You must register the View Desktops plug-in with the vCenter Single-Sign On Service and vCenter Lookup Service.

You must register the View Desktops plug-in on each View Connection Server instance in a replicated group. Repeat this procedure on each View Connection Server computer.


The regtool.cmd register commands in this procedure assume that your View Connection Server service uses the default port, 443. If you change the default View Connection Server port, use the -p port-number option with the regtool.cmd register command to specify the custom port number.

Verify that the vCenter Lookup Service is configured for the View Desktops plug-in. See Configure View to Recognize the vCenter Lookup Service.


On the View Connection Server computer, navigate to the regtool.cmd utility, located in the following directory:

install_directory\VMware\VMware View\Server\TechPreview\ViewAdminPlugin


Register the View Desktops plug-in.

For example: regtool.cmd register -u view-admin@domain -lu sso-admin@domain

view-admin@domain is the username and domain of a user with the View Administrators role.

sso-admin@domain is the username and domain of a user with vCenter SSO administrator privileges. On a vCenter Server that runs on Windows Server, the default vCenter SSO administrator user is Admin@System-Domain. On a vCenter Server Virtual Appliance, the default user is root@localos.


At the prompt, type the View Administrators user password.


At the prompt, type the vCenter SSO administrator user password.

A return code of 0 indicates that the configuration was successful.


When you type the password, the following warning message might appear. You can ignore this message:

log4j: WARN No appenders could be found for logger 
log4j: WARN Please initialize the log4j system properly.

If necessary, restart the VMware vSphere Web Client Service.

In certain cases, this service must be restarted to allow the registration to take effect.

The service resides on the vCenter Server or another computer, not on the View Connection Server computer.


(Optional) Verify that the View Connection Server pod, View Desktops plug-in, and View Connection Server instance were registered successfully by using the regtool.cmd showDetails command.

For example: regtool.cmd showDetails -u view-admin@domain

Log in to the vSphere Web Client to verify that the View Desktops plug-in was added. See Search for View Users in the vSphere Web Client.