You can use the vdmexport command-line utility to export configuration data from a standard or replica Horizon Connection Server instance to an LDIF configuration file.

About this task

By default, the vdmexport command-line utility is installed in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware View\Server\tools\bin directory.


  1. Log in to a standard or replica Connection server instance.



    View 3.1 and earlier

    Log in as an administrator and be a member of the Local Administrators user group.

    View 4.5 and later

    Log in as a user in the Administrators or Administrators (Read only) role.


    You must be logged in as a user in the Administrators or Administrators (Read only) role to export configuration data from the View configuration repository.

  2. At the command prompt, type the vdmexport command and use the -f option to specify the name of the LDIF configuration file to export.

    For example: vdmexport -f myexport.LDF

    Alternatively, you can redirect the output instead of using the -f option.

    For example: vdmexport > myexport.LDF


The vdmexport command writes the configuration of your Connection Server instance to the file that you specify. The command displays errors if your role has insufficient privileges to view the data in the configuration repository.