Sun Ray Software 5 Early Access Now Available

The Sun Ray Software product team is pleased to announce the Sun Ray Software 5 Early Access 1 (EA1) program.

The EA1 period will run from 7/8/09 at 12:00 pm PDT and it will end on 7/31/09.

The focus of this program is on three core new features:

1) Adobe Flash Enhancements
Sun Ray Software 5 provides Adobe Flash enhancements which enable customers to experience improved frame rates along with synchronized audio, video, and Adobe Flash animation playback for the Sun Ray 2 family of clients.

Supported environment:
o Internet Explorer 7 and 8
o Adobe Flash 9 content with all Adobe Flash plugins from versions 9 & 10
o Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-bit) and Windows XP SP3 (32-bit)

Users will need both components of Sun Ray Software - Sun Ray Server Software & the Sun Ray Connector for Windows OS. In additional to the Windows environment mentioned above, users need to install Sun Ray Server Software which runs on the following platforms:
o Solaris 10 5/09 or higher on SPARC and X86
o SuSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 Service Pack 2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
o Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Update 3 (32-bit and 64-bit)

2) Windows Server 2008
Sun Ray Software 5 enables customers to display applications within Windows Server 2008 in 32 bit color. Windows Server 2008 Session Directory support is also included.

Supported platforms:
o Solaris 10 5/09 or higher (SPARC and X86)
o SuSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 Service Pack 2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
o Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Update 3 (32-bit and 64-bit)

3) Sun Ray Soft Client:
The Sun Ray Soft Client is a software application that easily installs on common client operating systems and provides the ability to connect to a Sun Ray server and initiate a Sun Ray desktop session from a Windows laptop or desktop computer. An alternative to using a Sun Ray hardware client (DTU), the Sun Ray Soft Client meets the needs of end-users who do not fit the desktop thin client model or may need to connect from their existing laptop or desktop PC. The Sun Ray Soft Client also provides the flexibility to 'hotdesk' to and from your Sun Ray thin client and any supported Sun Ray Soft Client enabled PC.

Supported platforms:
o Microsoft Windows XP
o Microsoft Windows Vista
o Microsoft Windows 7

You download the software here:

After you have downloaded and tested the software, please fill out the survey here:

Documentation is available here:

Support is available through the Sun Ray Software Forum here:

If you have additional feed-back for the product team, please send it here:

Early Access 2 (EA2) will kickoff in the late summer time frame. The focus of EA2 will be on USB connectivity support for Windows Remote Desktops - allowing users the ability to use USB devices in a full screen kiosk environment on a Windows XP desktop (Solaris SPARC and x86 only). 


will this version go in clean ontop of OpenSolaris 2009?

Posted by guest on July 08, 2009 at 06:03 AM PDT #

Only XP desktops, hopefully this is because it is a EA and not the final. What about 2003 deployments where users have blackberry's? I was hoping this would be a saving grace instead of a nightmare.

Posted by Shawn on July 29, 2009 at 10:52 PM PDT #

If your comment pertains to USB redirection, the problem with that lies in permissions to the USB devices. In the case of a terminal server, all users could see all devices. So I could sync your blackberry with my data. If you look across all USB redirection offerings (Wyse, Citrix, etc) they are for VDI.

Posted by Thin Guy on August 04, 2009 at 05:05 AM PDT #

Hello, with regard the session directory support - does this mean that users will not be prompted for their credetials again if the session directory directs them to a different server than the one that the user originally authenticated against?


Posted by Steven Atkinson on September 03, 2009 at 07:12 PM PDT #

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