HOW TO: Modifying the N-series UI Background Image
As of firmware version 1.3.x for the N-series, it is possible to modify the UI background image displayed behind the UI elements within the N-series GUI. The following restrictions apply to any image being used as a background image:
- Image Format: JPEG
- Maximum Image Size: 1920 x 1200
The following sections outline three methods that can be used to send the image you wish to use to your N-series device(s). You can upload and then "push" the image from a vSpace Management Center server, or you can host the image from an HTTP or FTP accessible folder on your network and "pull" the image from that location. Attached to this article you'll also find the default background image. You can download this file in the event that you wish to revert to the default image.
Method 1: "Pushing" a Background Image from vSpace Management Center:
The following steps assume that you have a vSpace Management Center server within your network. If you do not have a vSpace Management Center server, you can use the HTTP / FTP method below.
- From your vSpace Management Center server, open the "Administration" drop down menu.
- Click "Manage Wallpapers"
- Under the "Add Wallpaper" section at the top of the screen, click "Choose File"
- Select the image file you wish to use and then click "Upload" to save the image to your vSpace Management Center server.
- Once your background image is saved, open the "Device Management" drop down menu and select "Manage Devices".
- Locate the device you wish to apply this image to, and click the "View / Edit Configuration" button to the right side of that device.
- Click the "Edit" button next to the "Display Settings" item in the configuration list, and select your wallpaper from the drop down list.
- Click the "Summary" tab and apply your configuration.
Note that you can also apply a background image to multiple devices simultaneously using the device profiles feature in vSpace Management Center. For more information on using device profiles, consult the vSpace Management Center user manual.
Method 2: "Pulling" a Background Image via HTTP or FTP:
The following steps assume that you are familiar with hosting files via HTTP or FTP accessible folders within a network. If you are not familiar with hosting files in this way, you can refer to the "Setting Up an FTP Host" and "Filezilla Example Setup" sections of this KB Guide.
- Save the background image you intend to use to an HTTP or FTP accessible folder within your network.
- Boot your N-series device and navigate to the configuration menu via the gear icon to the bottom left of the Citrix Receiver screen.
- Select the "General" tab.
- Under the "Firmware" section of this tab, select "URL Manual" from the Update drop-down menu.
- Enter your FTP user name and password information in the fields provided.
- In the URL field, enter the FTP address of the image file you wish to use and click the "Update Firmware" button.
- Once the download is complete, the image will be applied and the device will reboot.
Method 3: "Pushing" a Background Image via HTTP or FTP, using a Profile:
This method can be used to push a background image from a remote FTP source using a vSpace Management Center device profile. The difference between this and method 1 is that the image file can be located on any HTTP or FTP addressable server rather than needing to be resident on the vSpace Management Center server itself.
- From vSpace Management Center, click the Device Management tab.
- Select Manage Profiles from the drop down menu.
- At this stage, you can use an existing profile or create a new profile for this update.
- To use an existing profile for this process, click the View/Edit Profile button next to the profile.
- To create a new profile for this process, click the Create New button.
- From the profile edit menu, select the Firmware Update tab.
- Check the Edit Settings box at the top of the menu, then select Update from a Specified Firmware File option.
- Enter the FTP file location and authentication information associated with your FTP host.
- Check the Automatic Update box at the bottom of the menu.
- Select the Display Settings tab, and make sure that the Wallpaper is set to Default Wallpaper.
- NOTE: The next step will reset all devices associated with this profile. Be sure your users are prepared for a reset.
- Select the Summary tab and click Apply.
- Once the affected devices have completed their reboot cycle, they should now be displaying the specified background image.
- At this stage, you can return to the profile settings and un-check the Edit Setting box under the Firmware Update tab to ensure that you're not pushing the image repeatedly with each device boot.