Deploying VMware View 5 -Part 4 Installing and Configuring SQL 2008 R2 and VMware Composer
Nov17

Deploying VMware View 5 -Part 4 Installing and Configuring SQL 2008 R2 and VMware Composer

KB ID 0000600 Problem In Part 3 we ran through manual pools, if you want to deploy automated pools using ‘Linked Clones’, then you will need VMware Composer. Composer installs on your Virtual Center Server. It also requires a database, the following is a step by step guide to installing SQL Server 2008 R2 and configuring it for Composer. VMware View 5 Suppored Database Platforms When you have your databse platform...

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Deploying VMware View 5 – Part 5 Deploying Linked Clone View Desktops
Nov17

Deploying VMware View 5 – Part 5 Deploying Linked Clone View Desktops

KB ID 0000607 Problem It’s been a while since I wrote Part 4, so it’s time to wrap this up. Now we have Composer installed on the Virtual Center, we can start to deploy our linked clone desktops. Solution VMware View – Prepare your Source Machine 1. I’ve already covered how to prepare your Windows 7 client machine to be a View client here. Once that’s done, release its IP address (ipconfig /release) and...

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VMware View – Using Persona Management
Nov17

VMware View – Using Persona Management

KB ID 0000615 Dtd 09/06/12 Problem Persona Management, is the VMware version of “Roaming Profiles” and “Redirected Folders” rolled into one. Though the redirected folders bit is a lot easier to set up and less problematic than the Microsoft Folder Redirection policy. Its handy if you using floating pools but still want your users to have a persistent user interface. Having these files centrally makes them...

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VMware View 5 – Configure and Deploy Clients in ‘Kiosk Mode’
Nov17

VMware View 5 – Configure and Deploy Clients in ‘Kiosk Mode’

KB ID 0000610 Dtd 01/06/12 Problem Kiosk mode is quite useful, if you have some machines that you want to put in a public area for visitors to use, or for machines that are used in displays etc. Or if you have some older PC’s that you just want to repurpose as internet terminals or ‘point of sale’ box’s. Essentially it’s a system that delivers a virtual VMware View desktop to a PC or Thin client without...

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VMware View – Windows XP Pool ‘Stuck’ on Customizing
Nov17

VMware View – Windows XP Pool ‘Stuck’ on Customizing

KB ID 0000646 Dtd 07/08/12 Problem While trying to deploy a Windows XP Pool yesterday, I hit upon this problem. Windows 7 works fine, but as soon as I tried to roll out a Windows XP pool, they stopped like this; After a couple of hours, the whole operation timed out, and each machine shows as; Status {Date}{Time} o’clock {Time-Zone}: Customization operation timed out I tried to deploy the pool with both ‘quick prep’...

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Set Up the VMware View 5 (and Horizon View) Event Database
Nov17

Set Up the VMware View 5 (and Horizon View) Event Database

KB ID 0000856 Dtd 20/09/13 Problem Below I’ll configure SQL 2008 R2, insofar as I will setup a new database for the View Events, create a user for that database, then finally connect the View 5 Horizon View Connection Server to that database. Solution 1. Firstly, I’m assuming you have a SQL Server setup and ready to create database on, If you do not rather than reinvent the when follow my instructions in the article below....

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