuration file to the
Repository Server, and you
open that configuration file,
the Application GUI displays
the settings as unrecognized
settings.
The Application GUI
preserves the original
settings without any
changes when you save the
configuration file.
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VMware View
The VMware View details are grouped under Basic Settings and Advanced
Settings.
Table 3-3. VMware View Details
VMware View Setting
Description
Expected Value
AutoStart
Starts the connection
automatically when you log
in to the thin client.
True or False.
Desktop Name
The desktop pool name in
Enter the name.
the View Connection Server.
This is optional.
Display View Bar
Enable or disable the display True or False.
of the VMware View menu
bar in full-screen mode. This
is optional.
Server URL
The View Connection Server Enter the server URL or
hostname or IP address. This the IP address.
is required.
Domain
The domain where the View Enter the domain name
Connection Server is located.
This is optional.
User Name
Log in name of the user for Enter the user name.
the View Connection Server.
This is optional.
Password
Password of the log in user
for the View Connection
Server. This is optional.
Enter the password.
This re-establishes the
connection to the View
Connection Server. This is
optional.
True or False.
Basic Settings
Advanced Settings
Auto Connect
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Table 3-3. VMware View Details (continued)
VMware View Setting
Description
Expected Value
Broker
The hostname or the IP
address of the View
Connection Broker. This is
optional.
Enter the hostname or IP
address.
Broker History
The alternate or previously
used View Connection
Broker hostname or IP
address. This is optional.
Enter the previously used
hostname or IP address.
Desktop Protocol
The protocol used by the
VMware View client for the
connection.
Select an option from the
drop-down list.
Login as Current User
Enable log in to the View
True or False.
Connection Server with the
Windows log in credentials
of the thin client device. This
now enables the single signon feature and you can use
this feature to connect to
domain joined devices using
RDP, VMware View or Citrix.
Screen Size
The screen size of the View
Connection Server window.
This is optional.
SSL Configuration
Determines how the client
Select an option from the
connects if it cannot verify a drop-down list.
secure connection to the
server. A secure connection
requires that the server URL
begins with https:// and a
certificate on the client.
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Select an option from the
drop-down list.
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Citrix
The Citrix client details are grouped under Basic Settings and Advanced
Settings.
Table 3-4. Citrix Client Details
Citrix Setting
Description
Expected Value
Basic Settings
Autostart
Automatically starts the
True or False.
connection when you log in to
the thin client.
Citrix Server
The host name or the IP
address of the Citrix server.
This is mandatory.
Enter the hostname or IP
address.
Domain Name
The name of the domain
where the Citrix server is
hosted. This is optional.
Enter the domain name.
User Name
The user name to connect to
the Citrix session. This is
optional.
Enter the user name.
Password
The password to connect to
the Citrix session. This is
optional.
Enter the password.
Launch Application
The default application to be Enter the name of the
application.
launched after logging in.
This is optional.
Published Server Type
The Citrix server type that is Select an option from
used for appliance mode
the drop-down list.
connections. This is optional.
Single Sign-on
Enables single sign-on for
True or False.
domain joined devices. You
can use this feature to
connect such devices using
RDP, VMware View or Citrix.
Application Display
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Table 3-4. Citrix Client Details (continued)
Citrix Setting
Description
Expected Value
Desktop Display
Displays the Citrix
connection on your desktop.
This is optional.
True or False.
Desktop Folder Name
The folder name on the
desktop. This is optional.
Enter a folder name.
Start Menu Display
Enables the start menu
display.
True or False.
Start Menu Display
Folder
The folder on the Windows
start menu where the Citrix
connection is added.
Enter the folder location.
System Tray Display
Displays the Citrix
True or False.
connection icon in the system
tray.
Flash Player Redirection Settings
Use Flash Remoting
Enables HDX MediaStream
Flash redirection on the thin
clients.
Enable Server Side
Content Fetching
Select an option from
Enabling this setting causes
the Flash content to be
the drop-down list.
downloaded to the server and
then transmitted to the thin
clients.
Select an option from
the drop-down list.
Use Server HTTP Cookies Enables synchronization of
Enable or Disable.
the client-side HTTP cookies
with the server-side to
download HTTP cookies from
the server.
URL Rewriting Rules for
Client-side Content
Fetching
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Rules to redirect the user
devices to other servers for
client-side content fetching.
Click to launch the Rule
Window to enter the
URL rewriting rules.
After you enter the rules,
they are separated by a
semi colon and the rule
name and description are
separated by a colon.
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Table 3-4. Citrix Client Details (continued)
Citrix Setting
Description
Expected Value
Server Options
Logon Methods
The logon method to connect Select an option from
to the Citrix Server. This is
the drop-down list.
optional.
The Default Logon
Method option uses the
method configured on
the Citrix server.
The Prompt User option
prompts you to enter the
log in credentials to
connect to the Citrix
server.
