VMware Horizon – Upgrade Horizon Desktop Recording Server to v. 1.7.7

Release date: April 7th 2023

Welcome to my VMware Horizon series. In this session I will describe how I upgraded my VMware Horizon Desktop Recording Server to v. 1.7.7. I start out by downloading the installation media from VMware Customer Connect

As always when upgrading VMware Horizon, before I start upgrading my Desktop Recording Server, I verify that I have a valid backup and document my settings. I start the upgrade by first verifying the installed versions from Control Panel

Next, I login on the Desktop Recording Server and launch the downloaded executable to do a manual upgrade.

I launch the Horizon Recording server installation wizard, Next…

I accept the license terms, Next…

I confirm the installation path, Next…

I’m ready, Install…

Once the installer finishes, click Finish…

After the installation is done, I can verify in Control Panel the installed version and finish off by doing a reboot. Once rebooted I log back in and verify functionality in the VMware Horizon Desktop Recording server UI.

This concludes my session about upgrading the VMware Horizon Desktop Recording Server to v. 1.7.7. I can now proceed with upgrading the UAG’s, which I will be doing using PowerShell and PowerCLI, posted here: VMware Unified Access Gateway – Upgrade to v. 2303

VMware Horizon – Upgrades

VMware Horizon planning, deployment etc.

Official VMware Horizon 8 Documentation

Disclaimer: Every tips/tricks/posting I have published here, is tried and tested in different it-solutions. It is not guaranteed to work everywhere, but is meant as a tip for other users out there. Remember, Google is your friend and don’t be afraid to steal with pride! Feel free to comment below as needed.

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