To configure Active Directory and View Manager to support clients in kiosk mode, you must perform several tasks in sequence.

Verify that you have the privileges required to perform the configuration tasks.

Domain Admins or Account Operators credentials in Active Directory to make changes to the accounts of users and groups in a domain.

Administrators, Inventory Administrators, or an equivalent role to use View Administrator to entitle users or groups to desktops.

Administrators or an equivalent role to run the vdmadmin command.


You must configure Active Directory to accept the accounts that you create to authenticate client devices. Whenever you create a group, you must also entitle that group to the desktop pool that a client accesses. You can also prepare the desktop pool that the clients use.


You can use the vdmadmin command to set the default values for the organizational unit, password expiry, and group membership in Active Directory for clients in kiosk mode.


If you want to create an account for a client that is based on its MAC address, you can use View Client to discover the MAC address of the client device.


You can use the vdmadmin command to add accounts for clients to the configuration of a View Connection Server group. After you add a client, it is available for use with a View Connection Server instance on which you have enabled authentication of clients. You can also update the configuration of clients, or remove their accounts from the system.


You can use the vdmadmin command to enable authentication of clients that attempt to connect to their desktops via a View Connection Server instance.


You can use the vdmadmin command to display information about clients in kiosk mode and View Connection Server instances that are configured to authenticate such clients.


You can run View Client from the command line or use a script to connect a client to a remote session.