You configure global settings to determine the way client sessions and connections work.

The global settings are not specific to a single Connection Server instance. They affect all client sessions that are managed by a standalone Connection Server instance or a group of replicated instances.

You can also configure Connection Server instances to use direct, nontunneled connections between Horizon clients and remote desktops. See Configure the Secure Tunnel and PCoIP Secure Gateway for information about configuring direct connections.


Familiarize yourself with the global settings. See Global Settings for Client Sessions and Global Security Settings for Client Sessions and Connections.


  1. In Horizon Administrator, select View Configuration > Global Settings.
  2. Choose whether to configure general settings or security settings.



    General global settings

    In the General pane, click Edit.

    Global security settings

    In the Security pane, click Edit.

  3. Configure the global settings.
  4. Click OK.

What to do next

You can change the data recovery password that was provided during installation. See Change the Data Recovery Password.