View provides several component-specific Group Policy Administrative (ADM and ADMX) template files. You can optimize and secure remote desktops and applications by adding the policy settings in these ADM and ADMX template files to a new or existing GPO in Active Directory.

All ADM and ADMX files that provide group policy settings for View are available in a bundled .zip file named VMware-Horizon-View-Extras-Bundle-x.x.x-yyyyyyy.zip, where x.x.x is the version and yyyyyyy is the build number. You can download the file from the VMware download site at https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/downloads. Under Desktop & End-User Computing, select the VMware Horizon 6 download, which includes the bundled .zip file.

To upgrade group policies, simply use the Group Policy Object Editor on your Active Directory server to add the new version of the template files.

The View ADM and ADMX template files contain both Computer Configuration and User Configuration group policies.

  • The Computer Configuration policies set policies that apply to all remote desktops, regardless of who connects to the desktop.

  • The User Configuration policies set policies that apply to all users, regardless of the remote desktop or application they connect to. User Configuration policies override equivalent Computer Configuration policies.

Microsoft Windows applies policies at desktop startup and when users log in.