Menu path: Setup > Devices > Storage Devices > Storage Hotplug

In this area you can set up the connection of hotplug storage devices to the thin client. These can be USB mass storage devices or MMC card readers for example.

Following file systems are officially supported: 

ext2, ext3, ext4Standard Linux file systems
squashfsa packed read-only file system
vfatsupports all FAT variants (except extFAT)
udfCDROM/DVD file systems
ntfsabout ntfs-3g (Fuse)

You can change the following settings:

Storage Hotplug

☑ Hotplug storage devices will be be mounted and unmounted automatically. When mounted, a hotplug storage device can be used in sessions like ICA, RDP, VMWare Horizon, or in local applications like browser / PDF viewer or media player.

Before you unplug a hotplug storage device from the thin client, you must safely remove it. Otherwise, data on the hotplug storage device can be damaged. Depending on the configuration, there is one or several possibilities to safely remove a hotplug storage device:
  • Click on in the task bar. The taskbar is not available in a fullscreen session.
  • Click on in the in-session control bar. Depending on the configuration, the in-session control bar may be available in a fullscreen session. For further information, see In-session Control Bar.
  • Function Accessories > Safely Remove Hardware with further starting possibilities; amongst other things, a hotkey can be defined here.

    If the following warning is displayed: Volume(s) still in use. Dont' remove the device., then the hotplug storage device must not be removed. First, exit the program concerned or close all files or directories that reside on the hotplug storage device.


☐ Hotplug storage devices will be be mounted and unmounted automatically. (Default)

Default permission: Default access rights for hotplug storage devices.
Possible values:

  • Read only
  • Read/Write

Client Drive Mapping: Defines the creation of drives in ICA sessions, RDP sessions or Horizon sessions. The mounting of hotplug storage devices to the local file system is not influenced by this parameter.
Possible values:

  • Dynamic: Drives are created automatically in a session when a hotplug storage device is connected to the thin client. When the device is removed, the corresponding drive is removed automatically.
  • Static: The drives in a session are predefined by the parameters described under  Static Client Drive Mapping.

Static Client Drive Mapping

Private drive letter for each storage drive

☑ A drive letter is assigned to each hotplug storage device.

☐ A single drive letter will be generated for all hotplug storage devices and each hotplug storage device will be assigned a sub-directory. (default)

Number of drives: The maximum number of hotplug storage devices that can be used simultaneously in the session.

When this number is reached, no additional hotplug storage devices will be assigned.

Start storage drives with this drive letter: Letter that is assigned to the first hotplug storage device if automatic drive mapping is enabled (default: A). Further hotplug storage devices are assigned the next letter alphabetically.

ICA read access for storage hotplug devices: Specifies whether read access to hotplug storage devices is allowed in an ICA session.

Possible values:

  • Yes: Read access is allowed.
  • No: Read access is not allowed.
  • Ask user: Read access can be allowed on request.

ICA write access for storage hotplug devices: Specifies whether write access to hotplug storage devices is allowed in an ICA session.

Possible values:

  • Yes: Write access is allowed.
  • No: Write access is not allowed.
  • Ask user: Write access can be allowed on request.

Notification

Hotplug beep

☑ A signal tone will be heard when connecting and disconnecting hotplug storage devices. (Default)

Hotplug message

☑ Hotplug messages will be shown when connecting and disconnecting hotplug storage devices. (Default)

Timeout: Period of time in seconds after which the window with the hotplug messages is hidden. If the parameter is set to No timeout, the window will be shown until it is closed manually. (Default: 15)

You will find further settings options in the HDX / ICA Global setup area under Drive mapping, in the RDP Global setup area under Drive mapping, in the Devices area under USB access control and in the Accessories area under Disk Removal.