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CSCF Modifications for Neoware Eon 4000 and E100 Terminals

Before an new Eon 4000 or E100 is put into service it is setup with some CSCF Standard Configurations and Modifications.

  • 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
  • Add the New Eon Terminals to the Terminal Database.
    New Eons do not show up automatically in the database of their management software. They have to be placed there manually. A terminal's entry should also be replaced whenever the terminal's OS is updated. Replacement will update the terminal's specifications in the 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 adding. 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 hin Client Master Password and click on OK.
    • In the right hand window, right click; select Add : Station
      • Start: enter the first IP address you want to add (or just add a single ip address if you are only setting up a single machine).
      • End: enter the last IP address that you want to add (if applicable).
      • Select Add; OK. (There may be a 2-3 minute wait before the terminals appear).
      • Select File: Save
  • Configure New Eon Terminals to CSCF Default Settings.
    This step configures terminal security (except terminal passwords), and other defaults such as desktop colour.
    This step can be also applied while the terminal is in service should some defaults change. Changes take effect after the next terminal reboot but this process will not cause the terminal to reboot. 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.
    • Click on the Browse button for snapins.
    • Navigate to the install_all_cscf_eon_configs.2do snapin file.
      This file is found in the EZ Remote Manager software directory under maintenance\terminal_setup
    • Click Open.
    • Click on Update All
    • 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.

CSCF Modifications of the Eon 4000 and E100 Terminals

  • The Connection Manager startup script (/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fvwm95/cm.sh) on the Eon terminal is modified to rewrite the terminal menu file (/writable/reg.ini) at boot time. The rewrite refreshes a centrally managed list of connections - a manditory menu file (/writable/reg_man.ini) - into the terminal menu file. Thus the user can have add/edit privalages for the terminal menu to create custom connections of his own. If a mandatory menu item is deleted or modified by a user, it is just replaced when the terminal is restarted.
    The modified cm.sh startup script also launches the terminal's Connection Manager with the title, School of Computer Science.
  • The one of the X Windows configuration files (/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fvwm95/system.fvwm95rc) is modified to present CSCF Fetching Red (0x300000) as the terminal's default desktop colour.
    Although this modification may seem frivalous, the inital desktop colour of the terminal display is the first noticable quality. The deep red colour distinguishes CSCF managed Eon terminals from other terminals managed by other groups. Hence CSCF members can quickly identify CSCF terminals even when they missing any identifying labels.

CSCF Default Configuartion for Neoware Eon 4000 and E100 Terminals

  • Num Lock OFF by default
  • Default X Windows Font Server: fonts1.cs.uwaterloo.ca
  • Default X Windows Font Server Port: 7100
  • Desktop Screen Resolution: 1280x1024-75
  • Desktop Screen Colour Depth (bits): 16
  • Screen Saver Enabled
  • Screen Saver Active (minutes): 10
  • Allow the terminal to be managed remotely
  • No user query for remote management
  • Disallow Remote X Connections
  • Enable Hot Keys
  • DHCP Timeout (seconds): 240
  • DHCP Retries: 25
  • DHCP Address Lease Time (hours): 672
Topic revision: r2 - 2005-11-17 - ClaytonTucker
 
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