You can create shortcuts for entitled applications in Horizon Administrator so that the shortcuts appear in the Start menu, on the desktop, or both, on the user's Windows client device. You can create shortcuts when you create an application pool. You can also create shortcuts when you edit the application pool.



  1. In Horizon Administrator, click Catalog > Application Pools and click Add.
  2. In the Add Application Pool wizard, select an RDS farm.
  3. Select the type of application pool you want to create.



    Add application pool manually

    Enter the information about the application. See Worksheet for Creating an Application Pool Manually.

    Select installed applications

    Filter to find applications by name, installed path, or application type, or select from a list of installed applications. For information about configuring additional options, see Worksheet for Creating an Application Pool Manually.

  4. Create a shortcut for the application pool.
    1. Click the Category Folder Browse button.
    2. Select the Select a category folder from the folder list check box.
    3. Select a category folder from the list, or type a folder name in the New Folder text box and click Add.
    4. Select the shortcut creation method.

      You can select one or both methods.



      Start Menu/Launcher

      Creates a Windows Start menu shortcut on the Windows client device.


      Creates a shortcut on the desktop on the Windows client device.

    5. To save your changes, click OK.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Select Entitle users after this wizard finishes.
  7. In the Add Entitlements wizard, click Add, select one or more search criteria, and click Find to find users or groups based on your search criteria, select the users or groups you want to entitle to the application in the pool and click OK.

    A check mark appears in the App Shortcut column for the application pool on the Application Pools page.

What to do next

Connection Server places these shortcuts on the user's Windows client device. Use Horizon Client for Windows on the client device to connect to the application pool and view the shortcuts on the client device.