Apr
08

View 5.3.1 and Windows 8.1

Some interesting info regarding using Windows 8.1 with VMware View:

To upgrade a desktop from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, you must uninstall View Agent, upgrade the operating system from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, and then reinstall View Agent. Alternatively, you can perform a fresh installation of Windows 8.1 and then install View Agent.

When you install View Agent in a Windows 8.1 virtual machine, the installer allows you to select the View Persona Management feature, but this feature is not supported for Windows 8.1 desktops. If you select the View Persona Management feature in the View Agent installer, the feature is not installed.

Reconnecting to a Windows 8 desktop session over PCoIP can take up to 24 seconds. While waiting to reconnect, the user sees a black screen and a mouse pointer. This issue only occurs when a user reconnects to an active desktop session. It does not occur when a user logs off and logs in again.

Info about getting the update:
“The Update” For Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1 Is GA … But Not For Everyone

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