Horizon FLEX enables end users to run corporate applications even when they are disconnected from the network. Horizon FLEX virtual machines are stored locally for a complete desktop experience that does not require a network connection.

A network connection is required between the Horizon FLEX Policy Server and the Horizon FLEX Client in the following circumstances:

  • For the initial download of the Horizon FLEX virtual machine to the user's local computer.

  • To register a Horizon FLEX virtual machine that was provided on a USB device or deployed on the user's local computer.

  • To receive Horizon FLEX virtual machine restriction and policy updates.

When you register a source virtual machine for a Horizon FLEX virtual machine, you specify a download location URL for virtual machine package. The download folder must be accessible to end user computers for end users to download virtual machines.