About This Book CAUTION: Text set off in this manner indicates that failure to follow directions could result in damage to equipment or loss of information. NOTE: Text set off in this manner provides important supplemental information. This guide provides the network administrator with instructions for configuring the thin client and explains the various configuration utilities.
Introduction The HP ThinPro operating system reinvents user interface simplicity with a single console interface for dashboard access to all user and administrative touch points. A default Connection Manager view integrates traditional connection types with the latest Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) broker connections with shared access to settings.
TeemTalk, LeoStream, vWorkspace, VMware View, X Windows, or Web Browser connection. When logged in as Administrator, you can define which connections and connection types are visible when in User mode. The Administrator can further restrict Users from deleting connections or creating new ones.
overall client keyboard layout; for example, you could use a French Virtual Keyboard just long enough to type a few accented characters before closing it and returning to the normal keyboard layout. The Virtual Keyboard's layout is active only while its window is open. Volume control - Displays a sound control dialog that allows you to change the sound volume for the thin client.
Setup and Installation HP ThinPro has a wizard-driven interface to simplifiy the configuration process of a thin client. Easy Tools Wizard The Easy Tools Wizard wizard simplifies the configuration and maintenance processes for the ThinPro software. The wizard opens automatically the first time you switch into Administrative Mode. To start the wizard after the initial setup, click the hp icon in the left pane.
Reference This section describes all utilities and procedures available to administrators and users in the HP ThinPro Control Center. Click one of the three buttons in the left pane to access the corresponding window: ● Connections on page 5: Access and manage remote connections in the Connections window. ●...
The Connections window lists all connections that you can assign to users. You can add, edit, and delete connections from this window. ● Connection Name: Displays the name of the connection. You cannot change the connection name from this column. ●...
Connect To open a connection, select a selection under Connection Name that has a Status of inactive and click Connect. Disconnect To close a connection, select a selection under Connection Name that has a Status of active and click Disconnect. General Settings General settings are shared by all connections of a given connection type.
Table 3-2 Citrix ICA Connection Local Resources Options (continued) Option Description Drive Mapping Enable Drive Mapping Allows you to specify drive mappings to local paths. Table 3-3 Citrix ICA Connection Window Options Option Description Allows you to display a single window on the local ThinPro Enable Seamless Window desktop as if it were a native application.
Table 3-6 Citrix ICA Connection Keyboard Shortcuts Options Option Description Specifies how function keys should be handled. Options are: Handling of keyboard shortcuts Translated, Direct in full screen desktops only and Direct. Not enabled when the option Handling of keyboard Stop Direct key handling shortcuts is set to Translated.
Table 3-9 New Connection Advanced Settings Option Description If the connection fails to start, attempt to start the fallback connection instead. Fallback Connection NOTE: This option is not available for the XenApp, LeoStream, vWorkspace, and VMware View connection types. The autostart priority determines the the ordering of connection startup.
Citrix ICA To add a Citrix ICA connection, click Connections > Add. Select Citrix ICA. Select the approriate values for the network settings: Table 3-10 New Citrix ICA Connection Network Settings Option Description Connection Name The connection name. Network Network-specific settings section Server Location The server location The server type.
Table 3-11 New Citrix ICA Connection Connection Settings (continued) Option Description Local Text Echo Valid options are: Auto, On and Off. Valid options are: Basic, RCS 128 bit - Login Only, RCS 40 bit, RCS 56 bit Encryption Level and RCS 128 bit. Click Next to continue.
Table 3-14 New Citrix ICA Connection Firewall Settings (continued) Option Description Type the proxy user name for the account to use to connect to a remote Username computer. Password Type a password for the account to use to connect to a remote computer. The Citrix ICA Client will request the alternate address defined for the server Use Alternate Address for Firewall when contacting servers inside the firewall.
Table 3-16 New RDP Connection Network Settings (continued) Option Description RDP application path NOTE: If you will use RDP Seamless Windows mode, type the path of seamlessrdp on your server and the path of the application you want to run. Application For example, if you installed seamlessrdp in C:\seamless and want to run Word, type C:\seamlessrdp\seamlessrdpshell.exe C:\Program Files\Microsoft...
