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Thin Clients with USB Card Readers & Storage pens

Gents

I have been asked the question. Is it possible to use a usb card reader and or usb storage pens on a wyse thin client running ica citrix.

If so how??

The card reader is for our bank software so it is one of those credit card sized smart card readers.

This is is important and i need the best advice so i am awarding max points on this

Cheers

Darren
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DarrenJacksonAuthor Commented:
Thanks BILJAX for the info

Have you any experience with thin client devices as this is what it is for.

As the problem I believe I am having with this is that i need to install the smart card reader on to the local device ie: thin client which has no hard drive so i cannot get the smart card to be recognised.

Darren
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BILJAXCommented:
In the WYSE OS (that hosts the ICA), you can enable the USB port on the thin client.   Citrix will detect it if you have "Map local devices" enabled on the citrix server.

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DarrenJacksonAuthor Commented:
I have been informed that at the momemt porting usb through a thin client is not possible you can authenticate via a usb card reader but you can not have software on the ts server that would be able to talk to the device.

:(

Darren
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BILJAXCommented:
May I ask where you got that information?

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DarrenJacksonAuthor Commented:
We have a technical group who supply these terminals who stated this

But after speaking to them I phoned WYSE themselves who have told me a version3 series may help me

I am going to phone them back shortly on this

Darren  - (Slightly confused)
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BILJAXCommented:
ok, if the Wyse terminal model you have supports USB, you should be able to have Citrix pick it up on "local drives".
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DarrenJacksonAuthor Commented:
I have spoken to them again and they still say that the card readers are used only for authentication only

their is no port mapping done only for serial / parrallel

Darren
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BILJAXCommented:
Ok, so are you talking about smartcard readers (meaning for authentication) or are you talking about flash readers that read media cards that have data (like SD/MMC, Compact Flash, SmartMedia, xD, MemoryStick/Pro, Thumbdrives)?


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DarrenJacksonAuthor Commented:
not quite

they have chips on them like sky cards

but they are not used for windows authentication but used to authenticate a bank software package after login

Darren
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BILJAXCommented:
They are still smartcards.   They are used for authentication.


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DarrenJacksonAuthor Commented:
BILJAX  thought i would have had more response from ee on this but as you have helped me and I believe I have all the info I need

I will close this

Thank you

Darren
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