To reduce resource usage and increase performance when using the Workspace ONE portal in non-persistent desktops, also known as stateless desktops, you can configure the client with settings optimized for using it in a non-persistent View desktop.


When a non-persistent View desktop has the VMware Identity Manager Desktop application installed in the View desktop, each time a user starts a session, an increased amount of resources are used, such as storage I/Os.


Non-persistent View desktops are inherently stateless. Such View desktops are also known as floating desktops, and new sessions can be created when the floating desktops are recomposed or the user is given a new desktop from the pool. Unless the VMware Identity Manager Desktop application used in the non-persistent desktops is configured with settings that are optimized for this scenario, users might experience degraded performance when accessing ThinApp packages.

Typically, you configure the VMware Identity Manager Desktop application for the View desktops using the command-line installer options. SeeCommand-Line Installer Options for VMware Identity Manager Desktop.


  1. Install the VMware Identity Manager Desktop application in the template that is used for the non-persistent View desktops using the recommended command-line installer options.

    /v Installer Option



    Prevents the automatic update of the VMware Identity Manager Desktop application to a newer version. Typically, your View administrator updates the application in the template.


    If you plan to have the users use ThinApp packages in these View desktops, use this option to have the ThinApp packages streamed from the server instead of downloaded to the Windows system.

    The following is an example of installing the VMware Identity Manager Desktop application with an optimal configuration for non-persistent View desktops where the users are expected to use ThinApp packages. The WORKSPACE_SERVER option specifies the VMware Identity Manager server for this installation.

    VMware-Identity-Manager-Desktop-n.n.n-nnnnnnn.exe /v WORKSPACE_SERVER="" ENABLE_AUTOUPDATE=0 INSTALL_MODE=RUN_FROM_SHARE