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Last Update:

12 Dec 2016

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • VMware Inc.


vmware horizon view client virtual-machine vdi admin

VMware Horizon Client

This is not the latest version of VMware Horizon Client available.

4.3.0 | Updated: 12 Dec 2016



Downloads of v 4.3.0:



Software Author(s):

  • VMware Inc.

VMware Horizon Client 4.3.0

This is not the latest version of VMware Horizon Client available.

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To install VMware Horizon Client, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade VMware Horizon Client, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall VMware Horizon Client, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade vmware-horizon-client -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade vmware-horizon-client -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure vmware-horizon-client installed
    name: vmware-horizon-client
    state: present
    version: 4.3.0
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'vmware-horizon-client' do
  action    :install
  version  '4.3.0'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: vmware-horizon-client,
    Version: 4.3.0,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller vmware-horizon-client
   Name     = 'vmware-horizon-client'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '4.3.0'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'vmware-horizon-client':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '4.3.0',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install vmware-horizon-client version="4.3.0" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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VMware Horizon View Client for Windows makes it easy to access your Windows virtual desktop with the best possible user experience on the Local Area Network (LAN) or across a Wide Area Network (WAN). Support for Windows 10, Windows 8 and 8.1 (with Updates), and Windows 7.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = 'vmware-horizon-client'
  unzipLocation = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
  fileType      = 'exe'
  url           = ''

  silentArgs    = '/S /V"/qn REBOOT=Reallysuppress"'
  validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1641)

  softwareName  = 'vmware-horizon-client*'
  checksum      = '9ea08d1b73492b8c664046fbce22b289'
  checksumType  = 'md5'

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName = 'vmware-horizon-client'
$softwareName = 'VMware Horizon Client*'
$installerType = 'MSI' 

$silentArgs = '/qn /norestart'
$validExitCodes = @(0, 3010, 1605, 1614, 1641)
if ($installerType -ne 'MSI') {
  $validExitCodes = @(0)

$uninstalled = $false
$local_key     = 'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*'
$machine_key   = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*'
$machine_key6432 = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*'

$key = Get-ItemProperty -Path @($machine_key6432,$machine_key, $local_key) `
                        -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue `
         | ? { $_.DisplayName -like "$softwareName" }

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
  $key | % { 
    $file = "$($_.UninstallString)"

    if ($installerType -eq 'MSI') {
      $silentArgs = "$($_.PSChildName) $silentArgs"

      $file = ''

    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName $packageName `
                                -FileType $installerType `
                                -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" `
                                -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                                -File "$file"
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$key.Count matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
  $key | % {Write-Warning "- $_.DisplayName"}

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
VMware Horizon Client for Windows 18516 Friday, August 14, 2020 Approved
VMware Horizon Client 153 Monday, October 19, 2020 Approved
VMware Horizon Client 18 Monday, October 19, 2020 Approved
VMware Horizon Client 5502 Friday, July 3, 2020 Approved
VMware Horizon Client 9585 Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Approved
VMware Horizon Client 4215 Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Approved
VMware Horizon Client 2354 Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Approved
VMware Horizon Client 18109 Thursday, December 19, 2019 Approved
VMware Horizon Client 5.2.0 19783 Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Approved

  • Select specific monitors in a multiple-monitor setup
    • You can use the selective multiple-monitor feature to select the monitors on which to display a remote desktop window. This feature is not supported for remote applications. For details, see "Select Specific Monitors in a Multiple-Monitor Setup" in Using VMware Horizon Client for Windows.
  • Disable and hide the client drive redirection feature
    • You can use the Disable sharing files and folders group policy setting to specify whether client drive redirection functionality is available in Horizon Client. When this setting is enabled, all client drive redirection functionality is disabled in Horizon Client, including the ability to open local files with remote applications, and client drive redirection elements are hidden in the Horizon Client user interface.
  • Single installer for 32-bit and 64-bit systems
    • A single installer is provided for 32-bit and 64-bit systems. The installer automatically detects your system type and installs the correct version of Horizon Client for Windows.
  • Configure application resumption behavior
    • You can use the Disconnected application session resumption behavior group policy setting or the vmware-view -appSessionReconnectionBehavior command-line option to configure how running applications behave when you reconnect to the server. The group policy setting takes precedence over the command-line option.
  • H.264 encoder multiple-monitor enhancement
  • Nested mode enhancements
    • You can use Windows Server 2008 R2 when running Horizon Client in nested mode. In addition, the URL content redirection and clipboard redirection features are supported in nested mode. For a complete list of the operating systems and features that are supported in nested mode, see "Features Supported in Nested Mode" in Using VMware Horizon Client for Windows.
  • Real-Time Audio-Video (RTAV) support for session-based desktops on Windows Server 2016
    • Real-Time Audio-Video is supported for session-based desktops on Windows Server 2016 RDS hosts. This feature requires Horizon Agent 7.0.3 or later.
  • Windows 10 Long-Term Servicing Branch (LTSB) version 1607 support
    • You can install Horizon Client for Windows on a Windows 10 LTSB version 1607 system.
  • OpenSSL 1.0.2j support
    • The OpenSSL library is updated to version openssl-1.0.2j.

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