View Transfer Server downloads system-image files, synchronizes data between local desktops and the corresponding remote desktops in the datacenter, and transfers data when users check in and check out local desktops. You install View Transfer Server in a virtual machine that runs Windows Server.

At runtime, View Transfer Server is deployed to an Apache Web Server. When you install View Transfer Server, the installer configures Apache Web Server as a service on the virtual machine. The Apache service uses ports 80 and 443.

Verify that you have local administrator privileges on the Windows Server on which you will install View Transfer Server.

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

Verify that you have a license to install View Transfer Server and use local desktops.

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


Verify that the virtual machine that hosts View Transfer Server is configured with an LSI Logic Parallel SCSI controller. You cannot install View Transfer Server on a virtual machine with a SAS or VMware paravirtual controller.

On Windows Server 2008 virtual machines, the LSI Logic SAS controller is selected by default. You must change this selection to an LSI Logic Parallel controller before you install the operating system.


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 installation program, double-click the installer file.


Accept the VMware license terms.


Accept or change the destination folder.


Select View Transfer Server.


Configure the Apache Web Server to which View Transfer Server is deployed.

You can accept the default values for the network domain, Apache Server name, and administrator's email address that are provided by the installer.


If you install View Transfer 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 Transfer Server on Windows Server 2003 R2, you must configure the required Windows firewall rules manually.


Complete the installation program to install View Transfer Server.

The VMware View Transfer Server, View Transfer Server Control Service, and VMware View Framework Component services are installed and started on the virtual machine.

In View Administrator, add View Transfer Server to your View Manager deployment.