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VMware Horizon Client

5.0.0

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This package was approved by moderator kenmaglio on 5/1/2019.

VMware Horizon Client for Windows makes it easy to access your remote desktops and published applications with the best possible user experience on the Local Area Network (LAN) or across a Wide Area Network (WAN).

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

C:\> choco install vmware-horizon-client

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

C:\> choco upgrade vmware-horizon-client

Files

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  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    
    $tools = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = 'vmware-horizon-client'
      unzipLocation = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
      url			= 'https://download3.vmware.com/software/view/viewclients/CART20FQ1/VMware-Horizon-Client-5.0.0-12606690.exe'
      checksum      = '92f447bfef2efc193e682c4d95bbd1cf137be5d040b7ba7f4e752107e94b9fd6'
      checksumType  = 'sha256'
      fileType      = 'exe'
    
      silentArgs    = '/silent /norestart'
      softwareName  = 'vmware-horizon-client*'
      validExitCodes = @(0, 3010, 1641)
    }
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
    
    
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    
    $packageName = 'vmware-horizon-client'
    $softwareName = 'VMware Horizon Client*'
    $installerType = '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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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • VMware Inc.

Copyright

Copyright © 2014 VMware, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Release Notes

The 5.0.0 release of Horizon Client for Windows contains the following new features:

VMware Horizon Client for Windows makes it easy to access your remote desktops and published applications 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, and Windows 7
* Unmatched performance - The adaptive capabilities of the PCoIP display protocol and the VMware Blast display protocol are optimized to deliver the best user experience, even over low-bandwidth and high-latency connections. Your remote desktops and published applications are fast and responsive, regardless of where you are.
* Simple connectivity - Horizon Client for Windows is tightly integrated with VMware Horizon 6 and Horizon 7 for simple setup and connectivity.
* Secure from any location - At your desk or away from the office, your data is delivered securely to you wherever you are. SSL/TLS encryption is always used to protect user credentials, and enhanced certificate checking is performed on the client device. Horizon Client supports optional RADIUS and RSA SecurID authentication. You can also install Horizon Client so that it runs in FIPS mode.
* User interface redesign
Horizon Client for Windows now has a more modern user interface.
* Configure lock key synchronization
Users can configure Horizon Client to synchronize the toggle states of the Num Lock, Scroll Lock, and Caps Lock keys from the client system to a remote desktop.
* DPI synchronization per connection
If an administrator enables the new DPI Synchronization Per Connection agent group policy setting, DPI synchronization takes effect when users reconnect to a remote desktop. This setting is disabled by default. This feature requires Horizon Agent 7.8.
* Customize Horizon Client error messages
An administrator can use the new Horizon Client Custom error screen footer client group policy setting to add custom help text to the bottom of all error messages that appear in the Horizon Client user interface.
* Customize Horizon Client menus
An administrator can use the new Hide items in application context menu, Hide items in desktop context menu, Hide items in desktop toolbar, Hide items in system tray menu, and Hide items in the client toolbar menu client group policy settings to hide specific items in some menus in the Horizon Client user interface.
* Log in as current user feature behavior changes
When users log in to a Horizon 7 version 7.8 server from Horizon Client, and the Log in as current user feature is enabled in Horizon Client, the following behavior changes might occur, depending on how the server is configured.
* Users might still need to enter credentials. For details, see the information about the Accept logon as current user Connection Server setting in the VMware Horizon Client for Windows Installation and Setup Guide document.
* The user's remote desktop might start automatically after the client system wakes up after being asleep.
* Domain security changes
When users log in to a Horizon 7 version 7.8 server from Horizon Client, they might need to enter a domain in the User name text box, for example, domain\username or [email protected] Depending on the server configuration, the Domain drop-down menu might be hidden, or it might contain DefaultDomain. For details, see the information about the Send domain list and Hide domain list in client user interface global settings in the VMware Horizon Client for Windows Installation and Setup Guide document.
* Enhanced multiple monitor support
Users can now use up to six monitors to display remote desktops and published applications.

[Full release notes] (https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Horizon-Client-for-Windows/5.0/rn/horizon-client-windows-50-release-notes.html)

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
VMware Horizon Client 4.10.0 11610 Friday, December 14, 2018 approved
VMware Horizon Client 4.8.1 3161 Friday, August 24, 2018 approved
VMware Horizon Client 4.4.0 21044 Monday, April 10, 2017 approved
VMware Horizon Client 4.3.0 3869 Monday, December 12, 2016 approved
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