Z90QQ7P – can it support three monitors in appliance mode?

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    MohnJadden
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    Sorry if this is the wrong section but I didn’t see anything else applicable for the Z90QQ7P outside a search where someone mentioned it here.

    We run a Xendesktop 7.6 environment with older C00 and T00 series Wyse thin clients. These clients boot directly to a Storefront login where users enter their AD credentials, which authenticates them to Xendesktop and presents them with a streamed desktop.

    I’ve been trying to sort out with Dell’s sales engineers/pre-sales people as to getting the Wyse terminal to boot into Storefront and work with three monitors, a feature that some of our higher-ups want. The official word from Dell after numerous attempts to get WCM configured properly to create an XML which I would then push to the select clients for Appliance Mode boot is that this feature is not presently supported. The Z90QQ7P can do three monitors, but only in its native Windows boot at which point clients would log in through Citrix Receiver.

    Is there no way to emulate our older clients’ option to boot directly?

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    ConfGen
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    I would replace the default shell with IE in kiosk mode, which points to your Storefront site.

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    MohnJadden
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    That’s Dell’s default option, but we want to do all we can to emulate the current environment – users log on directly to Storefront and get their desktop. We’d rather not have Windows environments installed/running on the endpoints, just within the VDI.

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    ConfGen
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    What about joing the client to your domain and use the native Citrix Client?
    Is that failing just because of the 3 monitors?

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    MohnJadden
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    The native Citrix client requires use of Windows. If at all possible we don’t want native Windows endpoints. Our users are used to booting directly to the Citrix Storefront login, and we like it too – it’s a simple endpoint, no security to worry about, and all it allows is the login. We’d have to set up a whole separate set of GPOs to lock down the Windows client when we already have a set for the VDI, and it creates an administrative headache.

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    ConfGen
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    I am 100% with you. My favorite is also ThinOS/Xenith.
    But unfortunately this is currently not supporting 3 monitors.
    So, either you go with ThinOS and 2 monitors max, or you use Windows Embedded like on the Z90QQ7P and have the option to use more than 2 monitors.

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