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Last Update:

14 Dec 2018

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • VMware Inc.


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VMware Horizon Client

This is not the latest version of VMware Horizon Client available.

4.10.0 | Updated: 14 Dec 2018



Downloads of v 4.10.0:



Software Author(s):

  • VMware Inc.

VMware Horizon Client 4.10.0

This is not the latest version of VMware Horizon Client available.

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 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

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'"

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
    name: vmware-horizon-client
    state: present
    version: 4.10.0
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'vmware-horizon-client' do
  action    :install
  version  '4.10.0'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: vmware-horizon-client,
    Version: 4.10.0,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller vmware-horizon-client
   Name     = 'vmware-horizon-client'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '4.10.0'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'vmware-horizon-client':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '4.10.0',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install vmware-horizon-client version="4.10.0" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

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 14 Dec 2018.


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).

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$tools = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = 'vmware-horizon-client'
  unzipLocation = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
  url			= ''
  checksum      = 'a2bec40b8cc20b945f2abeac69ec6797cefd075addcf6b87f916b58830f5bb7f'
  checksumType  = 'sha256'
  fileType      = 'exe'

  silentArgs    = '/silent /norestart'
  softwareName  = 'vmware-horizon-client*'
  validExitCodes = @(0, 3010, 1641)
Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

$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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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
VMware Horizon Client 4 Monday, October 19, 2020 Approved
VMware Horizon Client 3 Monday, October 19, 2020 Approved
VMware Horizon Client 5458 Friday, July 3, 2020 Approved
VMware Horizon Client 9559 Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Approved
VMware Horizon Client 4198 Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Approved
VMware Horizon Client 2340 Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Approved
VMware Horizon Client 18087 Thursday, December 19, 2019 Approved
VMware Horizon Client 5.2.0 19769 Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Approved
VMware Horizon Client 5.1.0 22298 Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Approved

The 4.10.0 release of Horizon Client for Windows contains the following new features:

* Support for Windows 10, Windows 10 Enterprise Insider Preview, 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.
*Use published applications in multi-session mode
When multi-session mode is enabled for a published application, you can use multiple sessions of the published application when you log on to the server from different client devices. For example, if you open a published application in multi-session mode on client A, and then open the same published application on client B, the published application remains open on client A and a new session of the published application opens on client B.
* TLS v1.0 is disabled
TLS v1.0 is no longer supported.
* Clipboard audit feature enhancements
With the clipboard audit feature, Horizon Agent records information about copy and paste activity in an event log on the agent machine. A Horizon administrator can now configure the clipboard audit feature to record information only about data that is copied from the client machine to the agent machine, only about data that is copied from the agent machine to the client machine, or about data that is copied in both directions. This feature requires Horizon Agent 7.7.
* Select specific monitors to display published applications
If you have three or more monitors, you can select the monitors on which to display published applications.
* Geolocation redirection feature enhancements
You can now use the geolocation redirection feature with Google Chrome. To use this feature, a Horizon administrator must enable the VMware Horizon Geolocation Redirection Chrome Plugin on the agent machine.
* VMware Virtual Print Redirection feature
With the VMware Virtual Print Redirection feature, you can print to a virtual printer or USB printer that is attached to the client system from a remote desktop or published application. This feature requires Horizon Agent 7.7.
* Drag and drop files and folders
You can drag and drop files and folders between the client system and Windows remote desktops and published applications. This feature requires Horizon Agent 7.7.
* Share Linux remote desktops
You can now use the Session Collaboration feature to share Linux remote desktops.
* Support for Virtual Printing on physical RDS host machines
The Virtual Printing feature is now supported for published desktops and published applications that are deployed on RDS hosts that are physical machines. This feature requires Horizon Agent 7.7.
* Allow High Efficiency Video Decoding (HEVC) with VMware Blast
When you allow HEVC for VMware Blast sessions, performance and image quality are improved if the client machine has a GPU that supports HEVC decoding.

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