Downloads:

184,460

Downloads of v 8.1.0.17349995:

13,453

Last Update:

11 Jan 2021

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • VMware
  • Inc.

Tags:

vmware horizon view client virtual-machine vdi admin

VMware Horizon Client for Windows

8.1.0.17349995 | Updated: 11 Jan 2021

Downloads:

184,460

Downloads of v 8.1.0.17349995:

13,453

Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • VMware
  • Inc.

VMware Horizon Client for Windows 8.1.0.17349995

This Package Contains an Exempted Check

1 Test Passing and 1 Exempted Test


Validation Testing Passed


Verification Testing Exempt:

Package requires reboots due to dependencies.

To install VMware Horizon Client for Windows, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To upgrade VMware Horizon Client for Windows, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To uninstall VMware Horizon Client for Windows, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://chocolatey.org/api/v2. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to https://chocolatey.org/api/v2)

4. Choose your deployment method:


choco upgrade vmware-horizon-client -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:


choco upgrade vmware-horizon-client -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0
}

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure vmware-horizon-client installed
  win_chocolatey:
    name: vmware-horizon-client
    state: present
    version: 8.1.0.17349995
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

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chocolatey_package 'vmware-horizon-client' do
  action    :install
  version  '8.1.0.17349995'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


Chocolatey::Ensure-Package
(
    Name: vmware-horizon-client,
    Version: 8.1.0.17349995,
    Source: STEP 3 URL
);

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at https://inedo.com/den/otter/chocolatey.


cChocoPackageInstaller vmware-horizon-client
{
   Name     = 'vmware-horizon-client'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '8.1.0.17349995'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'vmware-horizon-client':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '8.1.0.17349995',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


salt '*' chocolatey.install vmware-horizon-client version="8.1.0.17349995" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at https://docs.saltstack.com/en/latest/ref/modules/all/salt.modules.chocolatey.html.

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 11 Jan 2021.

Description

VMware Horizon Client for Windows makes it easy to access your Windows virtual desktop with the best possible user experience on the Local Area Network (LAN) or across a Wide Area Network (WAN). Support for Windows 10, Windows 8 and 8.1 (with Updates), and Windows 7.

Please see the README for chocolatey-test-environment installation.


tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference  = 'Stop';
$toolsDir               = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$packageName            = 'vmware-horizon-client'
$fileType               = 'exe'
$url                    = 'https://download3.vmware.com/software/view/viewclients/CART21FQ4/VMware-Horizon-Client-2012-8.1.0-17349995.exe'
$softwareName           = "VMware Horizon Client*"
$checksum               = '77E5B2DE068CC675CED808DA6744B62988E83FB7756AB92478B9DD1F130D4C36'
$checksumType           = 'sha256'
$silentArgs             = '/silent /norestart'
$validExitCodes         = @(0, 3010, 1641)

    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName       = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
      fileType          = $fileType
      url               = $url
      softwareName      = $softwareName
      checksum          = $checksum
      checksumType      = $checksumType
      silentArgs        = $silentArgs
      validExitCodes    = $validExitCodes
    }

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  softwareName  = '"VMware Horizon Client*"'
  fileType      = 'MSI'
  silentArgs    = "/silent /uninstall /norestart"
  validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1605, 1614, 1641)
}

$uninstalled = $false
[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
  $key | % { 
    $packageArgs['file'] = "$($_.UninstallString)"
    if ($packageArgs['fileType'] -eq 'MSI') {
      $packageArgs['silentArgs'] = "$($_.PSChildName) $($packageArgs['silentArgs'])"
      
      $packageArgs['file'] = ''
    }

    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
  }
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
  $key | % {Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)"}
}

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
VMware Horizon Client for Windows 8.0.0.16531419 18528 Friday, August 14, 2020 Approved
VMware Horizon Client 5.5.0.16975072 200 Monday, October 19, 2020 Approved
VMware Horizon Client 5.4.4.16879994 27 Monday, October 19, 2020 Approved
VMware Horizon Client 5.4.3.16346110 5521 Friday, July 3, 2020 Approved
VMware Horizon Client 5.4.2.15936851 9591 Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Approved
VMware Horizon Client 5.4.1.15897311 4227 Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Approved
VMware Horizon Client 5.4.0.15805437 2360 Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Approved
VMware Horizon Client 5.3.0.15208953 18120 Thursday, December 19, 2019 Approved
VMware Horizon Client 5.2.0 19787 Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Approved

The 8.1.0 release of Horizon Client for Windows 2012 includes the following new features:

* Using encrypted USB thumb drives with the client drive redirection feature
See Share Local Folders and Drives
* Generating log files for remote desktop features
You can set log levels and generate log files in a Data Collection Tool (DCT) bundle for remote desktop features. See Collecting Logs for Remote Desktop Features and Components.
* Customizing the USB forwarding list
You can use the Exclude Automatically Connection Device Family and Exclude Automatically Connection Vid/Pid Device client or agent group policy settings to filter the USB devices that are forwarded automatically. For the client group policy settings, see USB Settings for GPOs. For the agent group policy settings, see USB Settings in the Horizon Agent Configuration ADMX Template. This feature requires Horizon Agent 2012.
* Copying and pasting files and folders
You can copy and paste files and folders between the client system and remote desktops and published applications. See Copying and Pasting Files and Folders.
* Client drive redirection dependency changes
The drag and drop, file association, and file copy and paste features are no longer dependent on the client drive redirection feature being enabled.
* DPI synchronization enhancements
The client's per-monitor DPI setting is synchronized to the agent and changes take effect immediately during a remote session by default. This feature is controlled by the DPI Synchronization Per Monitor agent group policy setting. This feature requires Horizon Agent 2012. Horizon Client for Windows 2012 does not support the DPI Synchronization Per Connection feature in earlier Horizon Agent releases. See Using DPI Synchronization.
* Customizing the Horizon Client for Windows online update feature
You can use the Allow user to skip Horizon Client update, Automatically check for updates, and Update message pop-up group policy settings to customize the Horizon Client for Windows online update feature. See General Settings for Client GPOs.
* Setting a preferred speaker
If you have multiple speakers on your client system, you can specify which speaker is preferred in a remote desktop. This feature requires Horizon Agent 2012. See Select a Preferred Speaker for a Remote Desktop.
* Windows 10 2009 support
You can install Horizon Client for Windows on a Windows 10 2009 client system.

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