To download a desktop manually to a client computer to use in local mode, you must copy the View Composer base image to a portable device. The base image is published as a package in the Transfer Server repository.

Verify that you configured View Manager to deploy local desktops. See Overview of Setting Up a Local Desktop Deployment.

Verify that you created a linked-clone desktop pool and published a package to the Transfer Server repository. See Publish Package Files in the Transfer Server Repository.


In View Administrator, click View Configuration > Transfer Server Repository.


In the Contents pane, select the package that is associated with desktop pool from which you will check out a desktop and click Details.


Verify that the desktop pool is associated with this package.


Locate the Repository path, including the package ID.

For example: \\\ImageRepository\Published\f222434a-e52a-4ce3-92d1-c14122fca996


Copy the package contents from the Transfer Server repository to the portable device.

You must copy the entire package directory to the portable device.