Downloads:

162,160

Downloads of v 5.2.0:

19,770

Last Update:

17 Sep 2019

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • VMware
  • Inc.

Tags:

vmware horizon view client virtual-machine vdi admin

VMware Horizon Client

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

5.2.0 | Updated: 17 Sep 2019

Downloads:

162,160

Downloads of v 5.2.0:

19,770

Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • VMware
  • Inc.

VMware Horizon Client 5.2.0

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 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: 5.2.0
    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  '5.2.0'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'
end

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


Chocolatey::Ensure-Package
(
    Name: vmware-horizon-client,
    Version: 5.2.0,
    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  = '5.2.0'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'
}

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


package { 'vmware-horizon-client':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '5.2.0',
  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="5.2.0" 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 17 Sep 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/CART20FQ3/VMware-Horizon-Client-5.2.0-14570289.exe'
$softwareName	= "VMware Horizon Client*"
$checksum	= '0819DC7C86483B4F669C0F78374337EAF8E6EC961B7551C54B580F96FAD4D6A8'
$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 5.5.0.16975072 20 Monday, October 19, 2020 Approved
VMware Horizon Client 5.4.4.16879994 3 Monday, October 19, 2020 Approved
VMware Horizon Client 5.4.3.16346110 5461 Friday, July 3, 2020 Approved
VMware Horizon Client 5.4.2.15936851 9563 Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Approved
VMware Horizon Client 5.4.1.15897311 4198 Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Approved
VMware Horizon Client 5.4.0.15805437 2341 Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Approved
VMware Horizon Client 5.3.0.15208953 18090 Thursday, December 19, 2019 Approved
VMware Horizon Client 5.2.0 19770 Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Approved
VMware Horizon Client 5.1.0 22298 Tuesday, July 9, 2019 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 5.2.0 release of Horizon Client for Windows contains the following new features:

* Log in as current user feature supported in one-way trust domains
You can use the Log in as current user feature to log in to a Connection Server instance in a domain that is configured to have a one-way trust with the Horizon Client domain without being prompted to reauthenticate.
* Real-Time Audio-Video and scanner redirection supported in nested mode
The Real-Time Audio-Video and scanner redirection features are now supported in nested mode. See VMware Knowledge Base (KB) article 67248, "VMware Horizon Guidelines for Nested Mode."
* Increased display device performance and decreased CPU use
The Lightweight Protocol Client replaces the vmware-remotemks process, increases display device performance, and decreases CPU use.
* Improved 3Dconnexion SpaceMouse performance
Performance is improved when using the 3DConnexion SpaceMouse with the USB redirection feature and the VMware Blast display protocol.
* Display resolution and display scaling customization for remote desktops
You can use Horizon Client to customize the display resolution and display scaling for a remote desktop. See Customize the the Display Resolution and Display Scaling for a Remote Desktop.
* Keyboard shortcuts for input focus
You can use the Hotkey combination to grab input focus and Hotkey combination to release input focus group policy settings to configure keyboard shortcuts for input focus. You can use the Automatic input focus in a virtual desktop window group policy setting to send input to the remote desktop automatically when a user brings the remote desktop to the front. These features are useful for users who cannot use mouse clicks to grab and release a remote desktop. See General Settings for Client GPOs.
* Lock key synchronization
An administrator can synchronize the toggle states of the Num Lock, Scroll Lock, and Caps Lock keys from the client computer to a remote desktop by using the Automatically synchronize the keypad, scroll and caps lock keys group policy setting. See General Settings for Client GPOs. A user can synchronize the toggle states of the Num Lock, Scroll Lock, and Caps Lock keys in the Horizon Client user interface. See Configure Lock Key Synchronization.
* Certificate checking with an SSL proxy server
You can allow certificate checking for secondary connections through an SSL proxy server. This feature applies to Blast Secure Gateway and secure tunnel connections. See Setting the Certificate Checking Mode in Horizon Client. See Setting the Certificate Checking Mode in Horizon Client.
* VMware Blast connections with an SSL proxy server
You can specify whether to allow VMware Blast connections through an SSL proxy server. See Configure VMware Blast Options.
* Drive letter mapping in the client drive redirection feature
An administrator can map drive letters by using the Configure drive letter mapping mode and Define drive letter mapping agent group policy settings. This feature requires Horizon Agent 7.10. See Client Drive Redirection Policy Settings.
* Browser Redirection support
Horizon Client supports the Browser Redirection feature, which is introduced with Horizon Agent 7.10. With Browser Redirection, when a user uses the Google Chrome browser in a remote desktop, the website is rendered in the client system instead of the agent system, and it is displayed over the remote browser's viewport. See Configuring Browser Redirection.
* Multiple webcam and microphone redirection with Real-Time Audio-Video
When you connect to a virtual desktop, the Real-Time Audio-Video feature redirects all the webcams and microphones connected to the client computer to the virtual desktop. This feature requires Horizon Agent 7.10. This feature does not work with published desktops or published applications. See Using Multiple Devices with the Real-Time Audio-Video Feature.

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