You are absolutely correct ! It looks like the main
problem I had was not knowing how to bring up the dashboard.
All seems to be working fine.
Thank-you very much for your help.
Excellent, I'm glad that I was able to help. I just added something to the install script that should drop a .html file on the pi user's desktop that redirects to the local console page. I haven't had a chance to test whether that works properly yet but hopefully it helps someone else out later.