6 Creating the Streaming Client OS image
WSM Client installation takes place on a Reference Device (PC, Wyse client device, or virtual machine).
It will be built using Windows 7 Enterprise or Professional VL Edition operating system and the
appropriate device drivers for your streamed clients. The Reference Device must contain all the device
drivers for your client environment (the client devices to which you will stream the OS Image—traditional
PC, Wyse Cloud PC, or other device). The Reference Device differs from the Streaming Client in one
important way. It contains some local storage (HDD or SDD) where the Operating system and
applications reside. When the image is captured and uploaded to the WSM server, the OS image will be
converted into a Virtual Hard Drive image.
6.1 Installing Windows 7 Volume License Edition
In order to maintain the legality of your Microsoft OS licenses across the various streamed desktop, it is
important to use the Volume License (VL) version of Windows 7. This will allow each new streamed
desktop OS to authenticate with the Key Management Server which was installed in Section 3.1 above.
The client OS must be a 32 bit edition. Windows 64 bit can NOT be streamed from WSM at this time.
Use a USB CD-ROM drive to install the Windows 7 Enterprise or Professional VL Edition operating
system (be sure to configure the operating system to meet the needs of all client devices that will boot
from it later). When installing the operating system, be sure to boot the Reference Device from the USB
CD-ROM drive. If the Reference Device tries to boot from a blank flash drive, you will see a disk error. To
ensure the Reference Device boots from the external USB CD-ROM drive, you must set the USB DVD
drive to be the first boot device.
For most Wyse thin clients and appliances, you can use the one-time boot menu: Attach the USB CD-
ROM drive to the thin client. During boot, press and hold the P key. Select the USB Drive option and
For Wyse mobile clients, you can enter and change the BIOS Setup Utility: During boot, press and hold
the F2 key. Enter the password Fireport (this is case sensitive) and press Enter. Select the Boot Device
option and press Enter. Select the USB Drive option and move it to the 1 position by using the + key.
Save the BIOS settings and reboot (you can return the original BIOS setup options at a later date if
If you are using a Wyse client device, download and install the client device drivers you need for your
specific device class (for example, go to http://www.wyse.com/serviceandsupport/support/downloads.asp,
select Z00D under Wyse Cloud PCs in the Please choose your product box, click Search, click the File
Name link for the driver zip, and then use the File Download dialog box to install the drivers).