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Configuring Thin Client Options in Groups

In the thin client group you can also configure several options such as boot method, regional settings, input devices and more. All these settings will be automatically inherited to all the thin clients in the group. All of these options are listed in this section and can be accessed when creating a new group or from the group properties.

Configuring Hardware Options, OS, Booting Options and Method

In the Hardware tab you can configure the following:

  • Manufacturer and Model of the devices in the group from their respective drop down menus.  Note: By specifying a manufacturer and a model you do not have to configure any boot parameters.
  • Version of Thin Client OS to use.
  • Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) settings.
  • Boot method: specify if the thin clients should make a network boot or install the OS on the thin client hard disk and boot from it.
  • Additional Boot settings, such as Run OS in debug mode, disable USB devices etc from the Advanced button.
  • Printers: specify which printer should be used. For more information on how to add a printer to the list refer to the section Configuring Thin Client Printers on page .
  • Force Display Settings: click the button Force Display Settings to enforce any of the following display settings:
  • Video Card Driver
  • Resolution
  • Color Depth
  • Refresh Rate
  • Support for secondary monitor
  • Sound: Enable or disable the sound on the thin clients.
  • Enable Terminal Support: - Like other Linux operating systems, the 2XOS has several terminals. By enabling this option from the Advanced button you allow the logged in users to access such terminals and issue operating system commands through them.

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Configuring Hardware options for a Thin Client Group

Configuring Auto Login Options

You can enforce all thin clients in the group to use the same username and password and auto login to the 2X Remote Application Server  from the Auto Login tab.

Configuring Regional Settings

Click on the Regional tab to configure any of the following regional settings:

  • Region
  • Country
  • Language

Configuring Input Devices

From the Input Devices tab you can configure the following settings:

  • Mouse model, acceleration and sensitivity
  • Keyboard model, layout, repeat rate and delay

Configuring Screen Saver

From the Screen Saver tab you can enable or disable the screen saver, screen  saver wait time and to automatically lock the desktop.

Configuring Desktop

From the Desktop tab you can configure any of the following options (refer to the 2XOS manual for more information about the desktop options):

  • Desktop Manager
  • Background Colour
  • Background Text
  • Font Support
  • Panel Type
  • Windows Manager

Configuring Browser

From the Browser tab you can:

  • Enable or disable the browser on the 2XOS
  • Specify browser type (Opera or Chromium)
  • Enable browser in full screen mode
  • Configure the browser name, homepage, proxy settings and bookmarks

Configuring Remote Desktop Options

From the Remote Desktop tab you can configure remote desktop clients and connection options. It is possible to configure the following remote desktop clients:

  • RDP
  • VMWare View
  • VNC

Note: When the device is configured in kiosk mode, the screen resolution of all the clients is automatically set to full screen.

Configuring Thin Client in Kiosk Mode

In Kiosk mode one application is automatically started in full screen mode once the user logs in. From the Kiosk tab you can enable or disable Kiosk mode and specify which applications are automatically launched. The applications that can be launched in kiosk mode are:

  • Browser
  • RDP
  • VMWare View
  • VNC

Configuring List of Locally Installed Applications

From the Local Applications tab you can specify to enable or disable any of the applications listed below in a managed OS:

  • Skype
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Accessories (such as media player, calculator, editor etc)

Configuring Shadowing

Shadowing allows the administrator to remotely connect with the managed devices, view and interact with the desktop. From the Shadowing tab you can:

  • Enable and disable shadowing
  • Enable and disabled interaction with the desktop
  • Password protect the shadowing
  • Enable authorization so the user on the client has the option to authorize or not a shadowing session.

Configuring RDP Default settings

From the RDP Defaults tab you can configure the settings the thin client uses to connect to the 2X Remote Application Server or to the RDP Remote Desktop if enabled. The options available are:

  • 2X Connection Mode: Specify if the user on this device should connect to the 2X Remote Application Server using Gateway Mode or Direct Mode using SSL or not.
  • Color Depth
  • Redirect: specify which devices on the thin client should be redirected when connected to a session, such as printers, disk drives etc.
  • Bandwidth
  • Multiple monitor options (restrict to one monitor or span desktop across all monitors)
  • Disable or Enabled compression
  • Disallow or Allow users to modify defaults 

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Configuring 2X Remote Application Server Connection Settings for a Thin Client Group

Note: The user has the possibility to override these settings if the Allow user to modify default option is enabled.