Dell Wyse Xenith - How To Manage and Configure Using HTTPS/SSL?

Dell Wyse Xenith - How To Manage and Configure Using HTTPS/SSL?

Follow the instructions below:

  1. The first step is to make sure the web server can identify the files types used by Wyse Xenith. We need to create two MIME types under IIS. The MIME’s need to be configured on a per site basis. On a default IIS install:
    1. Launch the IIS admin console
    2. Browse to the Default Web Site, right click and select properties.
    3. Choose the HTTP Headers tab and under the MIME Map section choose File Types then New Type.
    4. Add the two MIME types as shown below. Use ".INI" and "." for the associated extension fields and then apply the settings and close the IIS admin console.
  2. Installing IIS creates the default directory C:\inetpub\WWWroot. Under this folder please create the following directory structure.
    EX: C:\inetpub\wwwroot\wyse\wnos\
  3. Place the Wyse Xenith firmware and .INI files in the \WNOS directory. More information can be located in the Wyse Xenith Admin Guide along with sample XEN.INI file.
  4. There are two types of methods which can be used to assign the Wyse Xenith thin computing device to the correct HTTPS server initially. First, you can manually enter the File Server and Path on the WTOS device by click on Desktop - System Setup - Network - File Servers/Path and entering the following information.
    EX: https://IPADDRESS/wyse
  5. The Second method uses DHCP option tags 161 and 162 to hand the Wyse Xenith thin computing device the File Server and Path information

About Firmware Files.

Xenith thin clients, require that you be enrolled in our Software Maintenance Program to be eligible to receive new versions of Xenith software and subsequent releases of corresponding documentation distributed via our Self-Service Portal .
If you have not enrolled in our Software Maintenance Program, visit the following URL: for more information or you can contact our Inside Sales department at (800) 438-9973 option 1 or your local distributor.
Wyse Customer Support cannot provide you access to the firmware. Required files Get the firmware from the Self-Service Center.
Place your firmware files in the \wnos folder (See table 1 for File Names in relation to your specific model. Verify that the file XEN.INI exist in the \wnos directory. If this file does not exist, you must create it using a text editor.

Model File Name
Xenith (C00X) C00_xen
Xenith Pro (R00X)
Xenith 2 (T00X) T00_xen.bin

Table 1

These steps assume you have NOT setup your web server to use SSL.
This section below can be used for pilots and demos to create an initial Windows 2003 server and or Windows XP SP2 with SSL capabilities.

  1. Please download the IIS 6.0 Resource Kit. During the Installer please choose custom for install type and only install the SelfSSL component.
  2. Browse to Start- Programs-IIS Resources- SelfSSL- SelfSSL. This will launch the DOS shell. Simply type the following statement replacing the computer name (CN) with your server name.
    selfssl.exe /N:CN=SERVERNAME /K:1024 /V:7 /S:1 /P:443 /T
    If this installs correctly you will receive the following message:
    The self-signed certificate was successfully assigned to site 1.
    This can re-configure any existing IIS web sites you may have configured so for advanced options please refer to the SelfSSL help by typing:
    Selfssl.exe -h

One you have completed these steps continue with the top section of this Technote.

Article ID: SLN293840

Last Date Modified: 09/19/2014 09:34 AM

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