To perform administrative tasks in the environment, you use the cloud-based Administration Console. This user interface provides an integrated view and centralized access to manage virtual desktops and applications for delivery to your end users.

The Administration Console works in an industry-standard Web browser. For the list of supported Web browser types and versions, see the Release Notes.

Before you can perform administrative tasks on a Horizon Cloud node, you must take your deployed Horizon Cloud node through the steps of:

  • Registering at least one Active Directory domain. Registering the domain involves doing a domain bind, providing both a primary domain-bind account and an auxiliary domain-bind account, and doing a domain join. By providing an auxiliary domain-bind account when you first register the domain, you prevent locking your administrator users out of the Administration Console if the primary bind account becomes inaccessible.

  • Granting the super administrator role to one of your Active Directory groups.

For details, see Register Your Horizon Cloud Node's First Active Directory Domain.

After completing those steps, a best practice is to follow the recommended actions displayed in the Getting Started wizard.

After the first Active Directory domain is registered with the node, you can subsequently register and join additional Active Directory domains to enable assignment of virtual desktops from this Horizon Cloud node to users in those domains, as well as configure additional auxiliary domain bind accounts.