Customize the VMware Horizon View web portal with your own corporate branding

VMware offers a method to make customizations to the content of the View web portal. This is useful but it has some limitations. For instance, you might want to put your own corporate logo in the header bar like I’ve done below but this is not documented anywhere in their guides.



To make this customization you need to open up the folder C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware View\Server\broker\webapps\ROOT\styles\clientlaunch-default on the Connection Server. In there, you will find three PNG-files. For instance, the one that contains the logo is called “271x62_vmwareview.png” (or “343x62_vmware_horizon_view.png” on Horizon view with the default portal). To make your changes visible after editing, you need to restart the “VMware View Connection Service” on the Connection server.

In the example, I’ve also translated the default text strings in the “*.properties” files in the folder C:\ProgramData\VMware\VDM\portal.