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Additional Applications (Administrator Mode)
The following sections describe procedures for using additional applications that are available in the Application Browser and on the Desktop.
Note The applications described in this chapter are accessible only if you disable the autologin add-on on the thin client and then log in to the thin client as the administrator.
Tip While Cisco does not recommend that you use dialog boxes to configure connections for thin client use, 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, Cisco recommends that you use central configuration to automatically push updates and any desired default configuration to all supported thin clients in your environment (see the Administration Guide for Cisco Virtualization Experience Client Manager and Central Configuration Using Cisco VXC Manager).
Managing the Ericom PowerTerm TEC Servers Available for Connections
Click Ericom PowerTerm in the Application Browser to open the Ericom PowerTerm Terminal Emulation dialog box. Use this dialog box to view and manage (add and delete) the list of servers that are presented when an administrator configures an Ericom PowerTerm TEC connection for thin client access to network resources as described in Adding Ericom PowerTerm TEC Connections.
Figure D-1 Ericom - PowerTerm Terminal Emulation Dialog Box
Use the following guidelines:
•Adding a hostname—Click Add to open the Add host dialog box, enter a hostname, and then click OK. The hostname is added to the Hostname list.
•Deleting a hostname—Choose a hostname and click Delete. The hostname is removed from the Hostname list.
XTerm is the standard terminal emulator for the X Window System. Click XTerm in the Application Browser to open the X terminal emulator window for access to a text terminal and all its applications such as command line interfaces (CLI) and text user interface applications. You can click the Window menu (upper left icon) to open and use the XTerm menu. You can type help and press Enter to have XTerm display a verbose message describing its options.
Figure D-2 Terminal Emulation Window
Connecting to Network and Session Services
Use the Network Manager icon, located on the right side of the Desktop, to display information about your network connection and to connect or disconnect.
Use the following guidelines:
•Click the Network Manager icon to display the Wired Network menus. For example you can click the Network Manager icon, and then choose an available wired network to use.
•Right-click the Network Manager icon to display the Enable Networking, Enable Notifications, and Connection Information options.
•Hover your mouse pointer over the icon to view a message displaying the status (No Network Connection, or Wired Network Connection Active) and name of the network to which your thin client is connected. For example, connecting your thin client to a wired network (by attaching the network cable to your thin client) displays the Wired Network Connection Active status.
Tip For information on importing certificates that your network may require, see Importing Certificates.
Restoring Default Settings
Depending on the default settings you want to restore on the thin client, you can use the:
•Boot Menu to restore default values for all the items in the BIOS setup utility (see Accessing Thin Client Boot Menu Settings)
•Restore/Reset options to restore default users settings—that is, user customizations are deleted, however, add-on applications that you installed are retained, and applications that you removed are not restored (see Restoring Default User Settings)
•Force option to restore all original factory default settings (see Restoring All Original Factory Default Settings when Updating Firmware)
Accessing Thin Client Boot Menu Settings
Power down the thin client. After starting your thin client you will see a Cisco logo for a short period of time. During this period you can press and hold the Delete key to enter and use the Boot Menu to make your modifications (type Fireport as the password).
Restoring Default User Settings
You can restore default user settings (user customizations are deleted; however, add-on applications that you installed are retained, and applications that you removed are not restored) by using the:
•Restore factory defaults when upgrading check box in the Thin Client Settings dialog box when updating firmware (see Configuring INI and Upgrade Settings).
•Reset to Factory Defaults command button in the Advanced tab of the Device Settings dialog box (see Configuring Device Settings).
•G-key Reset feature (a PS/2 keyboard is required). To use this type of restoration, when you see the splash screen during system boot (the screen reads, "SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop" and displays a progress bar), hold down the G key to restore the default user settings.
Restoring All Original Factory Default Settings when Updating Firmware
Use the Thin Client Settings dialog box to restore all factory default settings when updating firmware.
Note The Connection Manager is available only if you disable the autologin add-on on the thin client and then log in to the thin client as the administrator.
Step 1 Click the Computer button on the desktop panel and choose Control Center to open the Control Center.
Step 2 Click INI and Upgrade Settings to open the INI and Upgrade Network Settings dialog box.
Step 3 If necessary, uncheck the Get INI and upgrade server details via DHCP check box.
Step 4 Click Image upgrade settings to open the Thin Client Settings dialog box.
Step 5 Check the Restore factory defaults when upgrading check box.
Step 6 Check the Force base system update check box.
Step 7 Click OK.