By default, View Connection Server instances set the gateway location to Internal and security servers set the gateway location to External. You can change the default gateway location by setting the gatewayLocation property in the file.

About this task

The gateway location determines the value of the ViewClient_Broker_GatewayLocation registry key in a remote desktop. You can use this value with Smart Policies to create a policy that takes effect only if a user connects to a remote desktop from inside or outside your corporate network. For more information, see "Using Smart Policies" in the Setting Up Desktop and Application Pools in View document.


  1. Create or edit the file in the SSL gateway configuration folder on the View Connection Server or security server host.

    For example: install_directory\VMware\VMware View\Server\sslgateway\conf\

    The properties in the file are case sensitive.

  2. Add the following line to the file:


    value can be either External or Internal. External indicates that the gateway is available for users outside the corporate network. Internal indicates that the gateway is available only for users inside the corporate network.

    For example: gatewayLocation=External

  3. Save the file.
  4. Restart the VMware Horizon View Connection Server service or the VMware Horizon View Security Server service to make your changes take effect.