Certificate Authentication for Horizon View Access with UAG

Certificate Authentication for Horizon View Access with UAG

Unified Access Gateway (formally Access Point) is used to secure external access for a Horizon View.  There are numerous advantages over using Security Servers, which are still supported, noticeably the lower resources required to run and the removal of the necessity to pair with a dedicated security server.  Not to mention the lack of Windows!  In a multi-site environment with redundancy that is a significant reduction in deployed resource.

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VMware UEM Troubleshooting

VMware UEM Troubleshooting

UEM has pretty decent in-built logging which can and should be used to initially troubleshoot both slow logon and application launch times.  As it crops up for me relatively frequently I thought I would do a video running through some of the processes I use.

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Slow Windows Logon? Enable Verbose Messages

Slow Windows Logon? Enable Verbose Messages

Slow Logons can be a real pain.  I am in the business of trying to create as fantastic a user experience as possible, so a 2 minute logon is not a good start, especially if we are talking about a non-persistent VDI environment where every logon is an initial logon!

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VMware UEM script repository

VMware UEM script repository

The ability for EUC administrators to easily deploy scripts who may not have access to NETLOGON shares and group policy management can be tricky.  UEM provides an environment variable created by default pointing to a script repository in the Configuration share.

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Manual install of NSX VIBs to ESXi Hosts

Manual install of NSX VIBs to ESXi Hosts

I’ve had a few problems (predominantly in labs) where the NSX host preparation stage has failed.  There can be a few reasons for this but I have found the most consistent way around this is to deploy the vibs manually.

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Brand the VMware View Landing Page – Part 3 – Update for View 7.4

Brand the VMware View Landing Page – Part 3 – Update for View 7.4

Hi Folks, it’s update time again.  This time around we are looking at branding the latest Horizon 7.4 release landing page.

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Roam OneDrive & Office 365 data with non-persistent VDI environments using Liquidware ProfileUnity

Roam OneDrive & Office 365 data with non-persistent VDI environments using Liquidware ProfileUnity

I’ve recently been looking at ProfileUnity, specifically in regard to roaming OneDrive in a non-persistent Horizon View desktop pool.

I setup ProfileUnity in a lab environment to test this out.  Using a mounted vhd on a mapped drive this works very nicely and the below video shows a demo of it in action.

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Brand the VMware View Landing Page – Part 2

Brand the VMware View Landing Page – Part 2

I finally get round to writing up the image locations to add some company logos to the VMware view landing page and it’s all change in the latest version!

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