With the URL Content Redirection feature, you can configure specific URLs to open on the client machine or in a remote desktop or published application. You can redirect URLs that users type in the browser address bar or in an application.
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Understanding URL Content Redirection The URL Content Redirection feature supports redirection from a remote desktop or published application to a client, and from a client to a remote desktop or published application.
Using URL Content Redirection in a Cloud Pod Architecture Environment for Horizon 8 If you have a Cloud Pod Architecture environment, you can configure global URL content redirection settings in addition to local URL content redirection settings.
System Requirements for URL Content Redirection To use the URL Content Redirection feature, your client machines, remote desktop machines, and RDS hosts must meet certain requirements.
Configuring Agent-to-Client Redirection With agent-to-client redirection, Horizon Agent sends the URL to Horizon Client, which opens the default application for the protocol in the URL.
Configuring Client-to-Agent Redirection With client-to-agent redirection, Horizon Client opens a remote desktop or published application to handle a URL link that a user clicks on the client. If a remote desktop is opened, the default application for the protocol in the URL processes the URL. If a published application is opened, the published application processes the URL.
Configuring URI Redirection You can use Uniform Resource Idenfier (URI) redirection to open local applications from Windows Client to Agent Desktop and from Agent to Windows Client.
Configuring a Roaming Path for URL Content Redirection URL Content Redirection supports a custom user data directory path on Windows platform, such as the roaming application data folder %APPDATA%.
Installing Browser Extensions for URL Content Redirection You must install the VMware Horizon URL Content Redirection extension to use most supported browsers with URL Content Redirection. You do not need to install an extension for Internet Explorer. You must install the browser extensions before you enable URL Content Redirection in Horizon Agent or Horizon Client.
URL Content Redirection Limitations The behavior of the URL Content Redirection feature might have certain unexpected results.
Unsupported URL Content Redirection Features The URL Content Redirection feature does not work in certain circumstances.