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AD Group INI

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Starting with ThinOS version 8.0_411 Dell has integrated a new option for INI file handling.

Now you can assign INI files based on AD group membership.
To do this you have to create a new folder beneath the /wnos/ini folder. It is called “adgroup”.
In this folder you can put INI files which are named like AD groups. Each AD group has to start with a predefined prefix.
In your global wnos.ini file you have to define this prefix first. Beside that you have to use SignOn=NTLM.
The full string could look like this:
SignOn=NTLM AdGroupPrefix="ThinOS-"
Now create new groups in your AD which all start with “ThinOS-“ or whatever you have defined in your wnos.ini. Put the appropriate users in these groups and create the already mentioned INI files like this:
Group nesting is not supported nor the membership in more than one group. The first matching group will be used.
Posted by tomtom on Friday, January 23, 2015 @ 15:00:28 MET (0 reads)
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Cloud Connect MR2 released

Thin Press

Today Dell announced another new software release. This time it is an updated version of the Android OS for Cloud Conect. The update is mainly for adding new features like

Cloud Connect Stick

Digital signage - Enabling digital signage to create their own cloud connect / media player, provisioned via an SD card,
•    Enable SD card configuration for digital signage deployments.
•    Encryption support for SD card configuration.
•    Provide developer library with APIs that give a digital signage app and/or system management app secure access to the core Android system/framework.
•    Example APIs include reboot,

Posted by tomtom on Sunday, December 14, 2014 @ 14:38:10 MET (27 reads)
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SUSE Linux MR5 is now GA

Thin Press Today Dell released the new SUSE Linux MR5 build for all SUSE based unit (Z50S, Z50D, X50M, D50D, Z50Q, D50Q and Z50QQ) Following are the key highlights of the release. Software Changes/Features 1. Updated Firefox Browser (ver ESR 24.8.1) 2. VMWare 3.1 (Compatible with Horizon View 6.0/6.0.1) 3. vWorkSpace Linux Connector 4. RDP updates (support for RAIL – Remote Apps) 5. Critical Security Patches 6. Bug Fixes
Posted by tomtom on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 @ 09:16:44 MET (32 reads)
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Dell cloud client-computing unveils Wyse vWorkspace 8.5 for Microsoft VDI

Thin Press Dell cloud client-computing today unveiled Dell Wyse vWorkspace 8.5, the latest release of its high-performance desktop virtualization software. Part of Dell’s growing desktop and application virtualization portfolio, Wyse vWorkspace 8.5 software enables customers to realize the efficiency and productivity benefits of desktop virtualization with the agility to scale into a VDI environment. This latest vWorkspace release includes at no additional cost the vWorkspace connector for HTML5, which significantly enhances mobility capabilities and support for more devices than ever. It enables access to Windows applications and desktops from nearly any browser-capable device, without the need for any client software installation on the end point, and also provides secure access from Chrome OS devices. Customers who purchase vWorkspace Premier Edition, or who have current maintenance on vWorkspace Premier Edition, will now receive Wyse WSM 7.2 as part of the software maintenance agreement. Wyse WSM was integrated in vWorkspace as part of the aquisition of Quest and Wyse 2 years ago. So, if you are using WSM at the moment and have a valid maintenance, then you can upgrade to vWorkspace for free. Same applies vice versa, of course.
Posted by tomtom on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 @ 09:03:09 MET (51 reads)
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New Firmware for Cloud Connect Stick available

Thin Press

Last week Dell has released a new version of firmware for the tiny Cloud Connect (CC) Stick. It will update the stick to build JZ054L-DW-18830. The Android version 4.1.2 is not updated with this firmware.

Below is a list of new features that come with the update. The most interesting features are the ability to now use CC completely without Cloud Client Manager (CCM). So after the update or new users are no longer required to setup a CCM account to get everything up and running.

The second remarkable feature is the support for the CC Controller App. This is an app you can install on your Android phone or tablet and the use it as a virtual keyboard for CC.

As CC is positioned in the Digital Signage market, Dell has integrated a bunch of new feature to better support this market. But see below for details.


Google Certification with Dynamic Touch Support - When connected to a touch screen monitor, Cloud Connect can now access Apps that declare touch in the Google Play Store.

Dell Cloud Connect Controller App - If you have an Android device (phone or tablet), you can download and install the Dell Cloud Connect Controller App from the Google Play store, and then use your Android device to control and interact with Cloud Connect.

Enhanced Out-of-the-Box Experience - Updated easy-to-use setup wizard and desktop interface for faster setup and increased usability. Including the ability to skip CCM setup and integration for users who plan to implement CCM at a later time.

