With URL Content Redirection, you can have URL content redirected from a client to a remote desktop or application, or vice versa. For example, you can click a link in the native Microsoft Word application on the client and the link opens in the remote Internet Explorer application, or you can click a link in the remote Internet Explorer application and the link opens in a native browser on the client.

You can configure any number of protocols for redirection, including HTTP, mailto, and callto. This feature supports redirection in both directions:

  • From a client to a remote desktop or application (client to agent)

    Horizon Client launches either a remote desktop or a remote application to handle the URL. If a desktop is launched, the default application for the URL protocol processes the URL.

  • From a remote desktop or application to a client (agent to client)

    Horizon Agent sends the URL to Horizon Client, which launches the default application for the protocol that is specified in the URL.

This feature has the following requirements:

Remote desktop or RDS host that provides remote applications

  • Horizon Agent 7.0 or later. This feature must be installed if you want to configure agent-to-client redirection.

  • A Horizon administrator must configure settings that specify how Horizon Agent redirects URL content from a remote desktop or application to the client system. For more information, see the Configuring Remote Desktop Features in Horizon 7 document.

  • The supported browsers in which you can type or click a URL and have that URL redirected are Internet Explorer 9,10, and 11.

Horizon Client computer or client access device

  • A Horizon administrator must configure settings that specify how Horizon Client redirects URL content from the client system to a remote desktop or application. For more information, see the Configuring Remote Desktop Features in Horizon 7 document.

  • The supported browsers in which you can type or click a URL and have that URL redirected are Internet Explorer 9, 10, and 11.

Display protocol for the remote session

  • VMware Blast

  • PCoIP