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    ThinStation - multiple boot images

    It has come time for me to move our 2k3 terminal server farm over to 2k8.

    This is fine with our HP t5735 thin clients, as I just need to update the image to ThinPro and set them up with the new RDP client (ie. rdesktop 1.6 rather than Citrix ICA).

    However, we have a bunch of machines which use ThinStation.

    Because this is going to be a progressive changeover, I want to run the 2 systems side by side, but due to it being served via PXE/TFTPd, I am finding myself limited.

    How do I get 2 thinstation images to be served? The old one using citrix and the new one using rdesktop?

    As it stands, I seem to be forced to use a single image, and I cannot for the life of me get the thinstation.conf-<MAC> files to be picked up.

    Ideas?

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    if your thinstation.hosts file looks like this

    Code:
     TG0-2116	004063E635FC
    TG0-2118	004063E63503
    TG0-2119	004063E62E26
    TG0-2120	004063E6353F
    you can set individual config files for each machine:

    thinstation.conf-TG0-2120

    the thinstation.conf-* is just a copy of thinstation.conf with the different settings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    if your thinstation.hosts file looks like this

    Code:
     TG0-2116	004063E635FC
    TG0-2118	004063E63503
    TG0-2119	004063E62E26
    TG0-2120	004063E6353F
    you can set individual config files for each machine:

    thinstation.conf-TG0-2120

    the thinstation.conf-* is just a copy of thinstation.conf with the different settings.
    I don't use a hosts file. I just have thinstation.conf-<MAC> directly addressing the machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    I don't use a hosts file. I just have thinstation.conf-<MAC> directly addressing the machine.
    theoretically, that should work. but if not try the hosts file and then by machine name.

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