Set default printer for View floating desktop and Persona Management

Sometime ago I asked a question over at the VMware forum about how to set default network printers on a VMware View 5.0 floating pool that used Persona Management as Persona Management wasn’t keeping this user setting on it’s own. The printers would be added to the VM just not remember the default printer setting. I’ll admit I forgot to update the thread, but a work around was devised which I’ll share below.

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VMware Horizon View 5.3 has been announced

Horizon View 5.2 is receiving an update to 5.3! Doesn’t sound like much, but in that tiny dot number increase VMware has in fact brought a number improvements and features to Horizon View.

In a nut shell, some features Horizon View 5.3 brings is the ability to connect to a virtual desktop from any HTML5 capable web browser (yes, even Chromebook!), ability to bring full workstation class user experience with 3D graphics, deploy Windows Server 2008 as a desktop, as well as completely rewritten the Windows client with support for Windows 8.1 and a new iOS7 client too.

In more detail, Horizon View 5.3 brings…

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Quest vWorkSpace Desktop Optimizer

Quest vWorkSpace Desktop Optimizer

Quest has just recently released a cool FREE tool, vWorkspace Desktop Optimizer. The tool contains Quests entire “optimizing knowledge”. Even though the vWorkspace Desktop Optimizer from Quest is made for vWorkspace it will also work fine on VMware View and Citrix XenDesktops!

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