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Customizing the VMware Horizon Client sharing pop-up

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A short article on how to customize the sharing pop-up that is displayed the first time when you start a VMware Horizon client and connect to a virtual desktop. The pop-up gives you the ability to tell the client what you want to enable from the local computer to the virtual desktop. The irritating fact is that when you have a thin client setup where every client is used by everyone this pop-up is shown every time. Wondering what it looks like, below is an example.

How is this managed?
The settings are managed in a prefs.txt file. The prefs.txt file contains the all the settings the user has configured, it will fill up and add the data when you configure it. If you have a local profile it will build up with your preferences, cool if you have a local profile. If you don’t you would get the pop-up every time, something you don’t want.

In the file you see a couple of settings that you want to manage

  • showPromptDlg which will control if you see the pop-up, this one is the most important setting to disable
  • shareHomeDirectory which controls if you share a local folder with the VDI desktop
  • allowAccessRemovable which controls if you can add e.g. a datadisk to the client and access it from the VDI desktop

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via Rob Beekmans.net

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RobBeekmans.NET by Rob Beekmans Rob Beekmans is a 26 year IT vetaran that worked in many fields in IT before he joined PQR 7 year ago. Rob is a senior consultant with a strong focus on Application and desktop delivery, User Environment Management, Mobility and monitoring. Rob is a VMware vExpert and is a member of the VMware EUC-Champions group. Rob shares his vision and insights on his personal blog, on webinars or on stage.

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