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How to Launch Horizon View Standalone sessions via vmware-view URI

Launching Horizon View Client and pointing it to different Connection Servers despite unsupported by VMware is somewhat well known at this point in time. I blogged about it a while back in my article VMware View 4.5 Command Line Usage.   However, the ‘-standalone‘ switch can only be issued from the Windows command-line, and I …

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How to enable vCOps Manager functionality with Windows Server 2008 R2 Desktops

Windows Server 2008 R2 is now supported as desktop operating system with Horizon View 5.3 (here). As most of you probably know Microsoft does not provide SPLA licensing model (Service Provider Level Agreement) for  Windows desktop operating systems (Windows 7, 8 and 8.1) to allow enterprise customers and service providers to create Desktop-as-a-Service offerings using …

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Getting Deeper with View Agent Direct-Connection [Video]

In this new 24 minute video VMware Senior Staff Engineer Mark Benson, describes View Agent Direct-Connection in  Horizon View 5.3. VADC allows any View Client to connect to a View desktop without using a View Connection Server. This can be useful for some specific use cases where the use of View Connection Server is either not possible …

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