Dell Wyse ThinOS Version 9.1 Migration Guide


ThinOS configuration grouping overview

During the deployment process, you must evaluate various needs of your users to determine all the client configurations that are mandatory to meet the requirements. Few configurations such as monitor resolution or VNC password applies to the device, while others such as broker configurations may only apply to specific users of the device.

Redundant configurations may result in performance issues and makes it difficult to manage environmental changes since each device configuration requires to be updated. This issue can be resolved by grouping configurations.

ThinOS configuration grouping determines the parameters inheritance. The child group inherits the settings from its parent group. The following table lists the common device configuration criteria that must be considered when creating groups:

Table 1. ThinOS configuration grouping overviewThinOS configuration grouping overview
Group Types Configurations
Global device configurations

Privilege Settings including Admin Mode

Security Policy Settings

Remote Control Settings (VNC)

Management Settings

All other global configurations

Device configurations for a group of clients

Group-based Broker Configurations

Group-based Printer Settings

Group-based Time Zone Settings

Device configurations for a single device

Client-based Terminal Name

Client-based Location

Client-based Location and Custom 1, 2, 3

Device configurations dynamically selected ThinOS 8.6 Select Group with device configurations
Device configurations for an AD user group ThinOS 8.6 SignOn=NTLM (AD.INI) with user configurations
User configurations for a single user ThinOS 8.6 SignOn=Yes or NTLM with user configurations

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