ThinOS 8.5_009 is finally there

Yesterday Dell has released the latest version of ThinOS, called 8.5_009.
As always with a major release, this one is packed full with new and updated features.
Here is a list:
– New Out-of-the-box experience: Do a factory reset and see yourself. Just make sure the client will not automatically get a wnos.ini, WDM or WMS config
– Zero Theme: Dell has integrated several themes. These represent the different backend environments like Citrix, Microsoft and VMware.
– System Information extension: Now you can easily find all the inbuild client versions. Ever asked yourself which ICA, RDP, Blast, PCoIP, etc. client is included? Check out the updated System Information
– Troubleshooting rework: Now you can directly capture screenshots. In addition, if a Trap error occurs, not only the core dump is saved, but also the screenshot of the Trap
– Horizon Blast now supports H.264 hardware decoding on 3030, 3040 and 5060 clients
– Horizon Blast BEAT: all non-ARM platforms do support Blast over UDP now, called BEAT
– Horizon client updated to verion 4.6: you have to install the horizon.i386.pkg file to get this version
– VMware Broker Logon Changes: Unauthenticated user login is now possible and you can hide the Broker server URL and the Domain list in the logon dialog
– Citrix Multiple Audio. Multiple audio device can now be used inside your Citrix session. Very nice for VOIP usage – one for headset and one for ringer
– Citrix Netscaler + SMS Passcode support: NetScaler 12.0 and later; SMS PASSCODE 9.0 SP1 + RADIUS are required
– Microsoft RDP WebSocket support
– Microsoft RDP H.264 AVC444 support
– Display Port Audio support
– Change network settings without the need of a reboot

And last but not least, a whole bunch of new WMS 1.1 supported policies.

Wyse Converter For PCs Now Available

This week Dell has released the Wyse Converter For PCs.
WC4PCs is a chargeable tool that can be installed on a Windows 7 or Windows 10 PC to literally convert it into a Thin Client.
This enables organizations to repurpose Windows 7 or Windows 10 PCs into fully optimized thin client-like devices with ease and simplicity. This vendor agnostic software runs on any Dell or non-Dell hardware.
A current limitation is that it only runs on english Windows OS. Non-english support will follow later this year.

WOW. So many new things to talk about – WMS, ThinOS, Easy Setup, Converter for PCs

Hi there, du to some technical issues I was not able to post about all the new stuff that just got release or is on the way. So sorry for that.
I will not talk a lot upfront but directly start with the content itself – as always.

First of all, as many of you already may have seen, Dell has released Wyse Management Suite 1.1.
Although this is just a .1 release, it is fully packed with new feature. Dell announced more that 20 new features in this release. I will only focus on a few of them.
– The GUI was reworked and some tabs got renamed or moved. This makes the whole process of managing your clients much more intuitive – a field where the old WDM wasn’t great in.
The GUI is now also multi-language capable. You have the option of English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese.
– The simple amount of possible policy settings has been more than doubled
– Enhanced and extended Configuration support for ThinOS with easy to use Wizard
– Wyse Easy setup configuration for WES including Kiosk Mode, Control Panel Settings (More about Wyse Easy Setup below)
– Remote Shadow(For Private Cloud Only)
– Management and configuration of Software Thin Clients(More about Converted PCs below)

So you see that an upgrade is really worth it. Just keep in mind that a lot of the new ThinOS policies will need the upcoming ThinOS version 8.5.

When speaking about ThinOS 8.5. This new release was planned for end of January. Due to some last minutes issues found, this will be postponed. Rumors are talking about end of February now. However, this has not been commited. You will get more details about this release here as soon as it was released.

The next release is a brand new one. Dell has created a free utility to easily lock down your Windows embedded devices.
The software is called Wyse Easy Setup and is a free utility that enables IT Admins to quickly and easily configure, lockdown and deploy their Windows-based Dell Thin Clients (WES7 and WIE10 only).
If you want to check it out, you can take a look at this video Wyse Easy Setup Introduction or download the software from

And there is more to talk about.
Wyse Converter for PCs is coming soon. This software will help you to convert your existing PCs into a fully manageable Thin Client. Wyse Converter for PCs will be chargeable solution and converted clients can be fully managed by Wyse Management Suite. It will be released soon.

How to upgrade ThinOS correctly

As I got more and more request on how to upgrade ThinOS device the correct way, I thought it would be a good idea to write a small summary.
I will not explain how to upgrade the clients technically using a fileserver with /wnos folder, etc. This is something I assume you all know.

