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AClient "destroyed" on HP5530 w/ CE .NET 6.0

Created: 03 Oct 2008 • Updated: 21 May 2010 | 1 comment

Is anyone else using the newest CE .NET OS on HP thin clients? Do you lose the AClient? Or any thoughts on why we do?



We are using Deployment solution v. 6.9.



I recently downloaded and installed the new CE .NET 6.0 OS for our HP5530. This image contains the 6.8 version of the Aclient, but the client automatically updates once I set the configuration to match our network (connect directly to our server by IP, allow remote control, password set, log file set at 4 KB -- errors only, sync time and date w/ Deployment Server -- exactly what we've been using successfully w/ CE .NET 5.0 for years).



I follow our usual tweaking of the setup to lock it down (we're in a high school) -- uninstall IE, WinExplorer, Media player, txtpad, SCMReader, SNTP client ,RDP, TEC, VNC, set up two Thin Client connections to our Citrix published apps, add admin password, take away all rights and enable USER account, set it up for Kiosk mode . . . Everything we've always done with CE .NET 5.0.



Looks great, login time much faster than with previous OS, but . . . at some point, the thin client goes gray in the Deployment console and if I log on to it to check it out, I find the AClient is gone! If I try to reinstall by browser to the installer (after increasing the mem allocation), I get an error.



The aclient.log shows:

[10/01/2008 19:44:50.436 81264654 0] apps\dsagent\DAgentCE\bootstrap.cpp:773 - Error reading input file.

[10/01/2008 19:45:24.223 69009486 0] apps\dsagent\toolbox\config\handlers\internal\PrepForImage.cpp:69 PrepForImage::HandleMessage(): caught unknown exception

(null):1074088451 - Last Error=2814568

[10/01/2008 19:46:6.210 83165206 0] apps\dsagent\toolbox\config\handlers\internal\PrepForImage.cpp:69 PrepForImage::HandleMessage(): caught unknown exception

(null):1074088451 - Last Error=2814568

[10/01/2008 19:52:34.357 14155914 0] apps\dsagent\toolbox\config\handlers\internal\PrepForImage.cpp:69 PrepForImage::HandleMessage(): caught unknown exception

(null):1074088451 - Last Error=2814568

[10/02/2008 13:15:47.072 68157598 0] apps\dsagent\toolbox\config\handlers\internal\PrepForImage.cpp:69 PrepForImage::HandleMessage(): caught unknown exception

(null):1074088451 - Last Error=2814568



Any thoughts greatly appreciated!

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SWD Squire's picture

mag,

Your aclient.log file has part of the answer for you. It mentions DAgentCE. That is the replacement for Aclient in the CE6.0 OS. It works with 6.9+ and it appears that it did not get all the way set up before you worked on the other tweaking efforts that you put in. It probably needed a reboot in there before the lockdown took place. So let it replace Aclient, reboot, and then see if things are ok before doing the other tweaking you mentioned.

Hopefully that works.

Shansen