Table 3-18 New RDP Connection Options Settings (continued) Option Description Enable encryption Encrypt communications for this connection. Force bitmap updates Force bitmap updates. Use private colormap Use a local private colormap. System beep Enable the system beep. Attach to console Attach to the console port.
Set the appropriate advanced options (refer to Table 3-9 New Connection Advanced Settings on page 10). Click Finish to save your settings and close the wizard. NOTE: To enable RDP USB Redirection, use the USB Manager utility. See USB Manager on page 38 for instructions.
Set the appropriate advanced options (refer to Table 3-9 New Connection Advanced Settings on page 10). Click Finish to save your settings and exit the wizard. Web Browser Create a connection using a Web Browser based on the Mozilla Firefox browser. To add a connection, click Connections >...
Table 3-27 New HP RGS Connection Settings (continued) Option Description Global image updates redraw larger portions of the screen at the expense of Use global image updates performance. Controls whether the RGS window has the normal window-manager border. Borders Valid options are: Off, Use previous setting, and On. Click Next to continue.
Table 3-29 New XenApp Connection Configuration Settings (continued) Option Description Password The password to use for the connection. Domain The domain to use for the connection. Click Next to continue. Set the appropriate advanced options (refer to Table 3-9 New Connection Advanced Settings on page 10).
Table 3-31 New vWorkspace Connection Editor Settings (continued) Option Description HP Connection Editor Use the HP Connection Editor. Use the vWorkspace Connection manager. vWorkspace Connection NOTE: If you choose vWorkspace Connection Manager, the only remaining Manager dialog is Advanced. Click Next to continue. Set the appropriate network options: Table 3-32 New vWorkspace Connection Network Settings...
Click Next to continue. Set the appropriate options: Table 3-34 New vWorkspace Connection Options Settings Option Description Enable motion events Enable motion events for the connection. Enable data compression Use data compression for connection communications. Enable encryption Use data encryption for connection communications. Force bitmap updates Force bitmap updates.
Table 3-36 New vWorkspace Connection Experience Settings (continued) Option Description Themes The theme to use with this connection. Bitmap caching Enable bitmap caching. Click Next to continue. Set the appropriate advanced options (refer to Table 3-9 New Connection Advanced Settings on page 10).
Click Next to continue. Set the appropriate RDP options: Table 3-39 New VMWare View Connection RDP Settings Option Description Sound redirection Enable sound redirection Valid options are: off, local and remote. Device mappings Enable USB storage The assigned drive letter should be chosen from the drop-down list. mapping Enable port mapping Allow the mapping of local ports to the remote system.
NOTE: This feature is neither present nor supported on the HP ThinPro image for the HP t5325 Thin Client. To add an Xdmcp connection, click Connections > Add. Select Xdmcp and set the appropriate configuration options: Table 3-40 New Xdmcp Connection Configuration Settings Option Description Name...
Table 3-41 New SSH Connection Configuration Settings (continued) Option Description Select this option if you want to compress the data sent between the server Compression and thin client. If the server has an X server on it, select this option to allow the user to open X11 connection forwarding user interfaces from the SSH session and display them locally on the thin client.
Set the appropriate advanced options (refer to Table 3-9 New Connection Advanced Settings on page 10). Click Finish to save your settings and close the dialog box. Custom If you would like to install a custom Linux application, you can use the Custom connection to allow you to open this application through the connection manager.
User View NOTE: This feature is available only in the Administrative Mode. To select connections to be visible in the User Mode, click User View. The Allow and Deny buttons appear above the Connection Name bar. Select one or more of the connections listed. Click Allow to allow the connections to be visible in the User Mode or click Deny to make the connection unavailable in the User Mode.
Peripherals These utilities allow you to configure your peripherals. The following utilities are available on this tab: ● Client Aggregation on page 29 ● Display Preferences on page 35 ● Keyboard Layout on page 36 ● Keyboard Preferences on page 36 ●...
