You can use the vdmadmin command to set the default values for the organizational unit, password expiry, and group membership in Active Directory for clients in kiosk mode.

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.

When you configure defaults for password expiry and Active Directory group membership, these settings are shared by all View Connection Server instances in a group.

Set the default values for clients.

vdmadmin -Q -clientauth -setdefaults [-b authentication_arguments] [-ou DN] [ -expirepassword | -noexpirepassword ] [-group group_name | -nogroup]

Option

Description

-expirepassword

Specifies that the expiry time for passwords on the client accounts is the same as for the View Connection Server group. If no expiry time is defined for the group, passwords do not expire.

-group

group_name

Specifies the name of the default group to which client accounts are added. The name of the group must be specified as the pre-Windows 2000 group name from Active Directory.

-noexpirepassword

Specifies that passwords on client accounts do not expire.

-nogroup

Clears the setting for the default group.

-ou

DN

Specifies the distinguished name of the default organizational unit to which client accounts are added.

For example: OU=kiosk-ou,DC=myorg,DC=com

Note

You cannot use the command to change the configuration of an organizational unit.

The command updates the default values for clients in the View Connection Server group.

Set the default values for the organizational unit, password expiry, and group membership of clients.

vdmadmin -Q -clientauth -setdefaults -ou "OU=kiosk-ou,DC=myorg,DC=com" -noexpirepassword -group kc-grp

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