Brand the VMware View Landing Page

I have been asked several times if it is possible to rebrand the VMware view landing page with Company logos/colours. VMware have a documented process for altering the URL targets for downloading View clients here but I could not find anything regarding the makeup of the rest of the page.  A wider search did not reveal too much either so I got to looking under the hood.

Modern browsers have useful built in tools to view the source files – I used a mixture of Firefox (hit f12) and nosing around on the Connection Server to find the locations of the objects below.

Landing Page

 The images can be found in the following location in a default installation on the Connection Server

C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware View\Server\broker\webapps\portal\resources\icons

KeyFilenameImage Size
1view_48x.png 48x48

Obtain or create ( is your friend) images of the same size that you wish to substitute and rename them to match.

The text marked 3 and 6 on the key can be found in the below location (default install) – bit of a mouthful!  Edit this file as appropriate.

C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware View\Server\broker\webapps\portal\WEB-INF\classes\com\vmware\vdi\installer\i18n\bundle_en


HTML logon page

C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware View\Server\broker\webapps\portal\webclient\resources\icons

Again, place images of the same size that you wish to substitute and rename them to match.


It goes without saying to backup all files or the connection server(s) before making any changes.  Restart the connection service and refresh your browser to apply.

These customisations will not persist through an upgrade so will have to be recreated.

Below is an example of Computerworld’s test demo environment – I have removed some of the text for a cleaner look and added some company branding.

This has been tested on a single security server/connection server pairing running View

**Note** VMware have only gone and changed the look and feel in View 7.1 so I will cover that in a separate post.

KeyFilenameImage Size
7nHorizon-Logo2x.png 200x200