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Booting into RDC session on HP T5545 Thin Client

Hello all,

I have been testing with a HP T5545 Thin Client to be used in a Terminal Services environment and have created my RDC session and saved in Connection on the Thin Pro OS. What I want to do is configure the Thin Client if possible to boot into my RDC session upon boot up. Basically, I want the user to power on the Thin Client and boot right into the RDC session. Can this be done? Thanks,

Jimmy K
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B HCommented:
yes this can be done, go into editing the one RDC you made, and find the checkbox for "auto-start", put a checkmark there and you're good

i'd give you more exact info but all my thin clients are at branch offices :/
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forums712Author Commented:
i wish it was that easy but there is nothing like that in the settings. I have looked all over and cannot find anything for auto startup. I will check again though.
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B HCommented:
please see this guide, page 2-3:
http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00530687/c00530687.pdf

you want to put a check (or an x) for "auto"

if you want it to be persistent, that too... then if the user logs off or closes it, it just opens again
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forums712Author Commented:
Yeah, that would work but does not answer my original question. I want the RDC session to start upon boot up by itself. That Auto connect works after you manually start the session.
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B HCommented:
well, that setting there is for exactly what you want... it is supposed to work, as soon as the thin client boots up, it auto logs into the thin client, then auto-launches the rdc session and either auto logs into the server, or sits at a username/password prompt on the server.

that's what that setting does... so if it's not working, your next logical step is to update the base image.

you can download the 300mb image file and there's a number of ways to get it installed... usb stick might be the easiest (there's an installer that erases your usb stick and makes it a bootable image) or you can connect a usb cd drive and boot to that to install the image, or you can create a network boot server that will tell your thin client to boot up and suck in the image then reboot.  this last option is kind of hard and might mess up other things booting on the network, so i suggest the usb stick route

i think one of the default settings got whacked and that's why its not auto-running the rdc connection.

note:  if the thin client is dhcp, it might not be able to launch the rdc until it gets an ip address, you could try hard coding its network
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forums712Author Commented:
Hi bryon, the link of the manual you added above is not for the T5545 so maybe the model I have does not support your feature. Thanks,
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