VMWare View MultiMonitor not working with a Zero Client

At the customer where I work there was a college, he wants to use 2 monitors on his view workplace.

We use the Wyse P20 zero client.

Step 1 was to config the VMware View Desktop Pool Multiple Monitor Support

Ensure your desktop pool is configured to support 2 monitors.

Sign into the VMware View Administrator go to Inventory go to Pools. Select your Pool  Click the Edit button. Go to the Pool Settings Tab under Remote Desktop Protocol change the max number of monitors to 2.

Step 2. Choosing Multi-monitor in VMware View Client

In the VMware View client you must enable multiple monitor support. However, when we used the Zero client (Wyse P20) to connect to your virtual desktop pool the Display option isn’t even present. So what you need to do is access the VMware View Client on a desktop PC or Laptop, sign in as the user that needs multiple monitor support, select the desktop pool and set the display to Multimonitor.  Login and wait till the desktop is fully loaded and then logoff. Then when the user signs in on the Zero client (Wyse P20) Multiple Monitor support will be engaged because you set it previously..


VMware View Bootcamp

VMware is organizing a nine-part VMware View Bootcamp: every day a new video is published for you to view. At the end of this bootcamp, you will have a good understanding of the VMware View solution, how to roll it out and how to optimize View in your environment. A free e-book of all the presentations is included in this bootcamp series. A hope I can download the free e-book Smile. Because I am going on Holiday next week.

VMware View Bootcamp Series

Design Considerations Guidelines for VMware View – Overview

  • Speaker – John Dodge, Sr. Manager PSO Services, VMware
  • Overview of the technical considerations to keep in mind while you’re designing a View environment

Watch the Video

Storage Deep Dive – Considerations and Best Practices

  • Speaker – Jim Yanik, Sr. Systems Engineer, VMware
  • How to design your storage infrastructure to fit your environment
  • Sizing and workload considerations

Watch the Video

Network Considerations and Best Practices

  • Speaker – Shannon McFarland; Consulting Engineer for Data Center technologies and Enterprise IPv6 design on Cisco’s Consulting Engineering team in the Office of the CTO, Cisco
  • Network requirements for LAN and WAN
  • Bandwidth requirements deep dive
  • Security considerations – Security Server, AV, Encryption, Authentication

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Optimizing the Base Image for VMware View

  • Speaker – Todd Dayton, Staff Product Manager, Desktop Product Management, VMware
  • How to build and tune your desktop image
  • User and workload considerations
  • OS specific tips (XP, Win7)

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Delivering Applications

  • Speaker – Heath Doer, Sr Systems Engineer, VMware
  • Packaging and updates (applink and appsync)
  • Best practices-storage, image management and application deployment
  • Application migration, application conflict and compatibility

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PCoIP Implementation Overview and PCoIP Tuning Best Practices

  • Speaker – Chuck Hirstius, PSO, WW Advanced Services, VMware
  • How to optimize PCoIP for different types of workloads
  • How to optimize for LAN, mobile and remote users
  • Bandwidth requirements

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Automating View 4.5 with Powershell

  • Speaker – Tom Elliot, Sr. MTS, Enterprise Desktop, VMware
  • Introduction to View PowerCLI
  • Setting up an environment and basic tasks
  • Creating your own scripts
  • Integrating with vSphere

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Leveraging Security Server for PCoIP

  • Speaker – Mark Benson, View Architect, Enterprise Desktop, VMware
  • Introduction to Security Server

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VMware View’s Reference Architecture

  • Speaker – Mac Binesh, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager, Enterprise Desktop, VMware
  • Review of RA for stateless desktops
  • Description of test environment, equipment and lab results

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    ThinApp VMware View 4.6 Client

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    Reboot and then setup continues
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    Edit Package.ini

    Add the following line under:
    [VMware View Client.exe]
    Source=%ProgramFilesDir%\VMware\VMware View\Client\bin\wswc.exe
    ;Change ReadOnlyData to bin\Package.ro.tvr to build with old versions(4.6.0 or earlier) of tools
    WorkingDirectory=%ProgramFilesDir%\VMware\VMware View\Client\bin\
    Shortcuts=%Desktop%;%Programs%\VMware;%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

    Commandline=%ProgramFilesDir%\VMware\VMware View\Client\bin\wswc –serverurl viewdemo.wardvissers.nl

