To change the heartbeat interval for all client computers that host local desktops, you use the ADSI Edit utility to edit View LDAP on your View Connection Server host. The ADSI Edit utility is installed with View Connection Server.

When you change View LDAP on a View Connection Server instance, the change is propagated to all replicated View Connection Server instances.

See the Microsoft TechNet Web site for information on how to use the ADSI Edit utility on your Windows Server operating system version.


Start the ADSI Edit utility on your View Connection Server host.


Select or connect to DC=vdi, DC=vmware, DC=int.


On the object CN=Common, OU=Global, OU=Properties, set the pae-mVDIOfflineUpdateFrequency attribute to the new heartbeat interval in minutes.

You must type a positive integer. By default, this attribute is not set. When it is not set, the default value is five minutes.

The new heartbeat interval takes effect the next time a client computer that hosts a local desktop sends a heartbeat message to View Connection Server. You do not need to restart the View Connection Server service or the client computer.

If the heartbeat interval is set to a lesser value on a client computer, View uses the client computer value instead of the View Connection Server value. By default, the heartbeat interval is not set on client computers.