Installing RemoteScan onto VMware

Prior to installing RemoteScan onto a VMware environment, it is important to disable the VMware Scanner Redirection feature in VMware policy. This is commonly done within the VMware Horizon Agent Configuration > Scanner Redirection folder in the VMware Group Policy Management Editor.

Once this is done, there are a few ways to deploy the RemoteScan files needed onto the VMware environment, depending on how the users' home folders are configured in Windows:

Scenario 1: Users have persistent personal files, stored on a separate file server (e.g. home path redirection is enabled):
This is the most typical scenario. The RemoteScan installer needs only to be run on the VMware server. Near the end of the installation wizard, the RemoteScan installer will ask to specify the path to the parent directory of the user home folders, which is usually located on a file server / shared network drive. If you aren't sure where a particular user's home folder is being redirected to, you can find this information by opening a command prompt window and typing "set home". This will show the user's home path in the command prompt window. Once the parent home folder is specified in the RemoteScan installer, the RemoteScan installer will survey the parent home directory and display a list of users discovered in the parent user folder and will ask which user folders to copy the RemoteScan files to. The RemoteScan installer will then copy the RemoteScan files needed to each user folder and the installation on the VMware server is complete.

Scenario 2: Users have persistent personal files, stored on user profile disks
If users have their personal files stored on User Profile Disks, then the RemoteScan files will need to be copied to each UPD. This may be done using a logon script or some other method.
You can find instructions on how to perform scripted installs using Netlogon here:
RemoteScan Netlogon Installation and Configuration

Scenario 3: Users do not have persistently-stored personal files
If users don't have a persistent home folder within their VMware environment, then they will need some method to copy the RemoteScan files to their temporary home folder at login. Common methods for doing this are using Windows group policy, netlogon, and other startup scripts.
You can find instructions on how to perform scripted installs using Netlogon here:
RemoteScan Netlogon Installation and Configuration