In Horizon Cloud, you make remote applications available for user assignments by importing them from an RDSH applications farm. You perform these steps using the administrative console's Applications page. If you have multiple applications farms and the applications vary from farm to farm, you would repeat these steps for each farm that has the set of applications you want to have in your inventory for assigning to end users.

You have two choices for identifying which remote applications you want the system to import into your inventory:

  • Auto-Scan from Farm — The system scans the Windows operating system of the VM on which the application farm is based and identifies applications that it can automatically import. A list of those applications is displayed for your selection and confirmation.
  • Manually from Farm — Even though the best practice is to use the automated way where the system scans the farm's VM's Windows operating system, the manual method can be useful for some unique situations, such as for adding applications that are invoked from the command prompt or which cannot be auto-detected in a Windows operating system. With this method, you identify one application at a time and must provide the precise path where the application resides.
Tip: When the console's Applications page displays a Remote tab, you perform the following steps on the Remote tab. The console is dynamic and reflects the workflows that are appropriate for the up-to-the-moment situation in your Horizon Cloud tenant environment. When your Horizon Cloud tenant is enabled to have App Volumes applications, the Applications page displays two tabs — App Volumes and Remote.


Verify that you have at least one applications farm in your inventory by navigating to Inventory > Farms.


  1. Click New and then choose the method by which you want to identity to the system those applications to import.
    • Auto-Scan from Farm
    • Manually from Farm
  2. Depending on the selected method, follow the on-screen prompts.
    Option Description
    Auto-Scan from Farm Selecting this method starts a wizard for this method.
    1. Select the location, pod, and applications farm and click Next to proceed to the next step.
    2. The system scans the selected farm for applications and then displays them for you to select. The system displays the applications that the system's auto-scan process found in the Windows operating system that is used in the farm's RDSH VMs.
    3. Select the applications that you want to add to your application inventory and click Next.
    4. Optionally customize some of the configurable options for the applications you selected, and then click Next.
    5. Review the summary and click Finish.
    Manually from Farm Selecting this method opens a window in which you specify the details to identify the application to import.
    1. Specify the following key properties.
      • Name — Provide a name for the application by which it will be listed in your inventory. Providing a name helps you identify this application in the list of applications displayed in the console.
      • Display Name — Name for the application that you want displayed to end users when they see and launch the application from their clients, such as in Horizon Client or Workspace ONE.
      • Location — Select a location to filter the set of pods to display in the Pod drop-down list. Only pods that are associated with this selected location will appear in the following Pod list.
      • Pod — Select a pod to filter the set of farms to display in the Farm list. Only this selected pod's provisioned farms will appear in the following Farm list.
      • Farm — Select the farm that has the RDSH VM from which you want to add the application.
      • Application Path — Specify the path to the application in the RDSH VM's operating system.
      • Icon File — Optionally upload a PNG file (32 x 32 pixels) to use as the application's icon.
    2. In the Advanced Properties section, specify these optional settings.
      • Application available on Farm — Select Yes to have the system validate the application path. If the application is not located in the farm's VM at that path, select No so that the system does not attempt to look for the application. For example, if an application is stored in the local directory in the VM, you would select No so that the system does not try to find the application there.
      • Version — Version number of the application
      • Publisher — Publisher of the application
      • Start Folder — Specify the location in the RDSH VM's Windows operating system that you want the remote application to use as its start folder.
        Note: If you specify a LNK file in the Application Path that specifies its own start directory, the system does not use the location specified here.
      • Parameters — Specify any command line parameters you want used when the remote application is launched.
    3. Click Submit.


The system adds the specified applications to the application catalog in your inventory.

What to do next

Repeat the steps to import the applications you want from your other farms.