With Flash Redirection, if you use Internet Explorer 9, 10, or 11, Flash content is sent to the client system. The client system plays the media content, which reduces the load on the ESXi host.

Remote desktop

  • Horizon Agent 7.0 or later must be installed in a single-user (VDI) remote desktop, with the Flash Redirection option. The Flash Redirection option is not selected by default.

    See Horizon Agent Custom Setup Options.

  • The appropriate group policy settings must be configured. See Install and Configure Flash Redirection.

  • Flash Redirection is supported on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 single-user remote desktops.

  • Internet Explorer 9, 10, or 11 must be installed with the corresponding Flash ActiveX plug-in.

  • After installation, the VMware View FlashMMR Server add-on must be enabled in Internet Explorer.

Horizon Client computer or client access device

  • Horizon Client 4.0 or later must be installed. The Flash Redirection option is enabled by default.

    See the topic about installing Horizon Client in the Using VMware Horizon Client for Windows document.

  • Flash Redirection is supported on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.

  • The Flash ActiveX plug-in must be installed and enabled

Display protocol for the remote session

VMware Blast, PCoIP