Administration Guide for Cisco Virtualization Experience Client 2112/2212 ICA Firmware Release 7.1_118
Local settings configuration
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Local settings configuration

Local settings configuration

Local settings access

You can configure Local Settings options using zero client dialog boxes (depending on user privilege level, some options may not be available for use):


Tip


While it is not recommended to use zero client dialog boxes for configuring Local Settings options, they are available in case you want to temporarily override central default configurations or you do not have the option to set up central configuration (smaller environments). In general, it is recommended that you use central configuration to enable you to automatically push updates and any desired default configuration to all zero clients in your WTOS environment (see Automated updates and configuration using central configuration).


To access Local Settings options:

  • Cisco VXC desktop—click the System Settings icon on the Cisco VXC toolbar (administrators can also click the Admin Mode button on the Login dialog box).
    Figure 1. System Settings menu



  • Classic Desktop—click User Name (User Name is the user who is logged-on and is located at the bottom-left side of the task bar), and select System Setup.

System preferences setup

Use the System Preference dialog box (System Settings icon > System Preferences ) to select personal preferences such as screen saver, time/date, and custom information settings.

General tab

The following figure shows the General tab.

Figure 2. General tab



Use the following guidelines for the General tab:

  • Screen Saver—Allows you to select the type of screen saver you want. The default is to Turn Off Screen. Other selections available include Flying Bubbles and Moving Image (which are screen savers with the monitor remaining on).
  • Timer—Select a time after which the screen saver is to be activated (either 1 minute, 5 minutes, 10 minutes or default is 20 minutes). When the zero client is left idle for the specified idle time, the screen saver is initiated.
  • Locale—Select a language to be activated for the user login-experience (either French, German, or default English). Note that Locale changes the language for the user login-experience screens only (displayed during boot-up and login) and not the configuration or administrator screens.

    Note


    Only the following messages are applicable for French and German locales:

    • Username/Password/Domain
    • System Information
    • Shutdown the system, Restart the system, Reset the system setting to factory default
    • OK, Cancel
    • Initiating devices
    • Looking up IP address from DHCP, Note: Pressing CTRL-ESC keys will cancel out of network check
    • Retry DHCP for an IP address
    • Waiting for network link…. (Please verify network cable is plugged into back of unit)
    • Check Cable, No Ethernet link
    • Leave administrator mode
    • Connecting...
    • Sign off from account
    • Lock Terminal, Unlock Password
    • Terminal is locked, Invalid unlock password

  • Terminal Name—Allows entry of a name for the zero client. The default is a 14-character string composed of the letters WT followed by the zero client Ethernet MAC address. Some DHCP servers use this value to identify the IP address lease in the DHCP Manager display.

Time/Date tab

The following figure shows the Time/Date tab.

Figure 3. Time/Date tab



Use the following guidelines for the Time/Date tab:

  • Time Zone—Allows you to select a time zone where the zero client operates (default is Unspecified).
  • Enable Daylight Saving—Allows you to enable the daylight saving settings. When selected, the six boxes must be properly configured to define the daylight saving starting (month/week/day) and ending (month/week/day) periods. Use the following guidelines:
    • Start Date—Specifies when daylight saving time begins for the time zone you have selected.
    • End Date—Specifies when daylight saving time ends for the time zone you have selected.

      Note


      If you check the Enable Daylight Saving check box without also properly specifying the Start Date and End Date, the following error appears under Adjust Date and Time in Windows operating systems:

      Your current time zone is not recognized. Please select a valid time zone.


    • Month—Specifies the month in the year from January through December.
    • Week—Select 1 through 4 for the week in the month. Week Last denotes the last week in the month.
    • Day—Specifies the day of the week from Monday through Sunday.
  • Time Format—Allows you to select a 12 or 24 hour time format (default is 24-hour format).
  • Date Format—Allows you to select a yyyy/mm/dd (year/month/day) or dd/mm/yyyy (day/month/year) date format (default is yyyy/mm/dd).
  • Time Servers—List of IP addresses or host names with optional TCP port number of Time Servers. Each entry with optional port number is specified as Name-or-IP:port, where :port is optional. If not specified, port 80 is used. Locations can be supplied through user profiles if user profiles are used. The Time Servers provide the zero client time based on the settings of time zone and daylight saving information. If DHCP is used, locations can be supplied through DHCP.

