The UNC Path 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.
Redirection from a remote desktop or published application to a client is called agent-to-client redirection. Redirection from a client to a remote desktop or published application is called client-to-agent redirection.
You might want to set up the UNC Path Redirection feature for security purposes. For example, if an end user clicks a UNC link in their client application that points to a UNC outside your company network, that link might be opened more securely in the Agent application. With client-to-agent redirection, you can designate a certain Agent application to open the link from the client.
- Agent-to-client redirection
- With agent-to-client redirection, Horizon Agent sends the UNC to Horizon Client, which opens the default application for UNC on the client machine.
- Client-to-agent redirection
- With client-to-agent redirection, Horizon Client opens a remote desktop or published application that you specify to handle the UNC. If the UNC is redirected to a remote desktop, the link is opened in the default application on the desktop. If the UNC is redirected to a published application, the link is opened by the specified published application. The end user must be entitled to the desktop or application pool.