Session Options
Audio Quality
The audio quality for the
connection that controls the
multimedia bandwidth. This
is optional.
Select an option from
the drop-down list.
Color Depth
The color quality of the
display for the connection.
This is optional.
Select an option from
the drop-down list.
Display Dimensions
The display resolution of the
remote connection. This is
optional.
Select an option from
the drop-down list.
Advanced Settings
Automatic Reconnection
at Logon
Automatically reconnect to
True or False.
existing sessions upon log on.
Logon - Connect to
Connect to active and
Active and Disconnected disconnected sessions upon
Sessions
logon if set to True.
True or False.
Connect to only disconnected
sessions upon logon if set to
False.
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Table 3-4. Citrix Client Details (continued)
Citrix Setting
Description
Menu - Connect to Active Connect to active and
and Disconnected
disconnected sessions upon
Sessions
logon if set to True and
provide the menu.
Expected Value
True or False.
Reconnect from Menu
Reconnect to existing sessions True or False.
from the client menu.
User Key Combos
Passthrough
To apply the Windows user
Select an option from
key combinations of a window. the drop-down list.
vWorkspace
The vWorkspace details are listed under Basic Settings.
Table 3-5. vWorkspace Details
vWorkspace Setting
Description
Expected Value
Starts the vWorkspace
connection automatically
when you log in to the thin
client.
True or False.
Basic Settings
Autostart
Configuration File
Location
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Location of the Quest
vWorkspace configuration
XML file. It could be on the
local system or a remote
system.
NOTE: If you set this value
to True, you cannot set the
Appliance mode on for
vWorkspace or any of the
other options.
Local or Remote.
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Table 3-5. vWorkspace Details (continued)
vWorkspace Setting
Description
Expected Value
Connection(s)
Full path or the URL where
the Quest vWorkspace
configuration file is located.
If you select Local, then
enter the location of the
vWorkspace configuration
XML file on the local
machine
If you select Remote, then
enter the complete URL(s)
location of the Quest
vWorkspace configuration
XML file location on the
remote vWorkspace server.
NOTE: You can enter
multiple Remote XML file
locations but only one Local
location.
NOTE: You can use the existing Quest vWorkspace configuration XML file or create
it using the Quest vWorkspace AppPortal installed on any system.
Device Configuration
The Device Configuration area enables you to set the configurations for the
hardware connected to or located on the thin client devices.
This area includes:
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Display — to configure the display settings.
•
Mouse — to configure the mouse settings.
•
Keyboard — to configure the keyboard settings.
•
Share - New Share — to configure the share drives and create new file
share locations.
•
Timezone — to configure the timezone.
•
Ethernet— to configure the ethernet settings.
•
Wireless Profile— to configure wireless profiles.
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Audio — to configure audio settings.
•
Power— to configure power settings.
Display
Table 3-6. Display Setting Details
Display Setting Name
Description
Expected Value
If the device has multiple
display units attached to it,
you can configure the
options.
Select an option from the
drop-down list.
Multi-Monitor Settings
Multiple Displays
Desktop Color Settings
Desktop Color
The background color of the Click the arrow to enter the
thin client’s local desktop.
custom, web, or system color
from the color bars.
Desktop Wallpaper Settings
Desktop Wallpaper
Path and name of the
wallpaper image file.
Navigate to the location of the
image file and enter it.
NOTE: WES2009 thin client
systems support only .bmp type
images for their desktop
background and not .jpg type
images.
Desktop Wallpaper
Layout
Layout of the desktop
wallpaper.
Select an option from the
drop-down list.
Monitor1 and Monitor2 Display Settings
NOTE: Monitor2 display settings are applicable only if there are multiple monitors
attached to the device.
Default Display
Configuration
The default configuration
for resolution, refresh rate,
and color depth.
True or False.
Color Depth (bits)
Quality of the display.
Select an option from the
drop-down list.
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Table 3-6. Display Setting Details (continued)
Display Setting Name
Description
Expected Value
Display Orientation
Orientation of the thin
client system’s display.
Select from Portrait or
Landscape.
Display Position
Position of the display on
the first monitor relative to
display on the other
monitor.
Select an option from the
drop-down list.
Display Resolution
Screen resolution of the
display.
Select an option from the
drop-down list.
Is Primary Display
If the monitor is used as a
primary display.
True or False.
Refresh Rate (Hz)
Refresh rate of the display.
Select an option from the
drop-down list.
Mouse
Table 3-7. Mouse Setting Details
Mouse Setting Name
Description
Expected Value
Click Lock
Enables you to highlight or
drag without holding down
the mouse button.
True or False.
Click Lock Time
The duration for which the Click the arrow and adjust the
mouse or trackball button
timing on the scale provided.
should be held down before
the click is locked.
Double Click Speed
The speed with which you
double click the mouse.
Basic Mouse Settings
Right Click as Primary Set the right click as the
primary option.
