VMware Horizon – Setup DB for Composer

Release date: March 9th 2019

Welcome to my VMware Horizon series. In this session I will describe how I setup my database for the VMware Horizon Composer server. I have, after I created this session, moved my SQL database to a SQL AlwaysOn Cluster, covered here: VMware Horizon – Move Composer DB to AlwaysOn Sql Cluster

For this database I will be using my existing MS SQL Database server.


Right-click Databases – New Database



Give the database a name, as this will be the composer-database for the Composer-server, I’ll call it ViewComposer





Next we will setup sql-permissions for the ViewComposer-database, right-click Logins – New Login…



I will create a new sql-user: viewcomposeradmin, be sure to uncheck “Enforce password policy”



The Server Role “Public” will be sufficient for my ViewComposerAdmin-user



I map my user to my newly created ViewComposer-database and give the user db_owner membership for this database.



Be sure to grant permission to connect and login to database is selected.



Recommended reading:


VMware Horizon planning, deployment etc.

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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