VMware Horizon Client includes a Group Policy Administrative (ADM) template file for configuring VMware Horizon Client. You can optimize and secure remote desktop connections by adding the policy settings in this ADM template file to a new or existing GPO in Active Directory.

The View ADM template file contains both Computer Configuration and User Configuration group policies.

  • The Computer Configuration policies set policies that apply to Horizon Client, regardless of who is running the client on the host.
  • The User Configuration policies set Horizon Client policies that apply to all users who are running Horizon Client, as well as RDP connection settings. User Configuration policies override equivalent Computer Configuration policies.

View applies policies at desktop startup and when users log in.

The Horizon Client Configuration ADM template file (vdm_client.adm) and all ADM and ADMX files that provide group policy settings are available in a .zip file named VMware-Horizon-Extras-Bundle-x.x.x-yyyyyyy.zip, where x.x.x is the version and yyyyyyy is the build number. You can download the file from the VMware Horizon download site at http://www.vmware.com/go/downloadview. You must copy this file to your Active Directory server and use the Group Policy Management Editor to add this administrative template. For instructions, see the topic "Add View ADM Templates to a GPO" in the Setting Up Desktop and Application Pools in View document.