One common question to our Technical Support Engineers is how do I auto-configure clients that are not logging on via Web-IT (the vWorkspace Secure Web Portal). This is for pre v8.5 connectors and farms. Stephen Yorke from our Technical Support Department was kind enough to share the following documentation with us:
The CONFIG.XML file used by vWorkspace allows one to AUTO-configure the vWorkspace Connector client. There are a couple of things one will need to know prior to configuring this file.
1. There is a TEMPLATE file located in \Program Files (x86)\Quest Software\vWorkspace\Provision-IT on your Connection Broker Server. Another blog post discusses all the different settings that are available in CONFIG.XML
2. If you want AUTO-configuration to work, you will need to do one of two things:
The Easy WayCreate a DNS Entry (A Record or CNAME) assigned the name VWORKSPACE which is actually a Web Server located on your network and place the configured CONFIG.XML file in the root of the Web Server
•IIS: \Inetpub\wwwroot•Apache: edit the 000-default file and look for DocumentRoot ( found in /etc/apache2 )
A Little TrickierCreate a login script or push out a Registry Setting to your client computers. The registry setting is:
HKLM\Software\Provision Networks\Provision-IT ClientValue: AutoConnectURLType: REG_SZData: http://www.domain.com
You might have multiple CONFIG.XML files if you have multiple farms. No problem, just use the following registry key (you will require Client version 220.127.116.11 or above for this):
HKLM\Software\Provision Networks\Provision-IT ClientValue: AutoConnectURLType: REG_MULTI_SZData: (One Per Line)http://www.domain1.com/config.xmlhttp://www.domain1.com/provconf/myconfig.xmlhttps://ssl.domain.com/config.xml
3. Install the vWorkspace Connector Client
4. Launch the client and it will Auto-Magically configure itself!