vcpguy
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Acces Desktop w/o installation of any VIEW Client software

Hi, we need to implement a solution, where the remote users (users accessing their VMs from internet), do not need to install any kind of softwares on their home computer.  Something like, the VM should run either from browser OR their should be some mechanism, that it auto launches RDP.

The main requirement - User accessing their corporate VMs, without any software (like View Client) installed on their home PCs.

Thanks

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ElevenB2003
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Hi vcpguy,

               You could use something like Ericom's solutions to give them access to their View Desktops via any HTML 5 enabled browser.

http://www.ericom.com/virtual_desktops.asp?sb

Not sure on pricing or full functionality (USB Redirection, Audio, ect).

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LarryBlanco2
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Yes, I would second Ericom's solution at this time. 

Although you would need to make sure your users are using an HTML 5 compatible browser.

I have played, tested, and had participated in their beta program for it.  It works as advertised.   Simple tos set up as we well.

U can always wait for VMWare to come out with their HTML 5 solution.   AppBlast is based on HTML 5.  I'm sure they will incorporated it in to view as a secondary access mechanism to the view desktops. 

I'm scratching my head as to why they haven't yet. as it make any where any device more of a reality.  I know HTML 5 is not PCoIP but's it's pretty good when you're in a bind.

Larry B.

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vcpguy
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Ericom, is a big NO at client. Management had some bad experience with ther support. Any other options ?

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ElevenB2003
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I'm not aware of any other providers who are doing what Ericom is doing.  Just out of curiousity: what is the reasoning behind not wanting the users to install the View Client?

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vcpguy
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At times, the user might be at location where in they may not have sufficient rights to install the application OR they might be at their family/friends place where they will not like any software installed on their laptop/PCs.
The idea here is to have a simple and most elegatn way to access their VDI Vms.

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ElevenB2003
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Fair enough. I would say your best option then would be to wait (if possible) for App Blaster. VMware is really charging ahead on their end-user computing products.

Another possible option: You could ThinApp the View Client? I've never tried it and it might not even be possible.  If you can virtualize it, then a USB key can be provided to users and they can run it when they don't have rights/can't install the full app.  The exception would be MacOS devices and Linux of course.

Maybe another View engineer can verify ThinApp functionality with the View Client.

jkoodari
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