Downloads:

118,789

Downloads of v 5.3.0.15208953:

7,900

Last Update:

19 Dec 2019

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • VMware
  • Inc.

Tags:

vmware horizon view client virtual-machine vdi admin

VMware Horizon Client

5.3.0.15208953 | Updated: 19 Dec 2019

Downloads:

118,789

Downloads of v 5.3.0.15208953:

7,900

Software Author(s):

  • VMware
  • Inc.

VMware Horizon Client 5.3.0.15208953

This Package Contains an Exempted Check

1 Test Passing and 1 Exempted Test


Validation Testing Passed


Verification Testing Exempt:

Package requires reboots due to dependencies.

To install VMware Horizon Client, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To upgrade VMware Horizon Client, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To uninstall VMware Horizon Client, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://chocolatey.org/api/v2. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to https://chocolatey.org/api/v2)

4. Choose your deployment method:


choco upgrade vmware-horizon-client -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:


choco upgrade vmware-horizon-client -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" 
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0
}

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure vmware-horizon-client installed
  win_chocolatey:
    name: vmware-horizon-client
    state: present
    version: 5.3.0.15208953
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

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chocolatey_package 'vmware-horizon-client' do
  action    :install
  version  '5.3.0.15208953'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


Chocolatey::Ensure-Package
(
    Name: vmware-horizon-client,
    Version: 5.3.0.15208953,
    Source: STEP 3 URL
);

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at https://inedo.com/den/otter/chocolatey.


cChocoPackageInstaller vmware-horizon-client
{
   Name     = 'vmware-horizon-client'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '5.3.0.15208953'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'vmware-horizon-client':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '5.3.0.15208953',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


salt '*' chocolatey.install vmware-horizon-client version="5.3.0.15208953" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at https://docs.saltstack.com/en/latest/ref/modules/all/salt.modules.chocolatey.html.

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 19 Dec 2019.

Description

VMware Horizon Client for Windows makes it easy to access your Windows virtual desktop with the best possible user experience on the Local Area Network (LAN) or across a Wide Area Network (WAN). Support for Windows 10, Windows 8 and 8.1 (with Updates), and Windows 7.


tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference	= 'Stop';
$toolsDir	= "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$packageName	= 'vmware-horizon-client'
$fileType	= 'exe'
$url	= 'https://download3.vmware.com/software/view/viewclients/CART20FQ4/VMware-Horizon-Client-5.3.0-15208953.exe'
$softwareName	= "VMware Horizon Client*"
$checksum	= '8111ABBA91659B5023285F7968904E63E1EAC50147ACC6F7699556679D7D25CB'
$checksumType	= 'sha256'
$silentArgs	= '/silent /norestart'
$validExitCodes		= @(0, 3010, 1641)

	$packageArgs = @{
	  packageName		= $env:ChocolateyPackageName
	  unzipLocation		= $toolsDir
	  fileType		= $fileType
	  url			= $url
	  softwareName		= $softwareName
	  checksum      	= $checksum
	  checksumType		= $checksumType
	  silentArgs		= $silentArgs
	  validExitCodes	= $validExitCodes
	}

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  softwareName  = '"VMware Horizon Client*"'
  fileType      = 'MSI'
  silentArgs    = "/silent /uninstall /norestart"
  validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1605, 1614, 1641)
  if ($installerType -ne 'MSI') {
  $validExitCodes = @(0) }
}

$uninstalled = $false
$local_key     = 'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*'
$machine_key   = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*'
$machine_key6432 = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*'

$key = Get-ItemProperty -Path @($machine_key6432,$machine_key, $local_key) `
                        -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue `
         | ? { $_.DisplayName -like "$softwareName" }

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
  $key | % {
    $file = "$($_.UninstallString)"

    if ($installerType -eq 'MSI') {
      $silentArgs = "$($_.PSChildName) $silentArgs"

      $file = ''
    }

    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName $packageName `
                                -FileType $installerType `
                                -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" `
                                -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                                -File "$file"
  }
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$key.Count matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
  $key | % {Write-Warning "- $_.DisplayName"}
}

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
VMware Horizon Client 5.2.0 19726 Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Approved
VMware Horizon Client 5.1.0 22218 Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Approved
VMware Horizon Client 5.0.0 19455 Thursday, April 4, 2019 Approved
VMware Horizon Client 4.10.0 11656 Friday, December 14, 2018 Approved
VMware Horizon Client 4.8.1 3197 Friday, August 24, 2018 Approved

Note:
The 4.6.1 release of Horizon Client for Windows included a new command-line installation property called AUTO_UPDATE_ENABLED. This property determines whether the online update feature is enabled in Horizon Client for Windows. A value of 1 enables the feature. A value of 0 disables the feature.
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The 5.3.0 release of Horizon Client for Windows contains the following new features:

* Battery state redirection
When the Enable Battery State Redirection agent group policy setting is enabled, information about the Windows client system's battery is redirected to a Windows remote desktop. This setting is enabled by default. For more information, see the Configuring Remote Desktop Features in Horizon 7 document.
* Universal Broker support
You can use Horizon Client for Windows in a cloud brokering environment.
* RADIUS authentication login page customization
Beginning with Horizon 7 version 7.11, an administrator can customize the labels on the RADIUS authentication login page that appears in Horizon Client. For more information, see the topics about two-factor authentication in the VMware Horizon Console Administration document.
* Save custom display resolution and display scaling settings on the server
By default, custom display resolution and display scaling settings are stored only on the local client system. An administrator can use the Save resolution and DPI to server client group policy setting to save these settings to the server so that they are always applied, regardless of the client system that you use to log to the remote desktop. For more information, see General Settings for Client GPOs.
* Windows 10 Version 1909 support
You can install Horizon Client for Windows on a Windows 10 Version 1909 client system.

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