VMware Horizon – Replacing Certificates
May09

VMware Horizon – Replacing Certificates

KB ID 0001547 Problem I deployed Horizon v7 a while ago for a client, they messaged me to say their wildcard cert was about to expire, could I replace it in the Horizon infrastructure. On logging in, sure enough; Connection Server Details Status: The service has a minor issue SSL Certificate: About to expire {Date} {Time} This is why I like VMware, it’s picked up the problem, and pointed me in the right direction, (the...

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VMware: Server Certificate Subject Name Does Not Match
Jan14

VMware: Server Certificate Subject Name Does Not Match

KB ID 0001504 Problem If you replace the self signed certificate on your Horizon Connection servers, (so that they have a certificate with your ‘public’ address), you will see this error; Status: Servers’s certificate subject name does not match the server’s External URL. Server’s certificates is not trusted. SSL Certificate: Invalid Solution At first I thought this was simply a DNS problem, and I needed...

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VMware Composer Install Fails
Jan09

VMware Composer Install Fails

KB ID 0001498 Problem While attempting to deploy VMware Composer, (in my case version 7) on a windows Server, (in my case 2016 Datacenter). This happened; Installation Failed The wizard was interrupted before VMware Horizon7 Composer could be completely installed. Your system has not been modified. To complete installation at another time please run setup again. Click Finish to exit the wizard. Annoyingly I know what it was straight...

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Deploying VMware View 5 – Part 1: Configure Active Directory and Deploy VMware Connection Server
Nov17

Deploying VMware View 5 – Part 1: Configure Active Directory and Deploy VMware Connection Server

KB ID 0000594 Problem VMware View is a big product, deploying it can be daunting, and if you’re not sure what you’re doing it’s pretty easy to deploy ‘misconfigured’, or at the very least not configured as well as it should. I’m going to run though most requirements, but it would seem sensible to break this up into a few different articles. Solution Configuring Windows Active Directory for VMware...

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Deploying VMware View 5 – Part 2: Configure Windows 7 to be a VMware View Desktop
Nov17

Deploying VMware View 5 – Part 2: Configure Windows 7 to be a VMware View Desktop

KB ID 0000596 Problem In Part 1 we looked at setting up your connection server. To actually deliver a virtual desktop you need to a) have a desktop built, and b) have the VMware View ‘agent’ installed on it. In addition there are various changes you need to make, both to streamline the virtual machine, and make it more efficient for VMware View. Note: If you are doing manual assignment of desktops to users, then this is...

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Deploying VMware View 5 – Part 3: Creating a ‘Manual Pool’ and Connecting a View Client
Nov17

Deploying VMware View 5 – Part 3: Creating a ‘Manual Pool’ and Connecting a View Client

KB ID 0000598 Problem In Part 2 we got our machine ready to be delivered via VMware View. Now we need to create a ‘Pool’, grant users access to that pool, and finally connect to it from a VMware View Client. Solution VMware View – Creating a Manual Pool 1. Open a connection to your VMware View Administrator console (https://{connection-server-name}admin). Log in and navigate to Inventory > Pools > Add. 2. We...

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