Before you install View Connection Server, you must verify that your installation environment satisfies specific prerequisites.

View Connection Server requires a valid license key for View Manager. The following license keys are available:

View Manager

View Manager with View Composer and Local Mode

You must join the View Connection Server host to an Active Directory domain. View Connection Server supports the following versions of Active Directory:

Windows 2003 Active Directory

Windows 2008 Active Directory

The View Connection Server host must not be a domain controller.

Note

View Connection Server does not make, nor does it require, any schema or configuration updates to Active Directory.

Do not install View Connection Server on systems that have the Windows Terminal Server role installed. You must remove the Windows Terminal Server role from any system on which you install View Connection Server.

Do not install View Connection Server on a system that performs any other functions or roles. For example, do not use the same system to host vCenter Server.

The system on which you install View Connection Server must have a static IP address.

To run the View Connection Server installer, you must use a domain user account with Administrator privileges on the system.

When you install View Connection Server, you authorize a View Administrators account. You can specify the local Administrators group or a domain user or group account. View assigns full View Administration rights, including the right to install replicated View Connection Server instances, to this account only. If you specify a domain user or group, you must create the account in Active Directory before you run the installer.