Click the arrow and adjust the
speed on the scale provided.
True or False.
Mouse Pointer Options
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Table 3-7. Mouse Setting Details (continued)
Mouse Setting Name
Description
Expected Value
Find Mouse Pointer
To show the location of the
mouse pointer when the
CTRL key is pressed.
True or False.
Hide Mouse Pointer
To hide the location of the
mouse pointer when the
CTRL key is pressed.
True or False.
Mouse Pointer Speed
The speed of the mouse
pointer.
Click the arrow and adjust the
speed on the scale provided.
Pointer Trail Length
The length of the pointer
trail.
Click the arrow and adjust the
length of the trailer on the
scale provided.
Snap Mouse Pointer
To automatically move the True or False.
mouse pointer to the default
button in a dialog box.
Mouse Vertical Scrolling
Scroll Lines
The number of lines scrolled Click the arrow and adjust the
at a time using vetical
number on the scale provided.
scrolling.
Keyboard
Table 3-8. Keyboard Setting Details
Keyboard Setting Name Description
Expected Value
Keyboard Options
Blink Rate
The cursor blink rate.
Click the down arrow and
adjust the blink rate on the
scale provided.
Input Languages
The input language for the
keyboard.
Select an option from the
drop-down list.
Keyboard Layout
The layout and language of
the keyboard according to
the language selected.
Select an option from the
drop-down list. This should be
the same as the input
language you have selected.
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Table 3-8. Keyboard Setting Details (continued)
Keyboard Setting Name Description
Expected Value
Keyboard Preferences
Enables you to set keyboard True or False.
hotkeys.
Keyboard Repeat
Delay
The duration for which a key Select an option from the
can be pressed without the drop-down list.
letter being repeated as an
input.
Keyboard Repeat Rate The rate at which a keyboard Click the down arrow and
character repeats.
adjust the repeat rate on the
scale provided.
Menu Access
Allows you to enable menu True or False.
access keys on the keyboard.
Share - New Share
Table 3-9. New Share Details
New Share Setting
Name
Description
Expected Value
Share Name
Shared drive alphabet. For
example, Y or S.
Enter a drive letter suitable to
your network.
Remote Path
The path of the shared drive Enter the complete path of
on the server. For example, the shared drive.
\\Server\Share if it is the
same domain. If the server is
on a different domain, then
enter the path as
Domain\User Name.
User Name
User name to connect to the Enter the user name.
share.
Password
Password to connect to the
share.
Share
Enter the password.
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Timezone
Table 3-10. Timezone Details
Timezone Setting Name Description
Expected Value
Timezone Options
Timezone Name
Timezone of the thin client Select a timezone from the
device.
drop-down list.
Bias
The difference in minutes
between Co-ordinated
Universal Time (UTC) and
Local Time.
Daylight Bias
The difference in minutes
Automatically populated after
that the clock changes at the you select the timezone.
daylight saving time start
date.
Standard Bias
The difference in minutes
that the time zone is offset
from the UTC.
Supports Daylight
Savings
Specifies if daylight savings Automatically populated after
is supported by the selected you select the timezone.
timezone.
Time Server
The server that reads the
Enter the name of the time
actual time from a reference server.
clock and distributes this
information to the thin
client devices. The time
server may be a local
network time server or an
internet time server.
Timezone Keyname
The name of the selected
timezone.
Disable Dynamic
Daylight Time
To disable daylight savings if True or False.
the selected timezone
supports daylight savings.
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Automatically populated after
you select the timezone.
Automatically populated after
you select the timezone.
Automatically populated after
you select the timezone.
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Ethernet
Table 3-11.
Ethernet Details
Ethernet Setting Name Description
Expected Value
DHCP Settings
Enable DHCP
To assign an IP address from True or False.
a DHCP server.
If set to False, you must
enter a static IP address.
Static IP Settings
IP Address
Enter an IP address.
A specific or static IP
address for the thin client
device. This is mandatory if
you set the Enable DHCP
to False.
Gateway Address
The IP address of the
Enter the IP address.
routing gateway for the thin
client device.
Subnet Address
The subnet address for the Enter the subnet address.
static IP address of the thin
client device.
DNS Addresses
DNS1 Address
Enter the IP of the primary
IP address of the primary
DNS server of the thin client DNS server.
device.
DNS2 Address
IP address of the secondary Enter the IP of the secondary
DNS server of the thin client DNS server.
device.
WINS Addresses
WINS1 Address
IP address of the primary
WINS server of the thin
client device.
Enter the IP of the primary
WINS server.
WINS2 Address
IP address of the secondary
WINS server of the thin
client device.
Enter the IP of the secondary
WINS server.
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Wireless Profile
Table 3-12. Profile Details
Profile Setting Name
Description
Expected Value
General Settings
Make Current Profile To set the current profile
Active
active.
True or False.
Radio State
On or Off.
To change the WiFi radio
state.
