To install View Connection Server as a single server or as the first instance in a group of replicated View Connection Server instances, you use the standard installation option.

When you select the standard installation option, the installation creates a new, local View LDAP configuration. The installation loads the schema definitions, Directory Information Tree (DIT) definition, and ACLs and initializes the data.

After installation, you manage most View LDAP configuration data by using View Administrator. View Connection Server automatically maintains some View LDAP entries.

Verify that you can log in as a domain user with administrator privileges on the Windows Server computer on which you install View Connection Server.

Verify that your installation satisfies the requirements described in View Connection Server Requirements.

Prepare your environment for the installation. See Installation Prerequisites for View Connection Server.

Familiarize yourself with the network ports that must be opened on the Windows Firewall for View Connection Server instances. See Firewall Rules for View Connection Server.


Download the View Connection Server installer file from the VMware product page at to the Windows Server computer.

The installer filename is VMware-viewconnectionserver-y.y.y-xxxxxx.exe or VMware-viewconnectionserver-x86_64-y.y.y-xxxxxx.exe, where xxxxxx is the build number and y.y.y is the version number.


To start the View Connection Server installation program, double-click the installer file.


Accept the VMware license terms.


Accept or change the destination folder.


Select the View Standard Server installation option.


Accept the Microsoft Software Supplemental License Agreement for Microsoft Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM).


If you install View Connection Server on Windows Server 2008, choose how to configure the Windows Firewall service.



Configure Windows Firewall automatically

Let the installer configure Windows Firewall to allow the required network connections.

Do not configure Windows Firewall

Configure the Windows firewall rules manually.

If you install View Connection Server on Windows Server 2003, you must configure the required Windows firewall rules manually.


Complete the installation wizard to finish installing View Connection Server.

The VMware View services are installed on the Windows Server computer:

VMware View Connection Server

VMware View Framework Component

VMware View Message Bus Component

VMware View Script Host

VMware View Security Gateway Component

VMware View PCoIP Secure Gateway

VMware View Web Component

VMware VDMDS, which provides View LDAP directory services

For information about these services, see the VMware View Administration document.

Perform initial configuration on View Connection Server.

Configure SSL server certificates for View Connection Server. See Configuring SSL Certificates for View Connection Server and Security Server.

If you plan to include replicated View Connection Server instances and security servers in your deployment, you must install each server instance by running the View Connection Server installer file.

If you are reinstalling View Connection Server on a Windows Server 2008 operating system and you have a data collector set configured to monitor performance data, stop the data collector set and start it again.