From a web browser on a client device, end users in Horizon 8 or Horizon Cloud on Azure environments can connect to remote desktops and applications through the browser, automatically start Horizon Client if it is installed, or download the Horizon Client installer.

When you open a browser and enter the URL of the connection broker, the web page that appears contains links to the VMware Downloads site for downloading Horizon Client. The links on the Web page are configurable, however. For example, you can configure the links to point to an internal Web server, or you can limit which client versions are available on your own connection broker.

If you use the HTML Access feature, the Web page also displays a link for accessing remote desktops and applications inside a supported browser. With this feature, no Horizon Client application is installed on the client system or device. For more information, see the Horizon Client documentation at