Updating Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

Although the VDI client and plugin are backward compatible with certain versions, updating at least periodically provides access to important new features and critical security updates. 

This article covers:

Prerequisites for updating Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

Installation locations

The VDI client and plugin are two separate programs with their own respective physical install locations:

The default installation directories are:

How to update VDI

  1. Download the installation file for the preferred update version.
  2. If you are updating the VDI client and plug-in, then updating both at the same time is recommended. If this can't be done, update the client first then the plug-in. 
  3. Utilize systems management software (SCCM, Intune, etc.) to update the files in the current installation directories. You can use the same software to update registry settings if necessary.
    Note: If you are also doing new installations during the update process, make sure that the two components are never installed in the same location. 

Auto-update release availability

The VDI release process has the following auto-update release availability: