MultiStation

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MultiStation is configured similarly to MultiMonitor in the Terminal Configuration. MultiStation uses the same wizard as MultiMonitor, retaining the names of the pages.

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Hardware Specification

Terminal Hardware

Terminal Hardware

MultiStation configuration is initiated in the Terminal Configuration Wizard when a MultiMonitor-capable thin client is selected on the Terminal Hardware page.

Enable MultiStation

Enable MultiStation

Enable MultiStation


MultiStation requires the use of Display Clients and MultiMonitor. Once the Use Display Clients checkbox and Enable MultiMonitor checkbox are selected on the Terminal Server Specification page the Enable MultiStation checkbox becomes visible.

Select the Use Display Clients, Enable MultiMonitor, and Enable MultiStation checkboxes.

Monitor Configuration

Video Settings

Video Settings


The MultiMonitor Video Setting allows the user to choose how many monitors will be connected to the MultiMonitor thin client using the Number of Monitors radio button.

  • The Color Depth dropdown allows the color depth to be set for all the monitors.
  • The Resolution and Refresh Rate can be set for each monitor using the dropdowns.

Note: The monitors do not need to use the same resolutions but can be individually configured.

Monitor Layout Page

Monitor Layout

Monitor Layout


The Monitor Layout page allows the configuration of the MultiMonitors.
The Choose your monitor layout dropdown will display the various physical arrangements that the monitors can be placed in. Select the layout that matches your layout.

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Sample Monitor Layouts


The Main Monitor radio button determines which screen is considered the main monitor. This monitor will display the TermSecure login window, Main Menu, and ThinManager messages.
The Choose your screen layout dropdown with allow the assignment of sessions to the monitors. The monitors can be combined into a “Spanned” station that contains two or more monitors or they can be configured to hold an individual station per monitor, or a combination of the two.

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Samples of Four-Monitor Configurations

Display Client Selection Page

Display Client Selection

Display Client Selection

The Display Client Selection page allows Display Clients to be assigned to each station. For further information on Display Clients, see the Display Clients Article.

Display Client Selection

Display Client Selection


Highlight the desired Display Client and select the arrow to move it to the desired station.
The number of available stations is based on the combination of screened and spanned stations selected on the Monitor Layout page. Each station can have more than one Display Client.
The Override button allows you to assign a different user account or video resolution to a Display Client. Highlight a Display Client and select the Override button to launch the Override Setting window.

Override Setting Window

Override Setting Window


The override function is important when you want to run several copies of the same application on the MultiStation terminal because Microsoft limits each user to a single instance of an application by default. Without the override function you will get a single application that bounces from Terminal to Terminal.
Check the Override checkbox of the setting you desire to override and fill in the appropriate fields.
Select OK to accept the changes and select Cancel to cancel the changes.

Selection Configuration


Screen Options

Screen Options


The Screen Options settings are:

  • Main Monitor – This drop-down sets what monitor in a spanned set will display the Display Client Selector menu.
  • Station Options – This button launches the Screen Options window to allow configuration of the Display Client selector.


Screen Options Window

Screen Options Window


The Display Client Selector Options allows configuration of the Display Client selection when using MultiSession.

  • Show Display Client Selector – This checkbox, if selected, will display the Display Client Selector to allow the user to switch between MultiSession Display Clients.
  • Enable Tiling – This checkbox, if selected, allows multiple sessions to be tiled to allow a visual selection.
  • MultiStation Options – These options indicate whether the station will have a mouse or keyboard and if Display Client selection based on screen edge detection is enabled.

The Selector Options button launches the Display Client Selector Options window.

Display Client Selector Options Window

Display Client Selector Options Window


The Display Client Selector Options Window has three settings.

  • Auto-hide Selector – This checkbox, if selected, will hide the drop-down Display Client selector unless the mouse is hovering over the top center of the screen. This checkbox, if unselected, will show the drop-down Display Client selector at the top center of the screen.
  • Tile on Selector activation – This checkbox, if selected, will tile the sessions when an auto-hid selector is activated.
  • Selector Menu Size – This drop-down sets the size of the text in the Display Client selector.

The Tiling Options button launches the Tile Options window.

Tile Options Window

Tile Options Window


The Tile Options Window has five settings.

  • Show Grid – This checkbox, when selected, will separate tiled sessions with black lines.
  • Tile Inactivity Time – This is the amount of time in seconds that will elapse before an inactive session will revert to a tiled mode.
  • Tile Display clients at startup – This checkbox, when selected, will tile the display clients when the terminal first connects.
  • Include Main Menu as tile – This checkbox, when selected, will display the TermSecure Main Menu as a tiled Display Client.
  • Tile on Right click (mouse or touch screen) - This checkbox, when selected, will allow a right click in a session to activate tiling. Holding a finger on a touch screen will trigger tiling if the Right Click Hold Time (milliseconds) is used in the touch screen module.
  • Tile Interactive – This checkbox, if selected, will allow a user to select a tiled session and interact with it without un-tiling the sessions.

Setup Considerations

  • MultiStation requires a MultiMonitor License.
  • MultiStation is limited to a total of 5 virtual stations.
  • MultiStation requires a physical display adapter for each virtual station.
  • A USB to VGA/DVI Adapter may be used, but total throughput will be limited based on available thin client CPU and RAM.
  • The aggregate desktop resolution of a spanned station is limited to 4096x2048.

Completed Example


Expanded MultiMonitor and MultiStation Icons

Expanded MultiMonitor and MultiStation Icons


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