When chatting with Alan Renouf about a PowerShell script, I wanted to run my PowerShell editor (which I run in a VMware View4 VDI session) under administrative rights. So I right clicked the editor, select â€œRun as Administratorâ€ and then my session locked.
After some playing around I found that the session isnâ€™t really locked but the administrative session is run on the console of the VM. When you go to the vSphere Virtual Infrastructure Client and open the console of the VM your VDI session is running in, youâ€™ll see the administrator login box. The remainder of the session will now run only on the console. When you logoff the administrator session, the VDI session will also logoff. After this you can restart the session again as normal user. I wonder if this is a bug.
This happens in PCoIP sessions, not in a RDP session.
As everybody was talking about View4 and vSphere4 Update1 finally supporting Windows 7, I didn’t check the View4 admin guide for supported OS-es. But in the Admin Guide it is written that Windows 7 as host and as guest OS are only a technical preview !!!
From the View FAQ page:
Q. Is VMware View 4 supported with Windows 7
A. Yes, VMware View 4 delivers a technology preview of Windows 7 support for hosts and guests. Please see the VMware View Manager 4 Administration Guide for more details on operating system support.
And in the admin guide:
“VMware includes certain â€œexperimentalâ€ and â€œtech previewâ€ features in some of our product releases. These features are there for you to test and experiment with. We do not expect these features to be used in a production environment. However, if you do encounter any issues with an experimental or tech preview feature, we are interested in any feedback you are willing to share. Please submit a support request via the normal access methods. You will receive an auto acknowledgement of your request. We cannot, however, commit to troubleshoot, provide workarounds, or provide fixes for these features.”
This knowledgebase article however states different:
What desktopÂ virtual machineÂ operating systems are supported by VMware View 4?
VMware View 4 is compatible with Windows 95/98, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista Ultimate, Business or Enterprise, andÂ Windows 7.