You can disable the customizable user interface feature by changing the webclient.properties file of vCenter Server or vCenter Server Appliance.

Procedure

  1. Connect to the vCenter Server or vCenter Server Appliance by using any remote console, and optionally use SSH.
  2. Navigate to the webclient.properties file and open it in a text editor.

    Option

    Description

    vCenter Server

    installation_directory\VMware\CIS\cfg\vsphere-client\webclient.properties

    vCenter Server Appliance

    /etc/vmware/vsphere-client/webclient.properties

  3. On a new line, enter docking.disabled=true and save the file.