To use Horizon Persona Management with Horizon desktops, you must install Horizon Agent with the VMware Horizon 7 Persona Management setup option on the virtual machines that you use to create desktop pools.

About this task

For an automated pool, you install Horizon Agent with the VMware Horizon 7 Persona Management setup option on the virtual machine that you use as a parent or template. When you create a desktop pool from the virtual machine, the Horizon Persona Management software is deployed on your Horizon desktops.

For a manual pool, you must install Horizon Agent with the VMware Horizon 7 Persona Management setup option on each virtual machine that is used as a desktop in the pool. Use Active Directory to configure Horizon Persona Management group policies for a manual pool. The alternative is to add the ADMX template file and configure group policies on each individual machine.

Prerequisites

  • Verify that you are performing the installation on a Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012 R2 virtual machine. Horizon Persona Management does not operate on Microsoft RDS hosts.

    Installing Horizon Agent with the VMware Horizon 7 Persona Management setup option does not work on physical computers. You can install the standalone Horizon Persona Management software on physical computers. See Install Standalone Horizon Persona Management.

  • Verify that you can log in as an administrator on the virtual machine.

  • Verify that a native RTO Virtual Profiles 2.0 is not installed on the virtual machine. If a native RTO Virtual Profile 2.0 is present, uninstall it before you install Horizon Agent with the VMware Horizon 7 Persona Management setup option.

  • Familiarize yourself with installing Horizon Agent. See Install Horizon Agent on a Virtual Machine or Install Horizon Agent on an Unmanaged Machine.

Procedure

When you install Horizon Agent on a virtual machine, select the VMware Horizon 7 Persona Management setup option.

What to do next

Add the Horizon Persona Management ADMX template file to your Active Directory server or the Local Computer Policy configuration on the virtual machine itself.