Manual Screen Orientation

Extended Digital Signage File-Based Configuration Framework (FBCF) Support - Ability to:

       · Bulk-provision multiple devices using one SD card

       · Install apps/packages from an SD card

       · Upgrade apps/packages from an SD card

       · Update signage content through an SD card

       · Configure lock-screen settings

       · Enable stay-awake feature

       · Skip standard setup wizard (Keyboard/Mouse/etc.)

       · Skip CCM setup

       · Keep the task-bar always hidden on full-screen apps

       · Configure Cloud Connect to run in kiosk mode

       · Configure Cloud Connect to boot

Posted by tomtom on Friday, June 20, 2014 @ 11:50:01 MEST (624 reads)
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Issues posting in the Forum?

Starting out in thin client Hi, in the last weeks I got some reports, that some of you aren't able to post in the forum getting a message like "Invalid session. Please resubmit the form." It looks like this has to do with the cookie settings in the Forum. Please try to use instead of That should fix your issue. If anyone out there is willing to assist me with this website, I am more than happy. I am not a website expert and really want to use a different framework. So, please contact me, if you have time to help me here. Yours Thomas
Posted by tomtom on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 @ 12:09:55 MEST (576 reads)
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Synergy Announcements

Thin Press Wow, what a long time since I have posted here. Sorry, for that. This month Dell announced 3 brand new products at the Citrix Synergy in Los Angeles. Two of them I have already got my hands on and they are pretty exiting. The first one is based on the Dual-Core ARM plattform that is also used for the T10D.
Posted by tomtom on Friday, May 23, 2014 @ 14:56:55 MEST (1031 reads)
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Two more news

Thin Press

Dell Wyse has announced three more products last week.
The first is the successor of the Xenith Pro. It is called Xenit Pro 2 and is based on the already availbale D-class hardware. Therefore this is the worlds-first zero client with a dual-core processor inside based on the Wyse Zero framework  and purpose built for Citrix XenDesktop. The D-class is running an AMD 1.4GHz dual-core G-T48E processor and has 2GB of RAM build in. Dell Wyse is positioning this unit in the high performance market, mainly for using for unified communications, HD multimedia creation and consumption, and other applications where endpoint performance is vital. The unit also offers

  • Optional cutting edge dual-antenna wireless for full 802.11 a/b/g/n with up to 300 Mbps connection speeds
  • Powerful hardware decoding with support for 1080p A/V content and dual digital displays, with rotation

The other two new units are really high, if not ultra-high performance machines. They are called D90Q7 and Z90Q7. Both units run a quad-core (!) processor. The Z90Q7 is driven by an AMD G-series SOC 2.0 GHz quad-core with integrated Radeon HD 8000 graphics chipset. The D90Q7 has an AMD G-Series SOC 1.5GHz with integrated Radeon HD 8000 graphics inbuild. And although this unit has a quard-core processor, the unit is still cooled only passively and consumpts about 15 Watt. So no fan is build in the unit and it is still Energy Star certified. The rest of the hardware is identical to the well known single- and dual-core D- and Z-class units.


Posted by tomtom on Monday, May 27, 2013 @ 16:43:02 MEST (2043 reads)
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Dell Wyse at Citrix Synergy

Thin Press

This week is dominated by the yearly Citrix Synergy that is holding place in Los Angelas. Of course, one of the biggest sponsors is as every year Dell Wyse.
Dell Wyse has quite a big booth at the show and used this space and several good sessions, to present all the latest and greatest they have or will have in the near future.

Things to mention from the show are for sure the release of WE8S (no, this is not a typo). WE8S stands for Windows Embedded 8 Standard. With this release Dell Wyse is the first to market with the new Microsoft Embedded OS. Features like multi-touch, modern UI and gestures and access to Windows 8 apps offer the end user an immersive multimedia experience with all the essential tools for workplace productivity. The Windows Embedded 8 Standard-based D class and Z class thin clients come armed with industry-leading remote protocols including Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol 8.0 with RemoteFX, Citrix Receiver, Dell vWorkspace Connector, and VMware Horizon View Client.
At the moment of release WE8S will be running on the D- and Z-class. As WE8S is a lot bigger than its succedor, it will need a 16GB flash locally. Other great features of this new OS are the new Write Filter, called Unified Write Filter (UWF), support for direct install of the MS hotfixes, the included SCCM support,  or brand new scripts to easily sysprep the images. The UWF combines the best from the old Enhanced Write Filter, the current File Based Write Filter with several new features. This will allow you to again commit changes on the fly, exclude not only files and folders but also Registry settings and much more.
Although Windows 8 has currently not the best reputation in the market, this again shows the strong relationship between Dell Wyse and Microsoft and of course, the commitment of Dell Wyse to bring the latest technology to the customers.

