If your Horizon administrator has opted to participate in the customer experience improvement program, VMware collects and receives anonymous data on client systems to prioritize hardware and software compatibility. You can configure whether to share information on your client system by enabling or disabling a setting in Horizon Client.

Horizon Client data sharing is enabled by default. You must configure the data sharing setting before you connect to a server. The setting is applied to all servers. You cannot change the Horizon Client data sharing setting after you connect to a server.

You can use the Allow data sharing group policy setting to enable or disable Horizon Client data sharing and prevent users from changing the setting in the Horizon Client user interface. For more information, see General Settings for Client GPOs.


  1. Click the Options button in the menu bar and select Allow data sharing.
  2. To enable or disable Horizon Client data sharing, set the data sharing mode to On or Off.
  3. Click OK to save your changes.