You can add the policy settings in the RTAV ADM file, vdm_agent_rtav.adm, to group policy objects (GPOs) in Active Directory and configure the settings in the Group Policy Object Editor.


  • Verify that the RTAV setup option is installed on your desktops. This setup option is installed by default but can be deselected during installation. The settings have no effect if RTAV is not installed. See Install View Agent on a Virtual Machine.

  • Verify that Active Directory GPOs are created for the RTAV group policy settings. The GPOs must be linked to the OU that contains your desktops. See Active Directory Group Policy Example.

  • Verify that the Microsoft MMC and the Group Policy Object Editor snap-in are available on your Active Directory server.

  • Familiarize yourself with RTAV group policy settings. See Real-Time Audio-Video Group Policy Settings.


  1. Download the View GPO Bundle .zip file from the VMware Horizon (with View) download site at

    The file is named, where x.x.x is the version and yyyyyyy is the build number. All ADM and ADMX files that provide group policy settings for View are available in this file.

  2. Unzip the file and copy the RTAV ADM file, vdm_agent_rtav.adm, to your Active Directory server.
  3. On the Active Directory server, edit the GPO by selecting Start > Administrative Tools > Group Policy Management, right-clicking the GPO, and selecting Edit.
  4. In the Group Policy Object Editor, right-click the Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates folder and select Add/Remove Templates.
  5. Click Add, browse to the vdm_agent_rtav.adm file, and click Open.
  6. Click Close to apply the policy settings in the ADM file to the GPO.

    The settings are located in the Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Classic Administrative Templates > VMware View Agent Configuration > View RTAV Configuration folder.

  7. Configure the RTAV group policy settings.