You can define default settings for Horizon Client in the Windows Registry instead of specifying these settings on the command line. Group policy settings take precedence over Windows Registry settings, and Windows Registry settings take precedence over the command line.
The following table lists the registry settings for logging in to Horizon Client. These settings are located under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware VDM\Client\ in the registry. This location is specific to a particular user. The HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE settings, which are described in the next table, are computer-wide settings and pertain to all local users and all domain users that have permission to log in to the computer in a Windows domain environment.
|Default user name.
The following table lists the registry settings for Horizon Client that do not include login credentials. The location of these settings depends on the type of system as follows:
- For 64-bit Windows: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware VDM\Client\
- For 64-bit Windows on ARM: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\VMware, Inc.\VMware VDM\Client\
If a setting is not found under this path, the fall back path is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\VMware, Inc.\VMware VDM\Client\.
|Default NETBIOS domain name. For example, you might use mycompany rather than mycompany.com.
|Determines whether the menu bar (shade) at the top of the Horizon Client window is enabled. The menu bar is enabled by default, except for clients in kiosk mode. A value of false disables the menu bar.
Note: This setting is applicable only when you have the display layout set to All Monitors or Fullscreen.
|URL, IP address, or FQDN of the default Connection Server instance.
|If set to true and a Horizon Client window has focus, the physical keyboard, onscreen keyboard, mouse, and handwriting pad events are sent to the remote desktop or published application, even if the mouse or onscreen keyboard is outside the Horizon Client window. The default is false.
The following table shows security settings that you can add. The location of these settings depends on the type of system as follows:
- For 64-bit Windows: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware VDM\Client\Security
- For 64-bit Windows on ARM: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\VMware, Inc.\VMware VDM\Client\Security
|Description and Valid Values
|Certificate checking mode. Valid values are as follows:
|Enables you to specify cryptographic algorithms and protocols before establishing an encrypted SSL connection. The cipher list consists of one or more cipher strings separated by colons. All cipher strings are case-sensitive.
If the feature is enabled, the default value is TLSv1.1:TLSv1.2:!aNULL:kECDH+AESGCM:ECDH+AESGCM:RSA+AESGCM:kECDH+AES:ECDH+AES:RSA+AES. The default value means that TLS v1.1 and TLS v1.2 are enabled. Cipher suites will use ECDHE, ECDH and RSA with 128 or 256 bit AES, with a preference for GCM mode. SSL v2.0, SSL v3.0 and TLS v1.0 are not supported.
Configure signature algorithms specifics the signature algorithms for TLS v1.2. Enter a colon separated list of signature algorithms in order of decreasing preference, in the form of algorithm+hash.Note that algorithm and hash names are case sensitive. For example: RSA+SHA256:ECDSA+SHA256. If this option is not set, the default value is all signature algorithms supported by the OpenSSL library.
Configure supported groups sets the supported elliptic curve groups. Enter a list of curves separated by colons. Note that curve names are case sensitive. For example: P-256:P-384. If this option is not set and ECDHE cipher suites are provided, the default value is all signature algorithms supported by the OpenSSL library.
For a reference link of the configuration, see https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/85640.
The following table shows VMware Integrated Printing settings that you can configure. The location of these settings depends on the type of system as follows:
- For 64-bit Windows: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware VDM\Client\PrintRedir
- For 64-bit Windows on ARM: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\VMware, Inc.\VMware VDM\Client\PrintRedir
|Description and Valid Values
|Determines whether to print files from a remote desktop by scaling and fitting the file contents to the printed page size or by printing the file contents at their actual size. Valid values are as follows:
The default value is true.