Before you can use Connection Server, you must enter a product license key.

Note: The product license key is not required if you have a Horizon 7 subscription license. For more information about subscription licenses, see Enabling Horizon 7 for Subscription Licenses.

The first time you log in, Horizon Administrator displays the Product Licensing and Usage page.

After you install the license key, Horizon Administrator displays the dashboard page when you log in.

You do not have to configure a license key when you install a replicated Connection Server instance or a security server. Replicated instances and security servers use the common license key stored in the View LDAP configuration.

Note: Connection Server requires a valid license key. The product license key is a 25-character key.


  1. In Horizon Administrator, select View Configuration > Product Licensing and Usage.
  2. In the Licensing panel, click Edit License.
  3. Enter the license serial number and click OK.
  4. Verify the license expiration date.
  5. Verify that the Desktop, Application Remoting, and View Composer licenses are enabled or disabled, based on the edition of VMware Horizon 7 that your product license entitles you to use.

    Not all features and capabilities of VMware Horizon 7 are available in all editions. For a comparison of feature sets in each edition, see