Custom Error Text for Horizon Client

This policy is only a part of the Horizon Client 5.0 release. The idea is to have your company's custom error message. You could place the URL of your Helpdesk or instructions on filing a service request or helpline number or a link to the FAQ or anything else you wish. Please note this a… Continue reading Custom Error Text for Horizon Client

Power Policies – Horizon Client Connection Timeout Issues

This morning a customer contacted me regarding connection timeout issues while his end users are connecting to Manual Dedicated Desktops via Horizon Client. First thing I did is to check whether the status of his desktops is "Available". After which, I checked the Power Policies to find the desktops were not configured to be "Always… Continue reading Power Policies – Horizon Client Connection Timeout Issues

Top 5 ways to mess up your Workspace ONE (Identity Manager) with Horizon Implementation

I ve lost count on how many times I messed up but turns out i am not alone. Just last couple of weeks, 3 other folks reached out to me for help on their vIDM and Horizon integration. Troubleshooting various elements was laborious and time-consuming but I did notice patterns. Number#1 – Time synchronization This… Continue reading Top 5 ways to mess up your Workspace ONE (Identity Manager) with Horizon Implementation

Active Directory Errors for Linked Clones and Instant Clones

I had a customer had a Horizon 7.4 system was running perfectly fine for months and he started to get intermittent errors such as these on this Instant Clones and Linked Clones. Error for Linked Clones which says " The security database on the server does not have a computer account for this workstation trust relationship"… Continue reading Active Directory Errors for Linked Clones and Instant Clones

VMware Horizon 7.5 Instant Clones throws errors with vCenter 6.7

I recently upgraded by home lab from vCenter 6.5 to vCenter 6.7 and Horizon 7.4 for Horizon 7.5. But was stuck with the following error for few days and I almost started to regret my decision to upgrade. “Error during provisioning: Cloning of VM Win103 has failed: Fault type is SERVER_FAULT_FATAL - Runtime error: No… Continue reading VMware Horizon 7.5 Instant Clones throws errors with vCenter 6.7

VMware UEM – Mapping printers via Print Server and mapping Directly

One of the key features VMware User Environment Manager(UEM) and my personal favorite is Printer mapping. It allows you to map printers based on very granular conditions like: Client IP address User groups Environment variables Registry keys A good use case is the Location based printing where you can map printers on where you login… Continue reading VMware UEM – Mapping printers via Print Server and mapping Directly

Why use Unified Access Gateway(UAG) over Client VPN?

Lots of customers use VPN to access virtual desktops and apps instead of directly landing on an application proxy from the internet. One of them quizzed me on the merits and demerits of using VMware UAG versus Client VPN to access Horizon Desktops and Apps. Before doing a compare and contrast, the following are what… Continue reading Why use Unified Access Gateway(UAG) over Client VPN?

VMware Digital Workspace – Under the hood

People love the simplicity and intuitiveness of the VMware Digital Workspace. But under the hood lies a suite of products to secure and provide that experience. Here are the most common questions i get from my customers: So what products power VMware Digital Workspace? What are their capabilities? Brian Madden even wrote a blog on… Continue reading VMware Digital Workspace – Under the hood