To apply group policies to the machines that deliver remote desktop sessions without affecting other Windows computers in the same Active Directory domain, create an OU specifically for your Horizon 7 machines. You might create one OU for your entire Horizon 7 deployment, or create separate OUs for virtual desktop machines and RDS hosts.


  1. On your Active Directory server, select Start > All Programs > Administrative Tools > Active Directory Users and Computers.
  2. Right-click the domain that contains your Horizon 7 machines and select New > Organizational Unit.
  3. Type a name for the OU and click OK.

    The new OU appears in the left pane.

  4. Add Horizon 7 machines to the new OU.
    1. Click Computers in the left pane.

      All the computer objects in the domain appear in the right pane.

    2. Right-click the name of the computer object that represents the Horizon 7 machine in the right panel and select Move.
    3. Select the OU and click OK.

      The Horizon 7 machine appears in the right pane when you select the OU.

What to do next

Create GPOs for Horizon 7 group policies.