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.
  • Horizon Agent 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.
  • The VMware Geolocation Redirection group policy settings must be configured on the Active Directory server. See Install and Configure Geolocation Redirection.
  • The VMware Geolocation Redirection group policy settings must be configured on the Active Directory server. See the topics about configuring Geolocation Redirection in the Configuring Remote Desktop Features in Horizon document.
  • For Internet Explorer 11, the VMware Horizon Gelocation IE Plugin must be enabled for RDS hosts. You do not need to enable the VMware Horizon Geolocation Redirection IE plugin for Windows 10 virtual desktops. Internet Explorer is supported on Windows 10 virtual desktops with the VMware Geolocation Redirection driver. See the topics about configuring Geolocation Redirection in the Configuring Remote Desktop Features in Horizon document.
  • For Chrome and Microsoft Edge (Chromium), the VMware Horizon Geolocation Redirection Chrome extension must be installed. See the topics about configuring Geolocation Redirection in the Configuring Remote Desktop Features in Horizon document.
  • For Internet Explorer 11, the VMware Horizon Geolocation Redirection IE Plugin must be enabled for RDS hosts. See Enable the VMware Horizon Geolocation Redirection Plugin for Internet Explorer. You do not need to enable the VMware Horizon Geolocation Redirection IE plugin for Windows 10 virtual desktops. Internet Explorer is supported on Windows 10 virtual desktops with the VMware Geolocation Redirection driver.
  • For Chrome, the VMware Horizon Gelocation Redirection Chrome extension must be installed on the remote desktop. See Install the VMware Horizon Geolocation Redirection Extension for Chrome.
Client system
  • Install Horizon Client for Chrome, Horizon Client for Windows, or HTML Access on a client system. Other clients are not supported. For information, see the Installation and Setup Guide for the client you are using on the VMware Horizon Client Documentation page.
  • To share the client system's location information, you must configure the Geolocation settings in Horizon Client.
  • Select the option to share the client system's location information in the client's Geolocation settings.
  • For Horizon Client for Chrome, the permissions for location services must be On in Settings > Manage your apps > Apps > Horizon > Permissions > Location.
Display protocol for the remote session
  • Horizon Client for Chrome - VMware Blast
  • Horizon Client for Windows - PCoIP or VMware Blast
  • HTML Access - VMware Blast
  • Horizon Client for Chrome - VMware Blast
  • Horizon Client for Windows - PCoIP or VMware Blast