To use View Persona Management with View desktops, you must install Horizon Agent with the View Persona Management setup option on the virtual machines that you use to create desktop pools.

About this task

For an automated pool, you install Horizon Agent with the View Persona Management setup option on the virtual machine that you use as a parent or template. When you create a desktop pool from the virtual machine, the View Persona Management software is deployed on your View desktops.

For a manual pool, you must install Horizon Agent with the View Persona Management setup option on each virtual machine that is used as a desktop in the pool. Use Active Directory to configure View Persona Management group policies for a manual pool. The alternative is to add the ADM Template file or ADMX Template file and configure group policies on each individual machine.

Prerequisites

  • Verify that you are performing the installation on a Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012 R2 virtual machine. View Persona Management does not operate on Microsoft RDS hosts.

    Installing Horizon Agent with the View Persona Management setup option does not work on physical computers. You can install the standalone View Persona Management software on physical computers. See Install Standalone View Persona Management.

  • Verify that you can log in as an administrator on the virtual machine.

  • Verify that a native RTO Virtual Profiles 2.0 is not installed on the virtual machine. If a native RTO Virtual Profile 2.0 is present, uninstall it before you install Horizon Agent with the View Persona Management setup option.

  • Familiarize yourself with installing Horizon Agent. See Install Horizon Agent on a Virtual Machine or Install Horizon Agent on an Unmanaged Machine.

Procedure

When you install Horizon Agent on a virtual machine, select the View Persona Management setup option.

What to do next

Add the View Persona Management ADM Template file or View Persona Management ADMX Template file to your Active Directory server or the Local Computer Policy configuration on the virtual machine itself. See Add the View Persona Management ADM or ADMX Template File.