You control the behavior of remote desktop features in User Environment Manager by creating a Horizon smart policy.

1 describes the settings that you can select when you define a Horizon smart policy in User Environment Manager.

Table 1. Horizon Smart Policy Settings

Setting

Description

USB redirection

Determines whether USB redirection is enabled on the remote desktop. The USB redirection feature allows users to use locally attached USB devices, such as thumb flash drives, cameras, and printers, from the remote desktop.

Printing

Determines whether virtual printing is enabled on the remote desktop. The virtual printing feature allows users to print to a virtual printer or a USB printer that is attached to the client computer from the remote desktop.

Clipboard

Determines the direction in which clipboard redirection is allowed. You can select one of these values:

  • Disable. Clipboard redirection is disabled in both directions.

  • Allow all. Clipboard redirection is enabled. Users can copy and paste from the client system to the remote desktop and from the remote desktop to the client system.

  • Allow copy from client to agent. Users can copy and paste only from the client system to the remote desktop.

  • Allow copy from agent to client. Users can copy and paste only from the remote desktop to the client system.

Client drive redirection

Determines whether client drive redirection is enabled on the remote desktop and if shared drives and folders are writeable. You can select one of these values:

  • Disable. Client drive redirection is disabled on the remote desktop.

  • Allow all. Client drives and folders are shared with the remote desktop and are readable and writeable.

  • Read-only. Client drives and folders are shared with the remote desktop and are readable, but not writeable.

If you do not configure this setting, whether shared drives and folders are writeable depends on local registry settings. For more information, see Use Registry Settings to Configure Client Drive Redirection.

Bandwidth profile

Configures a bandwidth profile for PCoIP and Blast sessions on the remote desktop. You can select a predefined bandwidth profile, for example, LAN. Selecting a predefined bandwidth profile prevents the agent from attempting to transmit at a higher rate than the link capacity. If you select the default profile, the maximum bandwidth is 90000 kilobits per second.

For more information, see Bandwidth Profile Reference.

HTML Access file transfer

Determines the transfer of HTML files between client and agent.

In general, Horizon smart policy settings that you configure for remote desktop features in User Environment Manager override any equivalent registry key and group policy settings.