VMware Horizon

Welcome to my VMware Horizon series, how I setup a complete Horizon-environment in my LAB. This topic will cover the different aspects of planning, deploying etc. I have divided it up in the sections below.


Prepare VMware vCenterSetup DB for EventsDB

Connection Server

Install Connection ServerInstall Connection Server silently with Powershell
Configure Connection ServerConfigure Horizon License with PowerCLI
Create local VMware Horizon client repositorySetup Windows Domain CA Certificate for the Connection Server
Replace self-signed “vdm” certificate with Domain CA signed certificate using PowerShellMove Events DB to SQL AlwaysON Cluster


Cloud Pod Setup (CPA)Office 365 activation and Teams Roaming
HTML5, Browser, Teams & MMR RedirectionHelpdesk Tool – Remote Assistance and troubleshooting slow logons
Install and setup Replica ServerInstall and setup True SSO
Install and Setup Desktop Recording Server & AgentMulti-Domain Setup

Windows 10 desktops

Template and Desktop-Pool DesignFrom design to desktop pool – complete walkthrough
Automate Template Creation & MaintenanceMDT and WSUS
Day 2 MaintenanceDelete Desktop Pool
Windows 10 based Application Pools


Setup Template for Windows 2016 RDSSetup RDS Farm
Setup RDS Desktop PoolSetup Application Pool
Enable Windows Server desktopsAdd existing RDS-servers to Horizon View

Linux desktops

Ubuntu 22.04 Instant-Clone Desktop SetupUbuntu 20.04 Linux Multi session Setup
Ubuntu 18.04 Instant-Clone Desktop SetupCentOS Linux 8 Instant-Clone Desktop Setup

Maintenance etc.

VMware vRealize Operations Manager Integration

VMware Horizon Product Page

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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