You can disable the vSphere Web Client customizable user interface feature by changing the file of vCenter Server or vCenter Server Appliance.


  1. Connect to the vCenter Server or vCenter Server Appliance by using any remote console, and optionally use SSH.
  2. Navigate to the file and open it in a text editor.
    Option Description
    vCenter Server installation_directory\VMware\CIS\cfg\vsphere-client\
    vCenter Server Appliance /etc/vmware/vsphere-client/
  3. On a new line, enter docking.disabled=true and save the file.