WLAN Profile
Connect to a Hidden
Network
To connect to a network that True or False.
does not broadcast its SSID.
Connection Mode
To connect automatically or Auto or Manual.
let the user connect
manually.
Profile Name
Name of the wireless profile. Enter a name for the profile.
SSID Name
The Service Set Identifier of Enter the SSID name.
the WiFi Network.
WLAN Connection
Type
The WLAN connection
type.
Enter whether it is an
independent/ad-hoc WiFi
network (IBSS) or multiple
WiFi AP’s working as a single
network. (ESS).
Authentication
Authentication method
required for connecting to
the WiFi network.
Select an option from the
drop-down list.
Encryption
Data encryption method
used to send the data over
the WiFi network.
Select an option from the
drop-down list.
Key Phrase
Network password or key.
Enter a value for the key.
This is required if encryption
and authentication are
enabled.
Security
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Table 3-12.
Profile Details (continued)
Profile Setting Name
Description
Expected Value
Key Type
The element that indicates Network Key or Pass Phrase.
whether the shared key is a
network key or a pass phrase.
Shared Key Encrypted The protected element that True or False. Set this property
indicates whether a shared to True only if you are going to
key is encrypted.
enter the password.
Use IEEE 802.1X
This element indicates
whether 802.1X
authentication is used.
True or False.
Audio
Table 3-13.
Audio Details
Audio Setting Name
Description
Expected Value
Audio Settings
Mute MIC
To mute the microphone on True or False.
the thin client device.
Mute Speakers
To mute the speakers on the True or False.
thin client device.
Set MIC Volume
To set the microphone
volume.
Set the volume on the scale
provided.
Set Speaker Volume
To set the speaker volume.
Set the volume on the scale
provided.
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Power
Table 3-14. Power Details
Power Setting Name
Description
Expected Value
The general power plan of
the thin client device.
Select from Balanced or
Power Saver.
Power Settings
Device Power Plan
Power Settings on Battery
Device Sleep Plan
The time limit after which
the device goes in to sleep
mode.
Select an option from the
drop-down list.
The time limit after which
Turn off Hard Drives the display is dimmed in
for WES2009 systems. order to save the battery.
Select an option from the
drop-down list.
Turn off Display
Select an option from the
drop-down list.
System Standby for
WES2009 systems.
Dim Display
The time limit after which
the display is turned off in
order to save the battery.
Power Settings when Plugged in
Device Sleep Plan
System Standby for
WES2009 systems.
The time limit after which
the device goes in to sleep
mode.
Select an option from the
drop-down list.
Dim Display
The time limit after which Select an option from the
Turn off Hard Drives the display is dimmed when drop-down list.
for WES2009 systems. the thin client device is
plugged in to the power
outlet.
Turn off Display
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The time limit after which
the display is turned off
when the thin client device
is plugged in to the power
outlet.
Select an option from the
drop-down list.
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OS Configuration
The OS Configuration area enables you to set the configurations for various
settings on the operating system that includes:
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Browser, Firewall, and Aero: to configure browser, firewall, and aero related
settings.
•
Clocks: to configure the clock settings. This is not applicable to WES2009
systems.
•
Other Settings : to configure the Appliance Mode settings.
Browser, Firewall, and Aero
Table 3-15.
Browser, Firewall, and Aero Details
Setting Name
Description
Expected Value
Internet Explorer Proxy Settings
Proxy
The proxy bypass server.
True or False.
If set to True, you need to
provide the details of the
Proxy Bypass Server.
Host Name or IP
Address
The host name or IP address Enter the IP address if you
of the proxy bypass server.
have set the Proxy to True.
Proxy Auto Config
The proxy auto
Enter the file name.
configuration file to
configure Internet Explorer.
Proxy Auto Detect
To automatically detect the True or False.
proxy bypass server.
Automatically sets to True if
Proxy is set to True and to
False if Proxy is set to False.
Proxy Server Port
The proxy bypass server
port.
Defaults to 80. Leave the
default value or change the
port number as configured.
Internet Explorer Settings
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Table 3-15. Browser, Firewall, and Aero Details
Setting Name
Description
Expected Value
AutoStart
To automatically start
Internet Explorer in fullscreen mode.
True or False.
NOTE: If you set this to True,
then you cannot set the
Appliance Mode for Internet
Explorer.
Home Page
The home page for the
Internet Explorer.
Enter the URL or the address
of the home page. For
example, www.dellwyse.com.
IE Favourites and
Trusted Sites
The list of all the favourite
and trusted Sites.
Click the button to launch the
IE Favourites and Trusted
Sites window.
Click Add Row to add a record
to the grid.
Enter the details of the
favourites, trusted sites, and
shortcuts.
Click Apply and Exit.
NOTE: If you check Shortcut
for a particular URL, a shortcut
is created on the thin client
desktop.