Custom Info tab

The following figure shows the Custom Info tab.

Figure 4. Custom Info tab



Use the Custom Info tab to enter configuration strings for use by Cisco VXC Manager software. The configuration strings can contain information about the location, user, administrator, and so on.

Clicking OK transfers the custom field information you enter in the dialog box to the Windows registry. The information is then available to the Cisco VXC Manager.

For more information on using Cisco VXC Manager for remote administration and upgrading zero client software, see Administration Guide for Cisco Virtualization Experience Manager .

Display settings setup

Use the Display dialog box (System Settings icon > Display) to select the resolution and refresh rate for the monitor used with the zero client. It also allows you to configure the way two monitors display.


Tip


The number of icons that can be displayed on the desktop depends on the desktop resolution and administrator configuration. On zero clients that only support 8 bit color, the 1280 x 1024 resolution will be used to display full screen connections. The 1280 x 1024 resolution will not be used to display the desktop, windowed connections, or seamless connections.


General tab

The following figure shows the General tab.

Figure 5. General tab



Use the following guidelines for the General tab:

  • Select best display setting on DDC monitor—If the monitor is VESA DDC2B (Display Data Channel) compatible, selection of this option allows the zero client to automatically select the best resolution and refresh rate. If your monitor is not DDC compatible, a Monitor does not support Plug and Play message is displayed (click OK to acknowledge the message and remove it from the screen).
  • DDC table—If the monitor is VESA DDC2B (Display Data Channel) compatible, selection of this option allows you to select the resolution and refresh rate you want from the list.
  • User defined display setting—Select this option and select the resolution and refresh rate supported by your monitor (all combinations are allowed): Resolution list selections include:
    • 640 x 480
    • 800 x 600
    • 1024 x 768
    • 1152 x 864
    • 1280 x 720
    • 1280 x 768
    • 1280 x 1024
    • 1360 x 768
    • 1368 x 768
    • 1440 x 900
    • 1600 x 900
    • 1600 x 1200
    • 1680 x 1050
    • 1920 x 1080
    • 1920 x 1200
    Refresh rate list selections include:
    • 60 Hz (default)
    • 75 Hz
    • 85 Hz
  • Desktop Color—Select the Desktop Color (either 16 bit or 32 bit).
  • Usage Help area—Contains brief instructions for using the Display dialog box and running the test. No operator entry can be made in this box. Make note of the instructions in the area regarding v-key reset usage in case of display failure.

Dual Head tab

The following figure shows the Dual Head tab.

Figure 6. Dual Head tab



Use the following guidelines for the Dual Head tab (for dual monitor capable clients):

  • Dual Head—Select Mirror Mode to have the two monitors work in a matching state, or Span Mode to have the two monitors work separately (second is extended from first).
  • Main Screen—Select which of the two monitors you want to be the main screen (Screen1 or Screen2). The other screen is extended from the main screen.

    Note


    When using a DVI to DVI/VGA splitter with VGA and DVI monitors at the same time, the VGA monitor will be the primary monitor.
  • Layout—Select how you want the two monitors to be oriented to each other (Horizontal where you mouse between the monitors from the left and right of the screens or Vertical where you mouse between the monitors from the top and bottom of the screens).
  • Alignment—Select how you want the monitors to be aligned (Bottom, Center, or Top). Bottom means screens are bottom-aligned in a horizontal orientation; Center means screens are center-aligned; Top means screens are top-aligned in a horizontal orientation.
  • (Classic Desktop Only) Taskbar—Select under which screen you want the Taskbar to appear (Whole Screen or Main Screen).

Peripherals settings setup

Use the Peripherals dialog box (System Settings icon > Peripherals) to select the peripherals settings such as keyboard, mouse, volume, serial, camera, and touch screen settings.

