*New* AVD & Windows 10 IoT in Kiosk Mode here!
I recently worked with a customer exploring Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) and they asked about Dell Wyse support. This article talks about our Windows 10 IoT support and we also have released support for Dell Wyse ThinOS 9.1 which you can read more about here.
Dell was recently added to the Windows Virtual Desktop partner integration site highlighting our support with Windows 10 IoT devices, specifically our 5070, 5470 mobile thin client, & 5470 all in one thin client.
You can see more details here on the Windows Virtual Desktop partner integration page.
The Windows Virtual Desktop client is a pretty straightforward install that I’ve outlined below.
Note: You want to run the installation as an administrator and be sure to disable the File Based Write Filter before running the client install to ensure the install and changes are saved to the device.
- We installed this on Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2016 LTSB
- Download latest WVD client from here. Note: Be sure to use the latest released WVD client as Microsoft has made note of blocking older & unsupported clients including MSTSC clients.
3. Run the installer and take the defaults for a typical installation
4. Once finished, launch the client and follow the prompts to get access to your Windows Virtual Desktop resources.
You’re finished! This outlines the basic steps to get the client installed on Windows 10 IoT Enterprise.
Look for additional Windows Virtual Desktop support on other Dell Wyse platforms in the near future!
Hope this helps someone out!
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[…] Chris Messier shared a nice post about getting the WVD Client working on some Dell Wyse Clients which ran Windows 10 IoT. This is pretty cool as any device which can run Win 10 IoT can then be used as a WVD Client. You can check out the post here https://vditoolbox.com/2020/06/01/windows-virtual-desktop-wvd-dell-wyse-windows-10-iot/ […]
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Hi. I love the article but it seems like the computer needs to be locked down further so it just opens up to the WVD client and locks it down from there so users don’t poke around. Is there anywhere you’ve seen where they document the best ways to do that?
Hi Dwight – thanks for the feedback. If you are using Wyse Management Suite and you configure a Windows 10 IoT policy, you will see an option that says ‘Wyse Easy Setup’. This will essentially turn your device into a kiosk and you have options to launch applications. It doesn’t currently have an option for WVD client but you may try to launch and browser connection to WVD RDWeb and see if that will work. Otherwise, since it is Windows 10, you can lock down in other ways such as GPO’s, etc.. Here is more info on Wyse Easy Setup. Let me know if that helps. https://www.dell.com/support/kbdoc/en-us/000125942/configuring-wyse-easy-setup-settings-on-the-wyse-software-thin-client-using-wyse-management-suite
Alternatively, if you are open to something other than Windows 10 IoT, you can see we now support Wyse ThinOS so maybe take a look at that if it’s an option as it’s essentially in kiosk mode by default with no Windows to manage/lock down locally; https://vditoolbox.com/2021/01/28/dell-wyse-thinos-9-1-windows-virtual-desktop-wvd-support/
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