Installing 3rd part apps on Wyse Windows 7 Embedded

Posted by robd on April 16, 2016
Citrix

Before you start the installation, make the program you want to add or drivers for the device you are installing available either through a local external USB flash/hard disk drive, CD/DVD or a mapped network shared drive. DO NOT COPY TO THE C: DRIVE or ANY LOCAL DRIVE. External USB Flash drive is recommended for temporary storage.

Procedure:

  1. Plug in the external USB drive and logoff from the thin client as “User”
  2. Login as “Administrator” (Press shift and click “log off”. This will allow you to log in as a local administrator. Default password for administrator is Wyse#123) Please bear in mind that keyboard might be set to American layout in which case you’ll need to hold shift + 3 to do # symbol
  3. Verify that the File based writer filter is disabled. If not, click on the “FBWF Disable” icon, restart TC and login again as Administrator.
  4. Go the “Start > Settings > Control Panel” and double-click on the “Ramdisk” icon.
  5. Change the value from 16Mb to 64MB (you may have to increase this to a higher value depending on your application) and click “OK”. Do not set the value to 100MB.
  6. Reboot the Thin Client for the Ram disk value to change
  7. Login as Administrator
  8. Go the “Start > Settings > Control Panel” and double-click on the “System” icon
  9. For WES7 you will need to select from the left pane “Advanced system settings” first, select the “Advanced” tab and click on the “Environmental Variables…” button.
  10. Select the “TEMP” variable and click on the “Edit” button
  11. Change the “Variable value” from “Z:\” to “X:\” (where “X” is the drive letter of your external USB drive) and press “OK”
  12. Select the “TMP” variable and click on the Edit button
  13. Change the “Variable Value” from “Z:\” to “X:\” (where “X” is the drive letter of your external USB drive) and press “OK”
  14. Start installation process”. DO NOT RUN IT FROM THE CLIENT FLASH
  15. When the installation of your program is complete, change the Temp and TMP variables as well as the RAM disk back to the original values
  16. Double-click on the FBWF Enable icon. This will reboot the thin client.

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