I’ve blogged about this for previous versions of Horizon over on Define Tomorrow and with version 7.7 now GA I thought I would put all of the information together and hopefully simplify the process by removing some peripheral information.
The original post can be found here
I think it is a nice visual to add some simple branding to the default Horizon landing and portal pages and it is relatively straightforward to accomplish.
Let’s start with the default screens and elements.
HTML Portal Page
I’ve marked the images we are going to change in red and the text that we can change in blue.
Hopefully it goes without saying to backup all files or the connection server(s) before making any changes!
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 location is the same.
|Horizon Version||Icons Image Directory|
|7.0||C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware View\Server\broker\webapps\portal\webclient\icons|
|7.1||C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware View\Server\broker\webapps\portal\webclient\icons|
|7.2||C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware View\Server\broker\webapps\portal\webclient\icons-5622958|
|7.3||C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware View\Server\broker\webapps\portal\webclient\icons-|
|7.4||C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware View\Server\broker\webapps\portal\webclient\icons-7361877|
|7.5||C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware View\Server\broker\webapps\portal\webclient\icons-8436628|
|7.6||C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware View\Server\broker\webapps\portal\webclient\icons-9505036|
|7.7||C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware View\Server\broker\webapps\portal\webclient\icons-10935101|
I have found the quickest and easiest 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
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).
It should be noted that these customisations will not persist through an upgrade and will have to be recreated.
A couple of examples I’ve done using this method are below. I would love to see what others have created – please send me a screenshot!