Things you should know (TYSK) – Horizon View Direct Connect Plug-In & PCoIP

For my remote homelab access I’m using a virtual machine where the Horizon View Direct Connection plug-in is installed. I have chosen this configuration because a complete View environment only for remote accessing of 1 VM is like breaking a butterfly on a wheel. I have a View environment but only for testing purposes which is not running all the time.

When I was working with this management VM I recognise that clipboard redirection was not working as expected. I checked under C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware View\Agent\extras which adm templates were available and loaded the only available one (view_agent_direct_connection.adm) in the Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) on that VM. I had then the following options:

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As you can see there is no option like “Clipboard redirection” or similar. Therefor I took the pcoip.adm template which is part of the View GPO Bundle and can be downloaded on the VMware Download page:

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If you’re using an older version of View, copy the pcoip.adm template from a View Connection server. You can find the adm template under C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware View\Server\extras\GroupPolicyFiles.

After I added the template to the group policy editor I got this:

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I enabled it and chose “Enable in both directions”. Per default it’s “Enable client to agent only”.

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In order that this function is working correctly you must reboot the whole VM. Unfortunatly i didn’t find any possibility to restart the PCoIP service itself.

After the reboot it was possible to do a clipboard copy & paste in both directions.

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