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Dell Wyse ThinOS Version 8.6.1 Administrator's Guide


Connecting to a remote server

On your initial connection to central configuration, It is recommended that you connect using a wired connection plug in the network-connected Ethernet cable to your thin client before starting the thin client to obtain the configurations desired by the administrator. This wired connection will also provide any wireless configurations provided by the administrator through INI files.

If you must initially connect to central configuration through wireless, use the Wireless tab in the Network Setup dialog box to enter the SSID and encryption configurations required or set up by the network administrator.

Central Configuration — If you are configured for automatic detection using INI files — see Dell Wyse ThinOS INI Guide , your thin client will automatically detect and connect to the configured remote services during the boot-up process. Press the power button to turn on your thin client to see the Login dialog box. Enter your User name, Password, and Domain, and then click Login. After authentication is successful, your available connections are presented.


Although the thin client will default to the Classic Desktop for INI backward compatibility, you can configure the thin client to display the Zero Desktop by using the SysMode=VDI parameter in the INI files or by selecting the desktop option in the dialog box.

Manual Connection — If you are not yet set up for central configuration, you will see the Zero Toolbar, where you can configure the initial server connection you want using the Remote Connections dialog box before you can log in.

You only need to complete this manual configuration once or after reboot to factory defaults. After the thin client knows the location of your server, it automatically connects to the server for login when you start the thin client in the future. After you confirm that your environment is ready for deployment, you can create INI files for central configuration.

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