How to Install a Standard Vmware View Connection Server

System Requirements

A Standard Vmware View Connection server can be installed on the  following supported configuration:

  • Pentium IV 2.0 Ghz CPU or higher (dual CPU recommended)
  • 2 GB RAM or more (3 GB recommended)
  • One or more 10/100 Mbps NIC (1000 Mbps recommended)

Supported 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 R2 Enterprise Edition with SP2

Note: View Connections server isn’t supported on Windows Terminal Server

The Vmware View server has to be part of a Active Directory. Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 are supported.

Installation

This is quit simple. Just follow these instructions taken from the administration manual.

Before you start you will have to have ESX  and Virtual Center running.

  1. Run the following executable on the system that will host the View Connection
    Server, where xxx is the build number of the file:
    VMware-viewconnectionserver-xxx.exe
    The VMware Installation wizard is displayed. Click Next.

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  2. Accept the VMware license terms and click Next.

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  3. Accept or change the destination folder and click Next.

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  4. Choose the Standard deployment option.

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  5. Accept the ADAM (Microsoft Active Directory Application Mode) License Agreement

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  6. Click Next > Install > Finish.

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Of course this is only the beginning. After this you have to configure the View server. This will be posted in this blog part.  (Not yet Availible)

About Michael
Michael Wilmsen is a VMware training/consultant (no specific order) with more than 15 years in the IT industry. Main focus is VMware vSphere, Horizon View and Site Recovery Manager with a deepdive to performance. Michael is VCDX 210, VCAP 4/5 certified, has been rewarded with the vExpert title from 2011, is a PernixPro, Nutanix Tech Champion and a Nutanix Platform Professional.

18 Comments to “How to Install a Standard Vmware View Connection Server”

  1. By Kris Nijs, April 24, 2009 @ 12:04

    Hey Michael,

    Leuke cursus gisteren!
    Zal je blog in favorieten toevoegen!

    Mijn blog: voorlopig via http://www.visi.be/businessitsolutions

    tot de volgende!

    Groeten

    Kris

  2. By Kris Nijs, April 24, 2009 @ 12:04

    Hey Michael,

    Leuke cursus gisteren!
    Zal je blog in favorieten toevoegen!

    Mijn blog: voorlopig via http://www.visi.be/businessitsolutions

    tot de volgende!

    Groeten

    Kris

  3. By Mats Larsson, January 26, 2010 @ 14:48

    Nice start!

    Can´t log in to the portal. How do I enter the license key. Through the old fashion license server, or via a key?

    • By Mike, January 26, 2010 @ 15:08

      You have to provide a key in the administration console. If you can’t login check in the event log if all the VMware services are started and that the windows server in part of a AD. The connection server may not be a domain controller!

  4. By Mats Larsson, January 26, 2010 @ 14:48

    Nice start!

    Can´t log in to the portal. How do I enter the license key. Through the old fashion license server, or via a key?

    • By Mike, January 26, 2010 @ 15:08

      You have to provide a key in the administration console. If you can’t login check in the event log if all the VMware services are started and that the windows server in part of a AD. The connection server may not be a domain controller!

  5. By Tom zain, September 12, 2010 @ 16:04

    Thanxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  6. By Tom zain, September 12, 2010 @ 16:04

    Thanxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  7. By Ashok Kumar, October 7, 2010 @ 13:58

    it is very good website but one thing is missing.

    I have installed window 2003 with sp2 and already make the domain part. when i install the vmware view server its saying that this server is not supported.

    • By Mike, October 7, 2010 @ 14:11

      Is the connection server a Domain controller? Because that isn’t allowed.

  8. By Ashok Kumar, October 7, 2010 @ 13:58

    it is very good website but one thing is missing.

    I have installed window 2003 with sp2 and already make the domain part. when i install the vmware view server its saying that this server is not supported.

    • By Mike, October 7, 2010 @ 14:11

      Is the connection server a Domain controller? Because that isn’t allowed.

  9. By Ben, January 11, 2011 @ 00:28

    Have installed View Conection Server on a Windows Server 2003 SP2 member server. However when I try to run the View Administrator Console, I get a blank web page saying ‘The page cannot be displayed’. Should I have IIS installed first? Nothing I’ve read has said anything about having IIS or any other web server installed before running the View Connection Server install!

    • By Mike, January 11, 2011 @ 13:59

      You don’t need to install IIS server for VMware view. Everythins is embedded in the view installation. If you provide the URL without the /admin option. Do you get a client login? Are you using a proxy server?

  10. By Ben, January 11, 2011 @ 00:28

    Have installed View Conection Server on a Windows Server 2003 SP2 member server. However when I try to run the View Administrator Console, I get a blank web page saying ‘The page cannot be displayed’. Should I have IIS installed first? Nothing I’ve read has said anything about having IIS or any other web server installed before running the View Connection Server install!

    • By Mike, January 11, 2011 @ 13:59

      You don’t need to install IIS server for VMware view. Everythins is embedded in the view installation. If you provide the URL without the /admin option. Do you get a client login? Are you using a proxy server?

  11. By Romancos, March 10, 2011 @ 11:08

    Hi Ben. We have the same problem. Any idea?.

    Thanks.

  12. By Romancos, March 10, 2011 @ 11:08

    Hi Ben. We have the same problem. Any idea?.

    Thanks.

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