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C10_cmos.1.0B_SPC001. These CMOS settings are now ready for distribution to other thin
clients.
4. To prepare the File Server containing the CMOS INI File for Distribution:
a. Write the following line in the cmos.ini file for distribution on your file server: Device=cmos
Action=restore
b. Save the file.
5. Log in to all Target Device to the File Server containing the CMOS INI File:
a. Start the thin client devices for which you want to distribute the Reference Device CMOS Settings.
b. To access the cmos.ini. file, enter your credentials in the Login dialog box.
c. To open Event Log, click System Information icon. In the System Information dialog box, select
Event Log tab.
You can view the CMOS: restore from C10_cmos.1.0B_SPC001 event. This means that your
Central Management file containing the CMOS settings from your Reference Device is copied to
the targeted thin client devices.
NOTE: After you target your thin client devices contain the CMOS settings you want, do not log
in to the file server containing the cmos.ini file with the restore action (unless you want to redo
the restore process). Administrators can remove the cmos.ini file to prevent from unwanted
CMOS overwrites.
NOTE: It is recommended to initially complete these procedures on a file server designated to
test the success of your CMOS central management settings/process. While the central
configuration method can be used to enforce your CMOS settings in a production
environment, be aware that any thin client device that logs in to the file server that contains the
cmos.ini and its extract and restore commands are subject to those commands (CMOS
overwrites).
CMOS Local Management: Extracting CMOS Settings to a
USB Key for Distribution
CMOS local management allows ThinOS administrators to easily manage CMOS settings for small
deployments of thin clients using USB Key distribution methods. The following instructions are for R10
BIOS version 1.0B_SPC001–0407. However, the instructions are also applicable for other supported BIOS
versions.
1. To prepare a Reference Drive containing BIOS version 1.0B_SPC001-0407 or later:
a. The Reference Device is a golden image you use to distribute to other thin client devices. To use
Reference Drive, enter the BIOS Setup Utility. Press the Delete key, enter the Password — Fireport
(case sensitive) and press Enter. Configure the CMOS settings, includes AutoPower, BootOrder,
P-key setting, BiosPassword.
b. Save your CMOS Settings.
c. Restart your thin client device.
2. To extract the CMOS Settings to a USB Key.
a. Attach a formatted USB key on the thin client device which you want to use as a Reference
Device. For example, to format on Windows 7, attach the USB Key, right-click on the USB key,
select Format, click Restore device defaults, select Quick Format, and then click Start.
b. Use the Extract CMOS to USB GUI feature of ThinOS to extract the CMOS settings to the USB Key.
On Classic Desktop: Right-click the desktop and select Extract CMOS to USB. On Wyse Zero
Desktop: In the General tab of the System Tools dialog box (System Settings icon System
Tools General tab), click Extract CMOS to USB.
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