VMware View 4.6 is out today!

VMware View 4.6 has now been released.  I’m excited about this as it has some new cool features!  My particular favourites are:

Security server now supports PCoIP.  This is great as having to have two pools of desktops (one for external and one for internal) is not great.  When specifying to use PCoIP from an external source the desktop does not fail back to RDP thus needing a RDP pool and a PCoIP pool.  However now the security server supports PCoIP there’s no need for the old RDP pool!

Enhanced USB device compatibility.  I’m hoping this is going to support uni-directional devices but with the many many different types of USB devices out there so I’m just going have to give things a test.  I have dictation devices to test at the top of my list.

Other enhancements are:

  • Keyboard mapping improvements
  • New timeout setting for SSO users
  • 160 Bug fixes
  • Experimental support for Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 RC operating systems

The release notes can be found here:

http://www.vmware.com/support/view46/doc/view-46-release-notes.html

The download for VMware View 4.6 can be found here:

http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/desktop_downloads/vmware_view/4_6

Windows 7 and VMware View 4.5 client hanging – UPDATE!

After patching my laptop yesterday and then firing up this morning I noticed that my VMware View 4.5 Client fails to load.  It just hangs on connecting!

It seams as though 2 Microsoft patches have killed View.

If you are just after the quick fix then uninstall Microsoft patches:

KB 2482017
KB 2467023

otherwise….

There is a big discusion about it on:

http://communities.vmware.com/thread/302164

UPDATE…..

There is now a new version of the View client which VMware have released.  This new version of the client works with the Microsoft patches installed.  Link below…

Windows 7 View Client issue with Microsoft patch

http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/2011/02/windows-7-view-client-issue-with-microsoft-patch.html