Settings include proxy options, time zone forwarding, multimedia acceleration, and other display settings.

General Settings

The following table describes the general settings in the Horizon Client Configuration ADMX template file. General settings include both Computer Configuration and User Configuration settings. The User Configuration setting overrides the equivalent Computer Configuration setting. The settings are in the VMware Horizon Client Configuration folder in the Group Policy Management Editor.

Table 1. Horizon Client Configuration Template: General Settings

Setting

Computer

User

Description

Always on top

X

Determines whether the Horizon Client window is always the topmost window. Enabling this setting prevents the Windows taskbar from obscuring a full-screen Horizon Client window. This setting is disabled by default.

Default value of the "Hide the selector after launching an item" check box

X

X

Sets whether the Hide the selector after launching an item check box is selected by default.

This setting is disabled by default.

Disable time zone forwarding

X

Determines whether time zone synchronization between the remote desktop and the connected client is disabled.

Disable toast notifications

X

X

Determines whether to disable toast notifications from Horizon Client.

Enable this setting if you do not want the user to see toast notifications in the corner of the screen.

Note:

If you enable this setting, the user does not see a five-minute warning when the Session Timeout function is active.

Disallow passing through client information in a nested session

X

Specifies whether Horizon Client should be prevented from passing through client information in a nested session. When enabled, if Horizon Client is running inside of a Horizon session, it will send the actual physical client information instead of the VM device information. This setting applies to the following pieces of client information: device name and domain, client type, IP address, and MAC address. This setting is disabled by default, which means passing through client information in a nested session is allowed.

Don't check monitor alignment on spanning

X

By default, the client desktop does not span multiple monitors if the screens do not form an exact rectangle when they are combined. Enable this setting to override the default. This setting is disabled by default.

Enable multi-media acceleration

X

Determines whether multimedia redirection (MMR) is enabled on the client.

MMR does not work correctly if the Horizon Client video display hardware does not have overlay support.

Enable relative mouse

X

X

(View 5.2 and later releases only) Enables the relative mouse when using the PCoIP display protocol. Relative mouse mode improves mouse behavior for certain graphics applications and games. If the remote desktop does not support relative mouse then this setting will not be used. This setting is disabled by default.

Enable the shade

X

Determines whether the shade menu bar at the top of the Horizon Client window is visible. This setting is enabled by default.

Note:

The shade menu bar is disabled by default for kiosk mode.

Enable Horizon Client online update

X

Enables the online upgrade feature. This setting is disabled by default.

Tunnel proxy bypass address list

X

Specifies a list of tunnel addresses. The proxy server is not used for these addresses. Use a semicolon (;) to separate multiple entries.

URL for Horizon Client online help

X

Specifies an alternate URL from which Horizon Client can retrieve help pages. This setting is intended for use in environments that cannot retrieve the remotely-hosted help system because they do not have internet access.

Pin the shade

X

Determines whether the pin on the shade at the top of the Horizon Client window is enabled and auto-hiding of the menu bar does not occur. This setting has no effect if the shade is disabled. This setting is enabled by default.

Disable desktop disconnect messages

X

X

Specifies whether messages that are normally shown upon desktop disconnection should be disabled. These messages are shown by default.

Disable sharing files and folders

X

Specifies whether client drive redirection functionality is available in Horizon Client.

When this setting is set to Enabled, all client drive redirection functionality is disabled in Horizon Client, including the ability to open local files with remote applications. In addition, the following elements are hidden in the Horizon Client user interface:

  • Sharing panel in the Settings dialog box

  • Share Folders item in the Option menu in a remote desktop

  • Sharing item for Horizon Client in the system tray

  • Sharing dialog box that appears the first time you connect to a remote desktop or application after you connect to a server

When this setting is set to Disabled, the client drive redirection feature is fully functional. If this setting is not configured, the default value is Disabled. This setting is not configured by default.

Always hide the remote floating language (IME) bar for Hosted Apps

X

X

Forces the floating language bar off for application sessions. When this setting is enabled, the floating language bar is never shown in a remote application session, regardless of whether the local IME feature is enabled. When this setting is disabled, the floating language bar is shown only if the local IME feature is disabled. This setting is disabled by default.

Put icon cache in user's Local profile folder

X

Specifies whether Horizon Client places its icon cache files in the user's Local folder instead of in the previously used Roaming folder.

When this setting is set to Enabled, Horizon Client places its icon cache files in the user's Local folder. When you first start Horizon Client, it moves any existing cache files from the Roaming folder to the Local folder and places new cache files in the Local folder. Enabling this policy can help improve the response time of remote applications when roaming profiles are used by avoiding syncing cache files.

If this setting is not configured, the default value is Disabled. This setting is not configured by default.

Disable opening local files in hosted applications

X

Specifies whether Horizon Client registers local handlers for the file extensions that hosted applications support.

When this setting is set to Enabled, Horizon Client does not register any file extension handlers and does not allow the user to override the setting.

When this setting is set to Disabled, Horizon Client always registers file extension handlers. By default, file extension handlers are registered, but users can disable the feature in the Horizon Client user interface by using the Turn on the ability to open a local file with a remote application from the local file system setting on the Sharing panel in the Settings dialog box. For more information, see Share Access to Local Folders and Drives.

If this setting is not configured, the default value is Disabled. This setting is not configured by default.

Redirect smart card readers in Local Mode

X

Local Mode is not supported in this release.

Delay the start of replications when starting Horizon Client with Local Mode

X

Local Mode is not supported in this release.

Default Exit Behavior For Local Mode Desktops

X

Local Mode is not supported in this release.