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Windows 8 is not supported with View 5.0.
It is not supported, but is it possible? It would be great to demo View 5 with Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
Currently its not possible, need to wait
I have installed view 5 on windows 8 32bit, it's working fine
drug the installation, you need to have an View admin account to connect, because it's use Microsoft AD authentication, TCP 389 port is required to authenticat view agent for connecting view server (view manager)
Also, check if this port is open with network team if you have diffrenet VLANs.
I have also been working a bit with this, attempting to get it to work.
I know it's officially unsupported in every way possible, but I thought I'd throw this out there in case anyone else ran into this snag and found a way around it.
A little background.....
I have View5 running on an ESXi 5.0 host. I have created a virtual machine, and installed Windows8 64 bit. After the installation, I changed the OS in the virtual machine settings to Windows8 Server so that View would think it's a supported OS. I have installed the VMware tools, along with the 64 bit View agent. I have verified that all needed firewall ports are open between the virtual desktop and the connection server.
I am able to add the virtual machine to the inventory in the view Administrator console, but that is where the problem begins. The status constantly says "waiting for agent" and of course if I try to connect using the view client, it does not connect.
I've tried to dig through the logs on the agent side of things, but can't really make heads or tails out of what I've found in there.
If anyone else has ran into this same issue and has a workaround, I'm all ears
Otherwise, hopefully the blog in the link above will have the new info posted soon.
is your view manager v4.6 ??
if yes, try to download v5.0 as trial and test it
View Manager is 5.0.0 build-481677
I'm waiting on agent also. Tried doing a bunch of "netsh advfirewall firewall ..." commands because the firewall snap-in crashes on me. Gonna try 32bit.
I'm glad to see that the steps have been posted!
I did follow the blog posting step by step, but still in the "waiting for agent" state.
I think I'll just wait until this is fully supported by VMware.......
Same here. Tried the 32bit & 64bit but still I am getting the message "Waiting for agent"
Also I am unable to get the VM to appear as Registerd Desktop sources even after the OS version = 5 change.
I feel the issues are with the domain account which you supply when installing the View Agent.
"It must have admin privilages on the view server"
I'm not sure if it does or not, what I *can* say for sure, is that the account I've been using is a domain admin, and also local admin on all servers / desktops in my test domain, so it's probably safe to assume that persmissions are not the limiting factor.