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Keyboard tab

The following figure shows the Keyboard tab.

Figure 7. Keyboard tab



Use the following guidelines for the Keyboard tab:

  • Character Set—Select the character set (Each character is represented by a number. The ASCII character set, for example, uses the numbers 0 through 127 to represent all English characters as well as special control characters. European ISO character sets are similar to ASCII, but they contain additional characters for European languages).
  • Keyboard Language—Currently the following keyboard languages are supported. The default is English (United States).
    Supported Keyboard Languages
    Arabic (Saudi Arabia) Arabic (Iraq) Arabic (Egypt)
    Arabic (Libya) Arabic (Algeria) Arabic (Morocco)
    Arabic (Tunisia) Arabic (Oman) Arabic (Yemen)
    Arabic (Syria) Arabic (Jordan) Arabic (Lebanon)
    Arabic (Kuwait) Arabic (U.A.E.) Arabic (Bahrain)
    Arabic (Qatar) Brazilian Canadian (Multilingual)
    Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) Croatian
    Czech Danish Dutch
    Dutch (Belgian) English (Australian) English (3270 Australian)
    English (New Zealand) English (United Kingdom) English (United States)
    Finnish French (Belgian) French (Canadian)
    French (France) French (Swiss) German
    German (IBM) German (Swiss) Greek
    Hungarian Italian Italian (Swiss)
    Japanese Korean Norwegian
    Polish (214) Polish Programmers Portuguese
    Portuguese (Brazil) Romanian Slovakian
    Slovakian (Qwerty) Slovenian Spanish
    Spanish (Mexican) Swedish Turkish
    Turkish (QWERTY) U.S. International  
  • Delay before repeat—Repeat parameters for held-down key. Select the Delay before repeat (either 1/5 second, 1/4 second, 1/3 second, 1/2 second, 1 second, 2 seconds, or No Repeat). The default is 1/3 second.
  • Repeat Rate—Select Slow, Medium, or Fast. The default is Medium.

Mouse tab

The following figure shows the Mouse tab.

Figure 8. Mouse tab



Use the Mouse tab to select the Mouse Speed and mouse orientation (you can swap mouse buttons for left-handed operation by selecting Swap left and right mouse buttons).

Audio tab

The following figure shows the Audio tab.

Figure 9. Audio tab



Use the Audio tab to select the volume settings for connected devices. For example, connected USB headsets will be shown in the drop-down list for selection. Use the HD Audio option for analog earphone use, and the Boost option for audio enhancement.

Serial tab

The following figure shows the Serial tab.

Figure 10. Serial tab



Use the following guidelines for the Serial tab:

  • Select Port—Select the port to which this setup definition applies. Either COM 1, COM 2, COM 3, or COM 4 can be selected (default is Port COM 1). For Models SX0 and VX0, COM 1 or COM 2 selects from either the USB or serial device.
  • Baud Rate—Either 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, or 115200 baud can be selected (default is 9600).
  • Parity—Either None, Even, or Odd can be selected (default is None).
  • Stop—Either 1, 1.5, or 2 stop bits can be selected (default is 1).
  • Size—Character size 5, 6, 7, or 8 bits can be selected (default is 8).
  • Flow Control—Either None, XON/XOFF, CTS/RTS, or Both can be selected (default is None).
  • Serial Touch Screen selections—Select the proper touch screen ELO, MicroTouch or FastPoint from the list.
  • Touch Screen on—Select the proper serial port (COM port) or None from the list.

Camera tab

Use the Camera tab to interface with cameras (supported by a UVC driver) that are locally connected to the zero client (USB). When using the HDX RealTime webcam feature of XenDesktop 5 or XenApp 6, you can control options such as maximum resolution and frames per second (10 FPS is recommended) directly from the zero client (if the webcam supports Universal Video Driver).


Caution


This feature is experimental and does not currently support central configuration (INI parameters). Also note that this feature is CPU intensive.


