As part of your upgrade, you can migrate View Transfer Server to a new machine. For example, you might want to move View Transfer Server from a 32-bit Windows 2003 Server machine to a 64-bit Windows 2008 Server machine.

Verify that the new virtual machine meets the system requirements for installing View Transfer Server. See View Transfer Server Requirements.

Determine when to perform this procedure. Choose an available desktop maintenance window. Budget 15 minutes to half an hour for each instance.

Verify that you have local administrator privileges on the Windows Server that you will use to run the installer.

If the original View Transfer Server instance used a network share for its Transfer Server Repository, document the path to the directory on the network share.

In View Administrator, go to View Configuration > Transfer Server Repository.

Familiarize yourself with the procedure for installing and configuring View Transfer Server. See the VMware View Installation document.

If the original View Transfer Server instance used a local file system for its Transfer Server Repository, familiarize yourself with the instructions for migrating the Transfer Server Repository to a new location. See the VMware View Administration document.


On the new virtual machine, install View Transfer Server.


In View Administrator, add the new View Transfer Server instance.

Go to View Configuration > Servers.


If you have a Transfer Server Repository located on a network share, verify that this new View Transfer Server can access the Transfer Server Repository on the network share.


If you have a Transfer Server Repository located on the local file system of the original View Transfer Server, migrate the repository to a new location.


In View Administrator, remove the original View Transfer Server instance.


If applicable, uninstall View Transfer Server from the old host by using the Windows Add/Remove Programs utility.

If you use View Composer, see Upgrade View Composer Only or Upgrade to View Composer 2.7 and vCenter Server 5.0 on a Different Machine. If you have finished upgrading View server components, at your next maintenance window, continue with the VMware View upgrade.

If you are also upgrading vSphere components, see Upgrading ESX/ESXi Hosts and Virtual Machines.

If you upgrading only View components, see Upgrade View Agent.