Sun Ray Software 4 10/08 - Released!

The Sun Desktop Virtualization Team is proud to announce the availablity of Sun Ray Software 4 10/08!  Download it now!

Sun Ray Software 4 10/08 includes the following new features:

Enhanced multimedia playback
for Windows - Capabilities on the Sun Ray 2 family of clients for H.264 (MPEG4) and VC-1 (Windows Media Player 9) streams using Windows Media Player on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.

Enhanced multimedia playback for Solaris and Linux - Accelerated YUV playback with applications such as RealPlayer by leveraging standard Video for Sun Ray 1 and Sun Ray 2 family of clients where YUV streams are sent directly to the Sun Ray client

Please see the SRSS and SRWC documentation for more information on supported video types and known limitations (SRSS, SRWC)

Remote Hotdesk Authentication provides enhanced security by authenticating users before connection to existing user sessions in a separate session.

Support for 30-inch monitors on the Sun Ray 2FS virtual display clients via a single link to dual link converter box available from Thruput Ltd.

In-Session Desktop Resizing - Move between different sized displays and adjust your desktop size without logging out

Service tags support - Easily track and register Sun  Ray Server Software with Sun

Expansion of VPN Support - Along with Cisco EzVPN, SRSS 4.1 now includes support for Juniper/Netscreen IPSec based VPN solutions (no SSL support)

Configuration Enhancements - Ability to force compression on, enable lossless compression, force duplex, set keyboard country code, bandwidth limitations, syslog events, log host, and MTU via the "parms" file.

Other Enhancements - New XServer (XNewt) based on Xorg 7.2, DNS lookup changes, Packet loss fixes for bad switches and certain low bandwidth scenarios, Group Manager support for Trusted Extensions,

New Add-On Components:

Sun Ray Connector for VMWare Virtual Desktop Manager (VDM 2.0) allows Sun Ray users to connect to Windows virtual machines via the VMWare Virtual Desktop Manager) Download here.

Smart Card authentication with PC/SC-Lite 1.1 this new release replaces PC/SC-Lite 1.0 and enables access to smart cards via USB readers or Sun Ray readers.  Download here


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Posted by on October 14, 2008 at 09:00 PM PDT #

Typical Sun Marketing and Advertising. 100 people out of the 6 Billion on the planet will read this and they'll be mostly Sun people.

Posted by guest on October 20, 2008 at 12:40 AM PDT #

I seem to have found two bugs with the latest Sunray software. It seems that the enter key will magically become stuck while typing sometimes. The button is not really stuck but what ever window you are in will start acting as if the enter key is being held down. Also, utxlock can not be disabled anymore by setting the variable in .dtprofile or even my preferred way of editing utxlock. I assume this is done in Xnewt somehow.

Posted by Jody on October 20, 2008 at 06:51 AM PDT #

Has anyone testing this release with the Sun Shared Visualization 1.1u1? I was about to use SSV with no issues with the previous 4.0 release but getting DISPLAY :0.0 errors now. More complete post can be found here:


Posted by Chris Williams on October 21, 2008 at 06:01 AM PDT #

Is the latest Sun Ray Software supported on the lastest OpenSolaris Release?

Posted by Joel Buckley on October 28, 2008 at 02:08 AM PDT #

The VDM connector has an issue with the size of the "Conn..." button on the vm chooser dialog after login. I think it was meant to be "Connect". Tested on various screen sizes.

Posted by James Davis on October 29, 2008 at 05:33 AM PDT #

How do I find out more about "Remote Hotdesk Authentication", it may solve some USB problems during screenlock we are having, was this in SRSS 4.0?

Posted by Justin Sands on November 03, 2008 at 02:19 AM PST #

U.S support for Thruput products>
virtual display clients via a single link to dual link converter box available and there's much more. go to and click on products.

Posted by JOHN MILLETT on November 11, 2008 at 03:49 AM PST #

[Trackback] InternetWeek reported a few weeks ago that new firmware for Sun Ray clients is available , and that one

Posted by Brian Madden on November 11, 2008 at 11:10 PM PST #

Is there any issue for usb smartcard in SWC . I am not getting fuul features of the smart card

Posted by Anish on November 25, 2008 at 06:42 PM PST #

Is there a keyboard combination to force the desktop resize?

Posted by Rob Jaudon on December 30, 2008 at 05:24 AM PST #

U.S support for Thruput products>
virtual display clients via a single link to dual link converter box available and there's much more. go to and click on products.

Posted by JOHN MILLETT on June 09, 2009 at 10:40 PM PDT #

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