ThinOS is designed to upgrade or downgrade from any version to any version. However there are a few exceptions:
1) Units with new Dell Mac Address ranges require 8.1_027 or higher code. In newer 8.4_108 code there is actually blocking to prevent downgrades.
2) Due to file system changes it is recommended, you upgrade older units to from 6.x / 7.x to 8.0_512 prior to upgrading to 8.1/8.2/8.3 or 8.4.
3) It is recommended you upgrade directly from 8.0_512 to 8.3 or 8.4. There are some known issues where upgrades to 8.1 or 8.2 will not unpack code correctly and result in errors (example
ICA EXEC errors).
4) When upgrading to 8.3 or higher you are now required to set a global Security Policy (SecurityPolicy=) in the INI file or a security level of Warning will be applied to WDM and File
Server SSL connections.
5) When downgrading from 8.4 you are now required to disable the Digital Signature check (Autoload=value VerifySignature=No). Digital Signatures are a new security feature to protect code
integrity in 8.4 and newer code, that and these are not found in older image files.

Please note this also applies to ThinOS Lite (for Citrix, also known as Xenith) where 1.x Xenith = 7.x ThinOS versions, and 2.x Xenith = 8.x ThinOS versions.

ThinOS 8.4_110 hotfix release available on Dell Digital Locker

On October 24th Dell has released the latest version of ThinOS on Dell Digital Locker. This is a free upgrade for all customers under ThinOS maintenance.
What’s new in version 8.4_110?
As this is mainly a hotfix release there is only one enhancement. This is the updated RTME package, which is now version 2.3.
Be aware:
With RTOP/RTME 2.3 the video resolution performance is downgraded due to Citrix design change of RTOP CPU utilization; please refer to Citrix RTOP documentation or technical support for full details. The RTME 2.3 on ThinOS could result in 30%-60% video resolution downgrade comparing to RTME 2.2 on ThinOS. The last RTME package version 2.2.42091 for ThinOS could still be used on the latest ThinOS image for better video resolution performance, but with known issues from RTOP 2.2 which are fixed in 2.3.

The rest are mainly bugfixes and new INI parameters.

BTW, all new parameters are already included in the latest ConfGen version 8.1.01.

Supported hardware platforms
Platform                                                                                        Image
Wyse 3010 Thin Client with ThinOS (T10)              DOVE_boot
Wyse 3010 Zero Client for Citrix                                 T00_xen.bin
Wyse 3020 Thin Client with ThinOS (T10D)         T10D_wnos
Wyse 3020 Zero Client for Citrix                                 T00D_xen
Wyse 3030 LT Thin Client with ThinOS                   U10_wnos
Wyse 3030 LT Thin Client with PCoIP                      PU10_wnos
Wyse 3040 Thin Client with ThinOS                          A10Q_wnos
Wyse 3040 Thin Client with PCoIP                             A10QP_wnos
Wyse 5010 Thin Client with ThinOS (D10D)         ZD10_wnos
Wyse 5010 Thin Client with PCoIP (D10DP)        PD10_wnos
Wyse 5010 Zero Client for Citrix                                 ZD00_xen
Wyse 5040 AIO Thin Client (5212)                             ZD10_wnos
Wyse 5040 AIO Thin Client with PCoIP (5213)   PD10_wnos
Wyse 5060 Thin Client with ThinOS                           D10Q_wnos
Wyse 5060 Thin Client with PCoIP                             D10QP_wnos
Wyse 7010 Thin Client with ThinOS (Z10D)          ZD10_wnos

Annoyed of the VNC implemetation in WDM WebUI?

Recently our user sono87 has published a great post in the WDM forum.
He was kind of annoyed of the VNC implementation we currently have in the WDM 5.7.2 WebUI.
Those of you using the WebUI may know this dialog when trying to shadow a client.

Followed by

and more steps like downloading the VNC player, executing it and even typing in the IP address of the client you had just selected.
All in all, not a very smart implementation.

So, sono87 sat down and did some smart modifications to make it much more intuitiv.

This is how it looks afterwards:

These are steps to do:
1. Disable Internet Information services on the WDM server.

