If your environment is configured for HTML Access, users can access their RDS desktops and remote applications by pointing their browser to the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) that your organization has associated with the node for end-user connections.

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These steps describe using a browser to launch a desktop provided by the node.


If integration with a VMware Identity Manager environment is configured, end users might have to access their desktops from their Workspace ONE. See Enforce End-User Access Through VMware Identity Manager.


From your organization's DNS information, obtain the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) that your organization has associated in its domain name system (DNS) for end user connections to this Horizon Cloud node, such as desktops.mycorp.example.com.

For example, when your Horizon Cloud node in Microsoft Azure is configured to use Unified Access Gateway for end user connections, your organization has a DNS CNAME or A record that maps the FQDN that you provided in the deployment wizard to the auto-generated public FQDN of the node's deployed load balancer. See Obtain the FQDN of the Node's Load Balancer to Map in your DNS Server.

Verify that you have the credentials for a user that has an RDS desktop or remote application assignment.


  1. Point a browser to a URL of the form https://<desktops-FQDN>, where desktops-FQDN is the fully qualified domain name that was added to your DNS for end-user connections.

    For example, if your company's DNS associated an FQDN of myDesktops.example.com, point the browser to https://myDesktops.example.com.

  2. Sign in using the credentials for a user that has a desktop assignment.


Icons representing the user's assignments are displayed in the browser. The user can launch a desktop or application by clicking its icon.