Client Aggregation allows you to arrange the four thin clients on a 4x4 grid. The following illustration shows one possible arrangement of the thin clients arranged in a rectangular array using the 4x4 grid. In moving the mouse pointer off the right side of the thin client A monitors, for example, the pointer will appear on the left side of the thin client C monitors.
In this configuration, moving the mouse pointer off the right side of the thin client A monitors will cause it to appear on the upper 1/3 of the left side of the thin client D monitors. Similarly, moving the mouse pointer off the right side of the thin client B monitors will cause it to appear in the middle 1/3 of the left side of the thin client D monitors.
Client Aggregation configuration is a two-step process: Configuring the Aggregation Clients on page 32—From one to three Aggregation Clients can be configured. Configuring the Aggregation Server on page 32 Configuring the Aggregation Clients Perform this procedure on each Aggregation Client: Double-click Client Aggregation.
The Aggregation Server thin client is displayed in a purple box that contains its hostname. Click and drag the Aggregation Server to the desired location in the 4x4 grid. In the following figure, the Aggregation Server thin client is positioned in the first row, second column of the 4x4 grid. Control Panel ENWW...
Click the location in the 4x4 grid where you want to place the first Aggregation Client, and enter its hostname or IP address. In the following illustration, the Aggregation Client at IP address 18.104.22.168 is positioned in the first row, first column of the 4x4 grid. Press Enter when done—...
Disabling Client Aggregation To disable client aggregation: Double-click Client Aggregation. Select Disabled. Click Apply and Closed. Display Preferences This utility allows you to add, edit, and delete profiles. A profile is a display specification, which includes resolution, refresh rate, bit depth, and whether or not the display should be rotated. Most administrators use the default profile, which ●...
Click Test Settings to check the profile. Click Apply, and then click Close to save your changes and close the dialog box. Editing a Profile To edit a profile: Double-click Display Preferences. Select a profile in the Profiles list. Edit the Profile Settings and Display Configuration as desired. Click Test Settings to check the profile.
Mouse To set the mouse behavior and cursor size: Double-click Mouse. Set your preferences on the three tabs: ● Behavior: Set left- or right-handed mouse operation, motions setting and double-click speed. ● Cursor: Set the cursor size. ● Accessibility: Enable mouse emulation. Click Close to save your settings and close the dialog box.
Touch Screen Touch Screen allows you to operate the thin client by touching the display screen. To enable the touch screen: Double-click Touch Screen and select Select Enable Touch Screen. Select the Controller Type and Device Port, and elect to Swap X or Swap Y, if desired. Click OK to save your changes and close the dialog box.
● Language on page 40 ● Network Connections on page 40 ● Security on page 43 ● HP ThinPro Configuration on page 43 Date and Time To set date, time, and time zone information: Double-click Date and Time. Select the date, Time, and Timezone. If you would like to use the network time server instead, select Use Network Time Server and type the server address in the field.
Table 3-45 Global Network Settings - Ethernet Option Description Link speed Sets the speed of the Ethernet link. Duplex mode Sets the duplex mode of the Ethernet link. ● Hosts - This tab can be used to display, add, or modify host name mappings. Click Close to save your settings and close the dialog box.
Editing a Wired Network Connection To edit a wired connection: Click the Wired tab. Select the connection you want to change and click Edit. Change setting by revising the information on the three tabs: ● Wired ● 802.1x Security ● IPv4 Settings Click Apply to apply your settings and close the dialog box.
Change setting by revising the information on the three tabs: ● Wireless ● Wireless Security ● IPv4 Settings Click Apply to apply your settings and close the dialog box. Deleting a Wireless Connection To delete a wireless connection: Click the Wireless tab. Select the connection you want to remove and click Delete.
Deleting a VPN Connection To delete a VPN connection: Click the VPN tab. Select the connection you want to remove and click Delete. Click Delete to confirm that you want to delete the connection. Click Close to close the dialog box. Importing a VPN Connection To import a VPN connection: Click VPN, and then click Import.
● Desktop: Desktop options ● System: Asset information and WakeOnLAN mode NOTE: This option is not available on all models. Setting Connections and Control Panel User Permissions To set user permissions on the Connections and Control Panel tabs: Double-click HP ThinPro Configuration. Click Connections in the left panel and select authorized connections by selecting or clearing check boxes.