Internet Zone Security The security setting for
Select an option from the
Level
Internet Explorer in internet drop-down list.
zone.
Local Zone Security
Level
The security setting for
Internet Explorer in the
local or intranet zone.
Select an option from the
drop-down list.
Restricted Zone
Security Level
The security setting for
Internet Explorer in
restricted sites.
Select an option from the
drop-down list.
Trusted Zone Security The security setting for
Select and option from the
Level
Internet Explorer in trusted drop-down list.
sites.
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Clocks
Table 3-16.
Clock Details
Clock Setting Name
Description
Expected Value
Clock
To enable or disable the
clock.
True or False.
Display Name
The display name for the
clock.
Enter a display name.
Timezone Name
The name of the timezone
to which the clock is to be
set.
Select an option from the
drop-down list.
Clock1 Settings
Clock2 Settings
NOTE: This option is not available for WES2009.
Clock
To enable or disable the
seond clock.
True or False.
Display Name
The display name for the
seond clock.
Enter a display name.
Timezone Name
The name of the timezone Select an option from the
to which the second clock is drop-down list.
to be set.
Other Settings
You can enter the Appliance Mode settings in this area. Appliance mode
allows a supported thin client to be used as a dedicated device for a specific
application. You can log in to the device to be immediately presented with
your remote client log in, a local full-screen, Internet Explorer, or are logged
into a remote session. Appliance mode can be especially beneficial for kiosks,
digital displays, advertising displays, and dedicated usage.
NOTE: Appliance mode requires that WCM settings are not applied in Append
mode. To disable Append mode, open the Options menu and clear/uncheck Append
Settings.
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Table 3-17. Other Setting Details
Setting Name
Description
Expected Value
Appliance Mode Settings
Appliance Mode
To turn the thin client
device into a dedicated
device for a remote
connection.
Off or any of the values from
the drop-down list.
NOTE: If you have set the
VMware View, Ctrix,
vWorkspace, RDP, or Internet
Explorer Autostart feature to
True, then you must set it to
False before selecting any
option from the drop-down list.
Exit from Appliance
Mode
To shut down from
appliance mode.
Exit Key (+CTRL
+Shift)
The key used along with
Enter a key value from A-Z or
control and shift keys to exit 0-9.
from the appliance mode.
Log Out Appliance
Mode
To log out from the
appliance mode.
True or False.
Restart Appliance
Mode
To restart appliance mode.
True or False.
True or False.
Shut Down Appliance To shut down the appliance True or False.
Mode
mode.
Generic Appliance Mode : You can configure the appliance mode for any specific
application of your choice.
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Other Setting Details (continued)
Table 3-17.
Setting Name
Description
Appliance Command The command line
Line
parameter to be run to
launch the application in
appliance mode.
Appliance Mode
Name
Expected Value
Enter the command line
parameter to run the
application of your choice. For
example, if you want to run
Notepad or Calculator in the
appliance mode, enter
Notepad.exe or Calc.exe. If
you want to run a specific
application enter the
complete path from where the
application executable is to be
launched.
The name for the appliance Enter a name for the
mode application.
application.
Configuration Description
Description
General description for the
configuration file.
Enter a general description for
the configuration file.
Appliance Mode is supported for:
•
VMware View connections
•
Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop, and Secure Gateway connections
•
One or more RDP/RDS/Terminal Server connections
•
Internet Explorer
•
Quest vWorkspace
•
Any locally installed application on the thin client. (Generic Appliance
Mode).
NOTE: Appliance Mode for Internet Explorer does not support Citrix sessions
launched from Internet Explorer.
An Exit button is now available for all Appliance Mode applications. This
allows you to exit, log out, shut down, or restart from the client while in
Appliance Mode.
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The Exit button is supported for Citrix XenDesktop, and VMware Horizon
View Appliance Mode applications with some limitations. You can also
configure the exit buttons and shortcuts as per user requirements.
Appliance Mode Workflow on Thin Client Devices
1 Boot the operating system on the thin client system.
2 Log in to the system.
3 The WCM automatically downloads the WCM XML configuration file
from the FTP or IIS Web Server or uses a locally stored file on the thin
client.
4 WCM applies the XML file settings including the Appliance mode.
5 Use the thin client system with the configured Appliance mode session.
6 Log off from the system or session.
After you log out from the system or session, you can again log in to the
system at a later point. In Appliance mode, you only need to press the
Ctrl-Alt-Del keys to shut down the current session or restart the system
again.
Disabling or Stopping the Appliance Mode
You need to log in as Administrator to disable or log out of the Appliance
mode by using one of the following options:
•
Server deployed WCM XML files — Change the WCM XML file from
WCM Application OS Configuration  Other Settings on the
deployment server.
•
By using the thin client — On the thin client:
a
Hold down the Shift key while logging off the server.
b
Log in as an Administrator and while the WCM Appliance mode is
downloading or applying the XML file, select the WCM splash
screen with your mouse and press the Esc key.