    Open Project Folder:
    Remove the following Folders

    %Common Desktop%
    %Common Programs%
    %Local AppData%
    %Program Files Common%

    Then Click on Build

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    VMware View 4.6 New Features

    VMware released VMWare View 4.6

    Updated Features:
    Security servers can now accommodate PCoIP connections – Security servers now include a PCoIP Secure Gateway component. The PCoIP Secure Gateway connection offers the following advantages:

    • The only remote desktop traffic that can enter the corporate data center is traffic on behalf of a strongly authenticated user.
    • Users can access only the desktop resources that they are authorized to access.
    • No VPN is required, as long as PCoIP is not blocked by any networking component.
    • Security servers with PCoIP support run on Windows Server 2008 R2 and take full advantage of the 64-bit architecture.

    Enhanced USB device compatibility – View 4.6 supports USB redirection for syncing and managing iPhones and iPads with View desktops. This release also includes improvements for using USB scanners, and adds to the list of USB printers that you can use with thin clients. For more information, see the list of View Client resolved issues.

    Keyboard mapping improvements – Many keyboard-related issues have been fixed. For more information, see the list of View Client resolved issues.

    New timeout setting for SSO users – With the single-sign-on (SSO) feature, after users authenticate to View Connection Server, they are automatically logged in to their View desktop operating systems. This new timeout setting allows administrators to limit the number of minutes that the SSO feature is valid for.
    For example, if an administrator sets the time limit to 10 minutes, then 10 minutes after the user authenticates to View Connection Server, the automatic login ability expires. If the user then walks away from the desktop and it becomes inactive, when the user returns, the user is prompted for login credentials. For more information, see the VMware View Administration documentation.

    VMware View 4.6 includes more than 160 bug fixes – For descriptions of selected resolved issues, see Resolved Issues.

    Support for Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 operating systems (Not Experimental of RC wrong on the VMware site)

    VDI Documentation
    VMware View 4.6 Release Notes
    VMware View Architecture Planning
    VMware View Administration
    VMware View Installation
    VMware View Upgrades
    VMware View Integration

    Unable to connect from the View Client on Windows 7 to the View Connection Server after installing the patch kb2482017 or kb2467023

    This issue occurs when you have installed one of these Microsoft patches, 2482017 or 2467023.

    If you have already installed these patches, you can install VMware View Client (build 353760) or uninstall the Microsoft patches.

    If you have not installed these patches, delay the installation of the Microsoft patches until you have installed VMware View Client (build 353760).

    VMware View Client build 353760 has been tested on:

    • Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit +  Internet Explorer 8
    • Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit +  Internet Explorer 8
    • Windows 7 Home 32 bit +  Internet Explorer 8 

    The View Client patch can be downloaded from here. Enter your credentials, accept the EULA and download the appropriate file:

    • If you are using Windows 7 32-bit, use VMware-viewclient-4.5.0-353760.exe.
    • If you are using Windows 7 64-bit, use VMware-viewclient-x86_64-4.5.0-353760.exe.

    To apply this patch

    1. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs.
    2. Choose the previously installed VMware View Client and click Remove.
    3. Navigate to where you downloaded VMware-viewclient-xxx-4.5.0-353760.exe and run the executable file.
    4. Follow the installation installation wizard to complete installation.
    5. Reboot the computer.

    Very Important: VMware View Clients with build number 353760 or later are not affected by this issue.

    VMWare View GPO settings

    Group Policy settings die je moet zetten onder Remote Desktop


    VMWare View Client GPO settings
    – Enable the shade
    – Pin the shade
    – Don’t check monitor alignment on spanning
    – Color depth
    – Desktop background
    – Show contents of window while dragging
    – Menu and window animation
    – Themes
    – Cursor shadow
    – Font smoothing
    – Desktop composition
    – Audio redirection
    – Redirect drives
    – Redirect printers
    – Redirect serial ports
    – Redirect smart cards
    – Redirect clipboard
    – Redirect supported plug-and-play devices
    – Bitmap caching
    – Shadow bitmaps
    – Cache persistence active
    – Enable compression
    – Windows key combination redirection
    – Bitmap cache file size

    The VMware View ADM files can be found on the following place:

