This article is desgined to help setup a   Wyse T50   for first time use with vWorkspace, whilst in most instances INI files are recommended to configure thin client settings and connections available to users on the T50, in this particular blog post, we will look at setting up the vWorkspace connector directly on the device.



Getting Started - Thin Client Configuration

I have taken some information from the following   Wyse Support document

If your T50 has already has been in use and you would like to work from a fresh machine you can restore to the default settings.

1. Power off the device.

2. Press and hold the P key while pressing and holding the Power button to power on the   device. (Make sure you are using a   Wyse keyboard   to start this process!!)

3. When the Activity light (next to the Power button) blinks, release the Power button.

4. When the one-time boot menu of options is displayed, select the Recovery option and   then press Enter.



Allow the device to restore and login as   admin*.

The default usernames and passwords are as follows:

1. admin - admin

2. thinuser - thinuser


*   It is highly recommended that you change the default password by using the User Administration dialog box in System Settings



Quick Setup:

Step 1 - Download & Install the Connector


The Wyse T50 is based on ARM architecture (runing Ubuntu) so we have a specific connector available to   download

N.B.   There is an inbuilt VNC server on the box (found under System Settings), so this can make your life easier by configuring remotely.


Once the connector is downloaded, open Terminal from the desktop and run the following commands:


         tar –zxvf vworkspace-t50-


          sudo cp –r t50/usr/local/bin/*  /usr/local/bin

          sudo cp –r t50/etc/*  /etc

          sudo cp –r t50/usr/local/man/*  /usr/local/man

          sudo cp -r t50/usr/local/src/*  /usr/local/src


Now we need to use vi to add the following two lines to   /etc/userlevel/rsync-file-list.txt

This allows any config setup under the admin account to persist across reboots.


          sudo   vi  /etc/userlevel/rsync-file-list.txt


Add the following two lines (Press i to insert a line)




Hit ESC to exit editing then type:


to save the file.


N.B. There are more install options under the t50_install.txt provided in the download.

Now it is important to   restart   to allow this change to complete.



Step 2 - Setup the vWorkspace Connection


On the Desktop click on "Enter Edit Mode"



Add Item

Click on Custom and add in the following:



Click on   Exit Edit mode   and the vWorkspace Custom connection will be present on the desktop.




Step 3 - Setting up the vWorkspace Farm


Now you can configure the vWorkspace connector manually to connect to your farm, whatever settings you save here will be available for your 'thinuser'.


More details on setting up the farm are available in the Linux Connector guide here:







Automatically Setting Up and Auto Connecting to Farm


If you want to have a hosted preset config.xml file and have the farm connected to as soon as your "thinuser" opens the vWorkspace connector, we recommend a slightly different approach to the "Quick Setup".


Whilst logged on as "admin":

1. Firstly remove the following two lines (if you have added them) from your rsync-file-list.txt



2. Delete the ./config/Quest/vWorkspace.conf file if it exists

                rm ./config/Quest/vWorkspace.conf

3. Delete the following if it exists:

                rm /etc/userlevel/home/.config/Quest/vWorkspace.conf

4. Place the config.xml that you want to use on a webserver that is resolved by " http://vworkspace" or " http://provision". (All connectors check this location for config.xml files on start up if no farm already exists).

    It may take a few seconds for the config.xml file to be pulled down.

    More details on config.xml files  here


5.  Once downloaded the farm's settings can be modified. So to start hit the vWorkspace Icon and then hit the cog to access the settings:



6. Make sure automatically connect is ticked:


7. Click on locations and make sure ask before using is unticked and that the location is set as default:


8. You can also turn off 'startup Tootips' if you so wish. Exit vWorkspace and restart the connector and make sure the farm is autoconnected as desired

9. Copy the admin conf file.

                cp /home/admin/.config/Quest/vWorkspace.conf /etc/userlevel/home/.config/Quest/vWorkspace.conf


10. Check that the file has the owner of admin and the group users has read access, you can use the following command.

                ls -la

11. Reboot the Wyse Thin Client

12. Log in as   thinuser



Start vWorkspace and it should automatically connect to your farm!



I hope you found the information here useful, please ask any questions or queries on the   vWorkspace discussion section of the community.



To learn more about   Dell vWorkspace:

  • Visit   the official vWorkspace webpage
  • Download   vWorkspace 8.0 MR1   and try it for yourself.
  • Contact your Dell Software Sales Representative.

To learn more about   Dell Wyse:

  • Visit the official   Dell Wyse   webpage.
  • Contact your Dell Wyse Sales Representative.