Touch Screen tab

Use the Touch Screen tab to configure touch screens that are connected to the zero client (USB). The tab is available (not grayed out) when the zero client detects that a touch screen is attached through a USB port and the setup (or calibration) has not been performed. The Touch Setup window prompts you to touch two circles on the screen to make the necessary calibration adjustment. After being calibrated, the adjustment values are saved in the local terminal NVRAM until the system is reset to factory default, or another type of touch monitor is connected.

Printer settings setup

Use the Printer Setup dialog box (System Settings icon > Printer) to configure network printers and local printers that are connected to the zero client. Through its USB ports, a zero client can support multiple printers. If more than one printer is to be used and another port is not available on your zero client and the port that is to be used must be shared with a USB modem converter, connect a USB hub to the port.

Important:

Microsoft Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH), Microsoft Terminal Services, and Citrix XenApp each have their own printing policies that must be configured properly to allow client side printing. For details on configuring printing in these environments, see your vendor instructions.


Tip


This section details the tabs and fields of the Printer Setup dialog box. For examples on using the Printer Setup dialog box for common printing situations, see Print configuration examples.


Ports tab

The following figure shows the Ports tab.

Figure 11. Ports tab



Use the following guidelines for the Ports tab:

  • Select Port—Select the port you want from the list (LPT1 or LPT2 selects the connection to a direct-connected USB printer).
  • Printer Name—(Required) Enter the name you want displayed in your list of printers (most USB direct-connected printers report/fill in their printer name automatically).

    Note


    If Enable LPD Service for the Printer is selected, the printer name becomes the queue name for other clients using LPR to print to this printer.


  • Printer Identification—Enter the type or model of the printer in the exact text of the Windows printer driver name—including capitalizations and spaces (most USB direct-connected printers report/fill in their printer identifications automatically). This entry must be either the device driver name for the printer under the Microsoft Windows system, or a key to map to the device driver. If not specified, the name will be defaulted to the printer-supplied identification for standard direct-connected USB printers or Generic / Text Only for non-USB connected printers upon connection to Windows hosts. The driver name mapping takes place either through a printer-mapping file read by the system as part of the global profile (wnos.ini) or by MetaFrame servers through the MetaFrame printer configuration file (\winnt\system32\wtsprnt.inf).
  • Printer Class—(Optional) Select the printer class from the list (PCL5, PS, or TXT).
  • Enable the printer device—Must be selected to enable the directly-connected printer (enables the device so it displays on the remote host).
  • Enable LPD service for the printer—Select this to make the zero client an LPD (Line Printer Daemon) server for LPD printing requests from the network (see Configure LPD services).

    Caution


    If the zero client is to be used as an LPD printer server, DHCP must not be used and a static IP address must be assigned to the zero client (see Network setup).


LPDs tab

The following figure shows the LPDs tab.

Figure 12. LPDs tab



Use the following guidelines for the LPDs tab:

  • Select LPD—Select the port you want from the list.
  • Printer Name—(Required) Enter name you want displayed in your list of printers.
  • Printer Identification—Enter the type or model of the printer in the exact text of the Windows printer driver name—including capitalizations and spaces. This name must be either the device driver name for the printer under the Microsoft Windows system, or a key to map to the device driver. If not specified, the name will be defaulted to the printer-supplied identification for standard direct-connected USB printers or Generic / Text for non-USB connected printers upon connection to Windows hosts. The driver name mapping takes place either through a printer-mapping file read by the system as part of the global profile (wnos.ini) or by MetaFrame servers through the MetaFrame printer configuration file (\winnt\system32\wtsprnt.inf)..
  • LPD Hosts—The DNS or WINS name of the server for the network printer. An IP address can also be entered.

    Note


    If the printer is attached to another zero client on your network, the entry in the LPD Hosts box is the name or address of that zero client.


  • LPD Queue Name—An LPD host maintains a named queue for each supported printer. Enter the name of the queue associated with the printer to be used. This name can be different for each vendor. This is field is required and must be correct so that the network printer accepts incoming print jobs properly. For example, auto can be used for HP LaserJet 4200n PCL6 as per documentation found on the HP Web site.

