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You should also get a copy of the thinstation.conf.example and thinstation.hosts.example fromthe base directory of the Thinstation archive that we extracted earlier on the windows system. Alternatively thiscan be found on the Linux host.
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Once this file has been copied to the tftp servers working root directory please rename them from thinstation.conf.example to thinstation.conf.network, and thinstation.hosts.example to thinstation.hosts.
The thinstation.nbi file is the thinstation image.The thinstation.nbi.zpxe instructs PXE enabled clients to download the image.The thinstation.conf.network file holds configuration options for all thin clients.The thinstation.hosts file holds host specific information.
Once this is done, please open thinstation.conf.network using notepad or WordPad.Do not use Microsoft word as it adds some nasty formatting information. We basically want a plain text file andnothing else.
Once you have set all of the required options you may save the file and test booting a thin client from the network.It should receive a dhcp address, then download the thinstation.nbi file load all of the modules and then connectto the windows terminal server we have specified.
On the Linux host rename thinstation.conf.example to thinstation.conf.buildtime and adapt to your specific needsincluding all of the required network settings. These settings will then be hard coded into all the different bootfiles.
Each thin client is automatically configured to support a printer on the parallel port.They can be configured to support further printers on serial or usb ports as well by changing a section of thethinstation.conf.network file as described previously.
When the build completes, copy the initrd and vmlinuz files from /thinstation/build/boot-images/pxe/boot/ to C:\RemoteInstall\Boot\x64\Linux on the WDS server. The vmlinuz file will be approximately 10MB.
If everything works as expected, the splash screen will be replaced by a single RDP logon dialog. Enter the username and password of a user authorised for access to the configured server, and click OK (the domain should not be entered, as this was configured within thinstation.conf.buildtime). With any luck, you will be seamlessly authenticated to a full-screen session on the server.
An easier way out is to remove the ESP flag from the ESP partition before installing Linux on the USB and put it back after installation. This way, you fool the Ubuntu installer into thinking that there is no existing ESP partition and it will create and use a new ESP partition on the USB. The original ESP partition on the hard disk is untouched.
When running on a network-booted Thinstation terminal, the client isconfigured by adding statements to the configuration file that isdownloaded at boot by Thinstation. The default name of this file isthinstation.conf.network, located in your tftproot. There canalso be other filenames that configures specific terminals based ontheir IP or hardware (MAC) addresses.
If the hardware running Thinstation has support for it and the correctsound and disk device modules has been loaded, the ThinLinc client willbe able to support sound and local drive redirection. The followingconfiguration lines in thinstation.conf.network will enablesound redirection and local drive redirection for USB storage devices:
In both of these scenarios the ISO would have to be small enough that it could be copied over the WAN using the IDE-redirection and be able to load in memory so that if the time-out hits, you can continue using the ISO with no issues. The first scenario can be addressed by creating a Linux ISO, complete with network drivers and terminal server client. The technologies used for these are all available on the internet and include the VMware player, Ubuntu Linux (available from VMware as a preloaded appliance) thinstation distribution, Intel NIC drivers and of course the Out of Band software from Symantec.
When you access the site, choose the downloads link half-way down the page. This redirects your current frame to the sourceforge downloads for thinstation. We will need to download the "thinstation" package and the "thinstation developer" package.
First click the "thinstation" package. We are going to download the thinstation 2.2 package. The filename is "Thinstation-2.2.2.tar.gz". Once you have that downloaded, go back to the main download page and click the "thinstation developer" package. We want 2 files. "Thinstation src-2.2.1.tar.bz2" and "thinstation src-2.2.2 delta.tar.bz2" files are the ones we need.
Copy the files to the Ubuntu Virtual Machine. You can copy them to an ISO or a USB key and access the key from the Virtual Machine or you can create a folder and share the folder to your windows machine. Whatever is easiest for you. Once you have the files copied locally on the Ubuntu machine you will need to extract the files. Right click on the "Thinstation src-2.2.1.tar.bz2" file and click open with Archive Manager. From there just click the extract button on the menu bar. Create a folder in the dialog box that appears and click the extract button. I'd recommend creating the folder home/user/compile/thinstation_src-2.2.2 location, but it's up to you. It will take some time to extract this large set of files.
We now need to extract the thinstation build files. Follow the same steps to extract the files as you did for the source files. I'd recommend creating the folder home/user/build/thinstation-2.2.2 as the location for these files.
Now that we've chosen an appropriate location to copy the build files to, we need to set the correct source path. The default source path is "/home/shared/thinstation/source/thinstation_src-2.2/source". Open the" home/user/build/thinstation-2.2.2/utils/SOURCE_PATH" text file and modify the path in the file so that it points to the folder you created in step 3. In this case it will be "/home/user/compile/thinstation_2.2.2/source". Be sure to save the file after you make the changes. Notice the inside the BUILD we point toward the COMPILE source files. The KERNEL_PATH file should have "kernel-22.214.171.124/linux-126.96.36.199" as its entry.
We need to download the driver from the Intel Kernel Drivers project( ). Click the download link from that tab and then download the e1000e stable driver version 0.5.82. (Or the newer version). We now need to extract it into the compile environment. Open the downloaded file the Archive manager by double-clicking it and extract to the "/home/user/compile/thinstation_src-2.2.2/source" folder.
After running the export and SET_ENV command about you will see errors. This is normal and is because the live build that we are running is a different kernel from the thinstation build we are creating. This will not cause any issues. You can verify that everything is working as expected by seeing if the driver was actually built. It will be located in the home/user/compile/thinstation_src-2.2.2/lib/modules/188.8.131.52/kernel/drivers/net/e1000e folder.
This is Thinstation's basic setup file. It allows you to decide which hardware, programs and features are included in the thinstation boot image ISO that will be our final product. Anything in this file with a # sign is a comment. When removing items I would recommend commenting them out with the # sign instead of actually deleting the line. We'll include our new NIC driver found in step 5 and also remove some unneeded items to reduce the final size of the ISO image.
We'll also need to configure the thinstation.conf.buildtime file and configure the terminal server settings and some other configuration settings. Most of these are pretty standard, but note the screen resolution, and the SESSION 1 options for the Remote Desktop server.
C) The PKG installer is only available for custom clients. Like the Windows MSI installer package, it cannot be used in portable mode, and running it will install both the client as well as the global AnyDesk Service.
Here you manage the connected devices at bootup. We have the first ISO which is the Windows 10 installer, as well as a Synology guest tool for proper drivers and so the VMM can view the IP address of the guest VM IP addresses.
Set param bootimages "refind-iso systemd-boot-iso iso" in build.conf and rebuild ThinStation. Then fetch the ISO image file thinstation.iso from the subdirectory build/boot-images/iso of you build environment and write it onto a CD or a DVD using any available CD/DVD writing application. Now put this CD/DVD into the thin client optical drive and boot from it. On the first boot you may have to change your BIOS/UEFI settings accordingly.