Redirecting HTML5 multimedia content from a remote desktop to the local client system requires installing the HTML5 Multimedia Redirection feature and Chrome browser on the remote desktop, enabling the HTML5 Multimedia Redirection feature, and specifying which websites use this feature.

About this task

To enable HTML5 Multimedia Redirection and specify which websites use this feature, you configure group policy settings on your Active Directory server. You must compile a list of URLs for the websites that can redirect HTML5 multimedia content. Include the http:// or https:// prefix in the URLs. You can use match patterns in the URLs. For example, to redirect all videos on YouTube, specify https://www.youtube.com/*. To redirect all videos on Vimeo, specify https://www.vimeo.com/*. For more information, see https://developer.chrome.com/extensions/match_patterns.

Prerequisites

  • Install Horizon Client on the client system and install Horizon Agent on the remote desktop with the HTML5 Multimedia Redirection feature enabled. For required versions, setup options, and complete system requirements, see System Requirements for HTML5 Multimedia Redirection.

  • Verify that you can log in as an Administrator domain user on the machine that hosts your Active Directory server.

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

  • Add the Horizon Agent Configuration ADMX template file vdm_agent.admx to a GPO that is linked to the OU for the virtual desktop or to the RDS host for the published desktop. For installation instructions, see Add the ADMX Template Files to Active Directory.

  • Compile a list of URLs for websites that can redirect HTML5 multimedia content.

Procedure

  1. Install the Chrome browser on the remote desktop.
  2. On your Active Directory server, open the Group Policy Management Editor and navigate to the Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > VMware View Agent Configuration > VMware HTML5 Multimedia Redirection folder.
  3. Open the Enable VMware HTML5 Multimedia Redirection setting, select Enabled, and click OK.
  4. Open the Enable URL list for VMware HTML5 Multimedia Redirection setting and select Enabled.
  5. Click Show and enter the URLs that you compiled in the Value name column.

    Only the URLs that you specify can redirect HTML5 multimedia content. No URLs are added by default. Leave the Value column blank.

  6. Click OK to save the URL list and then click OK to save the policy setting.

What to do next

Force install the VMware Horizon HTML5 Redirection Extension in the Chrome browser on the remote desktop. See Force Install the VMware Horizon HTML5 Redirection Extension.