    Note


    If the printer is attached to another zero client on your network, the LPD Queue Name must match the content of the Printer Name box on the zero client with the printer attached..


  • Printer Class—(Optional) Select the printer class from the list..
  • Enable the printer device—Must be selected to enable the printer (enables the device so it displays on the remote host).

SMBs tab

The following figure shows the SMBs tab.

Figure 13. SMBs tab



Use the following guidelines for the SMBs tab when printing to a Windows network printer


Caution


The printer name shared by Windows must not contain any spaces or WTOS will not be able to use it.


  • Select SMB—Select the SMB you want from the list.
  • Printer Name—(Required) Enter name you want displayed in your list of printers..
  • Printer Identification—Enter the type or model of the printer in the exact text of the Windows printer driver name—including capitalizations and spaces. This name must be either the device driver name for the printer under the Microsoft Windows system, or a key to map to the device driver. If not specified, the name will be defaulted to the printer-supplied identification for standard direct-connected USB printers or Generic / Text for non-USB connected printers upon connection to Windows hosts. The driver name mapping takes place either through a printer-mapping file read by the system as part of the global profile (wnos.ini) or by MetaFrame servers through the MetaFrame printer configuration file (\winnt\system32\wtsprnt.inf)..
  • \\Host\Printer—Enter the Host\Printer or use the browse folder icon next to the box to browse your Microsoft Networks and make the printer selection you want from the network printers available (the DNS name or IP address of the Windows print server on the network).
  • Printer Class—(Optional) Select the printer class from the list..
  • Enable the printer device—Must be selected to enable the printer (enables the device so it displays on the remote host)..
  • Enable LPD service—Select this to make the zero client an LPD (Line Printer Daemon) network print server for LPR printing requests from the network (see Configure LPD services).

    Caution


    If the zero client is to be used as an LPD printer server, DHCP must not be used and a static IP address must be assigned to the zero client as described in Network setup.


Options tab

The following figure shows the Options tab.

Figure 14. Options tab



Use the following guidelines for the Options tab:

  • Default Printer—Select the printer you want to be the default printer from the list.
  • Enable .print Client and Port—If you want to enable .print Client, select Enable .print Client and then enter the Port.

Help tab

The following figure shows the Help tab.

Figure 15. Help tab



The Help tab contains printer help information.

Reset to factory defaults using G-Key reset

High-privileged or Standalone users can reset the zero client to factory default settings using the G-key reset feature. G-key reset impacts all configuration items, including, but not limited to, both network configuration and connections defined in local NV-RAM.


Tip


G-key reset is disabled for Low-privileged and Non-privileged users in Lockdown mode.


Procedure
To reset the zero client to factory default settings, restart the zero client and continuously tap the G key during the restart process.

Reset to factory defaults using shutdown reset

A High-privileged or Standalone user can reset the zero client to factory default settings from the Shutdown window as follows:

Procedure
    Step 1   Select either Shutdown the system or Restart the system.
    Step 2   Check the Reset the system setting to factory defaults check box.
    Step 3   Click OK.

    Shutdown reset impacts all configuration items, including, but not limited to, both network configuration and connections defined in local NV-RAM (Terminal name will not change).

    Tip   

    Shutdown reset is disabled for Low-privileged and Non-privileged users, regardless of lockdown state.


    Reset display settings using V-Key reset

    If the display settings are inappropriate for the particular monitor that is connected, it is possible that the display will not function properly when the zero client restarts. To correct this, perform the following procedure.

    Procedure
    Power-on the zero client while continuously tapping the V key.

    The zero client restarts with a display resolution of 640 x 480 pixels and a 60 Hz refresh rate.


    Access BIOS settings

    Procedure
      Step 1   Power on the zero client.

      A Cisco logo appears for a short period of time

      Step 2   While the Cisco logo appears, press and hold the Delete key to enter the BIOS of the zero client to make your modifications (enter Fireport as the password).

      Example:

      For example, you can use the F7 key to use Optimized Defaults (load optimal default values for all the items in the BIOS setup utility).