You can use the vdmadmin command to enable authentication of clients that attempt to connect to their desktops via a View Connection Server instance.

You must run the vdmadmin command on one of the View Connection Server instances in the group that contains the View Connection Server instance that clients will use to connect to their desktops.

Although you enable authentication for an individual View Connection Server instance, all View Connection Server instances in a group share all other settings for client authentication. You need only add an account for a client once. In a View Connection Server group, any enabled View Connection Server instance can authenticate the client.

Enable authentication of clients on a View Connection Server instance.

vdmadmin -Q -enable [-b authentication_arguments] -s connection_server [-requirepassword]

Option

Description

-requirepassword

Specifies that you require clients to provide passwords.

Important

If you specify this option, the View Connection Server instance cannot authenticate clients that have automatically generated passwords. If you change the configuration of a View Connection Server instance to specify this option, such clients cannot authenticate themselves and they fail with the error message Unknown username or bad password.

-s

connection_server

Specifies the NetBIOS name of the View Connection Server instance on which to enable authentication of clients.

The command enables the specified View Connection Server instance to authenticate clients.

Enable authentication of clients for the View Connection Server instance csvr-2. Clients with automatically generated passwords can authenticate themselves without providing a password.

vdmadmin -Q -enable -s csvr-2

Enable authentication of clients for the View Connection Server instance csvr-3, and require that the clients specify their passwords to View Client. Clients with automatically generated passwords cannot authenticate themselves.

vdmadmin -Q -enable -s csvr-3 -requirepassword

Verify the configuration of the View Connection Server instances and the clients.