Horizon View 7.X – Changing the Logon page

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When installing Horizon View, usually, customers ask you to have it’s own logo on the logon page. So after many search I fount how to achieve it.
In VMware Horizon View 7.x we have 2 different pages.

  • Landing Page
  • HTML Portal Page

I’ve marked the images we are going to change in red and the text that we can change in blue.

The table below shows where the images on the default screens are located on the Connection Server.

The image directory name changes with every release but the location is the same.

Horizon VersionIcons Image Directory
7.0C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware View\Server\broker\webapps\portal\webclient\icons
7.1C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware View\Server\broker\webapps\portal\webclient\icons
7.2C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware View\Server\broker\webapps\portal\webclient\icons-5622958
7.3C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware View\Server\broker\webapps\portal\webclient\icons-
7.4C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware View\Server\broker\webapps\portal\webclient\icons-7361877
7.5C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware View\Server\broker\webapps\portal\webclient\icons-8436628
7.6C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware View\Server\broker\webapps\portal\webclient\icons-9505036

I have found quick and satisfying results to be had by replacing the following 3 image files with branded images of the same image size.

The text marked in blue on the default screen can be found in the following location:

C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware View\Server\broker\webapps\portal\WEB-INF\classes\com\vmware\vdi\installer\i18n\bundle.properties

Edit the appropriate text and save the file.

Do not pass go and head directly to HTML portal page

If you want to skip the landing page and have users hit the portal page directly, which is a useful feature, make a change in the following file

CommonAppDataFolder\VMware\VDM\portal\portal-links-html-access.properties

Change the top line to disable the download

Once you are happy with all your changes restart the connection service and refresh your browser to apply them (you may need to clear the browser cache if you are not getting the desired results).

N:B: It should be noted that these customisations will not persist through an upgrade and will have to be recreated.

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