The Transfer Server repository stores View Composer base images for linked-clone desktops that run in local mode. To give View Transfer Server access to the Transfer Server repository, you must configure it in View Manager. If you do not use View Composer linked clones in local mode, you do not have to configure a Transfer Server repository.

If View Transfer Server is configured in View Manager before you configure the Transfer Server repository, View Transfer Server validates the location of the Transfer Server repository during the configuration.

If you plan to add multiple View Transfer Server instances to this View Manager deployment, configure the Transfer Server repository on a network share. Other View Transfer Server instances cannot access a Transfer Server repository that is configured on a local drive on one View Transfer Server instance.

If you configure a remote Transfer Server repository on a network share, you must provide a user ID with credentials to access the network share. As a best practice, to enhance the security of access to the Transfer Server repository, make sure that you restrict network access for the repository to View administrators.

Verify that View Transfer Server is installed on a Windows Server virtual machine.

Verify that View Transfer Server is added to View Manager. See Add View Transfer Server to View Manager.

Note

Adding View Transfer Server to View Manager before you configure the Transfer Server repository is a best practice, not a requirement.

Determine how large the Transfer Server repository must be to store your View Composer base images. A base image can be several gigabytes in size. To determine the size of a specific base image, see Determine the Size of a View Composer Base Image.

1

Configure a path and folder for the Transfer Server repository.

The Transfer Server repository can be on a local drive or a network share.

Option

Action

Local Transfer Server repository

On the virtual machine where View Transfer Server is installed, create a path and folder for the Transfer Server repository.

For example: C:\TransferRepository\

Remote Transfer Server repository

Configure a UNC path for the network share.

For example: \\server.domain.com\TransferRepository\

All View Transfer Server instances that you add to this View Manager deployment must have network access to the shared drive.

2

In View Administrator, click View Configuration > Servers.

3

Put all View Transfer Server instances into maintenance mode.

a

Click the Transfer Servers tab and select a View Transfer Server instance.

b

Click Enter Maintenance Mode and click OK.

The View Transfer Server status changes to Maintenance mode.

c

Repeat Step 3a and Step 3b for each instance.

When all View Transfer Server instances are in maintenance mode, current transfer operations are stopped.

4

In the Transfer Server Repository panel, click the General tab and click Edit.

5

Type the Transfer Server repository location and other information.

Option

Description

Network share

Path. Type the UNC path that you configured.

User name. Type the user ID of an administrator with credentials to access the network share.

Password. Type the administrator password.

Domain. Type the domain name of the network share in NetBIOS format. Do not use the .com suffix.

Local filesystem

Type the path that you configured on the local View Transfer Server virtual machine.

6

Click OK.

If the repository network path or local drive is incorrect, the Edit Transfer Server Repository dialog displays an error message and does not let you configure the location. You must type a valid location.

7

In the Transfer Servers panel, select the View Transfer Server instance and click Exit Maintenance Mode.

The View Transfer Server status changes to Ready.