An image template, sometimes called a master image or gold pattern, is the standard base desktop or RDSH server image provided by Horizon Cloud Service.

An image template is fully optimized with all the VMware tools and Horizon Cloud Service desktop service agents that are required for the platform. It is recommended that you install your software packages on the optimized image templates to take advantage of the tools and service agents that are preinstalled and configured in accordance with VMware best practices.