No First Boot Wizard

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    Avatarllazuli
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    Hello, I’m hoping this is an obvious answer.

    When I boot up my new (or rather, refurbished) Wyse 5060 thin clients, running system version 8.3_105, I’m not getting a first boot wizard. I need to see the first boot wizard as I’m trying to load an ini config from a USB stick in order to test it before I deploy it over ftp. I was  previously working with Dell Wyse 3020 units, so I was expecting the first boot wizard to launch automatically after a factory reset.

    My process so far is clicking Shutdown -> Restart and reset to factory default.

    Am I doing something wrong? Dell support was completely unhelpful and I can’t seem to find any guides that indicate there’s any alternate method to access the first boot wizard. Or at the very least is there any way to load an ini file from USB without the first boot wizard?

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    #53351
    ConfGenConfGen
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    I would have to check in detail, but I think the first boot wizard was introduced much later than 8.3.
    So, you would have to update the device first to get the wizard.

    CG

    #53357
    Avatarllazuli
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    I see. That makes sense… I don’t know why these units came with such an old system version loaded on them, but we did purchase them second-hand after all. Dell told me today that they simply won’t support me at all since I didn’t buy this thin client directly from them, and since I would need downloads for every major OS version in order to update I just don’t think I’ll be able to.

    Is there some other way to load an .ini file onto the device from a USB stick? Or maybe some other option to load a different ini file to individual thin clients? I’m doing this because we have other thin clients out on the floor already using a very bare-bones ini configuration, which isn’t fantastic but it definitely works. I started learning how to write ini files specifically to fix small issues we’re having with those but I don’t want to push out updates I make while tinkering, just in case I end up breaking everything.

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    ConfGenConfGen
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    Without updating the OS first there is no way.
    However, you could download the (nearly) latest from Dell.com/support for free. There are two different versions. If you use the so called „Merlin“ version, you can update your clients via USB stick (use USB Imaging Tool by Dell).
    After that you can load your INI file via USB stick.

    CG

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