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Thinstation and VMware Horizon View

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I have been working a bit on setting up the latest VMware Horizon View
client with Thinstation/Devstation, and something i have not been able to
find a solution for, is an option to auto start a default desktop pool.
That is the only thing stopping this from being a perfect solution for
Horizon view. It should be possible, though, as the documentation from
VMWARE has an option for it, but trying out those in
thinstation.conf.buildtime has not worked (i'm not that into Linux, so
might be something simple i'm overlooking)

This is the horizon client for linux documentation

On page 31 and 32 has options:


Automatically connects to the last View desktop used unless the
view.defaultDesktop configuration property is set or unless the
--desktopName= command-line option is used. Specify "TRUE" or "FALSE".
Default is "FALSE". Setting this property and the view.autoConnectBroker
property to "TRUE" is the equivalent of setting the view.nonInteractive
property to "TRUE".

view.defaultDesktop        -n, --desktopName=

Specifies which desktop to use when autoConnectDesktop is set to "TRUE" and
the user has access to multiple desktops. This is the name you would see in
the Select Desktop dialog box. The name is usually the pool name.

My users use unique usernames, so i can not use the username and password options. What i want, is that the only thing users have to do, is type their username and password, then be sent directly to the windows session

Jan Magne


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Re: Thinstation and VMware Horizon View

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I was able to figure this out. My entire issue was that the desktopname value had an invalid desktop pool name. The ID of the pool is Windows10, and the display name is Windows 10.
The confusion was with how to type this, and what value to use.

In the end, i figured out that it is the display name you should put in the value, and at least with my name that has a space, i had to input the value as "Windows 10"

So my setting is now


When this setting was set to the correct value, the noninteractive and --nomenubar started working, and users only have to input username and password, and is then sent directly to the windows desktop.

Hope this helps someone else stuck in the same situation.