S90 from Amazon Locked need to flash firmware

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    estrong
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    I’ve been trying for the last few days to figure out how to flash a new install of XPe on a S90 I picked up from eBay. The device is locked down, it was originally owned by some corporation that didn’t wipe it before selling it off. The XPe environment is locked down so that the only thing accessible is “Who Am I” and a Citrix login page. I don’t know the admin password.

    I’m a complete novice when it comes to thin clients, pxe, etc.

    What i’m trying to do is use the Wyse Simple Imager on a XP laptop connected to the unit via a crossover cable. I have grabbed a DHCP server to use, and have tried to configure it to no avail.

    I could use a few pointers, a tutorial, etc.

    Thanks in advance,
    — Eran

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    I’m a hack at this, but I’ll tell you what worked for me, since no one knowledgeable has replied (they didn’t reply to me either… 🙁 ).

    I installed WDM 4.8 from the Wyse website, using the installation instructions also found there. I just followed the pre-install preparations and the install and use information, and it’s worked fine for me for imaging an S90L and a couple of other Wyse models. I’d say it was easy to set up, for a PC/networking amateur. You have free use of it for 30 days.

    As an alternative, on this site there’s a USB installer for thumb drives, and instructions (supposed to be an improvement over the Wyse version). I tried that on a couple of units but had no luck with it for the S90.

    Have you tried the default Wyse admin logon?: ID = administrator; password = Administrator

    One final thought about your WSI fail – have you checked the BIOS to make sure PXE boot is enabled (it should be listed prior to HDD as the boot source)? Hold down the delete key when powering on, until you hear the tone. Use “Fireport” (w/cap F) as the BIOS password. It’s a simple interface but the boot order is accessible, or you can select the option to restore defaults.

    Also, there is the S90 and S90L. I believe the installation software (WSI, USB, or WDM) handles them differently, so make sure of how you’re doing it. The S90L has the “L” as the final character in the product ID found on the case label.

    Between the Wyse knowledge base, this site, and occasional googling, I went from 100% newb to successful novice in just a few days, after buying a couple of these older Wyse units, just like yours. You have to put in the time though.

    Alternatively, you could forget Wyse and their images and this rigamarole, and install a licensed copy of XP or another OS using other freeware means.

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    CORRECTION: I contacted Wyse about the WDM license. It turns out it is now free, no 30 day restriction, for managing units purchased after October 15, 2007. The installed software has a link to the license validation process.

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