Enable USB Ports on S10

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  • #5428
    joegardner
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    Hi all. Probably a simple question, but is there any way to enable (activate) the USB ports on the front of our WYSE S10 terminals? The back ports run the keyboard and mouse just fine, but the front ones seem to be useless. We want to use thumb drives, external CD ROM drives and other USB devices in those ports, but so far no luck in getting them to work. I tried to check with ConfGen, but all I could find was “Map USB Disks” and that didn’t seem to work either. Any help or suggestions on how to change wnos.ini would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!

    joe.

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    thinkthin
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    What is the back-end? TS, View, Citrix?

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    joegardner
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    We’re running Windows Server 2003 as a terminal server. I know where the wnos is, but just need the right command in it to turn on the ports (I think). Any ideas?

    Thanks!

    joe.

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    ConfGen
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    Can you plug in the keyboard in the front port? Does it work?
    I just want to make the USB port is not physically broken.
    Generally USB Thunb drives, USB memory card readers and USB HDs should work just fine as long as they are FAT or FAT32 formatted.
    If you need more support for other devices and or filesystem formats like NTFS you should consider using TCX USB from Wyse.

    Can you post your wnos.ini?

    CG

    #16874
    joegardner
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    wnos is short n sweet:

    AutoLoad=1
    EthernetSpeed=Auto
    SignOn=0
    PRIVILEGE=None

    CONNECT=RDP Host= Description= Autoconnect=yes Fullscreen=yes Colors=high LowBand=no Resolution=1024×768 Domainname=

    As this is happening on ALL the WYSE S10s we have installed (about 30), I suspect it’s not just a hardware problem. The back ports work normally, but the front ones seem to be dead to any device we plug in. Could this be a BIOS setting and not a wnos option? If so, how can I get to the BIOS? I’ve tried, but the S10 just boots up normally no matter what key combo I try to interupt it.

    Thanks again!

    joe.

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    thinkthin
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    Hi Joe,

    You will need to use the map disks command in the wnos.ini. Use confgen on this site or download the sample configuration files so you can set up the right cammands in the wnos.ini.

    To manually test you could also go to the rdp connection properties and tick the “disks” option,

    Cheers,
    -TT

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    ConfGen
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    To get access to the BIOS press “Del” while the BIOS Screen is visible. Password is “Fireport”.
    So, the keyboard is NOT working on the front ports?

    CG

    #16965
    joegardner
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    Thanks for all the replies on this topic and it seems from here and also some other sources that to run our USB devices through these ports on the front we’ll need to install WYSE’s TCX USB Visualizer software. Unfortunately, this only runs under XP and Vista it seems and our T-server is running WinServer2003. 🙁 So we may not be able to use these USB ports for what we wanted in the first place after all. 🙁 🙁 Does anyone have any other succestions for terminals (HP, etc) that have actual working USB ports out of the box?

    Thanks!

    joe.

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    ConfGen
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    If you want to map any USB device that is currently on the market, TCX USB is the only choice you have. There is no better solution out there. This is not a limitation of Wyse clients but of TS.
    With the upcoming release of TCX Suite 4.0 Wyse will even support this in a pure Terminal Server environment (only Windows 2008 R2 based).

    CG

    #17008
    tarasov
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    To joegardner. TCX USB Virtualizer v 1.5 works on W2003S. It is still available for downloading. v 2… also installs and works 😉 but with help of MS Application Compatibility Toolkit which can supply fake Windows version to the application being installed. You can try both variants (v1.5 is suitable for CDDVD devices). But please be ready that devices attached to one thin client will be available to ALL terminal sessions. This is why Wyse don’t recommend and restrict usage of USB Virtualizer on W2003S.

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    ConfGen
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    The upcoming TCX Suite 4 will add USB support to Windows server again.
    But only Windows 2008 RC2 will be able to keep mapped devices per user instead of sharing them among all logged in users.

    CG

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