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Group Policy and Corporate Installation of the DisplayLink Software for Targus UDS

These two articles may come in handy for those building corporate images and/or deploying the DisplayLink software for Windows: MSI – INF – The associated versions validated by Targus are on the dock product pages under “Support”

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Targus Ghost Device Removal Utilitiy v. for Windows Released

Targus Ghost Device Removal Utility version for Windows was released last week for use with all Targus DisplayLink based Universal Docking Stations models: ACP71, ACP77, DOCK110, DOCK120, DOCK130, DOCK150, DOCK160, DOCK171, DOCK177, DOCK180, and DOCK410. Network adaptor registry bloat is a little known limitation of the Windows OS which has been around since Windows XP.  The limitation is exposed in Agile/ABW environments where connecting to multiple network adaptors occurs. It  can […]

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Targus WiFi AutoSwitch v.2.00.008 for Windows Released

Targus released version 2.00.008 of its popular WiFi AutoSwitch utility for use with Windows hosts and Targus Universal Docking Stations models: ACP70, ACP71, ACP77, DOCK110, DOCK120, DOCK130, DOCK150, DOCK160, DOCK171, DOCK177, DOCK180, and DOCK410. Many PC OEM provide such a utility as part of their “bloatware” however it is usually deleted by IT (not part of the company PC image). The utility turns off the WiFi when the Targus Universal Dock’s […]

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Targus UDS Troubleshooting Guide

Targus has developed the Targus UDS Troubleshooting Guide . It was written to provide users with the basic steps to complete when setting up a Targus Universal Docking Station (UDS) commonly called a “dock”. This guide is not meant to be a supersede an installation or deployment guide, nor is it a how-to guide for the operation of Windows PC or other applicable platforms. However, it may contain instructions applicable to […]

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It’s Time To Reboot Windows!

With most major updates to the OS it is often necessary to reboot for full dock and PC functionality.  This is apparent with the Creators Update for Windows 10.  Please be sure to reboot your PC when installing the update. We have noticed that on some PC, it is necessary to re-connect the external monitors, either mirrored or extended, after the update and reboot. The DocKtor has been running Windows […]

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PXE Boot or Pre-Boot Targus UDS GbE Support

Thee DocKtor is often asked, “Do Targus UDS support PXE Boot?” This would mean that the host PC would have BIOS support for the GbE MAC/PHY downstream from the host USB and on the other side of the Targus UDS USB hub and DisplayLink SOC. In essence, Windows would have to boot over GbE over USB. Thee DocKtor has heard that there is some Dell and HP model that do […]

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Targus UDS Quick Start/User Guides

DOCK An official Quick Start Guide (aka User Guide) is shipped in the box with all Targus Universal Docking Stations (UDS) but at times they get lost (thrown away).  You can download any of them from the associated model number below: ACP70US ACP71USZ ACP77USZ ACP78_10152017 DOCK110USZ DOCK120USZ DOCK130USZ DOCK150USZ DOCK160 DOCK171USZ DOCK177USZ DOCK180USZ DOCK210 DOCK220USZ DOCK410 DOCK411

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The Myth of Vertical Dock Desk Space Savings

Many dock users tell The DocKtor that vertical docks actually take up more space then the wedge shaped horizontal Targus Universal Docking Stations.  This is obvious to dock users but not as apparent when simply looking at a dock out of the box.  Indeed, at first glance, the vertical standing docks look sexy by themselves, but once you connect them up, they look more like some sort of Rube Goldberg […]

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Dock Tray

While the current set of Targus Universal Docking Stations are designed in a horizontal wedge shape so that the dock takes up zero desk space, The DocKtor has seen the various off-desktop mountings including Velcro used for under the desk, in-walls, floors, ceilings, etc.  A large Targus customer was also using a basket of sorts to mount the docks under the desks.  With this idea in mind, Targus developed and now supplies an […]

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