2. Navigate to inetpub\wwwroot\WebUI\externals\cui\js\ccc-vendor.js and edit the following line 42269.
We are adding vnc to the whitelist so the url’s get recognized. (ccc-vendor.js is loaded by indexf.html) if not done correctly you will get unsafe:vnc://ipaddress urls.


var aHrefSanitizationWhitelist = /^\s*(https?|ftp|mailto|tel|file):/,


var aHrefSanitizationWhitelist = /^\s*(https?|ftp|mailto|tel|vnc|file):/,

3. Add VNC  option in the devices tab of WDM
Edit the following file
Navigate to Line 89 or 90


<span data-ng-if=””key!=’iconStatus’”>{{device[key]}}</span><span data-ng-if=””key==’lastCheckIn’””>{{device[key]|wdmDateFormat}}</span>


<span data-ng-if=””key!=’iconStatus’”>{{device[key]}}</span><span data-ng-if=””key==’lastCheckIn’””>{{device[key]|wdmDateFormat}}</span><span data-ng-if=”key==’ip'”><a href=”vnc://{{device[key]}}”><img style=”width: 15px; height: 15px;” src=”../app/device/UI/images/vncicon.png” alt=”vnc” /></a></span>

Pysical path on WDM server for the VNC icon is ”inetpub\wwwroot\WebUI\app\device\UI\images\vncicon.png”
That is the location on the webserver where you need to put a vnc icon.

4. Optionally you can disable the Remote Shadow right click by editing the same devices.html line 98


<li href=”#” id=”remoteShadow_CP” data-ng-click=”handleContextMenuClick(wdmCommands.REMOTESHADOW,$event)” data-ng-hide=”isContextMenuCommandHidden(wdmCommands.REMOTESHADOW)”>{{ “WDM_CMD_REMOTE_SHADOW” | translate }}


<!–li href=”#” id=”remoteShadow_CP” data-ng-click=”handleContextMenuClick(wdmCommands.REMOTESHADOW,$event)” data-ng-hide=”isContextMenuCommandHidden(wdmCommands.REMOTESHADOW)”>{{ “WDM_CMD_REMOTE_SHADOW” | translate }}</li–>

5. Now we need to add some files to the Windows OS in order for the browser to recognize the vnc:// extension.
Download the file from the Downloads section and extract it to the root of your C drive.

6. Navigate to C:\Wyse\WDM\vncviewer\ and run regadd.bat as administrator.

The browser this is tested in is Google Chrome and IE 11,  but it should work in any other browser.
Sono87 or I are not in any way responsible if you crash your server.
Do this at your own risk.
As always, make a backup of the files you are altering!

7. Restart the IIS Server again or reboot the server

Big kudos to sono87 for this fantastic WDM mod.
Thanks a lot.

Here is the full thread

Wyse 3040 now with wireless option available

Dell announced yesterday that the Wyse 3040 thin client with wireless option for ThinOS is now available. Both wired and wireless options of Wyse 3040 thin client with ThinOS come with 8GB Flash, 2GB RAM.
The wireless model in contrary to all other thin clients models will come with an integrated antenna.

Announcing availability of USB Imaging tool 2.1.4

Dell has announced a new version of its USB Imaging Tool.
The new version 2.14. has the following new features:

• Support for USB Keys with C-Type port

• New hardware/ OS platforms:
o Wyse 3040 thin client with ThinLinux
o Wyse 5060 thin client with Win10 IoTE
o Latitude 3480 mobile thin client with Win10 IoTE

You can download this version here in the Download section.

First mobile thin client available globally

Last week Dell officially annouced the release of the new Dell Wyse 3480 Latitude based Thin Client.

Equipped with Windows 10 IoT and available in more than 20 countries worldwide, Dell uses the well-known Latitude brand to create a mobile Thin Client.

It is designed for task and knowledge workers and includes broad connectivity options along with the familiar user experience of an enterprise-class laptop.

Here are some technical specs:

Specifications Latitude 3480 mobile thin client
Operating system Windows 10 IoT Enterprise, 64bit
CPU Intel® Celeron 3865U (Dual Core, 1.8GHz, 2MB SmartCache, 15W) (Kaby Lake – 7th Generation Intel®)
Memory 8GB DDR4 RAM 2400 MHz running at 2133 MHz; 2 slots supporting up to 16GB
Hard Drive 128GB or 256GB M.2 280 SSD Class 20
I/O peripheral support 1 x HDMI 1.4

1 x VGA

1 x USB 2.0

2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (one with PowerShare)

1 x RJ-45

1 x Multi-media card reader (SD 3.0)

1 x Universal Jack

Display 14.0” (16:9) Anti-Glare, FHD (1920×1080) WLED, 220 nits with Integrated HD webcam, Non-touch
Multimedia Integrated HD video webcam (1.0 megapixel)

Integrated High Quality Speakers

Universal Headphone Jack

Integrated digital single array microphone

Graphics Intel® Integrated HD Graphics
Input Single Pointing Keyboard, w/Precision compliant Clickpad

Touchpad (no buttons)

Networking 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet via RJ45

WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual band. Qualcomm QCA61x4A 802.11ac Dual Band (2×2) Wireless Adapter+ Bluetooth 4.1

An optional USB 3.1 dock is also available.