Users can drag and drop data between client systems and remote desktops and published applications.

Client Requirements for Drag and Drop

  • Only Windows client and Mac client systems are supported. Other types of client systems are not supported.
  • Users must use the VMware Blast or PCoIP display protocol.
  • To drag and drop files and folders, the client drive redirection feature must be enabled in Horizon Client for Windows.
  • To use the latest drag and drop features, users must have Horizon Client for Windows 5.1 or later or Horizon Client for Mac 5.1 or later. Earlier client versions provide only partial drag and drop functions.

For information about using the drag and drop feature on a Windows client, see the VMware Horizon Client for Windows Installation and Setup Guide document. For information about using the drag and drop feature on a Mac client, see the VMware Horizon Client for Mac Installation and Setup Guide document.

Agent Requirements for Drag and Drop

To use the drag and drop feature with files and folders, you must enable the Client Drive Redirection option when you install Horizon Agent.

Using Group Policy Settings to Configure Drag and Drop

You can configure the drag and drop direction, the allowed drag and drop formats, and the drag and drop size limit by editing group policy settings for the VMware Blast and PCoIP display protocols. See VMware Blast Policy Settings and PCoIP Clipboard and Drag and Drop Settings.

Using User Environment Manager to Configure Drag and Drop

With User Environment Manager 9.8 or later, and Horizon Client 5.1 or later, you can use Smart Policies to configure drag and drop behavior, including disabling the entire drag and drop feature. See Horizon Smart Policy Settings.