is recommended for terminal server environments with published applications and for backward
compatibility with ThinOS 6.x versions. For more information on using the Classic Desktop, see
Classic Desktop Features.
•Users with a Zero Desktop - will see the Zero Desktop with the Zero Toolbar showing the assigned
list of connections from which to select. This option is recommended for VDI and any full-screen only
connections. For more information on using the Zero Desktop, see Zero Desktop Features.
In any desktop case, you can select the desktop option you want (Classic Desktop or Zero Desktop) and
create the connections you need using the Visual Experience tab on the Remote Connections dialog
To open the Remote Connections dialog box, perform one of the following tasks:
•Classic Desktop — Click User Name , and then select System Setup → Remote Connections.
NOTE: User Name is the user who is logged-on and is located at the lower-left pane of the
•Zero Desktop — Click the System Settings icon on the Zero Toolbar, and then select Remote
Configuring Thin Client Settings and Connection Settings
While the use of INI files is recommended to configure thin client settings and connection settings
available to users , see Hoe to Set Up Automatic Updates and Configurations, you can use dialog boxes
on a thin client to:
• Set up your thin client hardware, look and feel, and system settings, see Configuring Thin Client
• Configure connection settings, see Configuring Thin Client Settings Locally.
Connecting to a Printer
To connect a local printer to your thin client, be sure you obtain and use the correct adapter cables
which are not included. Before use, you may need to install the driver for the printer by following the
printer driver installation instructions. For information on connecting to printers, see Configuring the
Connecting to a Monitor
Depending on your thin client model, connections to monitors can be made using either a VGA (analog)
monitor port, a DVI (digital) monitor port, or a DisplayPort (digital) and the proper Dell monitor cables/
splitters/adapters. For information on configuring dual display settings, see Configuring the Display
For dual-monitor supported thin clients— when using a DVI to DVI/VGA splitter, ensure that the
DVI monitor will be the primary monitor; when using a DisplayPort, ensure that the DisplayPort
monitor will be the primary monitor.