You use AppCapture to create AppStacks for provisioning applications to user groups. Then you use User Environment Manager with folder redirection to provide persistence of end-user data, settings, and profiles.

Capturing Applications as AppStacks

Before you can assign applications to users, you must capture and package applications into AppStacks by using the AppCapture utility. You then manually copy the AppStacks to a file share.

Using User Environment Manager for Persistence

A Horizon Cloud with On-Premises Infrastructure environment uses the VMware next-generation desktop and application delivery platform known as JMP (Just-in-Time Management Platform). JMP is a set of VMware technologies that deliver Just-in-Time desktops and applications. The JMP technologies applicable in a Horizon Cloud with On-Premises Infrastructure environment are:

  • VMware Instant Clone Technology, providing fast desktop provisioning for your environment's virtual desktops

  • App Volumes, providing real-time application delivery into those desktops

  • User Environment Manager, providing contextual policy management

User Environment Manager provides various options for achieving the persistence of end-user data, settings, and profiles of virtual desktops. For a Horizon Cloud with On-Premises Infrastructure environment, the best practice is using User Environment Manager with folder redirection. A pre-defined configuration is available from VMware. For details about this pre-defined configuration along with the best practices for using App Volumes and User Environment Manager with your environment, see the document titled VMware App Volumes with Horizon Cloud Application Delivery Best Practices and Operations Procedures at vmware.com. This document also includes detailed information on the installation and setup of User Environment Manager for use with Horizon Cloud with On-Premises Infrastructure.