With Flash Redirection, If you use an Internet Explorer 9, 10, or 11 browser, Flash content is sent to the client system. The client system plays the media content, thereby offloading the demand on the ESXi host.

Flash Redirection is available as a Tech Preview feature with Horizon 7 and Horizon Client 4.0.

Remote desktop

  • Horizon Agent 7.0 or later must be installed in a single-user (VDI) remote desktop, with the Flash Redirection option (this option is not selected by default).

    See the topics about installing Horizon Agent, in Setting Up Desktop and Application Pools in View.

  • The appropriate group policy settings must be configured. See the topics about configuring Flash Redirection in Setting Up Desktop and Application Pools in View.

  • Flash Redirection is supported on Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 operating systems installed on single-user remote desktops.

  • Internet Explorer 9, 10, or 11 must be installed with the corresponding Flash ActiveX plug-in.

  • After installation, in Internet Explorer, the VMware View FlashMMR Server add-on must be enabled.

Horizon Client computer or client access device

  • Horizon Client 4.0 or later must be installed. (The Flash Redirection option is enabled by default.)

    See Install Horizon Client for Windows.

  • Flash Redirection is supported on Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 client operating systems.

  • The Flash ActiveX plug-in must be installed and enabled

Display protocol for the remote session

PCoIP