With client-to-agent redirection, Horizon Client opens a remote desktop or published application to handle a URL link that a user clicks on the client. If a remote desktop is opened, the default application for the protocol in the URL processes the URL. If a published application is opened, the published application processes the URL.

To use client-to-agent redirection, perform the following configuration tasks.

Important: You can use group policy settings to configure client-to-agent redirectiion rules, but using the vdmutil command-line utility is the preferred method. For information about using group policy settings, see Using Group Policy Settings to Configure Client-to-Agent Redirection. For Mac and Linux clients, you must use vdmutil to configure client-to-agent redirection. Because macOS and Linux do not support GPOs, you cannot use group policy settings to configure client-to-agent configuration if you have Mac or Linux clients.