If a farm's RDSH VM is in one time zone and the end user is in another time zone, by default, when the user connects to their RDS session-based desktop, the desktop displays time that is in the time zone of the farm's RDSH VM. You can enable the Time Zone Redirection group policy setting to make the session-based desktop display time in the local time zone. This policy setting applies to remote application sessions as well.


  • Verify that the Group Policy Management feature is available on your Active Directory server.

    The steps for opening the Group Policy Management Console differ in the Windows 2012, Windows 2008, and Windows 2003 Active Directory versions. See the Windows online help for your operating system version.

  • Verify that the Horizon RDS ADMX files are added to your Active Directory. For an example of these steps from the VMware Horizon product documentation, see the Add the ADMX Template Files to Active Directory documentation topic located in the VMware Horizon product documentation.
  • Familiarize yourself with the group policy settings. In that same VMware Horizon documentation, see RDS Device and Resource Redirection Settings.


  1. On the Active Directory server, open the Group Policy Management Console.
  2. Expand your domain and Group Policy Objects.
  3. Right-click the GPO that you created for the group policy settings and select Edit.
  4. In the Group Policy Management Editor, navigate to Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Remote Desktop Services > Remote Desktop Session Host > Device and Resource Redirection.
  5. Enable the setting Allow time zone redirection.