You create an application pool as part of the process to give users access to an application that runs on RDS hosts or a desktop pool.



  1. In Horizon Administrator, click Catalog > Application Pools.
  2. Click Add.
  3. Follow the prompts in the wizard to create the pool.
    If you choose to add an application pool manually, use the configuration information you gathered in the worksheet. If you select applications from the list that Horizon Administrator displays, you can select multiple applications. A separate pool is created for each application.


In Horizon Administrator, you can now view the application pool by clicking Catalog > Application Pools.

What to do next

Entitle users to access the pool. See Entitling Users and Groups.

Make sure that your end users have access to Horizon Client 3.0 or later software, which is required to support RDS applications.

If you need to ensure that Connection Server launches the application only on RDS hosts that have sufficient resources to run the application, configure an anti-affinity rule for the application pool.
Note: For applications running on desktop pools, the anti-affinity rule is supported only for applications created from floating desktop pools, and not from dedicated desktop pools.

For more information, see "Configure an Anti-Affinity Rule for an Application Pool" in the Horizon 7 Administration document.