Customizing the VMware Horizon Client sharing pop-up
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
Read the entire article here, Customizing the VMware Horizon Client sharing pop-up –
via Rob Beekmans.net