In Horizon 7 version 7.3 and later, a Horizon administrator can configure Start menu shortcuts for remote desktops and applications.

If you are entitled to remote desktops or applications that have shortcuts, Horizon Client places the shortcuts in the Start menu on the client system when you connect to the server.

On Windows 7 systems, Horizon Client places shortcuts in the VMware Applications folder in the Start menu. On Windows 8 and Windows 10 systems, Horizon Client places shortcuts in the Apps list. If a Horizon administrator creates a category folder for a shortcut, the category folder appears under the VMware Applications folder or as a category in the Apps list.

The first time you connect to the server, Horizon Client might prompt you to install the shortcuts, or the shortcuts might be installed automatically, depending on how your system administrator has configured this feature.

If you are not already logged in to the server when you click a server-created shortcut, Horizon Client prompts you to log in before the desktop or application window opens.

If a Horizon administrator modifies remote desktop and application shortcuts on the server, the shortcuts are updated on the client system by default the next time you connect to the server. You can change the shortcut update behavior in Horizon Client. For more information, see Configure Start Menu Shortcut Update Behavior.

You can remove server-created shortcuts from the Start menu by deleting the server from the Horizon Client server selection window or by uninstalling Horizon Client.