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.

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, and to RDP connection settings. User Configuration policies override equivalent Computer Configuration policies.

Horizon Client applies policies when remote desktops and published applications start and when users log in.

The Horizon Client Configuration ADMX template file (vdm_client.admx), and all ADMX template files that provide group policy settings, are available in 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 this ZIP file from the VMware Downloads site at https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/downloads. You must copy the file 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.