Horizon Client for end users can involve configuring URIs to start Horizon Client, configuring the certificate checking mode, setting advanced TLS options, and using group policies to configure custom settings.
Common Configuration Settings Horizon Client provides several configuration mechanisms that simplify the login and remote desktop selection experience for end users, and enforce security policies.
Using URIs to Configure Horizon Client You can use uniform resource identifiers (URIs) to create Web page or email links that end users can click to start Horizon Client, connect to a server, or open a remote desktop or published application.
Setting the Certificate Checking Mode in Horizon Client Server certificate checking occurs for connections between Horizon Client and a server. A certificate is a digital form of identification, similar to a passport or a driver's license.
Configuring Advanced TLS Options You can select the security protocols and cryptographic algorithms that are used to encrypt communications between Horizon Client and servers, and between Horizon Client and the agent in a remote desktop.
Configure Published Application Reconnection Behavior Running published applications can remain open after you disconnect for a server in Horizon Client. You can configure how running published applications behave when you reconnect to the server in Horizon Client.
Using Group Policy Settings to Configure Horizon Client Horizon Client includes a group policy ADMX template file that you can use to configure Horizon Client features and behavior. You can optimize and secure remote desktop and published application connections by adding the policy settings in the ADMX template file to a new or existing GPO in Active Directory.
Running Horizon Client from the Command Line You can run Horizon Client from the command line or from scripts. You might want to run Horizon Client from the command line if you are implementing a kiosk-based application that grants end users access to remote desktop applications.
Using the Windows Registry to Configure Horizon Client You can define default settings for Horizon Client in the Windows Registry instead of specifying these settings on the command line. Group policy settings take precedence over Windows Registry settings, and Windows Registry settings take precedence over the command line.