Set the dimensions and color of the progress bar. If you plan to have text in the boot splash, click Enable text and select the text color. Click Preview to preview your changes. Click OK to save your changes and close the dialog box.
Window Manager To set window management specifications: Double-click Window Manager. Set your specifications on the following tabs: ● Style ◦ Title font ◦ Title Alignment ◦ Button layout ● Keyboard ◦ Default Window shortcuts ◦ Minimal Window shortcuts ● Focus ◦...
● Synaptic Package Manager on page 49 ● ThinState on page 49 ● VNC Shadow on page 53 AD/DDNS Manager NOTE: This feature is neither present nor supported on thin client models with less than 1GB flash, such as the HP t5145, t5545, and t5325 Thin Clients. This control allows you to add the thin client to an Organizational Unit of the Active Directory Server, and to enable automatic Dynamic DNS updates of the thin client's name and IP-address association.
Type or select the Multicast Port (Altiris server port). If Use Multicast is not selected, type the specific Altiris server address in the TCP Address field. Type or select the TCP Port (Altiris server port). Click OK to save your changes and close the dialog box. Easy Config Easy Config is a tool in the Easy Tools Management suite.
● Log Level ● Delay Scope Set the groups using the Groups tab. You can select pre-assigned groups from the DHCP tab or you can use static custom groups. Click OK to save your changes. NOTE: Changes will take effect after the HP Device Management Agent is restarted. SSHD Manager To enable secure shell access: Double-click SSHD Manager.
Use the captured images and settings to replicate (deploy) on different systems or to restore the current capture back to its original setting after settings are altered. NOTE: HP ThinState is not a standalone tool and can only be accessed by the administrator from within the thin client image.
Select restore an HP ThinPro image, and then click Next. Select FTP or HTTP protocol. Type the remote server information in the fields. NOTE: Username and Password are not required if you are using HTTP protocol. Be sure of the image file you are using: neither content nor size are verified before the image upgrade begins.
Deploy HP ThinPro Image from a Bootable USB Flash Drive To install an HP ThinPro image from a bootable USB flash drive: Turn off the target thin client. Insert the bootable USB flash drive. Turn on the thin client. NOTE: If you are using a t5325 you must press and release the power button again to boot from the USB key device.
Select FTP or HTTP protocol. Type the remote server information in the fields. NOTE: Username and Password are not required if you are using HTTP protocol. Click Finish. The HP ThinPro configuration restoration is complete. Capture an HP ThinPro Configuration to a USB Drive Attach a USB key to the thin client.
To allow a thin client to be accessed from another location: Double-click VNC Shadow. Select Enable VNC Shadow to enable the thin client to be accessed using VNC. Select VNC Read Only to make the VNC session read only. Select VNC Use Password to require a password to access the thin client using VNC. Select VNC Notify User to Allow Refuse to display a message when someone uses VNC to access the thin client and allow a user to refuse VNC access.
Clear the Enable CDA check box. Click OK to save your changes and close the dialog box. When you restart the desktop, CDA mode will be disabled DHCP Option Manager Display details of the DHCP tags that are requested by the client. You can direct the thin client to request or ignore specific DHCP tags by enabling the tag request in the Requested column.
System Information The System Information screen has four tabs: ● General on page 56 ● Network on page 57 ● Net Tools on page 58 ● Software Information on page 58 General The General tab displays the following information: ● BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) and OS (operating system) ◦...
◦ OS Build ID ◦ OS Kernel Version ● System ◦ Platform ◦ CPU (Central Processing Unit) Speed ◦ Processor ● Flash and Memory ◦ Free ◦ Used ◦ Installed Network The Network tab displays the following information: ● Interface ◦...
Net Tools The Net Tools tab allows you to run a diagnostic test: Click System Information > Net Tools. Select the tool: ● Ping ● DNS Lookup ● Trace Route Identify the host and set the diagnostic parameters. Click Start Process. To save the diagnostic archive, click Diagnostic, name the file, and specify a location.