To use a FreeRDP client for RDP connections to View desktops, your Linux machine must include the required version of FreeRDP.

For a list of the packages that xfreerdp depends on in Ubuntu, go to


On your Linux client machine, download FreeRDP 1.1 from GitHub, at


  1. Patch with the file called freerdp-1.1.0.patch, using following patch commands:
    cd /client-installation-directory/patches/FreeRDP-stable-1.1
    patch -p1 < freerdp-1.1.0.patch

    Here client-installation-directory is the path to VMware-Horizon-View-Client-x.x.x-yyyyyy.i386, where x.x.x is the version number and yyyyyy is the build number. For more information about the freerdp-1.1.0.patch file, see the README.patches file in the same client-installation-directory/patches directory.

  2. Run the following command:
  3. Run the following command:
  4. Run the following command, which installs the built xfreerdp binary in a directory on the execution PATH so that Horizon Client can run the program by executing xfreerdp:
    sudo make install
  5. (Optional) Verify that the virtual printing module can be loaded successfully.
    1. To verify that can be loaded by FreeRDP 1.1, run the following command:
      sudo ln -s /usr/lib/vmware/rdpvcbridge/ /usr/local/lib/i386-linux-gnu/freerdp/
    2. To start Horizon Client with the virtual printing feature enabled, run the following command:
      vmware-view --rdpclient=xfreerdp --xfreerdpOptions='/cert-ignore /vc:tprdp'
    Note: The virtual printing feature is available if you use VMware Blast or PCoIP.