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View 3.1: Pass Client Information into the Virtual Machine
May27

View 3.1: Pass Client Information into the Virtual Machine

Among the many cool things you can do with View 3.1, a component of VMware Horizon, is the ability to pass information about the client into the virtual machine (VM). You can now pass the client name, IP address and MAC into the VM. This information is sent to the View agent running in the VM and is stored in the registry: HKCU\Volatile Environment ViewClient_MachineName: TC01 ViewClient_IP_Address: 10.10.10.1 ViewClient_MAC_Address:...

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VMware View 3.1 Available Now

VMware View 3.1 Download Release Notes View Manager 3.1 includes the following enhancements: Performance Improvements – Login times are significantly improved and server utilization is reduced. Automated LDAP Data and View Composer Database Backup – You can now configure automated backup of LDAP data and View Composer databases in View Administrator, enabling disaster recovery. Client Information – Information about...

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GINA chaining with View

There are several reasons why you might need several GINA's using View. Problem is it's not well documented on how to actually chain them together and make it work. So here is a quick post on how to do that. Verify the View GINA is the Winlogon GINA. HKey_Local_Machine\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\WinlogonGinaDLL: "C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware View\Agent\bin\wsgina.dll" Note* You will need to create...

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Novell and View

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. There are many customers that currently use Novell’s eDirectory to access their shared drives or other useful features. Unfortunately,  VMWare View Manager only works with Active...

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