RickC3
Contributor
Contributor

Windows 10 Boot Into Horizon Client

All,

We have a client that would like to configure a series of Windows 10 PCs to boot directly into the Horizon Client.   In other words, basically turning a W10 desktop into a thin client.   We've looked at using the UWP version of the client, but there seem to be a few draw backs...  First, it appears to support only Blast and we would prefer PCoIP.   Second, it still requires the user to click on the view connection server icon to login - we would like to skip this step and jump right to the login prompt.

We would use Zero Clients if they supported MMR and RTAV, but they do not.

Thoughts?   Ideas?

Rick

0 Kudos
3 Replies
redmondboy78
Contributor
Contributor

Hi, you can try calling out the horizon client with connection server config using stratup scipts with below command line - https://pubs.vmware.com/view-50/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.vmware.view.administration.doc%2FGUID-0771076...

VMware View 5.0 Documentation Center

see if this helps.

0 Kudos
ArnoM
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

You can also try the fling "View Auto-Connection Utility"

View Auto-Connection Utility

Blog: https://arnomeijroos.com/ Twitter: @ACMeijroos
0 Kudos
HussamRabaya
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

There is multiple ways to achieve it :

  1. View Auto-Connection Utility As Aron mentioned
  2. Use group policy :

· -use autologin “Automatic Logon in Windows”featuers to make all the thin client login to windows

· lock the PC be disabling every thing in desktop

· use script or batch to run the VMware horizon client, or simply you cant put it in windows startup

3- there is also very simple way , replace the system shell (The Explorer shell) replaced by the View client, so as soon as the login happens, View loads....the normal Windows interface is hidden and inaccessible.