A Chrome administrator can configure a default Connection Server URL for Horizon Client on enrolled Chromebooks. When a default Connection Server URL is configured, Horizon Client always connects to the default server.

Requirements and Prerequisites

The default Connection Server URL feature has the following requirements and prerequisites.

  • The feature is supported only on Chromebooks that are enrolled and managed by G Suite administration.

  • A Chrome administrator must install the Horizon Client for Chrome OS app and the VMware Horizon Client Helper extension through Chrome device management. Both the app and the extension are available in the Chrome Web Store.

When a default Connection Server URL is set, the Horizon Client Settings (gear icon) is not visible before a user logs in to a remote session and certain settings, such as VMware Blast and Unauthenticated access, cannot be changed.

Creating a JSON Configuration File

A Chrome administrator must specify the default Connection Server URL in a JSON configuration file. For example, the following JSON configuration file sets the default Connection Server URL to connection-server.mycompany.com.

{ 
    "Default Server URL":{ 
    "Value":"connection-server.mycompany.com" 
   } 
}

The following URL formats are supported.

Format

Example

Domain name only

connection-server.mycompanycom

Domain name and port

connection-server.mycompany.com:443

HTTPS scheme and domain name

https://connection-server.mycompany.com

HTTPS scheme, domain name, and port number

https://connection-server.mycompany.com:443

Creating a Policy to Set the Default Connection Server URL

To set the Connection Server URL for Horizon Client users, a Chrome administrator must create a policy. To create the policy, the Chrome administrator must sign in to the Google Admin console, select the VMware Horizon Client Helper extension, select User settings, and then upload the JSON configuration file that specifies the default Connection Server URL.

For detailed information about using the Google Admin console, see the G Suite Administrator Help.