This disables Appliance mode in that session. You can then disable the
Write-Filter and make the necessary changes.
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Agent Settings
You can use this option in the Options menu to configure your default client
agent settings. These settings are required if you are using Dell Wyse Device
Manager (WDM) to push the configuration files to your thin clients.
NOTE: You must configure the WDM Server if you want to use it to push the
configuration files to the thin clients. For more information, see Configuring the Dell
Wyse Device Manager (WDM) Server.
To configure Agent Settings:
1 Log in to the Repository Server as Administrator and launch the WCM
Application GUI.
2 Select Options Agent Settings on the menu.
3 In the Agent Settings dialog box, enter the following:
–
Protocol — Select an option from the drop-down box.
–
Server IP — Enter the IP address of the Repository Server.
–
Port — This is entered by default based on the protocol you choose.
–
Path — Enter the path of the configuration file. This is optional.
–
User Name —Enter the server username. This is optional.
–
Password — Enter the server password. This is optional.
4 Select one or more of the following options:
–
Import Configuration on Every Boot — if you want to download the
configuration file everytime the thin client system reboots.
–
Use WDM — if you want to use the WDM server to push the
configuration file to the thin client.
–
Enable Balloon Tips — if you want a balloon tip to indicate the status
of download on the thin clients.
5 Click Apply to save your settings.
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Using Your Configuration Files
After you create the configuration file, you must store the file in the location
you need, and then complete the procedures required to apply the
configurations to the thin clients systems.
You can deploy WCM configuration files to your thin clients:
•
Automatically — For more information, see Setting Up Automatic
Configuration.
•
Manually — For more information, see Setting Up Manual Configuration.
NOTE: Ensure that the File Based Write Filter of the thin client is enabled. The
WCM Client will not download and apply settings if the File Based Write Filter is
disabled.
Setting Up Automatic Configuration
For the thin client systems to access configuration files from a server and
update themselves automatically:
1 Place your configuration files on the server. On your server, you must set
up the correct folder. For more information on setting up the folder
structure, see step 8 under Configuring the Repository Server.
2 Direct your thin client systems to the server using the DNS SRV, DNS
Hostname, or DHCP Options. For more information, see Discovery
Settings for the WCM Server and Configuring the WCM Thin Client
Systems.
Your thin client systems check at each boot up to see if updates are
available on your predefined server.
3 Reboot or log out from your thin client systems.
A system reboot generates the Discovery.ini file, which redirects the
system to download the configuration file from the repository server. If
updates are available, the updates are automatically installed. For example,
new connections available to a user on the configuration file.
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Setting Up Manual Configuration
For the thin client systems to successfully access configuration files and
update themselves manually using the Import feature of the WCM Client on
the thin client:
1 Place your configuration files in a local or remote location that is accessible
by the thin client.
2 Import the configuration file by using the Import feature on the WCM
Client. For more information, see Importing Thin Client Configurations.
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Using the Dell Wyse Configuration
Manager (WCM) Client
This chapter discusses how to use the WCM Client that is installed on the
thin client systems. You can manually import configuration files, export
configuration files, view configuration history, and configure the DHCP
settings on the client system.
Launching the WCM Client
You need to log in to the thin client system as an Administrator to launch the
WCM Client.
The WCM Client does not have any shortcuts on the thin client desktop.
To launch the WCM Client, navigate to the Control Panel from the Start
menu and click the WCM icon.
The top panel of the application displays the details of the configuration file
that is currently being applied to the thin client system.
Importing Thin Client Configurations
To manually import the configuration file:
1 Launch the WCM Client from the control panel.
2 Click Import Configuration. The fields are displayed on the right panel.
3 Select one of the following options:
–
Local — if you have saved the configuration files locally on the thin
client system, a network drive, or on a USB drive and want to
download the configuration files . Browse to the location, select the
file, and click Open.
–
Remote — if you have saved the configuration files on the repository
server in a remote location. Follow the steps given below:
•
Select the Protocol from the drop-down list.
•
Enter the Server IP address of the repository server.
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The Port is displayed by default. The default ports for FTP, HTTP,
and HTTPS are 21, 80, and 443 respectively.
•
Enter the folder Path where the configuration file is saved in the
remote location if you have not used the default path.
•
Enter the Username and Password to access the Repository server.
NOTE: If you have been deploying your configuration files locally and
the Protocol is set to Local in the Agent Settings dialog box of the WCM
Application GUI and Import Configuration is set to Local in the Import
Configuration dialog box of the WCM Client, you can switch back to a remote
download of the configuration files. You must set the Protocol to FTP, HTTP, or
HTTPS using the Agent Settings dialog box of the WCM Application GUI. You
must also ensure that you set the Import Configuration to Remote in the Import
Configuration dialog box of the WCM Client. You cannot switch back to a
remote download using only the Agent Settings dialog box of the WCM
Application GUI.
