If an 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. An administrator can turn off CEIP data sharing for all HTML Access users.

To turn off data sharing through the CEIP for all HTML Access users, and prevent users from changing the Allow data sharing option in HTML Access, add the following setting to the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware View\Server\broker\webapps\portal\WEB-INF\classes\portal-version.properties file on the Connection Server instance:


When this setting is set to true, Settings (gear icon) does not appear on the VMware Horizon web portal page.

Note: This setting has no effect on Horizon Client. For information about turning off data sharing in Horizon Client, see the guide document for the Horizon Client platform.