Customized Sun Ray kiosk sessions
By mplona on Sep 03, 2008
Have you ever tried to customize your Sun Ray installation to display
different 'things' for different Sun Rays and users' cards?
Yeah, it's not so complicated if you know shell, SRSS commands and have some time.
Some people don't have above or just are to lazy (as me;-] - different configs for every PoC) to do that over and over again.
So I have created some scripts which allow to easily define/change what should be displayed on:
- each Sun Ray without card
- each card inserted into any Sun Ray.
To make it not so complicated all configuration is done via Sun Ray Server Administration GUI.
So, in general, what can be displayed? Almost anything you would want;):
- full Windows/Solaris session
- single Windows/Solaris application
- menu with some Windows/Solaris applications
- wallpaper - ie. to see your girlfriend photo if card is not inserted
- images slideshow - ie. reception desk or tradeshow.
Additionally You can control (via GUI too) if USB storage, Serial devices or printers directly (network printers too) connected to particular Sun Ray should be visible in users' Windows session.
All info what and how is described
HERE in how_to_install and how_to_use files. Scripts are HERE. Generally at mediacast.sun.com there are some more files (install guide, Sun Ray configs for Win and Linux DHCP servers, recommended patches, etc.). I change/upgrade them from time to time, so RSS just can't stand to automatically notify You about changes ;)
Comment, question, need some other function? Fell free to email me.