Adding Workspace Desktop Installers to Horizon Workspace

To enable users to download the Horizon Workspace desktop clients and to automatically update the Horizon Workspace desktop client for Windows with a new version, you must add the Horizon Workspace desktop clients installer files to the downloads directory and to the auto-update directory on the data-va virtual machines.

For automatic update, the Horizon Workspace desktop client for Windows polls the Horizon Workspace server every two hours for a new version. When a new version is found, the Horizon Workspace desktop client is automatically updated.

Users must have administrator privileges on their computers to install and automatically update the desktop client.

  • Download the Horizon Workspace desktop client zip file from the VMware website https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/downloads
  • Log in to the data-va machine as the root user.
  • Copy the Horizon Workspace desktop client zip file to the /tmp directory on the data-va virtual machine.
  • To unzip and install the new clients to the downloads directory and to the directory that automatically updates users clients type /opt/vmware-hdva-installer/bin/check-client-updates.pl --install --clientfile /tmp/clients-n.n.n-nnnn.zip This script unzips the file and copies the desktop clients installer files for Windows and for Mac computer to the /opt/zimbra/jetty/webapps/zimbra/downloads directory and for the automatic updates to the /opt/zimbra/jetty/webapps/zimbra/public/cds directory, and updates the URL parameter value for the downloads link.

  • Restart the data-va machine by typing “reboot” in the console

If you do not want the Horizon Workspace client to be auto-updating on Windows systems, you should install the client with the ENABLE_AUTOUPDATE=0 switch:

C:\VMware-Horizon-Workspace-nnn.exe /v HORIZONURL=https://server.vmware.com ENABLE_AUTOUPDATE=0

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