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57 VOTE
Status NOTED
Categories Application Request
Created by Sascha Joswig
Created on Nov 22, 2019

VMware Horizon Agent

Software to integrate the VM in VMware View for using with Horizon Client which is also shipped by Patch My Pc.

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  • Claudio Mendes
    Sep 20, 2022

    bump :D

  • Cody Clements
    Mar 15, 2022

    Having a ConfigMgr app would still be super helpful.

  • Peter Maudlin
    Mar 15, 2022

    It is still worth it. If WSUS doesn't work, we can always deploy as a repeating task sequence.

  • Claudio Mendes
    Mar 15, 2022

    yes please

  • Nathan Bohanan
    Mar 14, 2022

    For us this effort is still valuable. We use not only virtual desktops but published applications as well. The client itself has had instances of vulnerabilities and the notion that the BITS can be updated without launch to auto-update is very valuable as it reduces the update cycle substantially.

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    Andrew Jimenez
    Mar 14, 2022

    Ran into a fun issue while testing this app. Installs work great, updates through WSUS/ConfigMgr Updates however, fail due to the fact that the installer checks to see if Windows Updates are running and fails out if they are running during the installation. Since it is in fact Windows Update running the installation, I do not see a way of supporting this product via WSUS/ConfigMgr Updates. Is there still enough value to add this product as a ConfigMgr App, Intune App and Intune Update?

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    Andrew Jimenez
    Mar 14, 2022

    Actually, it looks like the ESB is a different type of release:
    Horizon 8 2111 is an Extended Service Branch (ESB). Approximately once a year, VMware designates one VMware Horizon release as an Extended Service Branch (ESB). An ESB is a parallel release branch to the existing Current Releases (CR) of the product. By choosing to deploy an ESB, customers receive periodic service packs (SP) updates, which include cumulative critical bug fixes and security fixes. Most importantly, there are no new features in the SP updates, so customers can rely on a stable Horizon platform for their critical deployments.

  • Peter Maudlin
    Mar 14, 2022

    I was able to download 2111 without logging in. After downloading, I logged in and the only difference is that it takes me directly to the downloads. No special paywall or licensing from what I can see.

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    Andrew Jimenez
    Mar 14, 2022

    Last question (I think). I see there is a 2106 release and a 2111 release. The 2111 release says it is an "Extended Service Branch", does that mean that it is typically behind a paywall, or has special licensing or other considerations?

  • Peter Maudlin
    Mar 14, 2022

    We are using the EXE.

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    Andrew Jimenez
    Mar 14, 2022

    When installing this app, are most people installing with the exe as provided by VMWare, or extracting the MSI from the EXE and deploying that out?

  • Claudio Mendes
    Nov 2, 2021

    +1

  • Phillip Dougherty
    Oct 18, 2021

    We are running the following line in powershell-
    & cmd /c $path /s /v`"/qn ADDLOCAL=Core,NGVC,RTAV,ClientDriveRedirection,PrintRedir,VmwVaudio,HelpDesk`" | Out-Null

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    Andrew Jimenez
    Oct 18, 2021

    We are looking more into this application now.

    It seems there are a number of command line options that can be accepted with this application.

    The basic silent installation of this app seems to be /S /v"/qn", however, if we provided that as the default installation string, adding additional parameters would be more difficult.

    How common is it to customize the install string for this application? From what I can tell, it is at least very common, and at most required. If it is the case that a custom commandline is basically required for this application, we will ship it with the default command-line argument being "/s". That way customers can provide custom command-line options, but would have to include the /v"/qn" manually.

  • Phillip Dougherty
    Jul 20, 2021

    I see the status is "Noted". Is this not possible since there isn't a public download?

  • Claudio Mendes
    Sep 13, 2020

    uploaded to sharepoint

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    Justin Chalfant
    Sep 13, 2020

    @Claduio, where did you upload it?

  • Claudio Mendes
    Jun 30, 2020

    upload

  • Sascha Joswig
    Jun 29, 2020

    @Justin: Checked, that it doesn't seem to be available for public download. Therefore I can understand to close this software request.

  • Claudio Mendes
    Jun 22, 2020

    humm good question it probably requires login but maybe the trial access will do for you?

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