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Need to delay CE session startup to allow network connection to complete

Last Updated: Oct 10, 2016 03:24PM PDT
Solution:  Add a delay to the Windows CE Registry.

Autostart Delay Feature

Terminal versions: CE4 (.NET) or above.

The Autostart Delay feature was added to allow for circumstances where the network connection was not established by the time the sessions would be autostarted. For example, when using wireless
networking, it is possible that the terminal will not authenticate to the Access Point by the time the session has started. This would result in the session failing to connect to the host. A delay can be
inserted before Autostart begins which resolves this issue. The Autostart Delay feature must be enabled via a registry change.


The dword value is:

'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WBT\Shell\AutoStartDelay'

The value is in seconds and can be up to 99. A recommended value
is 10, if required at all.

A simple way to implement this change would be to use the following
procedure:

· set SNMP File/Option to ‘Append’
· create a new, empty registry by pressing the "New Setting" icon in the Remote Setting tab
· create the tree: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WBT\Shell\
· create the dword: AutoStartDelay
· enter the value of "10"
· click the SaveAll icon
· rename the file from "NewSetting" to "autostart delay"
· click the SaveAll icon
· drag/drop this change on to any CLI Windows CE terminal 

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