You can disable the customizable user interface feature by changing the webclient.properties file of vCenter Server or vCenter Server Appliance.

1

Connect to the vCenter Server or vCenter Server Appliance by using any remote console, and optionally use SSH.

2

Navigate to the webclient.properties file and open it in a text editor.

Option

Description

vCenter Server

installation_directory\VMware\CIS\cfg\vsphere-client\webclient.properties

vCenter Server Appliance

/etc/vmware/vsphere-client/webclient.properties

3

On a new line, enter docking.disabled=true and save the file.