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VMware View 3.1.1 available for download

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VMware just released the Version 3.1.1, a new maintenance release of VMware View. You’ll find the details on the VMware View web site.

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Written by Christoph Harding

July 12th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

HID Filtering in VMware View 3.1

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VMware View already came with USB redirection in his early stages but now with View 3.1, released last week it becomes more flexible. By default HID (Human interface devices) are filtered out because it wouldn’t be good to have the local keyboard, mouse or other device which is needed local, redirected to the virtual desktop session.

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Written by Christoph Harding

June 6th, 2009 at 10:24 am

Using Client Information in VMware View

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The VMware View Client delivers useful information to the VMware View Agent which can be found in the virtual desktops Windows registry. This information can be used by scripts i.e. for mapping the right network printer based on the location of the View Client device.

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Written by Christoph Harding

May 29th, 2009 at 12:42 pm

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

Novell and View

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Running Novell eDirectory with view is problematic and not supported. However here is how you do it if you feel so inclined. I would like to thank a very good customer of mine, Carl Hooker for helping me solve this riddle in his environment.

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Written by Jason Marshall

May 20th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

Easily managing Server/Client/Agent option with GPO’s

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When browsing the file system on the View connection server you’ll find four ADM files in the server’s program files directory: C:\Program Files\VMware View\Server\Extras\GroupPolicyFiles. With those files you can easily manage the View Server, View Client and View agent configuration settings.

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Written by Christoph Harding

April 19th, 2009 at 2:54 pm

VMware View Open Client Beta 3.1

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There is a new  beta version of the View Open Client available for download at the Google Code community. One of the new features is smart card support. To allow that you’ve to copy your PKCS#11 modules in /usr/lib/vmware/view/pkcs11 and use Rdesktop version 1.5.0 as minimum. A detailed description can be found in the readme.txt file within the download package.

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Written by Christoph Harding

April 19th, 2009 at 12:13 am

Silent install without reboot

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The View client can be installed in two ways. You can do a normal GUI based install what means that you click through the installation wizard or you can do a scripted or silent installation. The silent or scripted View Client installation can be personalized with loads of MSI parameters. Some of them are standard MSI, some of them are specific.

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Written by Christoph Harding

April 17th, 2009 at 12:53 pm

How to bypass a proxy server?

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Loads of companies are using proxy servers to fasten or reduce web traffic and of course fo more other reason. When a proxy server is configured within the Windows/Internet Explorer settings this proxy server will also be used by the View client. This is good as long as the connection or security server is on the web and not in the LAN. But what if the server is on the local area network?

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Written by Christoph Harding

April 16th, 2009 at 6:19 pm

Using client drives

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With VMware View and RDP the administrator can redirect the client drives to the virtual desktop through a standard RDP function. The client drives are connected as network drives. Without any additional configuration all local client drives will be redirected to the virtual desktop.

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