-- Main.ctucker - 17 Nov 2005

Management of Neoware Eon 4000 and E100 Terminals

Management of all Eon 4000 and E100 terminals is centrally located on the Eon Management Terminal Server using the Eon EZ Remote Manager software.

  • Logon to the Eon Management Terminal Server and Start the Eon Remote Management Software.
    • From an X-terminal type the following to connect to the Eon Management terminal server.
      rdesktop -g 1024x768 najas
    • Logon as an Administrator. It does not matter if it is domain or local administrator.
    • Start up the Eon EZ Remote Manager programme through the following path off the Start Button:
      Start > Programs > CSCF Thin Client Terminal Management > Neoware Eon Terminals > Neoware EZRemote Manager for Eons 3.0 > ezremote Manager 3.0 EE
  • Open the Eon Terminal Terminal Database.
    • From the top menu select File : Open
      • Navigate to: Local Disk (C:)\software\eon_ezremote_man\data\mfcf_neoware_eon_terms.rms
      • You will be prompted for a password, simply click on OK as the file is not password protected.
      • On the left hand side of the manager display are folders for Faculty and Staff/Grad/Undergrad terminals. Select the appropriate folder for the eons(s) you are going to manage. The terminals in that group will be displayed on the right hand side of the window.
    • From the top menu select Settings : Password
    • Enter the CSCF Thin Client Master Password and click on OK.

Updating Terminal Main and Manditory Menus

With the terminal now configured to maintain mandatory and optional menu items (see ModEons), an appropriate mandatory menu can now be applied to the terminal. This step may be done independent of other terminal modifications as mandatory menus have to be revised from time to time. It will not force a terminal to reboot so the mandatory menus can be remotely updated at any time. An active user should not experience any interruption.

  • Select the terminals to configure in the EZ Remote Manager.
  • Select Snapins button on the upper toolbar.
  • Select the Scripts option and click on the corresponding Browse button.
  • Navigate to the script_menu_rewrite_mandatory_menu.sh script file. Click Open. This file is found in the EZ Remote Manager software directory under maintenance\menus\rewrite_menus
  • Click on the Browse button for Optional Input File.
  • Navigate to the appropriate .rgy menu file. Click Open. These files should be in the same directory as the script_menu_rewrite_mandatory_menu.sh script file. The menu files are located here for greater efficiency in applying these menus.
    There are several of these menu files, some for specific terminal labs like MC 2061 (menu_mc2061_cs_teachlab_term.rgy), some for general groups of users such as graduate students (menu_cs_grad_term.rgy).
  • Click Update All
  • Confirm session start by clicking on OK
  • When the progress bar is finished, you should also see a message at the bottom of the display listing the station names and status:completed errors:none. If an error occurs, then click on Cancel and repeat this process for all the terminals that experienced an error.
  • Click Close.

Locking or Unlocking Terminal Menus

By default, Eon terminal menus can be edited by the user. Although manditory items cannot be modified or deleted by the user, there are situations where users should not be permitted to add items to the menu. A lab terminal is one such example. An office terminal is an example of when menu lock down is probably not required. Again, application of this script will not cause the terminal to reboot and will not interrupt an active user. Changes will take place after terminal reboot.

  • Select the terminals to configure in the EZ Remote Manager.
  • Select Snapins button on the upper toolbar.
  • Select the Scripts option and click on the corresponding Browse button.
  • Navigate to the menu lock down script file (script_menu_security_lock_menu.sh).
    Or navagate to the menu unlock script file (script_menu_security_unlock_menu.sh).
    These files are found in the EZ Remote Manager software directory under maintenance\menus\secure_menus
  • Click Open.
  • Click Update All
  • Confirm session start by clicking on OK
  • When progress bar is finished you should also see a message at the bottom of the display listing the station names and status:completed errors:none. If an error occurs, then click on Cancel and repeat this process for all the terminals that experienced an error.
  • Click Close.
Topic revision: r3 - 2013-01-29 - DrewPilcher
 
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