Horizon Agent and Horizon Client, and the virtual desktop or RDS host and client machine on which you install the agent and client software, must meet certain requirements to support the Geolocation Redirection feature.

The source of the geolocation information is the operating system of the local device using Horizon Client. This information can be redirected by the client to remote desktops or published applications. The configuration settings of the host system and the agent can restrict the feature's availability.

With Geolocation Redirection, geolocation information is sent from the client system to the remote desktop or published application.

Virtual desktop or RDS host
  • The Windows Location service setting must be On in Settings > Privacy > Location.
  • The Geolocation Redirection feature supports the following remote desktop applications.
    Application Platform
    Google Chrome (latest version) All virtual desktops or RDS hosts
    Internet Explorer 11 All virtual desktops or RDS hosts
    Microsoft Edge (Chromium) All virtual desktops or RDS hosts
    Microsoft Edge, Maps, Weather, and other Win32 and UWP apps Windows 10

    The Location permission setting, if any, must be enabled individually in each supported browser.

  • Horizon Agent 7.6 or later must be installed with the Geolocation Redirection custom setup option selected. This option is not selected by default. See the topics about installing Horizon Agent in the Setting Up Virtual Desktops in Horizon and Setting Up Published Desktops and Applications in Horizon documents.
Client system
  • To share the client system's location information, you must configure the Geolocation settings in Horizon Client.
  • For Windows 10 client systems, the Windows Location service setting must be On in Settings > Privacy > Location for Horizon to access your location.
Display protocol for the remote session
  • HTML Access - VMware Blast