Applying a patch involves uninstalling the current version and then installing the patch version.

The following steps need to be performed on the parent virtual machine, for linked-clone desktop pools, or on each virtual machine desktop in a full-clone pool, or on individual View desktop virtual machines for pools that contain only one View desktop.

Verify that you have a domain user account with administrative privileges on the hosts that you will use to run the patch installer.

1

On all parent virtual machines, virtual machines used for full-clone templates, full clones in a pool, and manually added individual virtual machines, download the installer file for the patch version of View Agent.

Your contact at VMware will provide instructions for this download.

2

Use the Windows Add/Remove Programs utility to remove the previously installed View Agent.

3

Run the installer that you downloaded for the patch release of View Agent.

Step-by-step instructions for running the View Agent installer appear in the VMware Horizon View Administration document.

4

If you disabled provisioning of new virtual machines in preparation for applying a patch to View Composer, enable provisioning again.

5

For parent virtual machines that will be used to create linked-clone desktop pools, take a snapshot of the virtual machine.

For instructions on taking snapshots, see the vSphere Client online help.

6

For linked-clone desktop pools, use the snapshot you created to recompose the desktop pools.

7

Verify that you can log in to the patched View desktop pools with View Client.

8

If you canceled any refresh or recompose operations for any linked-clone desktop pools, schedule the tasks again.

Apply the patch to one or more View clients, as applicable.