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The UDS Actor is an essential component of the UDS Enterprise System. It is responsible for the communication between the connection broker (UDS Server) and the virtual desktops. Its most outstanding features are:

•Report the state of a virtual desktop to UDS Enterprise broker: The UDS Actor reports the connection broker its use status (if a user is active or closed session in the virtual desktop). The system uses this information for the use of persistent/non-persistent desktops and as informational purposes for a UDS Enterprise system administrator. •Apply an "OS Manager" settings: Depending on the type of "OS Manager" selected, the UDS Actor will perform the corresponding action on the virtual desktop (change machine name, binding to a specific domain, random passwords creation, etc...).

The UDS Actor is installed on all OS templates to be used in a VDI deployment with UDS Enterprise. With each new software version, the update of the actor will be necessary, in order to apply on the virtual desktops the new features offered by the UDS Enterprise system.

To update the UDS Actor in Linux machines, we must first uninstall the "old" version and install the new one. If we have installed udsactor-nx modules (UDS with NX integrator package) and udsactor-xrdp (UDS with XRDP integrator package) we must first uninstall them.

Uninstall the udsactor-nx module: dpkg -P udsactor-nx

Uninstall the udsactor-xrdp module: dpkg -P udsactor-xrdp

Once the removal of the UDS and XRPD NX modules is confirmed, you may proceed to completely uninstall UDS Actor.

Run the following command to completely uninstall UDS Actor: dpkg -P udsactor

Once the "old" version of UDS Actor is uninstalled, you may proceed to install the new Actor (download it from downloads page of "UDS Server" previously). To do this, you may execute: dpkg -i udsactor_X_all.deb

During the installation process, you must indicate the UDS Server IP address and set the connection parameters.

If necessary, we would install in the same way the new UDS with NX and XRDP integration modules (download them from downloads page of "UDS Server" previously). - NX: dpkg -i udsactor-nx_X_all.deb

Before installing the udsactor-nx module, the UDS Actor and NX software must be installed. - XRDP: dpkg -i udsactor-xrdp_X_all.deb

Before installing the udsactor-xrdp module, the UDS Actor and XRDP software must be installed. Once the installation is completed, you can check the status of all packages executing the following command: dpkg -s nombre_paquete

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This article was last modified: Nov. 21, 2014, 11:35 a.m.