To use an existing View Composer database, you must migrate the RSA key container from the source computer on which the existing View Composer service resides to the computer on which you want to install the new View Composer service.

You must perform this procedure before you install the new View Composer service.

Verify that the Microsoft .NET Framework and the ASP.NET IIS registration tool are installed on the source and destination computers. See Prepare a Microsoft .NET Framework for Migrating RSA Keys.

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On the source computer on which the existing View Composer service resides, open a command prompt and navigate to the %windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0xxxxx directory.

2

Type the aspnet_regiis command to save the RSA key pair in a local file.

aspnet_regiis -px "SviKeyContainer" "keys.xml" -pri

The ASP.NET IIS registration tool exports the RSA public-private key pair from the SviKeyContainer container to the keys.xml file and saves the file locally.

3

Copy the keys.xml file to the destination computer on which you want to install the new View Composer service.

4

On the destination computer, open a command prompt and navigate to the %windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0xxxxx directory.

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Type the aspnet_regiis command to migrate the RSA key pair data.

aspnet_regiis -pi "SviKeyContainer" "path\keys.xml" -exp

where path is the path to the exported file.

The -exp option creates an exportable key pair. If a future migration is required, the keys can be exported from this computer and imported to another computer. If you previously migrated the keys to this computer without using the -exp option, you can import the keys again using the -exp option so that you can export the keys in the future.

The registration tool imports the key pair data into the local key container.

Install the new View Composer service on the destination computer. Provide the DSN and ODBC data source information that allows View Composer to connect to the same database information that was used by the original View Composer service. For installation instructions, see "Installing View Composer" in the VMware Horizon View Installation document.

Complete the steps to migrate View Composer to a new computer and use the same database. See Migrate View Composer with an Existing Database.