4 If you want the configuration file to be imported everytime the thin client
system boots, check the Import configuration on every boot option.
NOTE: If the Import configuration on every boot option is selected, the WCM
remote repository is discovered in the following order of preference DNSSRV, DNS-Host, DHCP Options, Registry Settings in the remote settings. If
none of the above are configured, then the Import configuration on every boot
option is not implemented.
5 Click Save Settings.
6 Click Import to apply the settings in the configuration file to the thin
client system immediately.
Fallback Mechanism for Failed Download of Configuration File
If you have configured the DNS-SRV, DNS-Host, DHCP Options, and
Registry Settings in the remote settings, and the configuration file does not
download, then the fallback mechanism for each of the preceding
mechanisms is as follows:
1 For a device specific configuration or for a local user, if the
WE8SConfig.xml, or WES7Config.xml, or WESConfig.xml fails to
download from the remote path, check the configuration history for the
same named latest configuration and apply that file.
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2 For a domain-joined user, if the administrator.xml fails to download from
the remote path, download the WE8SConfig.xml, or WES7Config.xml,
or WESConfig.xml from the same remote path and apply that file.
If that too fails to download, check the configuration history for the
WE8SConfig.xml, or WES7Config.xml, or WESConfig.xml latest
configuration and apply that file.
3 If the xml fallback for each discovery method also fails, then the Factory
Default file is applied.
Exporting Thin Client Configurations
To export the configurations on a thin client system to a configuration file:
1 Launch the WCM Client from the control panel.
2 Click Export Configuration.
3 Enter the file name with a .xml extension. For example, TestWES.xml (for
WES2009) or TestWES7.xml (for WES7) or TestWES8.xml (for WE8S).
4 Use the Browse command button to select the local location where you
want to save the file (such as a USB drive).
5 Click Export to export and save the current configurations of the thin
client to the configuration file.
Using Configuration History
You can use the Configuration History option to apply a configuration file
that was previously used on the thin client. This option is useful when a new
file did not get applied successfully.
To apply the configuration file:
1 Launch the WCM Client from the control panel.
2 Click Configuration History.
The five most recent and successfully imported configuration files are
displayed.
3 Select the configuration file you want to import from the list.
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4 Click Import to apply the file to the thin client system immediately.
5 Click Delete to delete a configuration file from the list. If you have
downloaded the file from a remote server, then it does not delete the file
from the server.
NOTE: You cannot delete the factory default configuration file.
Manually Setting Debug Options on a Thin Client
The WCM Debugging dialog box allows you to manually set debug options
on the thin client. Setting the debug options enables you to troubleshoot
issues with the thin client by reviewing the debug log file that is created if this
option is configured.
To set the debug options:
1 Launch the WCM Client from the control panel.
2 Click Debug Settings to launch the WCM Debugging window.
3 Select the Debug Mode from one of the following options:
–
File Logging — This is the default option and stores debug messages
in the wcmdebug file in C:\Users\Public\Documents on WE8S and
WES7 thin clients, or in C:\Documents and Settings\All
Users\Documents\Wyse on WES2009 thin clients.
–
Verbose — This option sends debug messages to the Microsoft
DbgView utility running locally on the thin client.
4 Select the Debug Level from one of the following options:
–
Level 1 (Informational) — Includes informational messages only.
–
Level 2 (Errors) — Includes informational messages and error
messages only.
–
Level 3 (Debug) — Includes informational messages, error messages,
and debugging messages.
5 Click OK to apply the debug settings.
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Typical Use Case Scenarios
5
This section describes the typical use case scenarios that can be performed
using the Wyse Configuration Manager (WCM).
Case 1 - Using a Single Configuration for Multiple
Thin Client Users
If you have multiple thin client systems with the same operating system
installed on them (WE8S,WES7, or WES2009), you can use a single
configuration to configure all the systems.
To perform this activity:
1 Log in as Administrator into any one of the thin client systems.
2 Ensure that the thin client system has the latest version of WCM Client
installed on it.
3 Configure the thin client using the operating system functions.
4 Launch the WCM Client from the control panel.
5 Click Export Configuration to export the configuration file to a remote
location on the repository server. For more information, see Exporting
Thin Client Configurations.
6 Ensure that the other thin client systems are able to connect to the
repository server.
For more information on configuring the repository and the DNS/DHCP
servers, see Configuring the Repository Server and Discovery Settings for
the WCM Server.
The thin client systems can connect to the Repository Server, download
the exported configuration file, and apply the configurations
automatically.
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Case 2 - Using Multiple Configuration Files for
Multiple Thin Client Users
If you have multiple thin client systems with the same operating system
installed on them (WE8S,WES7, or WES2009), you can create multiple user
specific configuration files and configure other thin clients running the same
operating system.
To perform this activity:
1 Log in as Administrator into the thin client systems.
2 Ensure that the thin client systems have the latest version of WCM Client
installed on them.
