Create policies for computer environment settings that VMware Dynamic Environment Manager applies while end users' computers boot. These Horizon Smart Policies control the behavior of Flash multi-media redirection, integrated printing, and USB redirection.

Horizon Smart Policies for computer environment settings are applied during computer boot and can be refreshed during the reconnection of a session. To reapply Horizon Smart Policies when a user reconnects to a session, configure a triggered task.

Procedure

  1. Start the VMware Dynamic Environment Manager Management Console.
  2. Click the Computer Environment tab.
  3. Click Create.
  4. Enter a name for the settings definition.
  5. Configure the Horizon Smart Policy settings.
    Option Description
    Flash multi-media redirection
    • Flash multi-media redirection

      Specifies whether Flash Redirection is enabled on the agent.

    • Minimum rect size

      Specifies the minimum rect size to enable Flash Redirection, entered as width,height. The default width is 320 pixels and the default height is 200 pixels..

    Integrated printing
    • Printer driver

      Specifies which printer driver to use for redirected client printers: the universal printer driver (UPD) or the native printer driver (NPD)

      • Always use NPD uses the native printer driver.
      • Always use UPD uses the universal printer driver.
      • Use NPD first, then UPD uses the native printer driver if the native printer driver exists. Otherwise, it uses the universal printer driver.
      • Use UPD first, then NPD uses the universal printer driver if the universal printer driver exists. Otherwise, it uses the native printer driver.

      When this setting is not configured, the default value is Use NPD first, then UPD.

    • Printer filter

      Specifies a filter to exclude printers from being redirected. Any printer that does not match the filtering rule is redirected. By default, the filtering rule is empty, the result of which is that all client printers are redirected. The filter supports regular expressions.

      • Attributes: DriverName, VendorName, and PrinterName
      • Operators: AND, OR, and NOT
      Examples of filtering rules:
      (DriverName="DrName1" OR VendorName="VeName1") AND NOT PrinterName="PrNa.?e"
      
      PrinterName=".*HP.*" OR PrinterName=".*EPSON.*" AND DriverName="PDF"
      
      PrinterName!=".*PDFCreator.*"
    USB redirection
    • Exclude all devices

      Excludes all USB devices from being forwarded. If set to Enable, you can use other policy settings to allow specific devices or families of devices to be forwarded. If set to Disable, you can use other policy settings to prevent specific devices or families of devices from being forwarded.

    • Exclude device family

      Excludes families of devices from being forwarded. The format of the setting is {m|o}:family_name_1[;family_name_2]...

    • Include device family

      Includes families of devices that can be forwarded. The format of the setting is {m|o}:family_name_1[;family_name_2]...

    • Include VID/PID device

      Includes devices with specified vendor and product IDs that can be forwarded. The format of the setting is {m|o}:vid-xxx1_pid-yyy1[;vid-xxx2_pid-yyy2]...

    For information about the proper formatting of the preceding USB redirection settings, see the applicable Horizon documentation, such as the version of the Configuring Filter Policy Settings for USB Devices topic that corresponds to your deployment.