Remote applications are installed on RDSH servers and seamlessly delivered through the Horizon Client or Horizon Cloud Service User Portal. Users see an application that appears to be natively integrated with their local desktop, but it is actually delivered from the cloud. Windows applications hosted on RDSH servers can be delivered to non-Windows platforms, such as Android and iOS.

Assigning remote applications allows you to publish applications using RDSH servers that are based on an RDSH image, also called published applications, or RDSH-hosted applications. To create a remote application assignment, you select the number of RDSH servers to provision and the number of users per server. As you select applications to assign to users, all applications installed on the selected RDSH image are visible to you. In addition to selecting the automatically discovered applications, you can also define and associate customized remote applications with an RDSH image in your application inventory.