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Production Support for VMware Horizon 7.4, 7.3.2, and 7.2 with windows 10 1709 Semi-Annual Channel (SAC) Guest OS (51518)

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Production support is available for Windows 10 1709 Semi Annual Channel (SAC) Guest OS running Horizon 7.4, 7.3.2, and 7.2. For more information on support levels, see Understanding guest operating system support levels
 
There are known limitations: 
  • When running 7.3.2 and 7.2, creating a View Composer Linked Clone pool from a Win 10 1709 SAC master image fails with the error:
View Composer agent initialization state error (6): Unknown failure (waited 0 seconds)​

Note: This issue has been resolved in Horizon 7.4.
  • Folders with some non-ASCII names do not show the correct folder name when shared on View remote desktops

There are different causes to the Symptoms:

  • View Composer agent initialization state error (6): Unknown failure (waited 0 seconds)​
  • Folders with some non-ASCII names do not show the correct folder name when shared on View remote desktops
Microsoft has changed the behavior of an API that Client Drive Redirection feature depends on.
 
The View Composer agent initialization state error has been resolved in Horizon 7.4

Currently, there is no workaround for folders with some non-ASCII names do not show the correct folder name when shared on View remote desktops.
To work around the View Composer agent initialization state error (6): Unknown failure (waited 0 seconds)​ error on Horizon 7.3.2 and 7.2:
  1. Connect to the master image with an RDP session.
  2. Run Regedit, and navigate to:
     HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BFE
  1. Delete this Subkey:  
     HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BFE\Security
  1. Restart the virtual machine.
  2. Ensure Services are running. This image can be used for snapshotting.
Matt Hampton
1/18/2019 5:33 AM
Avanish Bharadwaj