Solved

Does Sun Ray Server Software (SRSS) 4.2 and VMware View Support XP Theme Passthrough for End Users

Posted on 2010-09-10
2
1,049 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
In a nutshell, I have a VMware View 4 (soon to be 4.5) environment and am utilizing Sun/Oracle thin clients. These thin clients are managed by a Solaris 10 (SPARC) Sun Ray management server, which has the following software installed:

Sun Ray Server Software (SRSS) 4.2
Sun Ray Connector for Windows OS (SRWC) 2.2
Sun Ray Connector for VMWare View Manager (SRVC) 1.2

The system functions fine, as I can log onto the thin clients and connect to my VMware View Windows XP image. Unfortunately, it appears that the Sun Ray server is stripping the visual themes out of the image. The standard Windows XP theme and background are removed and I receive the old, blocky, and dull original Windows theme.  When I go to manually change the theme, there are no others to choose from.  

Is there a way to pass themes through to end users so my XP image looks a little more modern, or is what I am experiencing a permanent feature aimed to improve desktop loading/performance on the thin clients?
0
Comment
Question by:ucstechinfo
2 Comments
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
sjepson earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
The Sunray connection broker to the a View desktop uses Sun's version of RDP so I guess you are seeing a configuration limit of this connection.

These are configurable options most of which are set to disabled to improve performance. Check here for parameters. http://wikis.sun.com/display/VDI3dot1/VDI+Defaults

SteveJ
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:ucstechinfo
Comment Utility
THANKS! That is exactly what I was looking for! Using the the arguments,       -E theming and -E wallpaper allowed the Sun Ray servers to pass through our custom desktop background and theme onto our Windows XP image. End users now have a visually pleasing desktop!
0

Featured Post

How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
- Increase transparency
- Onboard new hires faster
- Access from mobile/offline

Join & Write a Comment

Every server (virtual or physical) needs a console: and the console can be provided through hardware directly connected, software for remote connections, local connections, through a KVM, etc. This document explains the different types of consol…
Create your own, high-performance VM backup appliance by installing NAKIVO Backup & Replication directly onto a Synology NAS!
Teach the user how to configure vSphere Replication and how to protect and recover VMs Open vSphere Web Client: Verify vsphere Replication is enabled: Enable vSphere Replication for a virtual machine: Verify replicated VM is created: Recover replica…
This Micro Tutorial walks you through using a remote console to access a server and install ESXi 5.1. This example is showing remote access and installation using a Dell server. The hypervisor is the very first component of your virtual infrastructu…

743 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

9 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now