If a Horizon administrator has opted to participate in the VMware Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP), VMware collects and receives anonymous data from client systems through Connection Server. You can configure whether to share this client data with Connection Server.

For information about configuring Horizon to join the CEIP, see the Horizon Administration document.

Data sharing is enabled by default in Horizon Client. The view.enableDataSharing configuration key is initially set to "TRUE" in the ~/.vmware/view-preferences file. You must configure the data sharing setting before you connect to a server. The setting is applied to all servers. You cannot change the Horizon Client data sharing setting after you connect to a server.


  1. Select File > Configure data sharing from the menu bar.
  2. Select or deselect the Allow data sharing check box.
  3. Click OK to save your changes.
    Your preference is stored using the view.enableDataSharing configuration key in the ~/.vmware/view-preferences configuration file.