    “C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware View\Server\Extras\GroupPolicyFiles”

    vdm_agent.adm contains properties relating to the authentication and
    environmental components of a client desktop controlled by View Agent
    vdm_client.adm contains properties relating to the configuration parameters of
    View Client
    vdm_server.adm contains properties relating to View Connection Server
    vdm_common.adm contains properties relating to all components of View Manager
    pcoip.adm PCOIP Performance properties

    Meer hierover vindt je in VMWare View Manager Administration Guide & VMWare XP deployment Guide

    VMWare View XP Template

    Installatie XP

    1. Windows XP SP3 ISO nodig
    2. Maak een XP virtuele machine aan met een buslogic harddisk van 16GB en 512MB geheugen 
    2. Maak een een harddisk aan van SCSI harddisk aan van 16GB.
    3. Boot vanaf de ISO
    4. Mount the vmscsi-”
    5. Op de VM ga naar edit settings en dan naar de Options tab en in General gedeelte haal het vinkje weg bij Enable logging.
    6. Na installatie Verwijder the Serial, Parallel and Floppy ports.
    7. Installeer VMWare Tools custom zonder de Shared Folders driver.
    8. Installeer de VMWare View Client
    9. Werk de VM helemaal bij zonder de volgende updates.
        – Microsoft Base Smart Card Cryptographic Service Provider Package: x86
        – Microsoft Windows Search 4.0 for Windows XP

    Configuren van de XP Template

    1. Deze Computer, Advanced tabblad, Performance settings. Kies voor “Adjust for best performance”.

    2. Disable Automatisch Updates
    3. Turn Off System Restore


    4. Verwijder alle overbodige Windows Componenten.

    5. Open User Accounts, click Change the way users log on or off, Uncheck both boxes .

    6. Verwijder alle overbodige snelkoppelingen onder All Users Profiel.

    7. Disable de volgende services:
    – Computer Browser
    – Help and Support
    – Indexing Service
    – IPSec Service
    – Network Local Awareness
    – Security Center
    – Shell Hardware Detection
    – SSDP Discovery Service
    – System Restore Service
    – Task Scheduler
    – Themes
    – Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
    – Wireless Zero Configuration

    8. Start –> Run –> FSUTIL behavior set disablelastaccess 1

    9. Start –> Run –> sfc /purgecache

    10. Start –> Run –> sfc /cachesize=0

    11. Start –> Run –> Regsvr32.exe /u msutb.dll

    12. Start –> Settings –> Printers and Faxes.
          File, Server Properties, Advanced tab verwijder alle vinkjes

    13. Installeer User Profile Hive Cleanup Service

    14. Start –> Control Panel –> Network Connections –> LAN –> Properties Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
    –> Properties > Stel het IP address van je DNS Servers in. 


    15. Verwijder alle overbodige mappen. Zoals C:\WINDOWS\$hf_mig$

    16. Draai Disk Clean Up
    17. Defragmenteer de Schijf

    18. Vergeet ook niet op RDP aan te zetten

    19. Maak een nieuwe gebruiker aan en configureer dit profiel en als je klaar bent log dan in met administrator account en kopieer het profiel naar de default user

    20. Verwijder de tijdelijke gebruiker die je hier voor hebt aangemaakt.

    21. Zet de VM uit en maak een snapshot en convert to template.

    Configureren van VMWare View Connection Manager Server

    Stap 1. Licentie code invoeren.
    Stap 2. Configureer Virtueel Center
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    3.  Aanmaken van een Desktop Pool.

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    4. Zorg dat in Active Directory een groep hebt gemaakt waarin elke user zit die een desktop mag gebruiken. Ik heb groep View Gebruikers aan gemaakt.

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    5. En dat was het.

    Installeren VMWare View Connection Server 4


    VMware View Connection Server
    • Pentium IV 2.0Ghz processor or higher — dual processors are recommended
    • 2GB RAM or higher — 3GB RAM is recommended for deployments of 50 or more View Manager desktops. VMware View connection server can handle 2,000 connections in clear mode and 750 in tunneled mode.
    • One or more 10/100Mbps network interface controllers (NIC) — 1Gbps NIC is recommended

    Supported Operating Systems
    The VMware View Connection Server can be installed on the following 32-bit operating systems:
    • Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition with SP2
    • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition with SP2
    • Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition with SP2
    • Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition with SP2

    VMware View Connection Server Licences:
    • VMware View Manager
    • VMware View Manager with View Composer
    • VMware View Manager with View Composer, and Offline Desktop

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