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 reducing the load on the ESXi host.

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 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

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

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

Display protocol for the remote session

VMware Blast, PCoIP