VMware Horizon – Upgrade Horizon Enrollment Servers to v. 2206

Release date: September 5th 2022

Welcome to my VMware Horizon series. In this session I will describe how I upgraded my VMware Horizon Enrollment Server to v. 2206. The upgrade of the VMware Horizon Enrollment Server is quite similar to upgrading the Connection Servers. According to VMware’s official documentation, this should be done as step 7 in the supported update sequence.

As with the Connection Server upgrade, I start out by downloading the installation media from VMware Customer Connect

Before I start the upgrade, I verify the installed versions from Control Panel. I also make sure I have a recent backup of the server before I proceed.

Next, I download the executable to my Enrollment Server

As with the upgrade of my second Connection Server, I launch an administrative cmd prompt and do a silent upgrade, the only difference is the VDM_SERVER_INSTANCE_TYPE=5 value

VMware-Horizon-Connection-Server-x86_64-8.6.0-20099816.exe /s /v"/qn VDM_SERVER_INSTANCE_TYPE=5 VDM_INITIAL_ADMIN_SID=S-1-5-32-544"

To verify the upgrade result, I check the log file vminst.log under %AppData%

Once the upgrade is finished, an event is logged about this in Windows Event Viewer.

I do a quick reboot of the Enrollment Server and verify that all services are up and running after the upgrade.

After the installation is done, I can verify in Control Panel the installed version

This concludes my session about upgrading the Enrollment server to v. 2206. I can now proceed with upgrading the UAG’s, posted here: VMware Horizon – Upgrade Unified Access Gateway to v. 2207

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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