This software manages and streamlines data transfers between the datacenter and View desktops that are checked out for use on end users' local systems. View Transfer Server is required to support desktops that run View Client with Local Mode (formerly called Offline Desktop).

Several operations use View Transfer Server to send data between the View desktop in vCenter Server and the corresponding local desktop on the client system.

When a user checks in or checks out a desktop, View Manager authorizes and manages the operation. View Transfer Server transfers the files between the datacenter and the local desktop.

View Transfer Server synchronizes local desktops with the corresponding desktops in the datacenter by replicating user-generated changes to the datacenter.

Replications occur at intervals that you specify in local-mode policies. You can also initiate replications in View Administrator. You can set a policy that allows users to initiate replications from their local desktops.

View Transfer Server distributes common system data from the datacenter to local clients. View Transfer Server downloads View Composer base images from the Transfer Server repository to local desktops.