How to configure SRSS 4.2 to work with the soft client

With the release of Sun Ray Software 5, we have released a soft client that runs on windows XP, Vista and 7 and connects to Sun Ray Servers. The software and documentation can be obtained from this link. Installing the client and using is fairly straight forward, normal windows setup.exe steps.

There are configuration changes to the Sun Ray Server Software that must take place in order for the soft client to connect and that will be the focus of this post.

The first screen shot below shows what the client looks like when it is pointed at a Sun Ray Server that either does not support the soft client, version previous to 4.2, or a 4.2 server that does not have the soft client functionality enabled.


SoftClient1.jpg


Configure the Sun Ray Server to allow connections from the soft client

To get started we need to point a web browser at the Sun Ray server. http://<yourhost>:1660. You will then need to provide the administrative credentials to log into the site. Once into the site you need take the following steps:

  1. Click on the Advanced Tab
  2. Click on the Systems Policy Sub Tab
  3. Check the Software Client Access check box
  4. Click on Save

softclient2.jpg

Once your settings are saved you will be presented with a dialog that you need to restart the service. Click on the link to switch to the servers tab.


softclient3.jpg

Once on the servers tab

  1. tick the checkbox in front of your server name
  2. click on cold restart

The system will go through a dialog about the server restarting.

softclient4-1.jpg

Finally we need to go back to our Soft Ray. It should now be connected to your Sun Ray Server.


softclient6.jpg

Note that my Sun Ray server is configured to give out the Solaris desktop. The Soft Client is capable of displaying any kiosk session that the Sun Ray server is configured to display, windows connector, VDI, etc.

Comments:

Hi,

does the soft client support smartcard readers so I could connect to an existing hard client session?

thanks,
Bob

Posted by Bob Koutsky on July 13, 2009 at 11:46 PM PDT #

Bob, currently Soft Ray does not support card readers.

Posted by Lewis on July 14, 2009 at 03:27 AM PDT #

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