Horizon Client includes a group policy ADMX template file that you can use to configure VMware Horizon Client. You can optimize and secure remote desktop connections by adding the policy settings in the ADMX template file to a new or existing GPO in Active Directory.

The 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.

Horizon Client applies policies at desktop startup and when users log in.

The Horizon Client Configuration ADMX template file (vdm_client.admx), and all 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 files from the VMware Horizon download site at http://www.vmware.com/go/downloadview. You must copy these files to your Active Directory server and use the Group Policy Management Editor to add the administrative templates. For instructions, see the Configuring Remote Desktop Features in Horizon 7 document.