Okay so this is odd. I have an HP thin client (model hstnc-006-tc in case that's important) sitting in my NOC. I point it to my connection server. I can login via the DC from the thin client, see the desktop that the user has entitlements for, but when they go to connect it says "The Vew Connection Server is preparing the Desktop" and sits there for about 30 seconds. After that 30 seconds or so it errors out with the following error: "This desktop is currently not available. Please try connecting to this desktop again later, or contact your system administrator."
Inside of connection manager I see my desktop as available. It is enabled, entitled and powered on. I get no errors on the events portion of this. Now, my connection server and vcenter server actually live on different networks. Could that be causing a problem? It wasn't when I was testing this all from my desk. I was under the impression that the thin client wouldn't have to talk to vcenter, it only needed to talk to the connection server, which ports 443, 3389 and 4001 are open to.
Thanks in advance.
Can you connect to the virtual desktop using the regular, plain Windows' view client on a desktop? It'd be worth ruling out whether it is an issue with the thin client or the virtual desktop.
What i mean is not having a connection, but the VM assigned to another user, you can check if another user is assigned to this desktop from Desktop list.
The error you got in workstation is most likey from a proxy configured in IE. Please disable proxy and try if this is the case.
The VM's are only assigned to the users that I want to have access to them. One user per standalone VM.
In workstation, I'm using the actual view client to connect, not IE.
>I was under the impression that the thin client wouldn't have to talk to vcenter, it only needed to talk to the connection server, which ports 443, 3389 and 4001 are open to.
View client doesn't talk to vCenter. It talks only to Connection Server and if the Connectuions are 'Direct' then to agent machine too.
If your client won't be able to directly reach Agent's network then make sure you have Tunneled connections enabled and your thin client model supports Tunneled connetions.