Dell Wyse also released the new ThinOS 8 code this week. Along with this new firmware itself, they will release it for the first time on a dual core processor. As already presented on this years Cebit as a tech preview, now it is time to get your hands on the upcoming D10D. With the D10D you will get the fastest OS on a superb hardware. And it is not only the hardware that is brand new to ThinOS. Also a lot of features found their way in the new firmware. Here are some of them:
1.       Industry first non-Windows RDP 8 implementation with RemoteFX, TS Gateway, UDP and VOR (H.264 redirection) support.
2.       Custom Citrix Receiver 3.x implementation with seamless, HDX 3D Pro, HDX Multi-stream combined with unique QOS per V-Channel.
3.       Quest vWS support for Desktop and Applications with vWS 8.0 (no compatibility mode required!)
4.       Enhanced wireless support with ability to Scan wireless networks, and save multiple connections into a configurable wireless profile including priority assignment.
5.       Imprivata One Sign Server support for Citrix XA+XD & VMware View; providing improved no click access, single sign-on, and strong authentication login.

Last but not least, Dell Wyse is powering one of their big screen at the booth with its Android driven stick which adds smart functions to every TV. Dell made a lot of noise around this USB stick-like device in the last months but not it looks like they are near the finish line.

Posted by tomtom on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 @ 12:21:18 MEST (6235 reads)
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URGENT: WSM hotfix released to fix licensing issue

WSM - Provisioning

This is really an urgent information that has been sent out today to all WSM customers. Dell Wyse informed them to apply a just released hotfix to their WSM 4,x and 5.x servers as soon as possible but before beginning of June. The reason behind this, is an issue within the licensing mechanism. On June 2nd 2013 each license that has been applied to the servers will become invalid. The WSM server will interpret all licenses after that date as expired, resulting in stopping all functions of the server and no images are provisioned then.

To avoid that bevavior you should install that hotfix directly to all of your WSM server. The hotfix can be downloaded from the download site (

But what about customers still running WSM 3.x or earlier? These customers have two options. First is, if they have a valid maintenance, to upgrade their environment for free to WSM 5.01. If they don't have a maintenance then they either have to pay for the update or contact Wyse to get a new, free, valid and working license. This is, what you should do in this latter case:
a) Log in to the WSM admin console and click on the "About" link on the WSM admin portal (top right corner).
b) Take a screen shot of this page or using the snipping tool (windows 7 and higher) or similar tools take a screen snippet of the "Product License Information"
c) Paste this screen shot/snippet in an email and send it to Dell Wyse will respond to you with a new license file and instructions for installation

Less than 3 weeks to go. So hurry up and patch your environment.

Posted by tomtom on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 @ 12:08:40 MEST (3789 reads)
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  Old Articles
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
· Thin OS and Quest vWorkspace
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
· Project Ophelia brings Android to your TV
Friday, December 28, 2012
· WSM 5.0.1 is here
Friday, August 31, 2012
· How to configure HDX flash to work best with WTOS or Xenith
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
· Two new hardware plattforms announced
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
· Off Topic - Nice video about our possible future?
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
· Xenith 2 presented at Citrix Synergy in San Francisco
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
· WDM 4.9.1 update
Monday, April 23, 2012
· WDM 4.9.1 released
Friday, April 20, 2012
· New Wyse Thin OS Firmware Version Released
Sunday, April 15, 2012
· Dells intend to buy Wyse - Part 2
Monday, April 02, 2012
· Dell announces intent to buy Wyse
Friday, February 10, 2012
· New Wyse ThinOS-based client has arrived!
Friday, January 27, 2012
· Introducing New Wyse Z50 and X50M
· Wyse is First to Deliver Microsoft RemoteFX Certified Clients
Monday, September 12, 2011
· Wyse released new HAgent for WES2009 and WES7
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
· New ConfGen Version 6.1 released
Friday, May 27, 2011
· Wyse released a whole bunch of products
Monday, March 07, 2011
· CeBIT 2011 News
Saturday, February 05, 2011
· A new hardware class released
Friday, January 07, 2011
· WTOS 7 MR1 is ready
· Wyse cooperates with Citrix and released Wyse Xenith Manager
Friday, December 03, 2010
· WSM 3.6 was released yesterday
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
· Cisco is entering the Cloud Computing Market
Thursday, September 30, 2010
· WTOS 7 finally launched
Monday, September 27, 2010
· Wyse announced new R10L
Monday, September 20, 2010
· Change in VNC parameter for WTOS
Monday, August 23, 2010
· New WDM 4.8 released
Friday, August 20, 2010
· Wyse silently released first to market WES7
Thursday, May 13, 2010
· Wyse Xenith on its way to the zenith

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