You can define default settings for the View Client in the Windows registry instead of specifying these settings on the command line.

View Client Registry Settings shows the registry settings for View Client. All the settings are located under HKLM\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware VDM\Client\ in the registry.

Policy entries take precedence over registry settings, and command-line settings take precedence over policy entries.

View Client Registry Settings

Registry Setting



Specifies the default domain name.


Specifies whether the menu bar (shade) at the top of the View Client window is enabled. The menu bar is enabled by default except for clients in kiosk mode. A value of false disables the menu bar.


Specifies the default password.


Specifies the default View Connection Server instance by its URL, IP address, or FQDN.


Specifies the default user name.