To download a desktop manually to a client computer to use in local mode, you must copy the base-image package files from a portable device to the client computer.

Verify that the user installed View Client with Local Mode on the client computer.

Verify that you copied the package files to a portable device. See Copy the Base Image from the Transfer Server Repository.

1

Deliver the portable device that contains the desktop pool's package files to the user.

2

Copy the package files to a specified check-out directory on the client computer.

Copy the files to a subdirectory in the check-out directory that uses the display name of the desktop pool. For example, to download files from a desktop pool with the display name LocalPool, copy the files to check_out_directory\LocalPool.

Check-Out Directory

Description

Default directory on Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista

C:\Users\User Name\AppData\Local\VMware\VDM\Local Desktops\pool_display_name

Default directory on Windows XP

C:\Documents and Settings\User Name\Local Settings\Application Data\VMware\VDM\Local Desktops\pool_display_name

Custom directory

You can specify your own directory. For example, to download files from a desktop pool with the display name LocalPool, you might create this path: C:\CheckOutDirectory\LocalPool.