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 enter an URL or click a link in Internet Explorer on the client and have the remote application Chrome display the content, or click an HTTP link in the remote application Word and have a browser on the client display the content.

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

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

    Based on the rules that you set up, 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's 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 requires that the Horizon administrator configures GPO settings that apply to remote desktops, RDS hosts, and Horizon Clients. The GPO settings specify how Horizon Client and Horizon Agent redirect URL content. For more information about this feature, including limitations and GPO settings, see "Configuring URL Content Redirection" in the Setting Up Desktop and Application Pools in View document.

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.

  • 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

  • Horizon Client 4.0 or later. This feature must be installed if you want to configure client-to-agent redirection.

  • 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 or PCoIP