ThinOS Maintenance is disappearing

For years now I am telling you not to ask for ThinOS firmware in the forum.
For years now I had a lot of discussions with customer who hadn’t purchased ThinOS maintenance but need a newer firmware to get a certain fix or feature.
For years now I had uncountable discussions with partner who did not know about ThinOS maintenance and therefore, didn’t offer it to their customer.

These times are gone! Finally! Hurray!!

Beginning with the release of the new Wyse 5070, Dell has stopped selling ThinOS maintenance. Since June this year you were able to download the firmware for the 5070 from the Dell eSupport page. The Wyse 3040 followed that starting beginning of August. Most other devices will follow until the end of the year. See below for details.
This means, that from December 2018 onwards we will no longer have the discussion about giving away ThinOS firmware. Of course, this will make our all lives so much easier.

Quote from Dell:

You will simply have to access Dell eSupport page and enter your Asset tag or choose Wyse 3040 thin client from the product list in order to have access to ThinOS firmware downloads, user manuals and technical documentation, warranty details and configuration information – all from one place. Access to all remaining client models will be posted to the eSupport site over the remainder of the year, with the process completing by December 6th, 2018.

Link to the Dell eSupport site is

Another quote from Dell:

Thin client platforms                                  Firmware available on eSupport
(includes all models and
configurations for a given
thin client platform including
ThinOS Lite (aka Xenith)
and PCoIP variations as available)

Wyse 5070
Wyse 5070 Extended                                        June 5th, 2018

Wyse 3040                                                             August 6th, 2018

Wyse 5010
Wyse 5060                                                             September 4th, 2018 (already posted)

Wyse 5040 AIO
Wyse 7010                                                              October 13th, 2018

EOL platforms (existing customers only)
Wyse 3010                                                              October 30th, 2018
Wyse 3020                                                              October 30th, 2018
Wyse 3030 LT                                                         December 6th, 2018

Let me know what you think about that in the Comments

Hotfix 1 for WMS 1.2 and updated WDA agent for WES

Dell has announced to release a first hotfix for WMS 1.2 and updated WDA agent for WES today.

• Fixed issues.
 WMS software post 1.2 release cannot schedule app policy for single device when the device is under multi-level child Group
 In case of Viewer Admin login, custom logo fails to load post migration from WMS 1.1 to WMS 1.2
 In case where WMS DB Password contains “?” or “*”, Upgrade from WMS 1.1 to 1.2 fails.
 The Installer blocks the Special Character “|” if it is present in DB Password. If External DB password contains Special Character “|”, then WMS 1.2 HF1 Installer will prompt the Admin to change/update the password before proceed for installation.
• WES Wyse Device Agent
Following updates are done in the WDA
 The configurations pushed from WMS Server should be intact even if WMS Server is not reachable.

I was not able to find it now, however I would recommend to monitor as always.

Update for WMS

Yesterday Dell has posted the newest version of its Management Suite, version 1.2.
Along with a lot of bugfixes, you have these new features:

– Support for the “beast” Wyse 5070
– Ability to tag single or multiple devices and €filters is supported
– New Windows Embedded Standard policy “Skip Write Filter” added
– Filter Enhancement
– Remote shadow privilege can now be assigned to viewers role
– Support .png upload
– CA validation for imaging
– Multi Monitor support
– Wyse Device Manager migration phase 2
– Windows Embedded Standard CAD (Ctrl-Alt-Del) Mapping
– Integrated smart card with Quick Con€fig
– License check on Wyse Management Suite installer during upgrade
– Import tool update
– Wyse Easy Setup for Wyse Management Suite Standard edition
– Active Directory user search enhancement
– Installer updates
– Warning message for ThinOS settings
– Port management for Windows Embedded Standard devices
– Support localized converted PCs
– Passcode enforcement for Wyse Management Suite Mobile application
– Localized devices support

In addition to these enhancements, Dell has updated the core components to its latest versions:
– JDK upgrade to 1.8.0_152
– Tomcat upgrade to 8.5.27
– MongoDB upgrade to 3.4.10
– MariaDB upgrade to 10.2.12
– MySQL upgrade 5.7
– MariaDB java client upgrade to 2.2.0

You can find this version under

ThinLinux 2.0 now available

Last week Dell officially anounced the availability of the new ThinLinux 2.0.
In contrast to ThinLinux 1.0 this new version is no longer based on SUSE Linux, but on Ubuntu. However, the look and feel is exactly the same.

ThinLinux 2.0 will support the following thin clients:

  • Wyse 3040 thin client
  • Wyse 5070 thin client (coming soon)

Key Features:

  • Based on mainstream distribution of Canonical Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Firefox and Google Chrome browser
  • RTME 2.3
  • Remote shadowing using VNC
  • Multiple language support with unibyte and multi-byte input package
  • Data Recovery Imaging
  • Auto-Lock screen
  • Ericom PowerTerm version—64-bit binary
  • GStreamer 0.1 and 1.0
  • Secure boot
  • Tight integration with Wyse Management Suite & hands off management with ini files

Dell Technology unveils the beast

Yesterday at Dell Technology World 2018 in Las Vegas, with more than 10.000 customers and partners, Dell unveiled a beast.
This beast is named Wyse 5070 and is the newest addition to the vendor’s Thin Client portfolio.
Why is this puppy a beast? Look at the specs.


Standard housing                                                               Extended housing


It comes with either an Intel Celeron J4105 quad-core 1.5 GHz (burst 2.5 GHz) processor or an Intel Pentium Silver J5005 quad-core 1.5GHz (burst 2.8GHz) processor equipped. This makes a Passmark of 2500 (Celeron) or 3160 (Pentium).
However, this is not all, of course.
Here are some more specs:
The Pentium version will be available in two different housings. The standard and the extended variants.

3 Display Ports 1.2a
Max Resolution 2x4k & 1x2k

3 Display Ports 1.2a
Max Resolution 2x4k & 1x2k
2nd Serial, Parallel port and PCIe
AMD GPU Option
Total of 6 Display Ports
Max Resolution 4x4k & 2x2k

2 Display Ports 1.2a

3 x USB 2.0
6 x USB 3.0
1 x USB 3.1 (Type-C)
1 x VGA (optional)
1 x Serial
1 x 1Gb/S RJ45 (second RJ45 optional)
1 x SFP (optional)
1 x Dual-antenna WLAN inclusive Bluetooth
1 x Smartcard reader (optional)
16GB-32GB eMMC flash
32GB-256GB SSD (optional)


General availability will be beginning of June.

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