To use the Chrome browser with the URL Content Redirection feature on a Windows client or Windows agent machine, you must install and enable the VMware Horizon URL Content Redirection Helper extension for Chrome.

About this task

You can install and enable the VMware Horizon URL Content Redirection Helper extension by enabling a URL Content Redirection group policy setting.

This procedure describes how to apply the URL Content Redirection group policy setting to GPOs on your Active Directory server. For Windows client machines, the GPO must be linked to the OU that contains your Windows client computers. For remote desktops and applications, the GPO must be linked to the OU that contains your virtual desktops and RDS hosts.

If you do not use group policy to install and enable the VMware Horizon URL Content Redirection Helper extension, you must install the extension manually from the Chrome Web Store.

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. On your Active Directory server, open the Group Policy Management Editor and navigate to the User Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > VMware Horizon URL Redirection folder.
  2. Open the Install the Chrome extension that is required in the URL content redirection feature setting, select Enabled, and click OK.
  3. Start Chrome on the Windows machine.

    The VMware Horizon URL Content Redirection Helper extension is installed silently.

  4. To verify that the Chrome extension is installed, type chrome://extensions in the Chrome browser.

    VMware Horizon URL Content Redirection Helper appears in the Extensions list and the Enabled check box is selected.

What to do next

The first time a URL is redirected from the Chrome browser on the client, the user is prompted to open the URL in Horizon Client. The user must click Open URL:VMware Hori...lient Protocol, or URL redirection does not occur. If the user selects the Remember my choice for URL:VMware Hori...lient Protocol links check box (recommended), this prompt does not appear again.