VMware Horizon View software creates log files that record the installation and operation of its components.


View log files are intended for use by VMware Support. VMware recommends that you configure and use the event database to monitor View. For more information, see the VMware Horizon View Installation and VMware Horizon View Integration documents.

View Log Files

View Component

File Path and Other Information

All components (installation logs)



View Agent

Windows XP guest OS:

<Drive Letter>:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VDM\logs

Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 guest OS:

<Drive Letter>:\ProgramData\VMware\VDM\logs

If a User Data Disk (UDD) is configured, <Drive Letter> might correspond to the UDD.

The logs for PCoIP are named pcoip_agent*.log and pcoip_server*.log.

View Applications

View Event Database configured on an SQL Server or Oracle database server.

Windows Application Event logs. Disabled by default.

View Client with Local Mode

Windows XP host OS:

C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Local Settings\Application Data\VMware\VDM\Logs\

Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 host OS:


View Composer

%system_drive%\Windows\Temp\vmware-viewcomposer-ga-new.log on the linked-clone desktop.

The View Composer log contains information about the execution of QuickPrep and Sysprep scripts. The log records the start time and end time of script execution, and any output or error messages.

View Connection Server or Security Server

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\VMware\VDM\logs\*.txt on the server.

<Drive Letter>:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VDM\logs\*.txt on the server.

The log directory is configurable in the log configuration settings of the View Common Configuration ADM template file (vdm_common.adm).

PCoIP Secure Gateway logs are written to files named SecurityGateway_*.log in the PCoIP Secure Gateway subdirectory of the log directory on a security server.

View Services

View Event Database configured on an SQL Server or Oracle database server.

Windows System Event logs.

View Transfer Server

Windows Server 2008 R2:

<Drive Letter>:\ProgramData\VMware\VDM\logs\*.txt

Apache Server:

<Drive Letter>:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\logs\error.log