Does anyone know how to either grey-out, disable, or remove this button from the VMware view 4 client logon screen? By pressing the help button allows a user to access the Internet without having to login to the actual workstation.
VMware Support claimed this was not possible a few months ago. I'm not sure if anything changed in 4.5 in this regard.
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This has not been corrected or changed in VMware view 4.5 client either. There has to be a way. I heard you could edit the wswc_en_us_409.dll with Visual Studio and disable the help button, but I do not know how to do. Has this been tried?
I did finally figure it out. I opened up (Using MS Visual studio) the file named "wswc_en_us_409.dll" located in C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware View\Client\bin. Opening up the dialog folder I found and removed the "help" button from every logon picture within that folder. Now the only button users now see is logon and cancel. I am also attaching the edited file for testing yourself. Please remember...this is NOT supported by VMware.
Probably because the help button launches a browser, which can in turn be used to browse the web unauthenticated.
We got around that by renaming iexplore.exe on the thin client OS on which the View client resides.
I have just released a tool to address this issue, it is a VB6 application called NoBrowser that hooks the click on the help button & launches as the default web browser. It displays a text file or silently exits if the text file isn't found.
Take a look at the release announcement and download the installer at http://www.demitasse.co.nz/wordpress2/2011/12/nobrowser-all-the-help-you-need/