Dell Wyse ThinOS - Managing Thin Clients Via The WNOS.INI and MAC.INI Files

Dell Wyse ThinOS - Managing Thin Clients Via The WNOS.INI and MAC.INI Files


How can you manage a mixed WTOS environment where you have Wyse ThinOS-based thin clients with single and dual Monitors?

Implementation of this solution requires Firmware level 7.0_030 or above.
The key to this solution is using the "INCLUDE" statement in the WNOS.INI file.
  1. In the WNOS.INI file, add the following line "Include=$MAC.INI" at the end of the file.
  2. In the WNOS folder, create a folder (directory) named "INC"
  3. In the INC folder create a .INI file
  4. Remove any references to Resolution, Refresh and DesktopColorDepth from the WNOS.INI for the dual-monitor thin clients
  5. Create a .INI file for every dual-monitor device.
Example: We want to manage two thin clients with their MAC address being 0080646C32EA and 008064604AED.
0080646C32EA is an R10L with Dual 1920x1080 Monitors, 32Bit Color depth. We want the monitor on the left side (connected to the DVI 1 port) to be the primary monitor and the monitor on the right side (connected to the DVI 2 port) to be in portrait mode. The monitors will be sitting side by side. 008064604AED is a C10LE with a single 1920x1200 Monitor, 32Bit Color depth, and all other monitors use a standard 1024x768 resolution.
Here's what you need to do:
  1. In the WNOS.INI file, add the following line at the end of the WNOS,INI file: Include=$MAC.INI
  2. In the INC folder, create a file named 0080646C32EA.INI to match the MAC address of our R10L
  3. In the 0080646C32EA.INI file add the following:

    '****************************************
    .* Display*
    '****************************************
    'Dualhead=Yes ManualOverride=Yes Mainscreen=1 Taskbar=Mainscreen
    Screen=1 Resolution=1920x1080 Refresh=60 Rotate=None
    Screen=2 Resolution=1920x1080 Refresh=60 Rotate=Right
    DeskColor="255 255 255"
    DesktopColorDepth=32
  4. In the 008064604AED.INI file add the following:
    '****************************************
    .* Display*
    '****************************************
    Dualhead=No
    Resolution=1920x1200 Refresh=60
    DeskColor="255 255 255"
    DesktopColorDepth=32
  5. Press the down arrow to the Advanced BIOS Features section, and press the <Enter> key.

The MAC.INI file will only be executed for the specific MAC address and any settings in this file will overwrite any setting in the WNOS.INI file.
For more information, please refer to the Wyse ThinOS INI Reference Guide specific to your Wyse ThinOS Version.


Article ID: SLN290437

Last Date Modified: 10/01/2018 10:27 AM


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