Archive for February, 2012

Windows 8 – Wohoooo….

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Since today Windows 8 is released as public beta ( and also Windows Server 8 can be downloaded now (

Together with million of other people iam now downloading this stuff (Very slow at the moment 🙂 ) and will start my first test together with the IGEL Clients. Iam very intrested to see the results and if the Windows 8 Remote FX implementation will work.  I will post the results here during the next days.



Supported WiFi devices IGEL Universal Desktop LX / OS (UDC) Version 4.08.500

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Hello Folks,

very often people ask what WiFi devices are supported; iam sorry to say: there is no list currently.

But we can provide you a list of supported chipset’s, please note: this is no guarentee at all, very often vendors add custom features/design’s to the chipsset and this means: it can work.

• Ralink RT73

• Ralink RT3090

• Atheros AR5212A

• VIA VT6656

• Ralink RT2870

•ATH9k (List of supported chipsets:

• iwlwifi

• iwl2945

I recommend the ATH9k which works great together with the Universal Desktop OS and my Asus EeePC 1011 PX (Dual core Atom incl. Dual Screen support, ), i got some small issues here during the installation with the network card but finally it works great (still without network card, but hey.. It’s a netbook and i don’t care as long the WiFi works; the rest of the hardware incl. webcam works fine).



Video: UMS Basics Webinar (german)

Monday, February 27th, 2012

I took the liberty of screen capturing this during the Webinar Session of IGEL Technology as it hasn’t been uploaded by IGEL yet. I’ll try to upload the English version asap.

The UMS Basics Webinar shows you the basic functionalities of the IGEL Universal Management Suite and how to work with them.


New How To available: How to change a Language Pack on ES

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Change the language of your Windows Embedded 7 or Windows Embedded 2009 Thin Client by following this How To:

New Whitepaper available: Single Sign On with Kerberos on LX

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Use Single Sign On with Kerberos on your IGEL LX Client by following this White Paper:

New unofficial Whitepaper available: IGEL Universal Desktop LX/OS customizing the desktop in 15 minutes or “Pimp my IGEL!-Part 1”

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Customize your Thin Client/Cloud Client desktop to meet company requirements, download is here:



IGEL got Microsoft RemoteFX Certification

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

IGEL now holds the certification for Microsoft RemoteFX and the best, not like some other vendors only for High End Devices; it includes also the midsize client UD3 based on the LX Operating System.

Good job!

IGEL Firmware release 3.12.200 for older IGEL Thin Clients

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012


if you are looking for a new Firmware for older IGEL Thin Clients, IGEL just released a new Version 3.12.200 which is available at now. It contains a few smaller ICA improvments.

Release Note for TC-5200:

Version 3.12.200
Feb 07 2012
Fixed Bugs
– ICA: workaround for input focus problems with XenApp
sessions started via Firefox: enable ica.quietstart
in setup registry to suppress ICA session startup splash.
– ICA: fix ICA client printer mapping: provide Windows
printer driver name to server correctly.
– ICA Client 11.118.174016
– RDP Winconnect 6.0.72h
– RDP rdesktop 1.6.0
– PowerTerm InterConnect
– PowerTerm WebConnect
– Firefox
– Acrobat Reader 509
– Flash Player 7
– KPhone 4.2
– ThinPrint Client
– NX Client 3.4.0-7
– Cisco VPN Client
– X Server 6.8.1

Whitepaper: IGEL Universal Management Suite Network Communication updated Version available

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012


you can find an updated Version of this Whitepaper here:


Michael IGEL Universal Management Suite Template Version 1.0.0

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Hello folks,

You need a UMS Template which shows a lot of tweaks and configuration settings:

It contains more then 300 profile for the latest IGEL Firmware releases and a lot of more useful things.

Have Fun


8 Screen support?

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Did you ever noticed that you can configure up to 8 Screens in the registry for LX based IGEL devices? Would be intresting to see what came up here… 🙂



FW release: 408500 LX

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Yesterday, the latest LX firmware has been released and besides the additional support for HA and Shared Workplace we have some interesting changes.

feature summary:

– connected monitors can now be set to primary or secondary according to the connection (DVI/CRT/DP)

– dual-view support with UDC for supported hardware and with activated native graphics driver

– REV3 Client 0.8

– network authentication for RDP

– updated ath9k driver for Atheros WLAN Devices

bug fix summary:

– fixed the sound problems in RDP on 2008R2 with sound driver set to automatic

– XenApp multi monitor functionality has been restored

Download:  UD, UDC



New thinking of Zero Client?

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Today IGEL announced a new Thin Client based on an ARM CPU which comes with a System on Chip (SoC) design for Citrix and Microsoft (more to go? :-)). Nothing special on the first view but this is mostly exactly what Zero Clients (other name for mostly limited thin clients) are doing. Where is the difference? So called Zero Clients are always limited to one type of service, the IGEL Version supports a couple of different solutions to keep it flexible. This makes IGEL one  step ahead before the most other vendors. I look forward to get my hands on the first sample and will post the results here. But still, it will need some weeks to go… The premiere will be at the CeBit this year.

You can pick up the press release here: German Press release



IGEL released UMS High Availability (HA) for the IGEL Universal Management Suite and the Shared Workplace Feature for the Thin Clients

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

With the new IGEL Universal Management Suite 4.01.100 two cool new things are released, first thing is the “large” enterprise High Availability feature which is designed for very large thin client environments. The second cool thing is the shared workplace feature (Firmware 4.08.100 or higher), it allows to assign a configuration to a user and not only to a device. This means high flexibilty for the users which is perfect for call centers or other environments where different users work on the same device. Both features require an additional license which needs to be bought seperate. For more information’s go to or contact to reseller.