I must have missed i during the holiday season but VMware has released a new fling: the View Client Resizer. It’s a simple fling that let’s you easily select any resolution you want to check your VMware Horizon View environment on to see how it behaves. The steps below I have done on a 2-screen setup.
- First you go to https://labs.vmware.com/flings/view-client-resizer and download the zip file
- Next unpack the zip file
- Start the executable
- Start the Horizon View client and open a VDI session
- Push refresh in the tool and it wil show the active sessions in the pulldown menu
- Click resize and the session wil go to the top left corner of the Primary monitor in that resolution.
You can pick any of the default resolutions or make one up (smartphone resolutions for example ) as long as the x is between the digits with a minimum right now it seems of 800*600
Yes I know 3170455 was released last summer but early last month when I released our new golden image we ran into a problem with this update. What happened was that users had problems with some printers. When adding them they got this warning:
(This is an example picture, I believe Xerox has proper drivers now)
And when they logged in to a fresh desktop they couldn’t print and when we checked their printer it said it needed drivers.
What I found was that this only happened with drivers of the non packaged type. Microsoft has been pushing to use packaged drivers ever since Windows Vista came out but apparently some manufacturers stil use older style not supported drivers. This is easily checked when you go into Print management and have included the column packaged.
Microsoft has been giving these warnings for a while but up until this kb there was a workaround by setting this group policy setting:
Computer Configuration>Policies> Administrative Templates>Printers>Point and Print Restrictions from Not Configured to Disabled or enabled with some settings.
With this KB installed and probably also with he other kb’s for other OS mentioned in the accompanying security bulletin: https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS16-087 Windows ignores this setting and gives the warning anyway. For most systems clicking the allow once won’t be a big issue but when you have floating desktops where the printers get added every logon this is an issue so please be aware of this!