Dell Wyse Device Manager (WDM) is a software that manages all Dell Wyse thin and zero clients. WDM
enables IT administrators to perform the following functions with ease:
• Software Imaging, updating, and configuring thin and zero client devices
• Asset tracking of devices
• Monitoring the health of devices
• Managing the policies and network settings on devices
• Remotely administering and shadowing the devices
WDM uses industry standard communication protocols and a component-based architecture to
efficiently manage the devices on your network. This guide provides information on the prerequisites to
install WDM, and the steps to install and configure WDM in your environment.
What’s New in the Installer
WDM now comes packaged in a new installer with enhanced features that include:
• New look and feel that is simple and user-friendly.
• Simplified installation flows for both the Workgroup and Enterprise versions of WDM.
• The License key is pre-populated for the 30 days Enterprise Evaluation and the Workgroup versions.
• Support for installing services such as DHCP Proxy, TFTP, and ThreadX.
• Windows authentication support for the WDM Database (RapportDB).
• Default installation of secure communication mode (HTTPS) for WDM.
• Support for CIFS and HTTPS protocols for the software repository during installation.
• Customized user option for Software Repository and WDM Database (RapportDB).
• Provision of detailed installation logs under the folder you have specified for WDM Installation. For
example, C:\ProgramFiles\Wyse\WDM. The files are Detail_WDMInstall and Summary_WDMInstall.
• The Administrator installing WDM must provide passwords for the WDM database and software
repositories. There are no default passwords. The WDM database password is also set for the SQL
administrator ‘sa’, which must be used for uninstallation.