Thin Client Design Template (Windows CE 5.0)

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When you use the New Platform Wizard to create an OS design from the Windows Thin Client design template, Platform Builder includes by default a specific set of Catalog items in the OS design. Although you can select optional items in the wizard, the required items do not appear as options.

In addition to the Catalog items that you add to your OS design, some items are added during the build cycle due to dependencies. The %_WINCEROOT%\Public\<OS design name>\_iabasefeatures.txt file display the Sysgen variables for all Catalog items in the run-time image after the build cycle is complete. For more information about dependencies, see Catalog Overview.

Note   Because one Sysgen variable may be set by another Sysgen variable, not all of the Sysgen variables in these files directly correspond to a Catalog item.

After you complete the New Platform Wizard, you can add other catalog items to your OS design. For more information, see Adding an Item from the Catalog.

By default, the Windows Thin Client uses the Thin Client Shell and provides a default connection. When this default connection is used, it prompts the user for a server name for the connection. You can change this default behavior by changing the default selections in the New Platform Wizard. For more information about when to change the default connection, see Thin Client Best Practices.

If you build from a command line, for information about how to view a list of Sysgen variables, see Build Demo Tool.

Included Catalog Items

The following table shows the required Catalog items included in the Windows Thin Client design template used with the New Platform Wizard. Items in this list do not appear in the New Platform Wizard.

Catalog itemLocation in the CatalogSysgen variable
Mouse Shell and User Interface\User InterfaceSYSGEN_CURSOR
Power Management (Full)Core OS ServicesSYSGEN_PM
Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)Applications - End User\Remote Desktop ConnectionSYSGEN_RDP
Touch Display (Stylus)Shell and User Interface\User InterfaceSYSGEN_TOUCH
Waveform AudioMultimedia Technologies\Multimedia Components\AudioSYSGEN_AUDIO
Windows Thin Client ShellShell and User Interface\ShellSYSGEN_WBTSHELL
Note   SYSGEN_RDP brings in the core technologies required to support the RDP protocol, and SYSGEN_WBTSHELL adds the basic shell capabilities for a thin client.
Note   If you use Smartcard redirection, the OS design must contain at least one smart card driver.

Selected Catalog Items

The following table shows the Catalog items in the New Platform Wizard that are selected as defaults for this design template. You can clear these items in the wizard as needed.

Catalog itemLocation in the CatalogSysgen variable
Audio playback redirectionApplications – End User\Remote Desktop ConnectionSYSGEN_RDP_AUDIO
Cut/Copy/Paste clipboard redirectionApplications – End User\Remote Desktop ConnectionSYSGEN_RDP_CLIPBOARD
File storage redirectionApplications – End User\Remote Desktop ConnectionSYSGEN_RDP_DRIVE
Filtered File storage redirectionApplications – End User\Remote Desktop Connection\File storage redirectionSYSGEN_RDP_FILTERFSD
Serial and parallel port redirectionApplications – End User\Remote Desktop ConnectionSYSGEN_RDP_PORT
Printer redirectionApplications – End User\Remote Desktop ConnectionSYSGEN_RDP_PRINTER
Smart card redirectionApplications – End User\Remote Desktop ConnectionSYSGEN_RDP_SMARTCARD
Windows .NET Compact FrameworkApplication & Services Development\.NET Compact Framework SYSGEN_DOTNET, SYSGEN_DOTNET_SUPPORT
Wired Local Area Network (802.3 802.5)Communications Services and Networking\Networking – Local Area Network (LAN)SYSGEN_ETHERNET
User Interface Dialog BoxesApplications - End User\Remote Desktop Connection\Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)SYSGEN_RDP_UI

Unselected Catalog Items

The following table shows the Catalog items in the New Platform Wizard that are not selected by default for this design template. You can select these items in the wizard as needed.

Catalog itemLocation in the CatalogSysgen variable
Dial-up Networking (RAS/PPP)Communications Services and Networking\Networking – Wide Area Network (WAN)SYSGEN_PPP
Internet Explorer 6.0 Sample BrowserInternet Client Services\Internet Explorer 6.0 for Windows CESYSGEN_IESAMPLE
Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPOE)Communications Services and Networking\Networking – Wide Area Network (WAN)SYSGEN_PPOE
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)Application & Services Development\Device ManagementSYSGEN_SNMP
Standard SDK for Windows CEApplication & Services DevelopmentSYSGEN_USDK
PPTPCommunications Services and Networking\Networking – Wide Area Network (WAN)\Virtual Private NetworkingSYSGEN_PPTP
Windows Networking API/ Redirector (SMB/CIFS)Communications Services and Networking\Networking FeaturesSYSGEN_REDIR
WMA & MP3 Local PlaybackMultimedia Technologies\Basic MultimediaSYSGEN_LOCALAUDIO
WMV & MPEG-4 StreamingMultimedia Technologies\Basic MultimediaSYSGEN_STREAMAV
JScript 5.5Internet Client Services\ScriptingSYSGEN_IEJSCRIPT
WMA and MP3 StreamingMultimedia Technologies\Basic MultimediaSYSGEN_STREAMAUDIO
Telephony API (TAPI 2.0) Communications Services and Networking\Networking - Wide Area Network (WAN)\SYSGEN_TAPI
Unimodem SupportCommunications Services and Networking\Networking - Wide Area Network (WAN)\Telephony API (TAPI 2.0)SYSGEN_MODEM
Standard SDK for Windows CEApplications Services and DevelopmentSYSGEN_USDK
Report Upload ClientWindows CE Error ReportingSYSGEN_WATSON_CLIENT

See Also

Developing a Windows Thin Client | How to Develop a Thin Client | Catalog Overview | Catalog Item Icon Types


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