When a user connects or reconnects to a View desktop, the View client gathers information about the client system and View Connection Server sends that information to the desktop. View Agent writes the client computer information to the system registry path HKCU\Volatile Environment on the desktop.

You can add commands to the View Agent CommandsToRunOnConnect and CommandsToRunOnReconnect group policy settings to run commands or command scripts that read this information from the system registry when users connect and reconnect to desktops. See Running Commands on View Desktops for more information.

Client System Information describes the registry keys that contain client system information and lists the types of client systems that support them.

Client System Information

Registry Key

Description

Client Systems Supported

ViewClient_IP_Address

The IP address of the client system.

Windows

Linux

Mac

ViewClient_MAC_Address

The MAC address of the client system.

Windows

Linux

Mac

ViewClient_Machine_Name

The machine name of the client system.

Windows

Linux

Mac

ViewClient_Machine_Domain

The domain of the client system.

Windows

Linux

Mac

ViewClient_LoggedOn_Username

The user name that was used to log in to the client system.

Windows

Linux

Mac

ViewClient_LoggedOn_Domainname

The domain name that was used to log in to the client system.

Windows

Note

For Linux and Mac clients, see ViewClient_Machine_Domain. ViewClient_LoggedOn_Domainname is not given by the Linux or Mac client because Linux and Mac accounts are not bound to Windows domains.

ViewClient_Type

The thin client name or operating system type of the client system.

Windows

Linux

Mac

ViewClient_Broker_DNS_Name

The DNS name of the View Connection Server instance.

Windows

Linux

Mac

ViewClient_Broker_URL

The URL of the View Connection Server instance.

Windows

Linux

Mac

ViewClient_Broker_Tunneled

The status of the tunnel connection for the View Connection Server, which can be either true (enabled) or false (disabled).

Windows

Linux

Mac

ViewClient_Broker_Tunnel_URL

The URL of the View Connection Server tunnel connection, if the tunnel connection is enabled.

Windows

Linux

Mac

ViewClient_Broker_Remote_IP_Address

The IP address of the client system that is seen by the View Connection Server instance.

Windows

Linux

Mac

ViewClient_TZID

The Olson time zone ID.

To disable time zone synchronization, enable the View Agent Disable Time Zone Synchronization group policy setting.

Windows

Linux

Mac

ViewClient_Windows_Timezone

The GMT standard time.

To disable time zone synchronization, enable the View Agent Disable Time Zone Synchronization group policy setting.

Windows