You control the behavior of remote desktop features in User Environment Manager by creating a Horizon smart policy.

Horizon Smart Policy Settings describes the settings that you can select when you use User Environment Manager to define a Horizon smart policy for remote Linux desktops.

Table 1. Horizon Smart Policy Settings

Setting

Description

USB redirection

Determines whether USB redirection is enabled on the remote desktop. The USB redirection feature allows users to use locally attached USB devices, such as thumb flash drives, cameras, and printers, from the remote desktop.

Clipboard

Determines the direction in which clipboard redirection is allowed. You can select one of these values:

  • Disable. Clipboard redirection is disabled in both directions.

  • Allow all. Clipboard redirection is enabled. Users can copy and paste from the client system to the remote desktop and from the remote desktop to the client system.

  • Allow copy from client to agent. Users can copy and paste only from the client system to the remote desktop.

  • Allow copy from agent to client. Users can copy and paste only from the remote desktop to the client system.

Client drive redirection

Determines whether client drive redirection is enabled on the remote desktop and if shared drives and folders are writeable. You can select one of these values:

  • Disable. Client drive redirection is disabled on the remote desktop.

  • Allow all. Client drives and folders are shared with the remote desktop and are readable and writeable.

  • Read-only. Client drives and folders are shared with the remote desktop and are readable, but not writeable.

If you do not configure this setting, whether shared drives and folders are writeable depends on whether you have enabled the CDREnable option in the /etc/vmware/viewagent-custom.conf file. For more information, see Setting Options in Configuration Files on a Linux Desktop.

In general, Horizon smart policy settings that you configure for remote desktop features in User Environment Manager override any equivalent registry key and group policy settings.