3 Configure multiple thin client systems using the Operating System
functions.
4 Use the Export Configuration option on the WCM Client to export the
configuration files to a remote location on the Repository Server. For more
information, see Exporting Thin Client Configurations.
5 Ensure that you place the configuration files in user specific folders on the
Repository Server.
The other thin clients running WE8S, WES7, WES2009 run the WCM
Client to retrieve and apply user specific configuration files through the
network using their specified user log-in credentials.
Case 3 - Editing Specific Configuration Files for
Thin Client Users
If you have created user specific configuration files for thin client users, then
you can edit specific files and update the configurations as per the request of
the users and enable them to update their systems.
To perform this activity:
1 Log in as Administrator into the specific thin client system where you have
created a user specific configuration file.
2 Change the configuration of the system using the Operating System
functions.
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3 Use the Export Configuration option on the WCM Client to export the
changed configuration file to the user specific folder on the Repository
Server.
4 You can then log out and log in to the thin client system where you want
the changes, and retrieve the configuration file from the Repository Server
through the DNS/DHCP connection. For more information on
configuring the Repository and the DNS/DHCP servers, see Configuring
the Repository Server and Discovery Settings for the WCM Server.
Case 4 - Selecting Specific Configuration Files
Using a Thin Client on the Network
If you want to revert to any of the previous configurations for the thin client
system, perform the following steps:
1 Log in as Administrator into the thin client system.
2 Launch the WCM Client on the system.
3 Click Configuration History. The five most recent and successfully
imported configuration files are displayed.
4 Select configuration file you want to import from the list.
5 Click Import to apply the file to the thin client system immediately.
6 You can check the Import configuration on every boot option in the
Import Configuration screen to import the configuration everytime you
log in to the system.
Case 5 - Applying Specific Configuration Files to
a Mobile Thin Client
If you receive a user request to access a user specific configuration file from a
home network, perform the following steps:
1 Log in to the Repository Server as an administrator.
2 Navigate to the user specific folder location to access the configuration
file.
3 Place the file on a HTTP server in a demilitarized zone (DMZ).
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A DMZ is a computer host or a small network inserted as a neutral zone
between a private network within the company and the public network
outside the company.
4 Instruct the user to log in and connect to the HTTP server through the
home network.
5 When the user logs in, the configuration settings are applied to the mobile
thin client from the HTTP server over the home network.
Case 6 - Applying Configuration Files for New or
Different Thin Client Users
If you want to re-configure a thin client for a new or a different user, perform
the following steps:
1 Log in to the Repository Server as administrator and launch the WCM
GUI.
2 Edit the configuration settings in an existing file. For more information,
see Editing Existing Configuration Files.
3 Copy the configuration file to a USB key.
4 Log in as administrator into the thin client system that you want to reconfigure.
5 Launch the WCM Client on the thin client system and click the Import
Configuration option.
6 Insert the USB key to the thin client, select Local, and enter the USB path
of the configuration file.
7 Click Import to remove all the previous configurations and apply the
desired configurations from the local USB key.
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Appendix
Troubleshooting Devices That Cannot Locate
Configuration Files
To successfully troubleshoot devices that cannot locate their configuration
files, it is important to understand the DNS-based discovery process used by
the WCM agent on the device.
If you use the repository server to deploy your configuration files and your
thin clients access the configuration files automatically through FTP, HTTP,
or HTTPS, the process by which the configuration files are obtained by the
WCM agent on the thin client is in the following order:
1 DNS Service Lookup — Note that this is only if the remote deployment
option is implemented. For more information, see DNS Service Record
Lookup.
2 DNS Hostname Lookup — Note that this is only if the remote
deployment option is implemented. For more information, see For more
information, see DNS Service Record Lookup.
3 DHCP Options — For more information, see DHCP Option Tags
Lookup.
4 Configured location where you placed the configuration file, which
could be either of the following:
–
Local Location — such as a C: drive, local network folder, or USB
drive that you set in the Local option of the Import Configuration
screen in the WCM Client.
For more information, see Importing Thin Client Configurations.
–
Remote Location — such as a remote server location that you set in
the Remote option of the Import Configuration screen in the
WCM Client.
For more information, see Importing Thin Client Configurations.
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5 Local Factory Default Files — If the values necessary to find the
configuration file are not successfully obtained from DNS, the WCM
agent tries the DHCP Options, and so on.
If there is no location set in the Import Configuration screen on the thin
client, or if the thin client cannot reach these locations, the thin client
uses the factory default WESConfig.xml, or WES7Config.xml, or the
WESConfig.xml file on the thin client. This is the latest configuration file
updated to the folder on the thin client.
The local default configuration file location for the WES2009
(WESConfig.xml), WES7 (WES7Config.xml), WE8S (WE8SConfig)
files is C:\Program Files\Wyse\WCM\Agent.
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