Setup An IGEL Thin Client As An Internet Kiosk With UMS

Written by Allen White on. Posted in General, IGEL, Web Browsers

If you want to setup an Internet Kiosk machine where its only use is to browse the Internet and have access to nothing else then this is simple to do with an IGEL thin client and the IGEL Universal Management Suite.

All you have to do is put the terminal it its place, scan it into the UMS then setup a browser profile as seen below.

First in the Universal Management Suite (UMS), right click profiles and select New Profile.

Create a browser profile in IGEL

Create a browser profile in IGEL

 

Then give the profile a valid name and description.Leave the rest of the settings as default.Click OK

IGEL profile for a internet kiosk thin client

IGEL profile for a internet kiosk thin client

Once done and the edit profile screen appears, we then need to select Sessions and the browser.Under browser global enable and set the homepage that you would like users to first see when they use the kiosk thin client.

Use UMS to setup IGEL internet kiosk

Use UMS to setup IGEL internet kiosk

 

Then scroll down to Browser Sessions and select add.

create an IGEL browser session

create an IGEL browser session

 

Then, give the session a valid name. Make sure you select Auto start so that the Internet session starts automatically on boot or log off. Also select restart so that if a user tries to close the browser then it will automatically start again.

Set IGEL kiosk mode to autostart

Set IGEL kiosk mode to autostart

 

Then select settings and window, make sure you tick full screen, this will launch the Internet browser with no start menus or any other options. Finally click save to confirm the creation of the profile.

Set IGEL browser to full screen

Set IGEL browser to full screen

We now need to assign the profile to the thin client or the top level folder. To dos so see the screen below. Select the folder, then Assign objects and finally choose the profile you have just created.

Assign a profile to a folder in IGEL

Assign a profile to a folder in IGEL

Select update the profile at next reboot.

Apply update to IGEL client

Apply update to IGEL client

 

Now we need to send the changes to the clients, to do so right click the folder or thin client. Then commands and finally UMS to TC.

apply UMS settings to IGEL TC

apply UMS settings to IGEL TC

 

Fiannly select the thinc clcient by right clicking and the command and reboot.The IGEL thin client will now reboot. As it reboots it will boot into a full internet kiosk mode that can only be used to browse the web.

If you are still having issues the watch this video on setting an IGEL client to Kiosk Mode.

 
Allen White
Allen is a Consultant for ITPS in the North East of England and holds the following accreditations. MCSA, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP, CCA, CCSP, VCP 4,5 and HP ASE, AIS - Network Infrastructure.

ITPS provides strategic IT consultancy, implementation, data centre provision and unified communications, as well as support services and workspace and disaster recovery. If you require a consultation then please contact me via the contacts section or direct on 07931222991, add me on linkedin. https://uk.linkedin.com/in/allenwhiteconsultant0001

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