A Horizon administrator can configure URL links that you click inside a remote desktop or application to open in the default browser on the local client system. A link might be to a Web page, a phone number, an email address, or other type of link. This feature is called URL Content Redirection.

A Horizon administrator can also configure URL links that you click inside a browser or application on the local client system to open in a remote desktop or application. In this scenario, if Horizon Client is not already open, it starts and prompts you to log in.

A Horizon administrator might set up the URL Content Redirection feature for security purposes. For example, if you are inside your company network and click a link that points to a URL that is outside the network, the link might be more safely opened in a published application. An administrator can configure which application opens the link.

The first time a URL is redirected from the Chrome browser on the client, you are prompted to open the URL in Horizon Client. If you select the Remember my choice for URL:VMware Hori...lient Protocol links check box (recommended) and then click Open URL:VMware Hori...lient Protocol, this prompt does not appear again.

Each company configures its own URL redirection policies. If you have questions about how the URL Content Redirection feature behaves at your company, contact your system administrator.