You must perform certain tasks to prepare an unmanaged desktop source for View desktop deployment.

Verify that you have administrative rights on the unmanaged desktop source.

To make sure that View desktop users are added to the local Remote Desktop Users group of the unmanaged desktop source, create a restricted Remote Desktop Users group in Active Directory. See the VMware View Installation document for more information.


Power on the unmanaged desktop source and verify that it is accessible to the View Connection Server instance.


Join the unmanaged desktop source to the Active Directory domain for your View desktops.


Configure the Windows firewall to allow Remote Desktop connections to the unmanaged desktop source.

Install View Agent on the unmanaged desktop source. See Install View Agent on an Unmanaged Desktop Source.