VMware View Agent Installation on Remote Desktop Session Host

(Last Updated On: March 15, 2017)

An RDS host is a server computer that hosts applications and desktop sessions for remote access. An RDS host can be a virtual machine or a physical server.  In the previous post,  we have discussed in detail about installing Remote deskop session host.  In View, an RDS host is a server that has the Microsoft Remote Desktop Services role, the Microsoft Remote Desktop Session Host service, and View Agent installed. Remote Desktop Services was previously known as Terminal Services. The Remote Desktop Session Host service allows a server to host applications and remote desktop sessions. With View Agent installed on an RDS host, users can connect to applications and desktop sessions by using the display protocol PCoIP. PCoIP provides an optimized user experience for the delivery of remote content, including images, audio and video. This post will discuss in the detailed step to VMware View agent installation in  Remote desktop session host.

VMware View agent installation on Remote desktop Session Host

Log in to Remote desktop session server  via RDP and install View Agent. Run the View Agent installer. Click Next to proceed with the View agent installation.

VMware View Agent Installation on RDS host

Select the option “I accept the terms in the license agreement” in the License Agreement page and click on Next.

VMware View Agent Installation on RDS host

Select the VMware Horizon View Agent under the features to install and click on Next.

VMware View Agent Installation on RDS host

Enter the hostname or IP address of the View Connection Server and enter the administrator credentials for the Connection server authentication. Click on Next.

VMware View Agent Installation on RDS host

Click on Install to start the VMware View agent installation on the Remote Desktop session host.

VMware View Agent Installation on RDS host

Click on Finish to complete the VMware View agent installation on the RDS host.

VMware View Agent Installation on RDS host

That’s it. We are done with the VMware View agent installation on the Remote desktop session host. Next step is to create RDS pool and configure application pools. We will discuss in detail about it in upcoming posts. I hope this is informative for you. Thanks for Reading!!!, Be social and share it in social media, if you feel worth sharing it.

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