To apply group policies to the machines that deliver remote desktop sessions without affecting other Windows computers in the same Active Directory domain, create an OU specifically for your Horizon machines. You might create one OU for your entire Horizon deployment, or create separate OUs for virtual desktop machines and RDS hosts.


  1. On your Active Directory server, select Start > All Programs > Administrative Tools > Active Directory Users and Computers.
  2. Right-click the domain that contains your Horizon machines and select New > Organizational Unit.
  3. Type a name for the OU and click OK.
    The new OU appears in the left pane.
  4. Add Horizon machines to the new OU.
    1. Click Computers in the left pane.
      All the computer objects in the domain appear in the right pane.
    2. Right-click the name of the computer object that represents the Horizon machine in the right panel and select Move.
    3. Select the OU and click OK.
      The Horizon machine appears in the right pane when you select the OU.

What to do next

Create GPOs for Horizon group policies.