Does Sun Ray Server Software (SRSS) 4.2 and VMware View Support XP Theme Passthrough for End Users
Posted on 2010-09-10
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?