You can add the policy settings in the URL Content Redirection ADM file, urlRedirection-enUS.adm, to group policy objects (GPOs) in Active Directory and configure the settings in the Group Policy Object Editor.

Prerequisites

  • If you plan to set policies for links clicked in remote desktops or applications, verify that the URL Content Redirection feature is included when you install Horizon Agent. See Configuring URL Content Redirection.

  • If you plan to set policies for links clicked in client browsers or applications, verify that the URL Content Redirection feature is included when you install Horizon Client. See Configuring URL Content Redirection.

  • Verify that Active Directory GPOs are created for the URL Content Redirection group policy settings. For rules regarding links clicked from a remote desktop or application, the GPOs must be linked to the OU that contains your desktops and RDS hosts. For links clicked from inside the client system, GPOs must be linked to the OU that contains the client computers.

    See Active Directory Group Policy Example.

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

  • Familiarize yourself with the URL Content Redirection group policy settings. See VMware Horizon URL Content Redirection Template Settings.

Procedure

  1. Download the View GPO Bundle .zip file from the VMware download site at https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/downloads.

    Under Desktop & End-User Computing, select the VMware Horizon 7 download, which includes the GPO Bundle.

    The file is named VMware-Horizon-Extras-Bundle-x.x.x-yyyyyyy.zip, 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 VMware-Horizon-Extras-Bundle-x.x.x-yyyyyyy.zip file and copy the URL Content Redirection ADM file, urlRedirection-enUS.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 > Policies > Administrative Templates folder and select Add/Remove Templates.
  5. Click Add, browse to the urlRedirection-enUS.adm file, and click Open.
  6. Click Close to add 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 Horizon URL Redirection folder.

  7. Configure the URL Content Redirection group policy settings.

Results

The group policies are configured for the group of client computers or remote desktops for RDS hosts included in the OU.