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Kiosk Mode and automated USB redirection

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VDI can be used for several use cases including call centres, standard workplaces, high security desktops and much more. With VMware View 4.5 you can also use your virtual desktops for kiosk mode purposes. The most popular kiosk mode use case is a Internet surf station but you could also think about other self service terminals like the ticket machines at the airport. The kiosk mode can be fully automated that it directly connects to the View broker and the desktop when the end users device is turned on. The authentication is done via MAC address verification.

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Written by Christoph Harding

August 30th, 2010 at 3:20 pm

How to disable weak ciphers in View 3.1

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A colleague of mine had a requirement from his security-department to disable the ability to use “weak ciphers” to connect to the security server.

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Written by Joel Lindberg

August 28th, 2009 at 2:40 pm

How to use Novell with VMware View

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Since VMware View does only support Microsoft Active Directory Service as directory service, Novell eDirectory users need another way to get their environment working with the VMware virtual desktop infrastructure. First of all you will definitely need an Active Directory to integrate the View Manager with so that the users can logon and get authenticated. To get the users from the eDirectory in sync with the Active Directory you should use the standard Novell tools.

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Written by Christoph Harding

June 5th, 2009 at 11:24 am

vCenter permissions for the View Manager user

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The easiest way to configure the View Manager with the VMware vCenter is to use the Administrator account however this is mostly not the best choice. Companies want to use special service or administration account with the maximum permissions needed instead of using a all-permission-user.

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Written by Christoph Harding

June 2nd, 2009 at 11:56 am

Setting up CAC or Smartcard for use with an HP Thin Client

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Make sure to start with a fresh and current image. As of this writing that is 5.1.606 revA. Load the image and confirm that the green lock in the systray comes up green after all the rebooting. If you get a red “x” do it again.

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Written by Jason Marshall

May 20th, 2009 at 9:41 pm