Using Windows Server 2008 R2 as desktop operating system in View 5.3

Using Windows Server 2008 R2 as a desktop is a new feature in VMware Horizon View 5.3. I thought that the new feature is like Teradici Arch but It should be differrent.
You able to connect to your virtual desktops in a terminal service pool via PCoIP by Teradici Arch.

But it seems, you can connect to a Windows Server via PCoIP in new version of View.

You need to enable that manually (I’ve read a same article on about hacking in VMware View 5.x ) on your View server, also you don’t have some features:

  • Smart card SSO on Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Virtual printing (ThinPrint)
  • Multimedia redirection (MMR)
  • Unified Communications (UC) APIs
  • Microsoft Lync 2013 SDK
  • View Persona Management
  • vCenter Operations Manager functionality
  • Local-mode desktops

As I know, View Agent can’t work in multi session mode, so I think, it’s another feature that not supported and you can not connect to a Window Server in multi session mode by View like RDP session.

Davoud Teimouri

Davoud Teimouri is as a professional blogger, vExpert 2015/2016/2017/2018/2019, VCA, MCITP. This blog is started with simple posts and now, it has large following readers.

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