Create GPOs to contain group policies for Horizon 8 components and location-based printing and link them to the OU for your Horizon 8 machines.


  • Create an OU for your Horizon 8 machines.
  • Verify that you can log in as an Administrator domain user on the machine that hosts your Active Directory server.
  • Verify that the MMC and the Group Policy Management snap-in are available on your Active Directory server.


  1. On the Active Directory server, open the Group Policy Management Console.
  2. Expand your domain, right-click the OU that contains your Horizon 8 machines, and select Create a GPO in this domain, and Link it here.
  3. Type a name for the GPO and click OK.
    The new GPO appears under the OU in the left pane.
  4. (Optional) Apply the GPO to specific Horizon 8 machines in the OU.
    1. Select the GPO in the left pane.
    2. Select Security Filtering > Add.
    3. Type the computer names of the Horizon 8 machines and click OK.
      The Horizon 8 machines appear in the Security Filtering pane. The settings in the GPO apply only to these machines.

What to do next

Add the Horizon ADMX templates to the GPO.