Horizon Client for end users can involve configuring URIs to start Horizon Client, configuring the certificate verification mode, setting advanced TLS/SSL options, and using Group Policy Administrative (ADM) template files to configure custom settings.
Common Configuration Settings Horizon Client provides several configuration mechanisms to simplify the login and desktop selection experience for end users, and enforce security policies.
Using URIs to Configure Horizon Client Using uniform resource identifiers (URIs), you can create a Web page or an email with links that end users click to start Horizon Client, connect to a server, and open a specific desktop or application with specific configuration options.
Configuring Certificate Checking for End Users Administrators can configure the certificate verification mode so that, for example, full verification is always performed.
Configuring Advanced TLS/SSL Options You can select the security protocols and cryptographic algorithms that are used to encrypt communications between Horizon Client and Horizon servers or between Horizon Client and the agent in the remote desktop.
Configure Application Reconnection Behavior When you disconnect from a server, running applications might remain open. You can configure how running applications behave when you reconnect to the server.
Using the Group Policy Template to Configure VMware Horizon Client for Windows 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.
Running Horizon Client from the Command Line You can run Horizon Client for Windows from the command line or from scripts. You might want to do this if you are implementing a kiosk-based application that grants end users access to desktop applications.
Using the Windows Registry to Configure Horizon Client You can define default settings for the 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..